Serving Jackson County, Michigan since1948

Jackson Legacy Scholarship

The Jackson Legacy Scholarship is an endowment fund from which the Jackson Community Foundation provides scholarships to qualifying Jackson County high school graduates who plan to attend Jackson College, Spring Arbor University, or Baker College of Jackson. Scholarship awards are dependent on the continuing availability of funds.  The Jackson Legacy Scholarship is non-renewable. The maximum amount of the one-time scholarship is $1,000. Recipients will be selected by lottery drawing.

All recipients, in the year they receive the scholarship, will be required to complete 20 hours of community service before December 1st.

The Jackson Legacy Scholarship uses a separate application from the Jackson Community Foundation's competitive scholarships. However, the same log-in and password can be used to access the Jackson Legacy Scholarship application. The application deadline is March 2, 2015 by 5 PM.  Apply now.
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Graduating Senior from a Jackson County High School with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Enrolled in a Jackson County school since 8th grade
  • Living in Jackson County or within the boundaries of a Jackson County school district
  • Complete the FAFSA at FAFSA.gov (Please note that your Federal taxes do not have to be filed to complete the FAFSA)
  • Agree to community service requirements
  • Enroll full-time (with a minimum of 12 semester credit hours or the equivalent) in a participating post-secondary institution
  • Continue to live in Jackson County

Scholarship Award:

Up to $1,000 

Scholarship Use:

Tuition and fees at Jackson College, Baker College of Jackson, or Spring Arbor University.  

Qualifying Years of Attendance:

The scholarship amount will be prorated based on the applicant's length of enrollment in a Jackson County high school.

Grades Attended / Award
     +8-12 / 100%
       9-12 / 50%
     10-12 / 25%
     11-12 / 0%
     12 only / 0%


Participating Post Secondary Schools


Volunteer Hours Tracking Form

For students who have already received the Jackson Legacy Scholarship, you must complete your volunteer hours by December 1.  Please use the Jackson Legacy Volunteer Hours Tracking Form to log your hours.


Jackson Community Foundation

One Jackson Square, Suite 308

                               Jackson, Michigan 49201 


  Phone: 517-787-1321 - Fax: 517-787-4333 - Email jcf@jacksoncf.org 

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