Jones County Junior College Scholarships

JCJC Scholarships

Visit the JCJC Foundation Website or contact Lee Graham at (601) 477-4048 or email atlee.graham@jcjc.edu.

Jones County Junior College Scholarships

Academic Scholarships
Academic Scholarships
Jones County Junior College awards three types of academic scholarships. ACTAcademic Excellence, and Career and Technical Excellence

Academic Scholarships

ACT Full tuition scholarships are awarded to those students who make a composite score of 26 or above.  Students making a composite score of 29 or above also receive full tuition, half of room and board and $300 bookstore credit.  Half-tuition scholarships are awarded to students who make a composite score of 23, 24, or 25.  Students scoring 21 and 22 will receive a $300 per semester.  ACT Scholarships awards are not to exceed enrollment in more than 4 semesters (Fall and Spring only).  ACT Scholarships DO NOT apply to out-of-state fees

Presidential
Awarded to Valedictorians and Salutatorians of Mississippi schools.  The Presidential scholarship assures coverage of full tuition, fees, $800 bookstore credit, and full Room and Board charges for students choosing to live in Campus Housing after all other scholarships and financial aid have been applied.  Presidential scholarships are valid for four semesters.  Scholarship may not be redeemed for cash value.  Presidential recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA on 15 semester hours to remain eligible.  Scholarship must be accepted for fall semester immediately following high school graduation. Failure to do so will cause the student to forfeit the scholarship.

Academic Excellence
Full-tuition scholarships are awarded to those Mississippi students who are among the top achievers in their high school graduating classes.  Students who qualify for this scholarship must accept it during the fall semester immediately following high school graduation.  Failure to do so will cause the student to forfeit the scholarship.  The number of scholarships available per high school is based on the school’s Mississippi High School Activities Association classification as follows:

  • Class AAAAAA (6-A) – 6 scholarships down through the top 12 students.
  • Class AAAAA (5-A) – 5 scholarships down through the top 10 students.
  • Class AAAA (4-A) – 4 scholarships down through the top 8 students.
  • Class AAA (3-A) – 3 scholarships down through the top 6 students.
  • Class AA (2-A) and A (1-A) – 2 scholarships down through the top 4 students.

Academic Excellence scholarships awarded to students who attend private schools will be based on the classification the school would be in if it were a member of the MHSAA.  Academies must be accredited by the Mississippi Private School Association in order to be eligible to present this scholarship.  

Career and Technical
One full tuition scholarship is awarded to one Mississippi student at each of the nine Jones County Junior College district vocational–technical centers, based on the high school vocational-technical counselor’s recommendation.  Students who qualify for this scholarship must accept it during the fall semester immediately following high school graduation. Failure to do so will cause the student to forfeit the scholarship.

Academic Scholarship Regulations
A student can only accept one academic scholarship from the following:  Presidential, ACT, Academic Excellence, and Career and Technical Excellence.  A student may receive various service scholarships in addition to an academic scholarship.  Academic scholarships are valid for up to four semesters, excluding summer terms.  Recipients of the ACT, Academic Excellence, and Career and Technical Excellence must maintain a current GPA of 2.5 on a minimum of 15 semester hours to remain eligible for academic scholarships.  (Exceptions on semester hours may be made for students in certain CTE programs).

Contracts
A contract must be signed for academic scholarships.  To obtain a copy of the contract you may download the Scholarship Application or contact the Office of Recruitment at (601) 477-4116.

You may return the contract to the Office of Recruitment on the second floor of the Terrell Tisdale Library or mail to:

Jones County Junior College 
c/o Office of Recruitment
900 S Court Street
Ellisville, MS 39437
For more information about academic scholarships please contact your recruiter at the Office of Recruitment at (601) 477-4116. 
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Bookstore and Housing Regulations
In combining scholarships, bookstore credit is limited to a maximum of $600 per semester (except Presidential).  Any additional scholarship credit may be applied to Room & Board for students choosing to live in Campus Housing.  Scholarships may not be redeemed for cash value (refunds).

 
Pageant Scholarships
Pageant Scholarhips
Scholarships for the Junior Miss and Miss Hospitality are available as well. Eligibility requirements for the scholarships are listed within the information below.

 

Pageant Scholarships

Full tuition scholarships are awarded to winners of the statewide Junior Miss or Miss Hospitality Pageants.  Students who qualify for this scholarship must accept it during the fall semester immediately following its presentation. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the scholarship.  Scholarship may not be redeemed for cash value.  Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA on 15 semester hours to remain eligible.  Junior Miss and Miss Hospitality Scholarships are valid for four semesters. Exceptions on semester hours may be made for students in certain CTE programs

Junior Miss and Miss Hospitality Scholarships may be combined with Academic and/or Service Scholarships. For more information about Junior Miss and Miss Hospitality scholarships, please contact the Office of Recruitment at (601) 477-4116 or email at recruiting@jcjc.edu

Regulations
In combining scholarships, bookstore credit is limited to a maximum of $600 per semester (except Presidential).  Any additional scholarship credit may be applied to Room & Board for students choosing to live in Campus Housing.  Scholarships may not be redeemed for cash value (refunds).

Service Scholarships
Service Scholarhips
In addition, there are many Service Scholarships awarded for performance in campus activities such as athletics, fine arts, publications and more.
 

Service Scholarships

Service scholarships are awarded for fine arts, athletics, cheerleading, publications, and other service-oriented organizations.  These are based on try-out/application/audition and available positions.  Service scholarships DO NOT apply towards out-of-state fees unless specifically noted in scholarship contract.

Students may accept multiple Service Scholarships in addition to other scholarships.  Service Scholarships are good for a maximum of six (6) semesters.  Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 semester hours to be eligible for scholarship or participation. For additional requirements, contact the division from which the service award is generated.

Flag, Touch of Gold, and Band

Football, Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Tennis, and Cheerleading

Journalism Scholarships for Newspaper and Yearbook

Regulations
In combining scholarships, bookstore credit is limited to a maximum of $600 per semester (except Presidential).  Any additional scholarship credit may be applied to Room & Board for students choosing to live in Campus Housing.  Scholarships may not be redeemed for cash value (refunds).

 
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