Academic Scholarships

Presidential - Awarded to in-state Valedictorians and Salutatorians with a composite ACT score of 21 or higher.

The Presidential scholarship covers tuition, housing fees, and $500 per semester towards fees/books. An optional meal ticket is available for commuters. Scholarship must be accepted for fall semester immediately following high school graduation.

Academic Excellence - Full-tuition scholarships awarded to top students in the graduating class of Mississippi high schools. Scholarships available per schools, based on Mississippi High School Activities Association classifications, are:
6A- top 6 students
5A- top 5 students
4A- top 4 students
3A- top 3 students
2A & 1A- top 2 students

Academies - MHSAA classification most closely fitting enrollment. Scholarships must be accepted for the fall semester immediately following high school graduation.

ACT Scholarship (based on composite score)
21-22 – Quarter tuition per semester
23-25 – One-half tuition per semester
26-28 – Full tuition per semester
29+ - Full tuition, $500 per semester towards fees/books, and ½ Room and Board for students choosing to live on campus.

*29+ and Honors Institute scholarships can be combined. $500 credit for Honors can be applied to housing for students choosing to live on campus. An optional meal ticket is available for commuters.

**ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS may NOT be combined. (Student may accept only one). Scholarships are good for four (4) semesters. Scholarships cannot be redeemed for cash value or distributed as a refund.

***PRESIDENTIALS and HONORS recipients must maintain a 3.0 GPA in 15 semester hours to remain eligible. All other scholarship recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA in 15 semester hours. Exceptions on semester hours may be made for students in certain CTE programs.


A contract must be signed for academic scholarships.  To obtain a copy of the contract you may download the scholarship contract or contact Beth McDaniel at You may return the contract to the scholarship office in the Administration Building or mail to:
Jones County Junior College 
Scholarship Office
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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Institutional scholarships cannot exceed institutional costs. Scholarships may be reduced based on Federal Financial Aid guidelines as well as state and local policies. The board reserves the right to change any and all fees at any point in the semester.