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COVID-19 Student Relief Fund

The Jones College Foundation COVID-19 Student Relief Fund is supported through a grant from the Woodward
Hines Education Foundation (WHEF). The purpose of this fund is to assist Jones College students affected
during the COVID-19 pandemic by providing financial assistance. The fund is designed to assist those Jones
students who are experiencing unexpected financial hardship during this unprecedented time that may be a
barrier to college completion and that cannot be resolved through scholarships, loans, or other financial
awards. This funding is not intended to replace or supplement existing financial aid and does not have to be
repaid. Students applying for relief will be required to describe the type of financial impact COVID-19 has had
on them.

Expenses covered by this fund include, but are not limited to:
- Exam Fees, Credential Fees, E-books associated with completion of a course or degree program
- Technology (mobile devices, internet access, etc.) to optimize distance learning
- Rent/Living Expenses due to job loss or reduced hours
- Food needs
- Medical bills
- Transportation to and from work; transportation to and from location to complete Jones College coursework

Awarded amounts will generally be $500 or less and based on clearly demonstrated need. Decisions
regarding the awarding of these funds will be made on a first-come, first-served basis based on receipt of
application and supporting documentation until the funds are completely exhausted.

Questions regarding the COVID-19 Relief Fund should be directed to the Foundation office at 601-477-4145 or


  1. Jones College students enrolled during the COVID-19 pandemic should complete and submit the below application. Applications and documentation are automatically routed to the Foundation office at Jones College.

  2. Upload documentation to support the application for relief. Applications will not be reviewed unless documentation has been provided with the application.

  3. Supporting documentation could include, but is not limited to:
    • Letter from employer noting reduction of work hours or loss of job
    • Lease agreement which reflects monthly rent. Ex: If applying for rent assistance, the student must provide documentation of cost of rent and loss of job/income.
    • Letter from healthcare provider
    • Receipt for any purchases needed for moving to online courses and rationale for purchase.