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Jones College Scholarships

Academic Scholarships

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.

$1875 per semester 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

21-22 – $470
23-25 – $940
26-28 – $1875
29+ - $1875, $500 per semester towards fees/books, and 1/2 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.

Career and Technical

Half Tuition Scholarship:

  • Legal resident of Mississippi
  • High School diploma
  • Complete a two-year secondary CTE program with an overall high school GPA 3.0
  • First time student entering as a freshman
  • Enroll in a minimum of 15 hours each semester
  • Enroll within one year of high school graduation
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA each semester
  • Students are expected to enroll in a CTE program at Jones College

Full Tuition Scholarship:

  • Legal resident of Mississippi
  • High School diploma
  • Complete a two-year secondary CTE program with an overall high school GPA 3.5
  • First time student entering as a freshman
  • Enroll in a minimum of 15 hours each semester
  • Enroll within one year of high school graduation
  • Must maintain a 2.5 GPA each semester
  • Students are expected to enroll in a CTE program at Jones College

Bobcat

The Bobcat Scholarship is awarded based on recommendation from school administration.

  • Scholarships are valid for four semesters and DO NOT apply towards out-of-state fee.
  • Scholarship recipients are expected to remain enrolled in a minimum of 15 hours until the completion of the semester. (Exceptions on semester hours may be made for students in certain CTE programs.)
  • Scholarships recipients must pass 15 semester hours with a 2.5 semester GPA to remain eligible for scholarship.
  • Scholarship recipients should abide by the College Code of Conduct.
  • Institutional scholarships can cover up to the cost of tuition for students enrolled in 15-21 hours.

Please understand that failure to complete the semester or failure to comply with the terms will result in the revocation of my scholarship and that I will be required to repay all applicable charges. Students may be removed from school for the violation of the Code of Conduct as listed in the Student Handbook of Jones County Junior College and that upon such removal will be required to repay all applicable charges.


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.

Scholarships cannot be redeemed for cash value or distributed as a refund.

More Scholarship Opportunities

Pageant Scholarships

Pageant Scholarships

Full tuition scholarships are awarded to winners of Distinguished Young Women and Miss Hospitality pageants throughout the state of Mississippi. 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. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA on 15 semester hours to remain eligible. DYW and Miss Hospitality Scholarships are valid for four semesters. Exceptions on semester hours may be made for students in certain CTE programs.

Foundation

Foundation

The JCJC Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit corporation that provides support for the college and its students. The Foundation provides a variety of scholarships to qualifying individuals.

For more information, call (601) 477-4145 or visit the website at www.jcjc.edu/foundation. 

Honors Scholarships

Honors Institute

Awarded to members of the Charles Pickering Honors Institute. Added to the ACT scholarship (one-half tuition for a 25 and full-tuition for a 26 or higher), students will receive up to $500 for books and fees. 

For more information, call (601) 477-4062 or visit the website at https://www.jcjc.edu/honors/

Board of Supervisors' Scholarship

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The Board of Supervisors Scholarship will be awarded for tuition only (fees, books, lab fees, meals, dorm, etc. are NOT included) if a balance remains after all applicable federal grants, state grants, and scholarships have been awarded.

The scholarship is available for 70 hours maximum toward any degree or certificate program.

If additional aid is received after the scholarship award has been posted, the scholarship amount may be subject to change.

The Board of Supervisors Scholarship applies only to students attending Jones College and is non-transferable.

Each semester’s award requires completion of course work, regardless of the grade earned. If the student voluntarily withdraws or is withdrawn by the college due to excessive absences, the student will be liable for any pro-rated balance due. Outstanding balances may affect the student’s ability to enroll in future courses.

This scholarship is non-refundable.


How to qualify for the Board of Supervisors' Scholarship:

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and current legal resident of the county awarding the scholarship. If applicant is a dependent, parents must be residents of the county. (Proof may be required)

  • Complete and submit:

    • a Jones College admissions application

    • the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov the Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG) at www.mississippi.edu/financialaid/ (September 15 deadline- Fall and Spring)

    • Apply for JCJC Foundation/Institutional Scholarships
  • Take the National ACT or Residual ACT prior to admission and meet all JCJC admission requirements.

How to continue participation in the Board of Supervisors' Scholarship:
  • Submit the required financial aid each school year.

  • Maintain a 2.5 grade point average each semester. A grade point average below 2.5 will result in the forfeiture of award for the next enrolled semester. Student may regain eligibility after earning a 2.5 or better in a subsequent semester and administrative review.

  • Pay all fees not covered by the scholarship before enrolling in the next semester.

If one of the above requirements is not met during any semester, the student may not be eligible for the scholarship, and will be notified by the Scholarship Office.

Mississippi Works Career-Tech Scholars Program


2.0 GPA; 15 hours or full time equivalence
Must complete federal and state financial aid application
Must be admitted into the college and one of the following programs

  • Electrical Technology
  • Electro-Mechanical Technology
  • Emergency Medical Technology - Paramedic
  • Entry-Level Petroleum Trainee
  • Long-term Health Care Assistant
  • Healthcare Data Technology
  • Pharmacy Technology
  • Precision Manufacturing and Machining Technology
  • Welding

Scholarship Appeal

Contact


Beth McDaniel

(601) 477-4037

beth.mcdaniel@jcjc.edu