Scholarships and Other Aid

Many students can qualify for a Jackson College scholarship. Some scholarships require financial need, some are based on merit, and some combine both criteria. There also are special scholarships for students with disabilities.

Institutional Aid and Scholarships

Finish Line Grant
The Finish Line grant targets current and/or returning Jackson College students that are within 15 credits of a degree or certificate. Students who are no longer eligible for financial aid, have a Business Office hold, or both, are potential recipients of funds. This grant would allow students the opportunity to reach their academic goals.

Finish Line Grant


JC Presidential and JC Foundation Scholarships
Dozens of private scholarships are awarded at JC based on criteria set up by the sponsoring organizations and donors.

JC Presidential and JC Foundation Scholarships


Harriet Myer Student Emergency Fund

Emergency funds have been donated by friends of the College as well as employees, their families, and others who are interested in helping students succeed. When funding is available, grants are provided to meet one-time unforeseen emergencies that would otherwise prevent students from continuing their education at Jackson College.

Harriet Myer Student Emergency Fund


Veteran Student Emergency Fund
“Jackson College’s Got your 6” is a grant that can be used for basic living expenses (rent, utilities, and food), temporary needs and family emergencies. To be eligible for “Jackson College’s Got Your 6,” you must be a currently enrolled Jackson College student, and utilizing a form of Veteran Affairs Education Benefit.

Veteran Student Emergency Fund

Local Scholarships

In addition to the below scholarship opportunities, explore other financial aid options available in your community. Contact high school counselors, parent/student employers, local businesses, professional, civic and social clubs and organizations, religious clergy and public or college libraries.

Jackson Community Foundation
The Jackson Community Foundation Scholarship Program offers a wide variety of scholarship funds.

Jackson Community Foundation


Wayne County Community Foundation
The Wayne County Community Foundation manages over 130 scholarship funds, each with their own criteria.

Wayne County Community Foundation


Kalamazoo Community Foundation
KZCF provides essential funding to programs that ensure all of our children have an equitable chance for success in school, that nurture and prepare all of our young people for life beyond school, that support individuals and families from all walks of life, that enhance community prosperity in every corner of Kalamazoo County, and make life better for all.

Kalamazoo Community Foundation


The Myer & Lois Franklin Charitable Trust Scholarship
The Myer & Lois Franklin Charitable Trust Scholarship is a $500 – $5,000 scholarship. Applications are available through the Jackson Community Foundation web page.


Sigmund Foundation Scholarship
The Sigmund Foundation Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to Jackson and Lenawee County graduating high school seniors, students already enrolled in college as full or part-time students, or residents interested in furthering their educations. The scholarship of up to $5,000 can be renewed through the application process. Funds are restricted to tuition, books and related fees. Although not limited to any specific field of study, priority will be given to students majoring in the medical and aviation fields.

Sigmund Foundation Scholarship


Hillsdale County Community Foundation
The Hillsdale County Community Foundation offers more than 70 scholarships to area students. Scholarship awards vary in size and number, and are available for both graduating high school seniors and non-traditional student.

Hillsdale County Community Foundation


Lenawee County Community Foundation
Scholarship funds support education by providing scholarships. Scholarships can support nonprofit preschool through high school education, or further the education of graduates of a particular high school, students in a specified field of study, students meeting specific criteria, or students enrolled in a chosen institution.

Lenawee County Community Foundation


Jackson County RoseQueen Scholarship Pageant
The Jackson County Rose Queen Scholarship Pageant pageant, which is in association with the Miss America program, is considered one of the largest pageants in the nation, providing candidates with thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes each year. Young women ages 17-23 vie for the Rose Queen designation and the opportunity to compete at the state level for the title of Miss Michigan with the hopes of winning Miss America.

RoseQueen Scholarship

State of Michigan Scholarships

MI Student Aid
The Student Financial Services Bureau (SFSB), located within the Michigan Department of Treasury, encourages students to pursue postsecondary education by providing equality of access to student financial resources and information. Through the administration of various student financial assistance programs, students receive the guidance and funding necessary to pursue their educational goals.MI Student Aid


Tuition Incentive Program (TIP)
The Tuition Incentive Program (TIP) is a program funded by the State of Michigan that encourages eligible students to complete high school by providing tuition assistance for the first two years of college and beyond. TIP form, driver’s license and diploma required.

Tuition Incentive Program

National Scholarships

Scholarship America
Supporting students by breaking down barriers, opening doors, and offering access to college scholarships. Scholarship America works directly with students, parents, colleges, businesses and communities to help students fulfill their college dreams. Since it was founded in 1958, Scholarship America has distributed $4.2 billion to more than 2.5 million students … and counting.

Scholarship America


AmeriCorps
The AmeriCorps Education Award is a post-service benefit received by participants who complete terms of national service in approved AmeriCorps programs.

AmeriCorps


Coca-Cola Scholarship
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based scholarship awarded to graduating high school seniors. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities.

Coca-Cola Scholarship


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Program each year awards approximately 50 scholarships to students attending community colleges or two-year institutions in the U.S. and planning to transfer to four-year institutions. Each award covers a portion of educational expenses, including tuition, living expenses, required fees, and books for the final two to three years of the baccalaureate degree.

Jack Kent Cooke Foundation


Nursing Scholarships listed with Michigan Center for Nursing
Getting ahead of paying for the cost of nursing education can pay big dividends. There are a variety of scholarships available for all types of nursing students.

Michigan Center for Nursing


Nursing Scholarships listed with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Getting ahead of paying for the cost of nursing education can pay big dividends. There are a variety of scholarships available for all types of nursing students.

American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Other Scholarship Resources

College & Career Access Center

Get assistance with finding scholarships and completing applications by visiting the College & Career Access Center conveniently located at the Jackson Crossing Mall, 1082 Jackson Crossing, Jackson, MI 49202. Walk-ins are welcome or call to make an appointment at 517.990.0671.

College & Career Access Center


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