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

  • 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.More Information

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Local Scholarships

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

  • The Myer & Lois Franklin Charitable Trust Scholarship
    The Myer & Lois Franklin Charitable Trust Scholarship is a $500 – $5,000 scholarship. Applications are available in Student Services in Walker Hall.


  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • NALS of Jackson County
    For students pursuing a career in the legal field. The candidate must be a high school senior intent on enrolling in a school of advanced education in the legal field, or a student already enrolled in a school of advanced education in the legal field. Our award will be made on the basis of scholastic achievement (3.0 grade-point average or higher), future career goals.

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  • 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.

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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.More Information

  • 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.

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  • Michigan League for Nursing Student Scholarship
    In order to be considered for an award, a candidate must be currently enrolled in a Licensed Practical Nurse, Associate Degree, or Bachelor’s Degree nursing education program in Michigan, and have successfully completed at least one nursing course with a clinical component.

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National Scholarships

  • 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.More Information

  • AutoAccessoriesGarage.com Trade School & College Scholarship
    Must be heading to college, or an automotive trade/vocational school in 2017 or be a current freshman or sophomore.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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Scholarship Searches and Other Resources

  • Jackson College Access Center

    Get assistance with finding scholarships and completing applications by visiting the Jackson College Access Center conveniently located at the Jackson Crossing Mall, 1072 Jackson Crossing, Jackson, MI 49202, directly across from Target. Walk-ins are welcome or call to make an appointment at 517.990.0671.

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