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Board for Trustees Scholarship Program

Complete the Jefferson College General Scholarship Application to be considered for the following awards, unless otherwise noted.

Achievement Scholarship
Value: $250-$500, refundable to the student
Quantity: Limited to the number of Board of Trustees scholarships awarded to A+ students
Criteria: Recipients shall be participating in the A+ scholarship program and awarded a Board of Trustees scholarship.  The value of the Achievement scholarship varies based upon the value of the original Board of Trustees scholarship.
Requirements: Recipient must complete the first year of study with 24 credit hours.  Students who wish to be considered for this scholarship must choose between accepting the original Board of Trustees scholarship awarded and the A+ scholarship.  The original Board of Trustees scholarship may not be used to fund future semesters, should the student lose eligibility for the A+ and/or Achievement Scholarship.

Renewal: The award renewal criteria will equal the renewal criteria of the original Board of Trustees scholarship.  Compliance with the financial aid minimum standards of academic progress is required.

Adult Re-Entry Scholarship
Value: Full-Tuition
Quantity: 10 new, 10 renewable per academic year

Criteria: Recipients shall be first-time or continuing Jefferson College students who have chosen to return to school after a period of time.  Recipients must reside in Jefferson County.  Preference will be given to mature individuals who are single parents or who have chosen to pursue a non-traditional career path.

Requirements: Recipients must be seeking a degree and are encouraged to enroll full-time each semester, but may receive the award if enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours.

Renewal: Renewable for a second year with a 2.0 cumulative GPA and compliance with the minimum standards of academic progress.

Art Scholarship
Value: Full-Tuition
Quantity: 3 new, 3 renewable per academic year

Criteria: Recipients shall submit a portfolio for review to the Jefferson College Art program.  A letter of recommendation and a high school transcript should accompany the portfolio.  Students interested in an art scholarship are encouraged to participate in the Jefferson College High School Art Exhibition.

Requirements: Recipients must complete the first year of study with at least 24 credit hours, and complete a specified number of art courses each semester.

Renewal: Renewable with a 2.0 GPA and the recommendation of the recipient's art instructor.  Compliance with the financial aid minimum standards of academic progress is required.
Contact: Blake Carroll

Athletic Scholarship
Value: Varies
Quantity: Varies per sport. Scholarships available in Men's Baseball, Men's Soccer, Women's Basketball, Women's Softball, and Women's Volleyball.

Criteria: Athletic scholarship awards are made in accordance with NJCAA standards and are offered to student athletes who have demonstrated athletic talent as well as an ability to succeed academically.  Recipients of an athletic scholarship must be enrolled full-time and participating in a varsity sport.  Recipients may reside in or out-of-district.

Requirements: Recipients must complete the first year of study with at least 24 credit hours.

Renewal: Renewable for a second year, providing the student has earned the required 2.0 cumulative GPA and has maintained eligibility to participate in the athletic program.

Contact: Head Coach for each sport.


James Lee Chism Scholarship

Value: Full-Tuition
Quantity: 1 new, 1 renewable per academic year

Criteria: The James Lee Chism Scholarship was established by the Board of Trustees in recognition of the service provided by James Lee Chism, a founding member of the Board of Trustees.  The recipient shall be a recent graduate of a Jefferson County high school or reside in the county at the time of high school graduation.

Requirements: Recipients must complete the first year of study with 24 credit hours.

Renewal: Renewable for a second year with a 3.25 cumulative GPA.

Drama Scholarship
Value: Varies, up to the cost of Full-Tuition
Quantity: 2 new, 2 renewable per academic year

Criteria: Recipients must demonstrate superior ability in the dramatic arts and may be either a new or returning Jefferson College student.  Each year one scholarship is designed to recognize acting ability, while the other is awarded to a student for their technical theater experience.  Recipients shall be a recent graduate of a Jefferson County high school or reside in the county at the time of graduation.

Renewal: The scholarships are renewable with a 2.0 GPA and the recommendation of the recipient's drama instructor.  Compliance with the minimum standards of academic progress is required.

Contact: Wes Robertson or Jane Sullivan

High School Career Expo Essay Contest Scholarship
Value: $250.00
Quantity: 1 awarded annually

Criteria: Based upon participation in the Jefferson County Career Expo, students may submit an essay discussing their experience at the Career Expo and its impact on their furture career plans.  Essays must be submitted through the local school district to the CTE Dean's Office.  One finalist will be selected to receive the scholarship.  The recipient shall be a ninth or tenth grade student of a Jefferson County high school or reside in the county at the time of graduation.

Requirements: Recipients must complete the first year of study with 24 credit hours.

Renewal: Non-Renewable

Employee Recognition Scholarship
Value: Full-Tuition
Quantity:  The Employee Recognition Scholarship is funded by the reallocation of funds dedicated to other Board of Trustees Scholarships.  Number of scholarships available vary per year.

Criteria: This scholarship recognizes the dedicated efforts of faculty and staff who have provided the College with 30 years of service.  The scholarship will be awarded to a student who has shown evidence of scholarship, academic promise and leadership.  Students must rank in the top 50% of the graduating high school class.  The scholarship may be awarded to students residing in or out-of-district.  Effort is made to match the recipient with the profession and/or intentions of the recognized employee.
Employees who have received this recognition include:  Sherry Armstrong, Richard Bell, Leslie Falk, Thomas Ganey, Harold Oetting, Judy Riddle, Sheldon Siegel, David Tetrault, Richard Vaughn, Judy Westfall, John White, and Vern Wolfmeyer

Renewal: Criteria from the original Board of Trustees scholarship used to fund the scholarship applies.

GED Scholarship
Value: Full-Tuition
Quantity: 10 new, 10 renewable per academic year

Criteria: Recipients shall be first-time or continuing students who have chosen to return to school after obtaining the Certificate of High School Equivalency.  Applicants who have demonstrated superior ability and achievement on the GED (General Educational Development) test will be considered for this award.  Applicants must receive a minimum GED score of 2800 for consideration.  Preference is given to those achieving the highest standard scores.  When scores are equal, financial need is considered.  Recipients of this award must reside in Jefferson County.

Renewal: Renewable for a second year with a 2.0 cumulative GPA and compliance with the financial aid minimum standards of academic progress.

Ray Henry Scholarship
Value: Full-Tuition
Quantity: 1 new, 1 renewable per academic year

Criteria: The Ray Henry Scholarship was established by the Board of Trustees in recognition of the service provided by Dr. B. Ray Henry, a former president of Jefferson.  The recipient shall be a recent graduate of a Jefferson County high school or reside in the county at the time of high school graduation and rank in the top 25% of their graduating class.

Requirements: Recipients must be enrolled full-time each semester and must complete the first year of study with 24 credit hours.

Renewal: Renewable for a second year with a 3.25 cumulative GPA.

Honors "Top Ten" Scholarship
Value: Full-Tuition
Quantity: Unlimited

Criteria: Recipients shall have maintained a high school class rank in the top ten percent, after six or seven semesters.  Recipients shall be a recent graduate of a Jefferson County high school or reside in the county at the time of graduation.  Home-schooled students who reside in Jefferson County are eligible for the Honors Scholarship with an ACT Composite score in the 90th percentile.

Requirements: Recipients must complete the first year of study with 24 credit hours.

Renewal: Renewable for a second year with a 3.25 cumulative GPA.

Jefferson Scholarship
Value: Full-Tuition
Quantity: 15 awarded annually (less number earmarked for Employee Recognition Scholarships).
Criteria: Recipients must rank in the top 50% of the graduating class and be a recent high school graduate.  The Jefferson Scholarship may be awarded to students residing in or our-of-district.

Requirements: Recipients must complete the first year of study with 24 credit hours.

Renewal: Renewable for a second year with a 3.25 cumulative GPA.

Mathematics Scholarship
Value: Full-Tuition
Quantity: 2 new, 2 renewable per academic year

Criteria: Recipients shall participate and receive first and second place honors in the Annual Jefferson College Mathematics Contest.  Recipients must attend a Jefferson County high school.  If the Mathematics Contest award winners reside out-of-district, the scholarship(s) shall be awarded to the highest ranking Jefferson County high school student(s).

Requirements: Recipients must complete the first year of study with 24 credit hours.

Renewal: The scholarships are renewable with a 2.0 GPA and the recommendation of the recipient's mathematics instructor or the Math & Science Division Chairperson. Compliance with the financial aid minimum standards of academic progress is required.
Contact: Math and Science Division Chairperson

Music Scholarship
Value: Varies, up to the cost of tuition
Quantity: 10 new, 10 renewable per academic year

Criteria: Recipients shall be entering freshman planning to major in either instrumental or vocal music at Jefferson College.  An audition with the music faculty is required.  Scholarships are awarded to students with a musical talent and a proven ability to succeed academically in college.

Requirements: Recipients must complete the first year of study with 24 credit hours.

Renewal: The scholarships are renewable with a 2.5 GPA and the recommendation of the recipient's music instructor.  Compliance with the financial aid minimum standards of academic progress is required.

Application: Jefferson College Music Application
Contact: Music Faculty 

President's Scholarship
Value: Full-Tuition
Quantity: 10 awarded annually, 10 renewable

Criteria: Recipients shall rank in the top 25% of the graduating class and be a recent graduate of a Jefferson County high school or reside in the county at the time of graduation.

Requirements: Recipients must complete the first year of study with 24 credit hours.

Renewal: Renewable for a second year with a 3.25 cumulative GPA.

Science Scholarship
Value: Full-Tuition
Quantity: 2 new, 2 renewable per academic year

Criteria: Recipients shall indicate intent to major in a science-related field (i.e. biology, chemistry, physics, genetics, etc.) and complete the Jefferson College Board of Trustees Science Scholarship Application.  Recipients shall be a recent graduate of a Jefferson County high school or reside in the county at the time of graduation.

Requirements: Recipients must complete the first year of study with 24 credit hours.

Renewal: The scholarships are renewable with a 2.0 GPA and the recommendation of the recipient's science instructor or the Math & Science Division Chairperson.  Compliance with the financial aid minimum standards of academic progress is required.
Contact: Math & Science Division Chairperson

Special Opportunity Achievement Academic Award
Value: Full-Tuition
Quantity: 10 new, 10 renewable per academic year

Criteria: Recipients shall be students who rank in the top half of their graduating class or have achieved a minimum GED test score of 2800.  Recipients must come from a disadvantaged socio-economic background.  Preference will be given to students participating in the Jefferson College Student Support Services Program, Project Success, and to students who have demonstrated financial need.

Renewal: Renewable for a second year with a 2.0 cumulative GPA and compliance with the financial aid minimum standards of academic progress.

Charles Studyvin Scholar/Leader Award
Value: Full-Tuition, Books an Facility Use Fees
Quantity: 1 awarded annually

Criteria: The Charles Studyvin Scholar/Leader Award was established by the Board of Trustees in recognition of the 22 years of service provided by Charles Studyvin, former president of the Jefferson College Board of Trustees.  The recipient shall demonstrate scholarship, academic promise, leadership and potential for a future leadership role.

Requirements: Recipients must complete the first year of study with 24 credit hours.

Renewal: Renewable for a second year with a 3.25 cumulative GPA.

Tech Prep Student of the Year Scholarship
Value: 50% Tuition

Criteria: This scholarship is awarded to the student designated as the Jefferson County Tech Prep Consortium Student of the Year.

Renewal: Renewable based upon satisfactory academic progress.

Career and Technical Education - 50% Scholarship 
Value: 50% Tuition
Quantity: 30 per academic year

Criteria: Recipients shall be first-time, full-time students who have earned a high school diploma or GED and placed in the upper 50% of the graduating class OR current or returning students who meet the established major and G.P.A requirements. 

Requirements: Recipients must declare a career and technical education major and enroll in at least 12 credit hours each semester with a G.P.A. of 3.0 in their major field.

Renewal: Non-Renewable. The award shall be good for two semesters of the fiscal year that the scholarship is awarded. The student must complete the Application for Career and Technical Education Scholarship form.

Awarding Agent: The scholarship will be offered to the recipient by a full-time teaching faculty member or an employee Jefferson College, and should be awarded to a student who has declared interest in that particular major. If the student is an A+ student and will be using the A+ scholarship, he/she will not be eligible to receive the career and technical education scholarship. The scholarship cannot be combined with other tuition-specific financial aid.



Last Updated ( Monday, 05 May 2014 )
 
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