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Sheriff’s Department Scholarship Donation to Jefferson College Foundation Aids Law Enforcement Training in Jefferson County

Jefferson County Undersheriff Lt. Col. Steve Meinberg recently presented a $1,000 check to the Jefferson College Foundation in support of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department Scholarship. Pictured, from left, is College President Dr. Raymond Cummiskey, Foundation Executive Director Patti Christen, and Meinberg.

Established in 1996, two $500 scholarships are awarded each year to students who are enrolled in the Jefferson College Law Enforcement Academy or are seeking a degree in criminal justice. Recipients must be a resident of Jefferson County, have financial need and be making satisfactory academic progress.

The annual scholarship is one of many ways the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and Jefferson College cooperate to serve the community.


Spirit of St. Louis Barbershop Chorus Celebrates 17 Years of Giving to Jefferson College Foundation

Spirit of St. Louis Barbershop ChorusMaintaining their long-standing commitment toward providing opportunities for higher education in our community regarding vocal music, representatives of the Spirit of St. Louis Number One Chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society recently presented an $800 donation to support a scholarship at Jefferson College.

The Spirit of St. Louis Barbershop Chorus’ commitment to raise funds for Jefferson College student scholarships spans 17 years with a total contribution amount of over $9,425.

Each academic year, a scholarship is awarded on behalf of the chapter to an applicant who demonstrates need, is a high school graduate, intends to major or minor in vocal music, and has a minimum 3.0 grade point average.


Twin City Optimists $3,000 Donation Supports Homeless Youth Scholarship

As an extension of their mission to bring out the best in kids while providing educational opportunities for area youth, representatives of the Twin City Area Optimist Club recently made a $3,000 donation to the Jefferson College Foundation for the Jefferson County Homeless Youth Scholarship at Jefferson College.

Pictured, from left, is Twin City Area Optimist Club Scholarship Chairperson Sue Boyer, Jefferson College Executive Director of Development Patti Christen, Jefferson College Director of Student Financial Services Sara Bright, and Twin City Area Optimist Club President Mary Hatfield.

The scholarship is available to homeless Jefferson County youth who pursue a career and technical education program at Jefferson College and maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

The Jefferson County Homeless Youth program seeks to help 15-18 year olds who do not live with parents but wish to complete high school. Aside from scholarship support, the organization serves almost 140 youth county-wide by providing personal care bags, school supplies and Christmas gifts. 


H. W. Herrell Distributing Company $1,500 Gift for Jimmy McCoy Music Scholarship

H. W. Herrell Dist. Co.In memory of the passing of Jimmy McCoy, who was a valued, long-time seasonal employee of H. W. Herrell Distributing, the company generously contributed $1,500 to the Jefferson College Foundation towards the newly created Jimmy McCoy Music Scholarship.

The donation included $500 from customers and employees along with a matching amount from H. W. Herrell Corporate and President Carol Ann Herrell-Schanz to mark the total gift of $1,500.  Ms. Schanz is also a member of the Jefferson College Foundation Board of Directors.

Established in March 2015, the Jimmy McCoy Music Scholarship is available to students enrolled full time with a 2.5 GPA and who demonstrate financial need. The award is $1,250 per semester to one student per academic year from the Festus, Crystal City, Herculaneum, or St. Pius school districts.