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Fund a Future with a gift to the Jefferson College Scholarship Program

GraduateSecuring scholarships for students is one of the Jefferson College Foundation's primary responsibilities. Our scholarship program is intended to provide support for the traditional and non-traditional student in a variety of Jefferson College programs. Without this type of support, many students would not be able to attend college and achieve the life-enhancing goal of receiving a higher education.

Today more than ever, there is a need for student scholarship support. Many Jefferson College students are first-generation college students who are balancing a job, family and career preparation. Scholarship support not only helps with tuition and college expenses – it demonstrates that someone believes in them – and their ability to succeed in college. You can designate a contribution to an existing scholarship, or create a new one in your name or in honor of someone else.

Your tax-deductible donation to the Foundatioworking, dedicated student needs to keep his or her life on track.  At Jefferson College, students who ask for help get the help they need. The following paragraph will reveal that contributions to the Jefferson College Foundation's Annual Appeal truly has a positive impact on students' lives.

Every gift, in any amount, makes a difference.

The following are actual excerpts from letters received by the Jefferson College Foundation from our scholarship recipients. These sentiments reveal the deep appreciation for help offered through the generosity of scholarship donors.  Here are a few of their stories.

Six years after dropping out of high school, this young man, independent and determined to make something of himself, began a course of study at Jefferson College; however, the high cost of medical bills due to diabetes added financial obstacles threatening the completion of his studies.  He wrote:

“You [the Foundation] and Jefferson College are helping make my dream a reality and helping me to accomplish something that I never thought I could. I cannot thank you enough for offering this scholarship to me. It has taken the weight off my back and has given me the chance to focus on what is important, my education. I am going to school to become a teacher and I can only hope that someday, I can be as much help to someone as you and Jefferson College have been to me.”

Additional financial obligations almost caused a young woman to quit in the final semester of achieving her associate’s degree. She received $500 from the Jefferson College Foundation, which was enough to relieve this ill-timed crisis. She wrote:

“Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to finish my education. With this scholarship, I can buy my books and finally be able to complete my courses and become the first person in my family to graduate from college with a degree.”

Financial worries cause people to become distracted from things that help them in the long-run. To a single mother trying to improve herself, several hundred dollars is the difference between continuing her education or not. One student from our nursing program wrote:

“Nurses hold a special place in my heart. You see, my six-year-old was born with medical issues and still struggles every day. I know what it’s like to feel scared, helpless and out-of-place in a healthcare setting. I will go the extra mile for those in my care, making sure they are comfortable and that their experience will go smoothly. I thank you from the depth of my being. This scholarship brings me closer to reaching my hopes and dreams.”

When this woman’s financial woes were mounting, donors like you helped the Jefferson College Foundation come to her rescue. She wrote:

“Yesterday, I received a great gift. The gift was a letter from Jefferson College’s Foundation informing me that I had received a scholarship. It is inspiring to know that there are people who are willing to take a chance on an unknown individual. Thank you so much and God bless you!”

Establish a new scholarship or donate to an existing scholarship.

No matter what area you choose to support or what amount you give, your donation sends a clear message to the community that you support the Mission of the Jefferson College Foundation and believe in the students of Jefferson College.  The Foundation offers a variety of options when establishing a new scholarship. A gift of $50,000 will establish a new endowed scholarship. Establishment of a new annual named scholarship requires a gift of at least $2,200. You can make a gift of any amount to an existing scholarship.

Please call (636) 481-3104 to establish a new scholarship, or click here to donate to the Jefferson College Foundation scholarship fund today!