Sep 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Catalog

Scholarships


Institutional Scholarships

Jones College provides various academic, service, athletic and other scholarship opportunities to students.  These institutional scholarship awards are designed to assist students in meeting the direct cost of attending Jones College.

There is not an application process to determine the institutional scholarship eligibility.  A student’s scholarship will be applied based on the information provided during the admission process or determined by the club/organization.

A student can combine institutional and service scholarships to cover tuition, registration fee, room and board, and lab fees (excluding the course material fee, ebooks, and books). 

Scholarship recipients are expected to remain enrolled in a minimum of 15 hours until the completion of the semester (exceptions on semester hours are made for students in certain CTE and Nursing programs).  If a student chooses to enroll in more than fifteen (15) hours, they may be required to pay the difference in tuition and fee cost.  

 Eligible scholarships will only be awarded during the Fall and Spring semesters.  Scholarships are not awarded during Summer enrollment.

Scholarships will not pay for out-of-state tuition charges, campus violations, missed proctored exams or other non-education related expenses.

Institutional scholarships cannot exceed institutional costs. Scholarships may be reduced based on Federal Financial Aid guidelines as well as state and local policies.  Jones College reserves the right to change any and all fees at any point in the semester.

Scholarship recipients should abide by the College Code of Conduct.  A student may be removed from school for the violation of the Code of Conduct as listed in the Code of Conduct of Jones College and upon such removal will be required to repay all applicable charges.

 

For up-to-date information regarding scholarships, visit www.jcjc.edu/scholarships

 

Academic Scholarships

Jones College offers academic scholarships to students who meet the scholarship criteria outlined below.  Beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year, Jones College will be accepting the ACT superscores for determining eligibility.

A student may only receive one academic scholarship.  The scholarship that most benefits the student will automatically be applied to the student’s account.  No application or contract is required.

Academic scholarships must be accepted within one (1) year of high school graduation, with the exceptions of the Presidential Excellence Scholarship and for those serving in the military.  If a student transfers from another college, all work transferred must meet the requirements to maintain the scholarship regarding hours passed and GPA as if the classes were completed at Jones College.  

Scholarships are limited to four regular semesters and must be utilized during a student’s first four (4) semesters at Jones College.  Each scholarship will be split equally between four (4) semesters.  Scholarships cannot be combined for less number of semesters to receive the overall maximum allowed.  A student cannot bank or defer a scholarship for use in later semesters. 

 

Presidential Excellence Scholarship

Awarded to Valedictorian and Salutatorians with an ACT score of 21 or higher or students with an ACT score of 29 or higher on the ACT.

The scholarship will award $13,000 over four (4) semesters at Jones College.

Students must maintain a 3.0 semester GPA to maintain eligibility.

*This scholarship must be accepted for the Fall semester immediately following high school graduation.

**ACT superscores will be used for determining eligibility.

 

Academic Distinction Scholarship

Awarded to students who have an ACT of 25-28.

This scholarship will award $6,800 over four (4) regular semesters at Jones College.  

*This scholarship must be accepted within one (1) year of high school completion.

**ACT superscores will be used for determining eligibility.

 

 

Academic Achievement Scholarship

Awarded to students who have an ACT of 21-24.

This scholarship will award $3,300 over four (4) regular semesters at Jones College.

*This scholarship must be accepted within one (1) year of high school completion.

**ACT superscores will be used for determining eligibility.

 

Rising Excellence Scholarship

Awarded to students who have an ACT of 18-20.

This scholarship will award $1,500 over four (4) regular semesters at Jones College.

*This scholarship must be accepted within one (1) year of high school completion.

**ACT superscores will be used for determining eligibility.

 

Rising Leadership Scholarship

Eligibility and amounts are awarded by in-district high school administrators to students that exhibit leadership and/or academic excellence.

*This scholarship must be accepted within one (1) year of high school completion.

 

Career and Technical Excellence

Awarded to eligible students up to the equivalent of 15 semesters hours towards tuition. 

To be eligible, students must have completed a two-year secondary CTE program with an overall high school GPA of 3.5 or above for the equivalency of a full scholarship or GPA of 3.0 or above for the equivalency of a half scholarship.  Students must then continue at Jones College in a two-year CTE program and be enrolled in a minimum of 15 hours while maintaining a 2.5 GPA each semester of enrollment.

*This scholarship must be accepted within one (1) year of high school completion.

 

Honors Institute

Awarded to Members of the Charles Pickering Honors Institute. All Honors Institute students receive up to $500 per semester.

 

Distinguished Young Women & Miss Hospitality

Full tuition scholarships are awarded to winners of the Distinguished Young Women or Miss Hospitality pageants throughout the State of Mississippi. Distinguished Young Women and Miss Hospitality scholarships may be combined with Academic and/or Service scholarships and are good for four (4) semesters. Any additional scholarship credit may be applied to room and board for students choosing to live in campus housing. Scholarships cannot be redeemed for cash value or distributed as a refund.

 

Service Scholarships

Service scholarships are awarded for fine arts, art, cheerleading, publications, Bobcat Brigade, and other service-oriented organizations. These are based on try-out/application/audition and available positions. Students may accept Service Scholarships in addition to academic scholarships. Service scholarship offers are based on criteria determined by each club/organization. Service Scholarships are available up to a maximum of six (6) semesters. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 15 semester hours to be eligible for scholarships or participation. Athletic scholarships have differing criteria based on regulations of the Mississippi Board of Community Colleges and the National Junior College Athletic Association. If a student’s scholarship is revoked, or if a student becomes ineligible for a scholarship in subsequent semesters, an appeal may be lodged with the appropriate Division.

 

PAID INTERNSHIPS

Internships will be offered through different departments, organizations, etc. on the Jones College or satellite campus(es).  This would be a paid internship based on the student meeting all eligibility requirements. Each department and/or organization will determine the eligibility of students.

 

Scholarships should be administered in the following order:

  1. Service scholarships which most closely tie the student to the institution,
  2. Academic scholarships that most benefits the student,
  3. Any remaining service scholarships up to the maximum student eligibility.

 

To maintain eligibility for an institutional scholarship:

Presidential Excellence Scholarship recipients must pass 15 semester hours and maintain a 3.0 GPA.·        

Other Scholarship recipients must pass 15 semester hours with a 2.5 semester GPA to remain eligible for scholarship.  Failure to complete the semester or failure to comply with the terms could result in the revocation of the scholarship, and the student may be required to repay all applicable charges. 

CTE scholarships are based on program requirements and hours.·        

Classes attempted at other colleges and transferred (including dual enrollment) to Jones College within one year of high school graduation are subject to GPA requirements.

If a student fails to meet the scholarship requirements, the scholarship will be suspended. The semester of suspension is counted as one semester of eligibility for the scholarship. Once the student meets the semester hour and GPA requirements, the scholarship may be applied to the student’s account for future semesters. 

A student may appeal a scholarship suspension by submitting relevant documentation to the scholarship committee within the semester they are appealing for scholarship reinstatement.  An appeal will not be accepted for a semester that has ended.  Students will receive notification from the scholarship coordinator once their appeal has been reviewed. 

Scholarships cannot be redeemed for cash value or distributed as a refund. Students receiving aid from their county grant program may have their scholarships adjusted based on the rules of the county providing aid.

 

County Board of Supervisors Scholarships

Greene County Board of Supervisors Scholarships (GCBOS) - Students from Greene County, who meet the eligibility requirements, have an opportunity to attend JC tuition free. This program is coordinated not to exceed the amount of tuition, after all applicable federal grants, state grants, and scholarships have been awarded. Participation in this program is contingent upon meeting the specified guidelines and the availability of program funds. The GCBOS applies only to students attending JC and is non-transferable. Availability is based on county supporting funds. For additional information, visit https://www.jcjc.edu/scholarships/

Jasper County Board of Supervisors Scholarships (JCBOS) - Students from Jasper County, who meet the eligibility requirements, have an opportunity to attend JC tuition free. This program is coordinated not to exceed the amount of tuition, after all applicable federal grants, state grants, and scholarships have been awarded. Participation in this program is contingent upon meeting the specified guidelines and the availability of program funds. The JCBOS applies only to students attending JC and is non-transferable. Availability is based on county supporting funds. For additional information, visit https://www.jcjc.edu/scholarships/ 

Smith County Board of Supervisors Scholarships (SCBOS) - Students from Smith County, who meet the eligibility requirements, have an opportunity to attend JC tuition free. This program is coordinated not to exceed the amount of tuition, after all applicable federal grants, state grants, and scholarships have been awarded. Participation in this program is contingent upon meeting the specified guidelines and the availability of program funds. The SCBOS applies only to students attending JC and is non-transferable. Availability is based on county supporting funds. For additional information, visit https://www.jcjc.edu/scholarships/ 

 

Jones County Junior College Foundation, INC., Scholarships

The Jones County Junior College Foundation, Inc. was chartered by the State of Mississippi in 1988 as a non-profit corporation to provide support for the College and students. Foundation scholarships are made possible because of the generous contributions of alumni, friends, and businesses who have made Jones College students a priority in their giving. The Jones County Junior College Foundation, Inc., is proud to offer scholarships established for all types of students…incoming freshmen, upcoming sophomores, continuing sophomores, GED graduates, and non-traditional students.

Students apply for scholarships online at  https://www.jcjc.edu/alumni_foundation/scholarships/. Recipients are selected based upon the criteria of each particular scholarship. There are currently over 300 active annual or endowed scholarship funds. For a complete list of scholarship funds or for assistance in applying for Foundation scholarships, please contact the Jones County Junior College Foundation office or email foundation@jcjc.edu.

Bookstore & Housing Regulations

*In combining scholarships, bookstore credit is limited to a maximum of $500 per semester (except Presidential). Any additional scholarship credit may be applied to Room & Board for students choosing to live in Campus Housing. Scholarships may not be redeemed for cash value (refunds).