Updates from Johnson County Community College: Student scholarships

Academic reputation, resources and campus life are key when selecting a college to attend. Another important consideration? Price.

Johnson County Community College understands that students want to receive an excellent education without compromising their financial security after graduation. That’s why JCCC awards millions of dollars in scholarships every year to qualified students. Because when it comes to achieving and exceeding educational goals, JCCC wants to give every student the opportunity to be successful.

One Application. Hundreds of Scholarships.

JCCC takes the guesswork out of applying for scholarships. No essays. No long-form questions. Students simply fill out one application – the JCCC Scholarship Application – and are immediately eligible for a variety of scholarships based on their qualifications.

To apply, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a current JCCC application for admission on file.
  • Be degree- or certificate-seeking.
  • Incoming high school students specifically must submit their official 7th semester high school transcript before the April 1 priority deadline.

Additionally, JCCC recommends all scholarship seekers complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). While the FAFSA isn’t required, it allows students to be considered for need-based scholarships and grants they might be unaware of.

Interested in learning more about specific scholarships offered at JCCC? Here’s an overview of three significant offerings available through the JCCC Scholarship Application:

CavGuarantee Scholarship

Did you know nearly 25 percent of college-bound high school graduates from Johnson County attend JCCC the fall semester after they graduate? For these students, JCCC offers the CavGuarantee Scholarship, a guaranteed first-year scholarship of $500.

To be eligible for the CavGuarantee Scholarship, students must graduate with a 3.25 or higher unweighted GPA and enroll in the fall semester following their high school graduation. They must also register for at least 12 credit hours and be working toward a degree.

President’s Scholarship

Interested in a full-ride to JCCC, including books? Check out the prestigious President’s Scholarship.

The President’s Scholarship is awarded to the top incoming freshmen from Johnson County. To be considered for this scholarship, students must have a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher.

If awarded, students must enroll in 12 or more credit hours each semester. This scholarship is renewable for a 2nd year with continued full-time enrollment and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

STEM Grant Scholarship

JCCC STEM scholarships are awarded to students who want to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering or Math. Students selected for this scholarship, which is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, partner with a faculty mentor and can receive up to $10,000 a year for two years, provided they enroll full-time and meet pre-determined criteria.

Scholarships Create Brighter Futures

“Scholarships give students the opportunity to focus on their education and expanding their abilities without a financial burden looming over them,” said Ashley Jost, Financial Aid Coordinator. “JCCC highly encourages every student to apply for scholarships. We have an amazing scholarship program! And our team is dedicated to helping students navigate financial aid so they can maximize their opportunities and potential down the road.”

Students interested in receiving scholarships for the 2018/2019 school year must apply by April 1. Learn more.