Jones offers scholarship categories with a fit for a wide selection of students. One may be just right for you. Academic Scholarships are based on ACT scores and valedictorian and salutatorian honors. Career and Technical scholarships take into account high school GPA’s. Service Scholarships are awarded to qualifying students who participate in campus organizations. Paid internships offer invaluable work experience.
If you have any questions or need advice concerning scholarship funds, contact Beth McDaniel, Scholarship Coordinator.
Academic Scholarships are based on ACT scores as well as high school senior valedictorians and salutatorians honors of the current academic year.
Jones College offers over 80 Career and Technical programs on the main campus and at satellite campuses in Clarke, Greene, Jasper and Wayne counties.
Involvement in specific programs at Jones can lead to varying scholarship amounts based on areas of participation, availability and other criteria.
Internships will be offered through participating departments, organizations, etc. on the Jones College main or satellite campus(es). Selection for paid internships will be based on student eligibility requirements.
Each department and/or organization will determine the eligibility of students.
The Office of Financial Aid will determine eligibility to meet the Department of Education’s aid requirements.
Athletic scholarships have differing criteria based on regulations of the Mississippi Board of Community Colleges and the National Junior College Athletic Association.
The Board of Supervisors Scholarship is awarded for tuition only (fees, books, lab fees, meals, dorm, etc. are NOT included) if a balance remains after all applicable federal grants, state grants, and scholarships have been awarded.
The scholarship is available for 70 hours maximum toward any degree or certificate program. If additional aid is received after the scholarship award has been posted, the scholarship amount may be subject to change.
The Board of Supervisors Scholarship applies only to students attending Jones College and is non-transferable.
Each semester’s award requires completion of course work, regardless of the grade earned. If the student voluntarily withdraws or is withdrawn by the college due to excessive absences, the student will be liable for any prorated balance
due. Outstanding balances may affect the student’s ability to enroll in future courses.
This scholarship is non-refundable.
How to qualify for the Board of Supervisors' Scholarship:
How to continue participation in the Board of Supervisors' Scholarship:
If one of the above requirements is not met during any semester, the student may not be eligible for the scholarship and will be notified by the Scholarship Office.
The JCJC Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit corporation that provides support for the college and its students. The Foundation provides a variety of scholarships to qualifying individuals each year.
Awarded to members of the Charles Pickering Honors Institute and added to the Academic Distrinction scholarship for up to $500 towards books and fees.
The Mississippi Works Career Tech Scholars (MWCTS) Program is a state assisted tuition scholarship program for eligible community college students, which provides financial assistance for tuition costs associated with eligible career-tech programs at each community college.
Be a legal resident of Mississippi enrolled in a public community college and an eligible career-tech program.
Be a full-time student, successfully completing an established number of hours in an eligible career-tech program. If a student fails to successfully complete the established number of hours in an eligible career-tech program or a 2.0 minimum GPA to maintain eligibility, the student may be classified as probationary for one semester in order to continue participating in the Mississippi Works Career Tech Scholars Program.
The MWCTS Program is available to previous postsecondary completers that earned a certificate or degree, pending compliance of admission criteria.
Full tuition scholarships are awarded to winners of Distinguished Young Women and Miss Hospitality pageants throughout the state of Mississippi. Students who qualify for this scholarship must accept it during the fall semester immediately following its presentation. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of the scholarship. Recipients must maintain a 2.5 GPA in 15 semester hours to remain eligible. DYW and Miss Hospitality Scholarships are valid for four semesters. Exceptions on semester hours may be made for students in certain CTE programs.
Scholarships will be administered in the following order:
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 admissions 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).
A student may only receive one academic scholarship.
The scholarship that most benefits the student will be automatically applied to the student’s account. No application or contract is required.
Academic scholarships must be accepted within one year of high school graduation (exception for military service).
If a student transfers from another college, all work transferred must meet the requirement 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.
Scholarships must be utilized during a student’s first four 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. Institutional scholarships do not cover out-of-state fees. A student cannot bank or defer a scholarship for use in later semesters.
Eligible scholarships will only be awarded during the fall and spring semesters. Institutional scholarships are not awarded during summer enrollment.
Scholarship recipients are expected to remain enrolled in a minimum of 15 hours until the completion of the semester. (Exceptions on semester hours may be 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.
Scholarship amounts may be adjusted for specific CTE programs for students enrolled in twelve (12) hours.
Scholarships awarded may be adjusted for the Associate Degree Nursing or License Practical Nursing programs for students enrolled in less than 12 hours.
Scholarships will not pay for campus violations, missed proctored exams, or other non-education related expenses.
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 Student Handbook of Jones College and upon such removal will be required to repay all applicable charges.
Students eligible to receive any institutional scholarship should apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as applying for any eligible aid through the Department of Financial Aid of Mississippi (MTAG, MESG and HELP). State aid, federal aid, Jones College Foundation scholarships and County Board of Supervisors grants will not affect institutional scholarship awards except where federal and/or state guidelines mandate.
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.
To view the guidelines for scholarships in effect through June of 2021 aid year click on the button below.