JSCC Scholarships

JSCC Foundation Scholarships

These scholarships are provided by the Jackson State Community College Foundation and are intended to increase access to Jackson State. They are made possible by contributions from businesses, civic organizations, clubs, and individuals in the college service area.

  • JSCC College and Foundation Scholarship Application - DEADLINE APRIL 15, 2022
  • Students accepted for admission for Fall 2022 by April 15, 2022 will receive priority consideration

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Access and Diversity Scholarship

These scholarships were created for underrepresented students at Jackson State Community College.  Current categories are English Language Learners, students age 25 and older, African Americans, Asian Americans, American Indians and LatinX students, as well as persons who are in a nontraditional major based on their gender, such as men in nursing or women in engineering.  The college applies to the Tennessee Board of Regents each year for continued funding, which is administered by the college's Diversity Committee.

For the Summer 2023 term, the application will be available below on March 15, 2023.  The deadline for Spring 2023 applications was December 1, 2022.  Please email questions to the Financial Aid Office at fao@jscc.edu or call (731) 425-2605.

Academic Service Scholarship

This scholarship is a state-funded program that requires 75 hours of service to the college each semester. Preference is given to students who apply by March 15th and who meet one of the following criteria:  (1) Incoming freshmen who have a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) and, have an ACT composite score of 19 or above.  (2) JSCC sophomores who have a 3.0 GPA or better.  (3) HSE (formerly called GED) of 510 or above.

High school senior applicants who have at least a 3.0 GPA and a minimum of a 25 ACT score will be automatic recipients. This is contingent upon availability of state funding, the applicant meeting the scholarship deadline, and having all admissions and scholarship credentials submitted by that same date.

To apply for this scholarship, you must complete the general College and Foundation Scholarship Application - DEADLINE - MARCH 15, 2022.

Athletic Scholarships

These scholarships are offered by the Jackson State Athletic Department for men's and women's basketball, as well as women's softball and men's baseball. Contact the athletic department at (731) 425-2649 for additional information. Athletes are also encouraged to apply for federal student aid.

Information Technology Scholarships

This scholarship is provided by Jackson State's Office of Information Technology in order to increase the number of students enrolling in selected computer courses at Jackson State.  OIT will award one $250.00 scholarship per semester, excluding summer semesters, to a degree-seeking CIS major taking computer courses (excluding Computer Literacy and any Regents Online Degree). All degree-seeking CIS majors are eligible to apply for the CSS award.

For more information, visit the OIT Scholarship Page or complete the application process online.

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