Scholarships

Jefferson State Community College scholarships are open to students entering as freshman, currently enrolled students and to students who transfer to other colleges and universities. Either the Donor or the Student Assistance and Scholarship Committee establish the selection criteria.

High School Students – Deadline – March 1, 2018

Requirements:

  • Must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher at the end of their 1st semester senior year
  • 22 or higher on their ACT
  • Applied for admission to Jefferson State for the Fall 2018
  • Submit a copy of their high school transcripts showing their grades and GPA after the first semester of their senior year.

Forms – High School

Current Jefferson State students – Deadline – March 1, 2018

Requirements:

  • Must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Must have completed 12 or more credit hours at Jefferson State
  • All applicants must attach a two-page essay and one recommendation to the scholarship application.

Forms – Current Jefferson State Students

Thomas E. & Judy M. Merritt Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria:

  1. Scholarships are awarded on yearly basis.
  2. Shall not exceed one year.
  3. Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA after two semesters of enrollment.
  4. Completed between 12-24 hours at Jefferson State Community College.
  5. Student must exemplify servant leadership, based on resume, essay, and 2 letters of recommendation.
  6. Additional Information & Application

A complete application packet must be submitted to the Jefferson State financial aid office no later than March 1, 2018.

Transfer Scholarships

University of Alabama Transfer Presidential Scholarship

Outgoing/Transfer Students

The University of Alabama is offering a Transfer Presidential Scholarship to be provided to (2) outstanding Jefferson State Community College transfer students for the 2017-2018 academic year.
The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition for four semesters, provided that the student maintains a 3.0 GPA.

To be considered, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. You must have earned an associate’s degree from Jefferson State Community College   ( a letter must be provided from the graduation office, indicating graduation date)
  2. Complete the Jefferson State Community College Transfer Scholarship Packet, which includes the application, an essay and recommendation.
  3. You must have 3.0 GPA or higher.
  4. You must be admitted to the University of Alabama at the time the scholarship application is submitted.

A complete packet must be submitted to the Jefferson State financial aid office no later than: February 16, 2018.

UAB Presidential Scholarships

Outgoing/Transfer Students

UAB is pleased to offer two (2) UAB Presidential Scholarships to begin the 2017-2018 academic year. The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition and academic related fees for two years (four semesters) and is renewable annually for two years if the student maintains a 3.0 or higher GPA.

To apply applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. The student must apply and be admitted to UAB by March 1st
  2. The student must have earned an associate’s degree at the end of the spring semester before the fall semester in which they enroll. (an official transcript must be provided, indicating graduation date)
  3. The student must have a minimum GPA of 3.5 (non-transferrable coursework will not be calculated in the GPA).
  4. The student cannot have any 4-year institution credit. (exception: courses taken while enrolled in high school)
  5. The student cannot be a former degree-seeking student from UAB.
  6. The student must be an Alabama resident.
  7. The student must be willing to assist with transfer recruitment events and efforts as a transfer ambassador for UAB. (estimate: 2-3 hours a week, event examples: tours, Community College visits, Transfer UAB Day)

Outgoing transfer scholarship application must be submitted to the financial aid office no later than:  Friday, February 23, 2018 by 4:30pm.

Auburn UniversityEver to Conquer Scholarship

Awarded: Beginning in December
Amount: $10,000 over two years ($5,000 per year) for incoming transfer students

Ever to Conquer Scholarships are awarded competitively among eligible incoming Alabama residents who complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by 4:45 p.m. CST on the deadline, based on available funding.  Consideration does not guarantee a scholarship will be awarded. (checklist)

  • Incoming transfer students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA.
  • Priority consideration will be given to students who qualify for the Federal Pell Grant by the deadline through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*.  Additional consideration will be given to students who are first-generation college students.
  • Students must be an undergraduate student pursuing a first degree.

*The FAFSA is the only form a student is required to complete to be considered for student assistance from any of the Title IV, HEA programs except for information needed to ensure the student’s eligibility for such assistance (e.g., information needed to complete verification or to demonstrate compliance with the student eligibility provisions of the HEA and the regulations). Additional information, if requested, will be listed on the student’s AU Access My Finances page after we receive the results of the FAFSA. For additional information, visit the Office of Financial Aid.

Auburn University – Provost Leadership Undergraduate Scholarship (PLUS-T)

Awarded: Beginning in December
Amount: $4,000 over two years ($2,000 per year) for incoming transfer students

The Provost Leadership Undergraduate Scholarship for incoming transfer students (PLUS-T) is awarded to eligible incoming transfer students.

PLUS-T scholarships are awarded among eligible incoming students who complete the scholarship application through AUSOM by 4:45 p.m. CST on the deadline, including a 300-400 word diversity essay.  Recipients are selected by the Provost Leadership Undergraduate Scholarship Committee. Contact the Office of Inclusion and Diversity for more information.

  • Incoming transfer students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative transfer GPA for PLUS-T.
  • Priority consideration will be given to students who are first-generation college students, demonstrate financial need, are Alabama residents, and have a diverse background as determined by the goals of the Auburn University Strategic Plan. Additional consideration will be given to students who qualify for the Federal Pell Grant by the deadline through completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*,
  • Students must be an undergraduate student pursuing a first degree.

Contact: Office of Inclusion and Diversity  (334) 844-4184, diversity@auburn.edu

*The FAFSA is the only form a student is required to complete to be considered for student assistance from any of the Title IV, HEA programs except for information needed to ensure the student’s eligibility for such assistance (e.g., information needed to complete verification or to demonstrate compliance with the student eligibility provisions of the HEA and the regulations). Additional information, if requested, will be listed on the student’s AU Access My Finances page after we receive the results of the FAFSA. For additional information, visit the  Office of Financial Aid.

Samford University STEM Scholars Program

Veterans, individuals with disabilities, minorities, 1st generation college students, and other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Click here for details.

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Jefferson State offers numerous scholarships in the form of tuition waivers. Information for these scholarships is available in the respective divisions.