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Scholarships


Scholarships are started by donors and are a resource that you do not repay. They are awarded for various reasons such as academic standing, leadership, specialized talents, ethnic origin, or financial need. Scholarships are available whether you are just beginning your JJC studies or are near graduation.

What You Need to Know
  • Application Period for Spring 2018 scholarships has ended. Check back in January!
  • Check your AwardSpring Scholarship dashboard here
  • Scholarships have varied criteria and many of the scholarships are "need based" and require completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) 
  • When applying, students must meet all criteria for each scholarship to be considered for that scholarship.
  • Scholarships will be awarded annually, starting in the fall semester and must be used during the academic year for which they are awarded.
Undocumented Students

If you are an undocumented student, please contact JJC's Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA) for assistance with completion of your personal financial statement.

Office of Multicultural Student Affairs (OMSA)
Room A-1107
815.280.2829

Scholarships received from donors outside of Joliet Junior College

If you have received a scholarship check from an external donor outside of Joliet Junior College, please bring the scholarship check to:

Kelly Baker, Scholarship Specialist, Main Campus: A - 3027
For questions: 815.280.2721
E-mail: kbaker@jjc.edu

Apply for Scholarships

$500,000+


in Scholarships offered annually.

Additional Information

How to Apply for Scholarships

Read the sections below for important information on how to apply for scholarships. Once you have read through the materials, visit Awardspring to complete your application. Please note that Google Chrome is the preferred browser on which to use Awardspring.

  • Scholarship Application Guideline

    To apply for scholarships, you should first have a JJC Student Identification number. This number is issued to you when you complete a JJC student application form. This can be found on the JJC Admissions page.

    Consider these documents on our website:

    • Review the Frequently Asked Questions
    • Review the Completing Essay Questions document for tips on answering questions.
    • Prepare all documents you will need to upload or copy to your application

    Steps to applying for scholarships:
    • Go to the AwardSpring webpage.
    • Click on "Register" if you are applying for the first time or login with you J]C email address if you have applied previously.
    • Begin your application 24-48 hours after receiving your student ID number.
    • You will see five tabs along the left side of the application:  "General Information", "Academic Information", "Financial Information", "Qualification Questions" and "Free Form Questions"
      • Answer all questions on all tabs as they appear.
      • Be sure all information is accurate.
      • You may update/complete your application until the application deadline.

    Please note: On the "Free Form Questions" tab
    • See Completing Essay Questions on our website - you will answer three Free Form Questions. These questions will ask about your current educational and career plans, your school and community participation, and any extenuating financial circumstances.
    • Word count is indicated for each question.

    When you have completed all tabs, the SUBMIT button will be highlighted; you must click on it to submit your application. If you are not ready to submit your application, log out (drop-down button next to your name at the top right) and finish another time.

    Once submitted, you will see two headings:
    • "Applied Scholarships" shows scholarships that were automatically applied for by the system based on your criteria. You can click on the scholarship name for further details.
    • "Items requiring completion" are scholarships that you qualify for, but require additional information, such as uploaded documents or answer to additional questions.

    Should you have questions regarding the AwardSpring website, please call 888-258-2658, choosing option 2.

     

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What information will I need to provide?

    First, to enter into the scholarship application in AwardSpring (our scholarship software), you must use your JJC email address. When you enter the scholarship application, you must answer all questions in the General Information, Academic Information, Financial Information, Qualification Questions and Free Form Questions tabs. Please note, you may need to upload your most recent unofficial transcript, based on different scholarships' criteria.

    How do I apply for a particular scholarship?

    AwardSpring will automatically match your application to the scholarships for which you qualify. You may find scholarships requiring additional information in order for you to qualify; those will be on your Dashboard (home page of the application) and if you choose to answer the additional criteria requirements, you may apply for those scholarships as well.

    Do I need to write an essay?

    Rather than an essay, there are three questions for you to answer under a tab called Free Form Questions. Maximum length is indicated for each question on the application.

    How will I know if I receive a scholarship?

    An email will be sent to your JJC email address advising whether or not you received a scholarship. You can also log on to AwardSpring and check your dashboard.

    Are there any other requirements of me if I receive a scholarship?

    If you find you will not be attending Joliet Junior College or otherwise cannot use your scholarship, you must contact the Scholarship Office right away so we can award the scholarship to another student. All recipients are REQUIRED to attend one of two workshops scheduled for the end of January; more information will be sent to you if you receive a scholarship. We also host a celebration event in the early spring where recipients may be able to meet their donors, and your attendance at this eve:nt is very important.

    What if I have questions?

    If you have questions about the application or the scholarships themselves, please call or email:

    • Patty Osborne, Scholarship Coordinator at (815) 280-2540 or posbome@jjc.edu.

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