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10 Scholarships Future and Current JJC Students Can Apply For

Posted by Scott Harvey on Jan 27, 2020 8:02:00 AM

Scholarships

Not only is federal and state financial aid available to qualifying students of Joliet Junior College, there are an abundance of scholarships for which you can apply. And now that the application window is open for the fall 2020 semester, now is the time to explore your options!

JJC awards scholarships funded by the Joliet Junior College Foundation in order to address the needs of many different kinds of students. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s academic standing, leadership, specialized talents, ethnic origin, and financial need, among other factors. Last year, the JJC Foundation awarded over $757,000 in scholarships to 670 students!

The fall 2020 scholarship application period runs Feb. 1 through May 1. Below, we introduce you to 10 scholarships that would impact your academic future. You can review all scholarships and apply here.


Manufacturing for the Future Fund Scholarship

ExxonMobil sponsors established a scholarship for students enrolled in technical programs at Joliet Junior College.

Students must be enrolled in computer aided design and drafting (CADD), electrical/electronic automated systems (EEAS), electronics engineering, industrial maintenance technology, mechanical production technology, operations engineering and technician (OET), process control and instrumentation, or welding technology.

Preference will be given to an ExxonMobil employee or relative of an ExxonMobil employee. Each scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, and books.

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ExxonMobil and sponsors present check for scholarship

 

Donald M. and Virginia Esworthy Scholarship

Lee and Kay Esworthy have established a scholarship to recognize students attending Joliet Junior College.

Students must be currently enrolled in and maintain 12 or more credit hours for each semester attended, have a 2.5 GPA or above and have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The scholarship can be awarded for up to $2,500 for the academic year, which will be divided in half ($1,250) between the fall and spring semester. In order to qualify and receive the scholarship for the spring semester the student must increase and maintain his/her GPA to a 3.0 or above.

The award will be applied to the JJC student account for tuition, fees and books.

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Lee and Kay with scholarship recipients

 

JJC President's Scholarship for Returning Adult Students

This scholarship is for non-traditional aged students who are returning to college. Applicants must have completed 12 credit hours at JJC with a 3.0 GPA.  Applicants must reside in Joliet Junior College District 525 and can be full or part time.

Funds may be used for tuition, fees, and books.

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Susan H. Wood Alumni Scholarship

This scholarship is for a Joliet Junior College graduate who will attend an accredited institution of higher learning. A transcript is required with the application. Selection will be made on the basis of scholarship and financial need.

Preference will be given to students selecting the University of Illinois.

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Susan H. Wood

 

Gerald and Brenda Zeborowski Endowed Scholarship

Gerald and Brenda Zeborowski have established an endowed scholarship for students enrolled in a technical, skilled trade or public safety program at Joliet Junior College. Students must have a 2.75 GPA or higher and have completed a minimum of 45 credit hours.

Funds may be used for tuition, fees, and books.

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Gerald and Brenda Zeborowski

 

Study Abroad Annual Scholarship

Professor Mike Hainzinger has established an annual scholarship to recognize Joliet Junior College students that will participate in study abroad opportunities.

Students must demonstrate interest in the study of foreign languages and have successfully completed a foreign language course at JJC in the principal language used in the country they plan to study.

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Richard L. Chavez Family Scholarship

Richard L. Chavez has established a scholarship to recognize students enrolled at Joliet Junior College. Students must have a 3.0 minimum GPA, establish financial need and intend to transfer to a four-year university.

Preference will be given to a student of Mexican descent and a graduate of Joliet West, Joliet Central, or Joliet Catholic Academy. Funds may be used for tuition, fees, and books during the academic year.

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Richard L. Chavez

 

Tyler DuFour Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship

The Tyler Dufour Law Enforcement Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Tyler Dufour, a former law enforcement student at Joliet Junior College.  This scholarship will be awarded to a student in their second year of law enforcement/criminal justice.  The student must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, demonstrate financial need, and complete a FAFSA.

Funds can be used for tuition, fees, and books.

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Tyler DuFour

 

George Garden Zdralevich Endowed Scholarship

Delores Zdralevich has established an endowed scholarship in memory of her husband, George Garden Zdralevich, for culinary art students enrolled at Joliet Junior College. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and demonstrate financial need.

Funds may be used for tuition, fees, and books.

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George Garden Zdralevich

 

Nursing Transfer Scholarships for AMITA St. Joseph Medical Center, Silver Cross Hospital and Morris Hospital

The JJC Nursing Department has established a transfer scholarship to recognize students who have graduated from the nursing program, are employed at either AMITA St. Joseph Medical Center, Silver Cross Hospital, or Morris Hospital as a nurse and are enrolled in a regionally accredited nursing program for a bachelor’s, master’s and/or doctorate degree to further their nursing education.

The scholarship will be sent to the college or university the student is attending.

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Important Dates to Keep in Mind

Remember, the fall 2020 scholarship application period runs Feb. 1 through May 1. You can review all scholarships and apply here.

 

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