JWCC Institutional Waivers

A variety of institutional waivers and scholarships are available to prospective and returning students.  When applying for a waiver/scholarships you must submit the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 for the upcoming year. 

Academic Talent Waiver.  Student must be a full-time student and have demonstrated academic achievement through high ACT/SAT score, class rank, and high school GPA. If awarded the student must maintain a certain GPA. These awards are not based on need.  (Awarded through Admissions Office) (form)

Leadership Talent Waiver.  Student must be a full-time student and have demonstrated leadership achievement through high school and community involvement. If awarded the student must be active in Student Life at JWCC. These awards are not based on need.  (Awarded through Admissions Office) (form)

Non-traditional Waiver.  Student must be adult or minority student possessing strong academic skills, financial need or a special circumstance. (Awarded through Admissions Office) (form

Fine Arts Waiver. 
Student must be involved with vocal or instrumental music.  The student must audition with the Music Department and participation in the Music program is required.  All awardees are determined by the music faculty.   (Awarded through the Music Department - 217-641-4998)

Athletic Waiver.  These awards are awarded by the athletic coaches of each respective sport.  Participation in intercollegiate athletics at JWCC is expected. (Awarded through the Athletic Department - 217-641-4976)

Student Support Services Scholarship.  Awards are based on qualifications for the Student Support Services program.  (Awarded through Student Stupport Services - 217-641-4343)

JWCC Foundation Scholarship Information.  Most general and program scholarships from the Foundation are awarded in the spring and are used the following academic year.  Applications become available in late December from the Foundation Office.  

Outside Scholarships

WIRC-CAA Scholarships - Western Illinois Regional Council - Community Action Agency for residents of Hancock, Henderson, McDonough and Warren Counties. Traditional and non-traditional scholarships available. For more information visit http://www.wirpc.org or call (309) 837-2997 (follow the link to see an application) . 

The Illinois Community College Faculty Association Scholarship - The ICCFA awards up to six (6) $1000 scholarships to students attending Illinois community colleges during the academic year. For more information visit http://iccfa.org/.  (follow the link to see an application).

Illinois Department of Public Health - Center for Rural Health -  The Center for Rural Health administers a number of scholarship programs for students in the health professions. All programs require scholarship recipients to practice in an underserved area upon completion of their training. For more information visit http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/rural_health/rural_home.htm.


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