JWCC Scholarships

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

Trail Blazer Scholarship –  Students must be a full-time student and have demonstrated academic or leadership accomplishments. The scholarships are merit based and awarded on a yearly basis. Awardees are expected to meet minimum requirements of involvement on the JWCC campus to maintain the award.  Some of the ongoing minimum requirements will  include involvement in Admissions recruitment events, Student Life, and academic standing requirement. To be considered students will need to complete the Trail Blazer Scholarship Application. Applications for Fall are due no later than March 1st. Applications for Spring are due no later than December 1st.

Presidential Scholarship – The Presidential Scholarship is a highly selective scholarship awarded to the highest achieving students in our area. Three full-tuition scholarships are awarded each year. Once students, Presidential Scholars serve as ambassadors of the College and participate with Student Government, events and are student leaders on campus.  Applicants must have a 3.75 GPA and submit application, resume, essay and letter of recommendation.

Adult Scholarship –  Student must be adult student possessing strong academic skills, financial need or a special circumstance. (Awarded through Admissions Office)

Missouri Career Scholarship – For students in 9 specific counties in Missouri to pursue specific in-demand career and technical programs to fill JWCC district and regional employer needs. $110 per credit hour scholarship based on out-of-district tuition rates. Questions?  Contact Keely Ragar.

Ag Student Scholarship –  For students enrolled in courses at the JWCC Ag Center. Fall and Spring scholarships are awarded. Fall applications due in September, Spring applications due in March.

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 October from the Foundation Office.

Fine Arts – Music Scholarship –  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 – 217.641.4999)

Fine Arts – Visual Arts Scholarship.  Student must fulfill work requirements for the visual arts department.  The student must pass a portfolio review.  All awardees are determined by the visual arts faculty.  (Awarded through the Visual Arts Department – 217.641.4997)

Athletic Scholarship – 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 Support Services 217.641.4343)

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 https://wirpc.org/ or call (309) 837.2997.

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 Illinois Department of Public Health.

The Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program – The Legacy Scholarship program offers financial support to all Army women who are serving, or have honorably served, and their children.  Scholarships are based on merit, academic potential, community service, letters of recommendation, and need. For more information visit The Army Women’s Foundation Legacy Scholarship Program.

Gateways to Opportunity Scholarship Program – Illinois Network of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (INCCRRA) administer the scholarship program to assist student in pursuing gateway credentials.    INCCRRA is committed to promoting higher education for early care and education professionals.  For additional information visit  https://www.ilgateways.com/financial-opportunities/scholarship or contact INCCRRA at 309-834-1232.

Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity Scholarship Program – If you work or have worked in early childhood education and you’re seeking additional credentials and/or a degree in early childhood education, you may be eligible for the Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity (ECACE) Scholarship Program. The program was created to address the shortage of qualified early childhood educators by encouraging the pursuit of credentials and advancement of already-held degrees in early childhood education, with an aim toward building a strong, well-prepared workforce. Please review scholarship program detail for consideration.  For additional information visit https://www.isac.org/students/during-college/types-of-financial-aid/scholarships/ecace.html.

Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation – The Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation is offering six $1,500 scholarships to aspiring educators entering their junior or senior year of college.  The 2022 information and application for the Illinois Retired Teachers Association Foundation Scholarship can be accessed from our website at www.irtaonline.org, at the top tool bar under the Foundation tab and by clicking on scholarships.

Scholarship Resources: