There are two primary ways to fund a scholarship through the Foundation.
The endowed scholarship, because of its perpetual nature, is always one of the most popular instruments used by donors. This scenario calls for the donor to establish an endowment fund with the JCCC Foundation by making a sizeable donation.
For example, using a projected 5 percent payout, a $5,000 endowment will provide approximately $250 a year to help fund a scholarship.
The amount made available for scholarships naturally increases with the size of the endowment or the donor may choose to add directly to the scholarship each year to increase the size of the award.
The donor can also request that the JCCC Foundation distribute the entire amount of the donation during the first year or a limited number of years.
This approach provides a larger scholarship, but only over a very short period of time. When the money is exhausted, the scholarship no longer exists unless the donor choose to make subsequent donations.
Many organizations choose to establish this kind of scholarship and make annual donations.
Review a list of scholarships already provided by the Foundation or specific college departments.
If you are interested in establishing a scholarship or would like more information, please email Kristin McDaniel or call her at 913-469-3835.
Why Support Scholarships?
You may not know how hard it is for many students to find the resources to come to school.
A Johnson County resident pays $81 per credit hour. A student taking 16 credit hours will need $1,200 a semester for tuition and at least $400 for books.
This does not include additional costs such as tools, inoculations or supplies that are required by specific programs.
A nursing student pays at least $500 for instruments, supplies and inoculations. Automotive technology students purchase a tool kit that costs $800, and dental hygiene students purchase an instrument kit that costs $2,052.
In addition, childcare, transportation costs and lost income from time spent off the job, are problems many of our students encounter daily.
They need scholarship money available through the college to continue their education.
The JCCC Financial Aid office estimates 320 students who need a JCCC or Foundation scholarship did not receive one because there were insufficient funds were available.
It would require an additional $500,000 a year to meet the needs of these students.
Scholarships can be unrestricted or based on criteria that specify a program or area of study, such as nursing, health sciences or business, just to name a few.
Additional elements can pertain to grade point average, year of study and federal-based financial need.
Scholarships may also be based on academic or talent merit.