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During the 2019-2020 school year, the JCCC Foundation in partnership with private donors, awarded more than $1.4 million in scholarships to JCCC students.

Simeon • Recipient of the JCCC Immigrant Academic and Public Service Excellence Scholarship

By awarding me the scholarship, you have lightened my financial burden which allows me to focus more on the most important aspect of school, learning.

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JCCC tuition for a Johnson County resident is $94 per credit hour. A student enrolled in 16 credit hours will need $1,504 a semester for tuition ($94 x 16 hours), and at least $800 for books.

Students in some programs may need special tools, inoculations or other supplies. On average, Nursing students pay at least $500 for instruments, supplies and inoculations. Automotive Technology students have to buy a tool kit that costs $800. Dental Hygiene students buy an instrument kit that costs more than $2,000.

With costs for childcare and transportation, and lost income from time spent in class instead of at work, college gets expensive.

Scholarships help students with financial challenges continue their education.

Provide Support

You can donate to current scholarships or set up a scholarship in line with your interests.

There are two primary ways to fund scholarships through the Foundation.

1. Endowed Scholarships

The endowed scholarship, because of its perpetual nature, is one of the most popular instruments used by donors. For an endowed scholarship, a donor makes a sizable donation to the College. The donation establishes an endowment fund with the JCCC Foundation. The invested funds grow each year, and the proceeds fund a scholarship.

For example, a $10,000 endowment with a projected 5 percent payout will provide approximately $500 a year. Over time, the amount made available for scholarships increases as the size of the endowment grows. Donors also may choose to add to the scholarship each year to increase the size of the award.

2. Other Scholarships

A donor can also make a donation and request that the JCCC Foundation distribute the entire amount during the first year or over a predetermined number of years. For example, a donor can make a $10,000 donation to fund an annual $2,500 scholarship for four years.

This approach can provide a larger scholarship, but only over the stated period of time. When the money runs out, the scholarship is no longer available unless the donor chooses to make more donations.

Many organizations establish this kind of scholarship and make annual donations to ensure the scholarship's ongoing availability.

For more information or to establish a scholarship, email the JCCC Foundation or call 913-469-3835.

Apply for a Scholarship

If you're a student seeking a scholarship, apply for a scholarship on the College website.