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JCCC guarantees scholarships to Johnson County high school and home-schooled students that can cover almost 40%* of your tuition. See if you qualify.

Did you know that JCCC is the largest undergraduate institution in Kansas? And that almost 25% of college-bound high school graduates from Johnson County, Kansas, come to JCCC the fall after they graduate?

JCCC offers much more than just convenience and competitive tuition rates. Our students enjoy all of the typical college perks that give them the chance to learn and achieve outside of the classroom

  • Opportunities to study abroad
  • Access to well-paying, in-demand jobs after earning career-ready degrees
  • Leadership opportunities that give them the chance to learn and achieve outside of the classroom.

And for graduates in Johnson County, Kansas, we also offer the CavGuarantee Scholarship, a guaranteed first-year scholarship that can cover a substantial part of tuition.

Who's Eligible

High school and home-schooled students who reside in Johnson County and who graduate with a 3.25 unweighted GPA.

Although a FAFSA is not a requirement to receive this scholarship, you are encouraged to complete one to increase your scholarship eligibility.

How to Apply

To qualify for the scholarship guarantee, you must complete the following three easy steps before April 1 of your senior year.

  1. Submit a JCCC Admission Application.
    • You must be degree or certificate seeking, which you can establish on your initial application.  College Now or Quick Step?  You’ve already applied, so be sure to change your major to declare program of study.
  2. Submit your official 7th semester high school transcript.
  3. Complete the primary JCCC Scholarship Application. Completing this application also makes you eligible for hundreds of other scholarships available to JCCC students. The application requires you to log in with your MyJCCC username and password. If you just submitted your admission application, your acceptance email will include this information.


  • Your enrollment at JCCC must begin the fall semester that begins immediately after your high school graduation.  
  • You must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours. 
  • You must declare and be working toward a degree or certificate.


The scholarship funds will be disbursed to you over your first two semesters — with $500 for the fall semester and $500 for the spring semester. You must make satisfactory academic progress (SAP) during your fall semester to receive the spring portion. SAP criteria include achieving a minimum cumulative JCCC GPA of 2.0 with successful completion of 67% of all credit hours attempted.

Also Note

The CavGuarantee Scholarship is non-renewable, and the scholarship is not stackable with other institutional scholarships. For example, if you are eligible for another institutional scholarship of greater value, that scholarship will replace the CavGuaranteeComplete the JCCC Scholarship Application every year by the priority deadline to be considered for future scholarships! 

*based on 12 hours