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Jefferson State Community College scholarships are open to students entering as freshman, currently enrolled students and to students who transfer to other colleges and universities. Either the Donor or the Student Assistance and Scholarship Committee establishes the selection criteria.

Thomas E. & Judy M. Merritt Scholarship

Click for Application. (Deadline: March 12, 2015)


  1. Scholarships are awarded on yearly basis.
  2. Shall not exceed one year.
  3. Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA after two semesters of enrollment.
  4. Completed 24 hours at Jefferson State Community College.
  5. Student must exemplify servant leadership, based on resume, essay, and 2 letters of recommendation.

High School Students


Current Jefferson State students - Deadline March 1, 2015.

All applicants must attach a two-page essay and one recommendation to the scholarship application.

Application Forms

High School

Current Students

Transfer Scholarship

The University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) - DEADLINE: March 1, 2015

The University of Alabama is offering a (2) Presidential Scholarships to two outstanding Jefferson State Community College transfer students for the 2015-2016 academic year. The scholarship will cover the cost of tuition for four semesters, provided that the student maintains a 3.0 GPA.

To be eligible, students must have earned an associate’s degree from Jefferson State, and have maintained a 3.5 cumulative GPA.
Applications for the above scholarships are available in the Financial Aid Office at all campuses

Alabama A&M University - DEADLINE: March 1, 2015

Counselor’s Pick Scholarship
Alabama A& M University is offering one scholarship to a Jefferson State Community College student who will be attending Alabama A&M University for the Fall 2015-2016 academic year.

Students must have applied and been accepted to AAMU for the Fall 2015 semester, have at minimum GPA of 3.3 and have completed at least 12 hours at Jefferson State upon applying.
If you are interested in this great scholarship opportunity, students must complete a transfer scholarship packet which includes the transfer scholarship application, letter of recommendation and an essay.

Application packets are available on the Jefferson State Community College website under the tab labeled “FINANCIAL.”

Application Forms

Outgoing/Transfer Students

Other Scholarship Opportunities

Jefferson State offers numerous scholarships in the form of tuition waivers. Information for these scholarships is available in the respective divisions.

Scholarship Contact Phone Number Email
New Students
High School Senior
Counselor Or
Aid Office
Previously Enrolled
Financial Aid Office   pmclean@jeffstateonline.com
Ambassadors Robin Guinn (205) 983-5245 rguinn@jeffstateonline.com
Thomas E. & Judy M. Merritt Scholarship Criteria    
Children of Blind Parents Debra Culver
(800) 441-7607
(334) 613-2248
(256) 362-0638
Counselors Financial Aid Office   pmclean@jeffstateonline.com
Phi Theta Kappa Liesl Harris
Shelby Campus -
Beta Lambda Delta
Shelley Coley - 
Pi Pi Chapter
(205) 983-5956



Recruitment Rodney Thompson (205) 856-7914 rthompsn@jeffstateonline.com
Scholar’s Bowl Lucy Lewis (205) 856-6046 llewis@jeffstateonline.com
Jeff State Singers (32) Michael Thomas (205) 856-7900 mthomas4@jeffstateonline.com
Sigma Kappa Delta
English Honor's
Connie Caskey
Katie Boyer -
(205) 983-5966

(205) 856-6085

Speech/Debate Janice Ralya (205) 983-5963 jralya@jeffstateonline.com
Student Government
Association (SGA)
Tiffany Todd (205) 856-7860 todd@jeffstateonline.com
ENACTUS Phaer Bonner (205) 983-5202 pbonner@jeffstateonline.com