The Jones Foundation provides financial assistance for post-secondary education services for individuals, regardless of age, provided they are a US Citizen and current resident of Coffey, Lyon or Osage County or is the dependent of a current resident, and who has continuously resided in one of these three counties for a minimum of one year immediately prior to attending a post-secondary institution. A student who moves to one of the three counties to attend an education institution prior to fulfilling the one-year residency requirement is not eligible. Attendance at an education institution in the three county area does not alone establish residency.
Each year, beginning May 1, the application to apply for both the upcoming fall & spring semesters will be available online and is to be submitted no later than June 15 with as many of the required documents you have available. While at this time, it is likely that you may not have all, it is entirely your responsibility to provide these documents as soon as they are available; until then your application is filed as incomplete. It is also important to know that returning only the application will not satisfy the deadline for submission.
For various reasons, you may not begin your post-secondary education until the spring semester. Should this be the case, each year beginning November 1, the application to apply for the upcoming spring semester only will be made available electronically with a submission date of no later than November 30, again with as many of the required documents you have available. While it is more likely that you will have all the required documents, should you not, you will need to provide the information as soon as available. Your application cannot be reviewed until all has been provided.
The Jones Foundation reviews each application to determine whether qualifications and eligibility for financial assistance have been satisfied. The Foundation’s Board of Trustees, in its sole discretion, has the final decision regarding the qualifications, eligibility, and the amount of financial assistance to be awarded. Every applicant who completes the application procedure will be given written notification as to whether the grant is awarded or denied. All grants are paid to the school and are non-transferable.
Any information necessary to process an application will remain to the highest of confidentiality and will remain the property of the Walter S. and Evan C. Jones Foundation.
For students seeking assistance with education costs we offer the following assistance programs: