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Undergraduate Education Grant
Undergraduate Education Grant

Undergraduate Education Grants

The Jones Foundation assists qualified, eligible applicants with a portion of the cost for undergraduate education at an accredited institution of their choice. There is no age restriction and applicants may attend public, private, community or technical institutions located in-state or out-of state. Study Abroad programs and institutions exclusively providing on-line curriculums will not be considered.

Undergraduate Education Grants are:

  • Need-based grants paid directly to institutions to help offset the costs of tuition, fees and books for fall and spring semesters (up to a maximum of eight).
  • Available only to degree-seeking students enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester at a single institution.
  • Not limited to number of students applying per family; however, individual application and information is necessary for each applicant.
  • Not limited to one-time application. If denied previously, re-application is permitted should you so choose.

New applications are required each year, as grants are awarded for only one academic year at a time. With the application, you are responsible for providing copies of the following required information for each application completed.

Students:

  • Most recent complete Federal Tax Return, if filed.
  • Most recent Financial Aid Award Letter with your name included. Copies with handwritten names will not be accepted.
  • High School Seniors provide an official copy of final High School Transcript.
  • Dependent and Independent Students provide an official transcript from last institution attended. If currently receiving the Undergraduate Education Grant or transferring schools, provide once all grades are posted. Electronic submission is accepted and can be sent to [email protected].
  • All pages of Final Student Aid Report (SAR). Log in with your FSA ID at Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  • Copy of State Issued Birth Certificate or Legal Immigration Status Documents, if first time applying. Do not send original.

Parents:

  • Most recent complete Federal Tax Return. If you file a separate business tax return, you must also provide a copy. If you have questions please contact the office.
  • Proof of all additional monthly income for previous year, i.e. cash assistance, child support, death and/or survivor benefits, SSDI, SSI, food stamps, military, retirement, unemployment.

Applying for the upcoming fall and spring semesters?

Beginning May 1 through June 15 only, applications for electronic submission are available for completion. A list of all required supporting documents appears on the first page of the application and is your responsibility to have in our office no later than close of business on June 15. Additionally, you will receive a follow up email reminding you of all documents required.

It is possible that you may not have all of these documents, but ask that you DO provide what is available before the deadline in order to have your application considered.* It is important to note that your application will not be reviewed by the Board of Trustees until we have received ALL documents. Make sure to get remaining documents into our office as soon as they are available to avoid unnecessary delays!! At the close of business on June 15, IF the application is the only document received in our office, your application will be voided. The application alone will not satisfy the deadline!

*High School Seniors, if your complete, final transcript is not available, do not wait to apply. You don’t want to miss the deadline!

Applying for the upcoming fall semester only?

Beginning May 1 through June 15 only, applications for electronic submission are available for completion. A list of all required supporting documents appears on the first page of the application and is your responsibility to have in our office no later than close of business on June 15. Additionally, you will receive a follow up email reminding you of all documents required.

It is possible that you may not have all of these documents, but ask that you DO provide what is available before the deadline in order to have your application considered. It is important to note that your application will not be reviewed by the Board of Trustees until we have received ALL documents. Make sure to get remaining documents into our office as soon as available to avoid unnecessary delays!! At the close of business on June 15, IF the application is the only document received in our office, your application will be voided. The application alone will not satisfy the deadline!

Applying for the following spring semester only?

Beginning November 1 through November 30 only, applications for electronic submission are available for completion. A list of all required supporting documents appears on the first page of the application and is your responsibility to have in our office no later than close of business on November 30. Additionally, you will receive a follow up email reminding you of all documents required.

It is possible that you may not have all of these documents, but DO provide what is available before the deadline in order to have your application considered.* Make sure to get remaining documents into our office as soon as available to avoid unnecessary delays!!  At the close of business on November 30, IF the application is the only document received in our office, your application will be voided. The application alone will not satisfy the deadline!

*High school seniors finishing school in December and are enrolled to start college in January may also apply at this time. Although your final transcript may not be available, do not wait to apply. You don’t want to miss the deadline!

 

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