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JEFFERSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE


2015-2016 FRESHMAN SCHOLARSHIPS
High School seniors and others applying for fall enrollment as matriculated full-time freshman at Jefferson Community
College may be eligible to apply for four different types of scholarships made available by the College through the JCC
Foundation. This informational packet provides descriptions of these scholarships and the application process, as well as
the materials necessary to apply for any of these awards.
The four different types of scholarships are:
Merit Scholarships These awards are for academically outstanding students.
Applicants must have a current high school regents cumulative average of 90 or
higher, or an SAT composite score of 1050 or higher, or an ACT composite
score of 26 or higher.
General Scholarships These scholarships are not limited to academic
performance, but may be for students who demonstrate financial need and/or
who are majoring in a specific academic program.
Organizational Scholarships These are scholarships established by specific
organizations, with award preferences given to students whose families have a
relationship with the specific organization. Some of these scholarships are also
based on academic potential and/or financial need. A listing of the specific
organizations offering scholarships to JCC students is provided in this packet.
High School Scholarships Scholarships are awarded to graduates of specific
high schools entering Jefferson Community College as freshmen.
To establish financial need, applicants must apply for Financial Aid by filing the 2015-16 Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This should be filed by March 20, 2015. Applicants without FAFSAs on file may
not be considered in the initial review of applications.
Scholarships are distributed over two semesters, and are continued the second semester if the student continues to meet
the scholarship criteria and acceptable academic standards. In some cases, a scholarship will continue for a students
second year at JCC, if the student continues to meet the award criteria.

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How To Apply
To apply for any of the JCC Freshman Scholarships, applicants must submit the following:
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A completed JCC Freshman Scholarship Application.


A personal statement. (Guidelines provided in application.)
A copy of your high school transcript. (Unless one has previously been submitted to the JCC Admissions Office.)
Filing of the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA).

In addition, all applicants for the JCC Freshman Scholarships must also have applied for admission to Jefferson
Community College.
Application Deadline
The deadline for the JCC Freshman Scholarship Applications for the 2015-16 academic year is April 6, 2015, unless
otherwise indicated. All completed applications must be received by the Jefferson Community College Financial Aid
Office by this deadline.
Please mail the completed application and all required materials to:
Freshman Scholarship Committee
Jefferson Community College
Financial Aid Office
1220 Coffeen Street
Watertown, NY 13601

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Freshman Scholarship Application


Name: __________________________________________

Social Security #: ______-_____-______

Address: _______________________________________________________________________________
City/State/Zip: ___________________________________________________________________________
Telephone: _____________________________

Date of Birth: ___________________________________

High School Attending/Attended: ________________________ Anticipated Graduation Date: __________


Have you filed the 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? YES NO
The 2015-16 FAFSA must be filed in order to have your application considered. Recommended filing deadline
is March 20th. If you have missed this March 20th date, please file the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Use estimated 2014 tax information if necessary.
Colleges Attending/Attended: (Please list dates, credits completed and Grade Point Average)

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Please consider me for the following Jefferson Community College Scholarship opportunities (select all that
apply):
Merit Scholarship (Must have a current High School Regents average of 90 or above.)
General Scholarship
High School Designated Scholarship
Organizational Scholarship Name of organization: ____________________________________________
Please state you or your familys relationship to the organization: __________________________________

Primary area of Academic Interest (intended major) at JCC: _________________________________________


What specific career do you have in mind: _______________________________________________________
Academic Honors: Please list and describe any academic honors you have received in high school or college

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Co-curricular and Personal Activities: (please list your extracurricular, community and family activities)
Activity

Dates Involved

Average # hours/week

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Work Experiences: (please list any jobs you have held, starting with most recent)
Employer

Position

Dates of Employment

Average hours/week

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Personal Statement:
On a separate sheet please attach a one-page, double-spaced, type-written summary statement explaining why
you should be considered for a Jefferson Freshman Scholarship and describing your educational goals.

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Student signature

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(date)

Jefferson Community College Foundation


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Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen


Merit Scholarships
Boone Family Scholarship
JCC Employees Scholarship
Maureen Duffy Leonard
Robert P. Purcell Engineering Memorial Scholarship
Walker Family Engineering Scholarship
Constance Walker Monroe Liberal Arts Memorial Scholarship
Wendy Walker Memorial Nursing Scholarship
General Scholarships
Dr. John and Claire Adler Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Clayton Clark Allard Scholarship
American Legion Nursing Scholarship
Auxiliary of Mercy of Northern New York Endowed Scholarship
David and Rachel Bandych Scholarship
James E. Barbour Memorial Scholarship
Boice Family Scholarship
Marilyn J. Bowie Memorial Scholarship
Anita Canizares Memorial Scholarship
Edison W. Cox Scholarship
James Cooper Cox Memorial Medical Scholarship
Wesley A. Daniels, Jr. Memorial Scholarship
Jane Gaffney Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Bertha Hess Harmon Memorial Scholarship
Jon E. Howland Memorial Scholarship
Joseph E. Howland Memorial Scholarship
Oleta M. Farrell Howland Memorial Scholarship
Italian American Club Civic Association Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship
Jefferson Community College Alumni Association Scholarship
Jefferson Community College Memorial Scholarship
JCC Womens Organization Scholarship
Jefferson County Farm Bureau Scholarship
Jeff-Lewis Association for Counseling and Development Scholarship
Jefferson Rehabilitation Center Board of Directors Scholarship
Key Bank of New York Scholarship
Greta and Aziel LaFave Memorial Scholarship
United Way of Northern New York Inc. Joseph P. Landauer Memorial Scholarship
Suzanne Lamica Lipman Scholarship
Anna M. Lyng Memorial Scholarship
Martha M. Smith-Anne Chase Maine Nursing Scholarship
Marianne and Joseph Malatino Scholarship
Paul T. Mance Memorial Scholarship
William J. McClusky Memorial Scholarship
Louis F. and Angeline L. Meda-MacKellar Scholarship
Floyd J. Misek Memorial Scholarship
Lori Moseley Memorial Scholarship
Vincent R. Oliver Scholarship
Theodore R. Otakie Memorial Scholarship
Pierrepont Manor Improvement Club Marietta Holley Scholarship
Jonathan Hayden Smith Memorial Scholarship
Jack A. Strader Scholarship
Watertown Rotary Club Scholarship
United Way of Northern New York P. Owen Willaman Memorial Scholarship

*High School Scholarships are listed on the reverse side


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High School Scholarships


Alexandria Bay Central School
Macsherry Family Scholarship
Belleville-Henderson Central School
Lewis-Merrill Scholarship
Belleville-Henderson and South Jefferson Central Schools
South Jefferson Lions Club Scholarship
Donald C. & Betty M. Whiteman Scholarship
General Brown Central School
Donald J. Dutch Grant Memorial Scholarship
Wendell G. Tucker Memorial Scholarship
Immaculate Heart Central School
Fontana Family Scholarship
Indian River Central School
Verne A. Sweet Scholarship
LaFargeville Central School
Ralph W. and I. Elizabeth Timerman Memorial Scholarship
Lowville Academy
Mr. and Mrs. David Bandych Scholarship
Louis F. Meda & Angeline L. Meda-Mackellar Scholarship
Thousand Islands Central School
Corporal William Brabant Memorial Scholarship
Watertown High School
Jane Gaffney Nursing Memorial Scholarship

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Organizational Preference Scholarships


Preference for the following scholarships will be given to a son, daughter or relative of an employee or member, and/or an
actual member of the sponsoring organization. While special application forms are available from the particular
sponsoring organization and from the JCC Financial Aid Office, the attached Freshman Scholarship Application may be
used. Please indicate on the application the relationship which will qualify you for consideration for a particular
organizational scholarship.
Daniel S. Brady Memorial Scholarships -- sponsored by Barben-Jones Post 1400, VFW, and its Auxiliary, for members
and children of members of Post 1400 or its Auxiliary.
Car-Freshner Corporation Scholarship -- for a child or spouse of a Car-Freshner employee.
Climax Manufacturing Company Scholarship -- for a son or daughter of a Climax Manufacturing Company employee.
The award will continue a second year if the student maintains good academic progress.
Italian American Civic Association Scholarship -- for a student who is a child of an IACA member. Second preference
is for the award to go to a Jefferson County resident.
Jefferson Community College Alumni Association Scholarships -- for full-time students, with preference given to a
son, daughter, spouse or grandchild of a current member of the Association who has made a minimum gift of $20 within
the last 12 months. Priority goes to students seeking their first college degrees. Financial need and academic achievement
will be considered. Second preference will be given to a JCC alumnus/alumna who is pursuing an additional degree. Call
786-2327 for more information.
Jefferson County Highway Superintendents Association Scholarship -- this scholarship is given to a child, grandchild
or spouse of an employee of Jefferson County (county, town or village). Preference will be given to the relative of an
individual affiliated with a highway or public works departments. Academic potential and financial need will be
considered.
Edward N. Redder Memorial Scholarship -- for a Jefferson County resident who is (if 18 or older) a registered
Republican or (if less than 18) the son or daughter of a registered Republican. The award is for a liberal arts student who
has demonstrated sound academic achievement and who has shown an interest in government. Applicants should note,
under the community activities portion of the application, if they or their parents are affiliated with the Republican Party.
Teal's Express Scholarship -- preference for this scholarship is given to employees and the children and spouses of
employees of Teal's. Academic merit and financial need will be evaluated.
Watertown Police Benevolent Association Scholarship -- awarded to a freshman full-time criminal justice student, with
preference given to the sons and daughters of deceased, retired or currently employed law enforcement officers of the City
of Watertown. The scholarship is continued a second year if the student maintains acceptable academic standing.

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Scholarships for Active Duty Soldiers


Two scholarships are available for active duty service members of the United States Army who will be attending Jefferson
Community College on either a full-time or part-time basis in the fall. These scholarships are:
Association of the United States Army (AUSA) James R. Kanik Scholarship -- for a full time active duty service
member of the United States Army.
Brick & Herr Family Scholarship
First preference for this award will be given to personnel serving with the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) who are
pursuing business degrees. Secondarily, it may be available to family members of said personnel. If no eligible candidate
applies under the first preference, it may be awarded to any student pursuing a business degree.
Scholarship for Military Family Member
The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Family Member Scholarship is for a spouse, child or parent of a
member of the United States Army, (full-time active duty) who meets the legal definition of a military dependent,
attending Jefferson Community College full or part-time.
The deadline and application process for the military scholarships are different from the other scholarships
published here. To apply for the AUSA Scholarship or the Brick & Herr Family Scholarship, soldiers must obtain a
letter of recommendation from his or her unit commander; write an essay of not more than two pages addressing career
and education goals, and obtain a letter from an Army education services officer which validates any previous postsecondary course work and grades received. All this information must be submitted no later than August 1 to the
Financial Aid Office, Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen Street, Watertown, NY 13601.
If a soldier chooses to apply for both the AUSA Scholarship and the Brick & Herr Scholarship, a separate set of
application materials must be submitted for each scholarship.
To apply for the AUSA Family Member Scholarship the family member will need to obtain a letter of recommendation
from someone other than an immediate family member, write an essay of not more than two typed pages addressing
career and educational goals, and obtain a letter validating any previous post-secondary education course work and grades
received, as well as verification that selection criteria above is met. All this information must be submitted no later than
August 1 to the Financial Aid Office, Jefferson Community College, 1220 Coffeen Street, Watertown, NY 13601.

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Scholarships for Nontraditional Students


There are several scholarship programs available for students who qualify as nontraditional students. Nontraditional
students must demonstrate financial need and meet at least one of the criteria in this definition of Nontraditional
Student: over 24 years of age and not dependent upon your parents for support; a veteran of the U.S. armed forces;
married; supporting your own child; or have received a bachelors degree.
New, returning, transfer and continuing students may be eligible to apply for the Jefferson Community College
Nontraditional Scholarship for the 2015-16 academic year. The scholarship is $500 per year, awarded in $250
increments per semester. Students are welcome to apply for the scholarship for a second year, but will compete with that
years applicant pool.
In addition, other Non-traditional scholarships available for students are listed below. Those with an (f) indicate that
freshmen are eligible to apply.
Nontraditional Scholarships
Elizabeth Brown Nontraditional Scholarship
United Way of NNY Frances P. Carter Memorial Scholarship
Edison W. Cox Scholarship (F)
Peter N. Gaskin Memorial Scholarship
Donald J. Dutch Grant Memorial Scholarship
Lewis-Merrill Scholarship
Anne Chase Maine Nursing Scholarship (F)
Marianne and Joseph Malatino Scholarship
McCoy Family Nontraditional Scholarship (F)
Louis F. and Angeline L. Meda-MacKellar Scholarship
Lori Moseley Memorial Scholarship
Pierrepont Manor Improvement Club Marietta Holley Scholarship
Leona Nestor Memorial Scholarship
Theordore R. Otakie Memorial Scholarship
Marcia E. Walton Scholarship
*(F) = Freshman Only

The Martha Papworth ONeill Memorial Scholarship is an award for a nontraditional student who meets one of the
following criteria: is enrolled in a course of study in the humanities, OR demonstrates financial need and academic merit.
The scholarship is $1,000 per year, awarded in $500 increments per semester. This scholarship requires an essay.
If you think you may qualify for a Nontraditional Scholarship, please fill out a Nontraditional Scholarship Application
form and return it no later than August 1 to the Financial Aid Office.

REVISED 11/14

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