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Open Doors Diversity Grant

Open Doors Diversity Grant

Thinking about starting college? Worried about how to pay for it? Jefferson Community and Technical College is going to COVER tuition for ALL underrepresented minority students new to Jefferson for the upcoming Spring 2021 semester with the Open Doors Diversity Grant

*Interested students must apply to the College and enroll in at least six credit hours. Those eligible, from the criteria below, will automatically be awarded, no scholarship application is required! 


Open Doors Diversity Grant Criteria:

  • First time at Jefferson, freshman or transfer
  • Identify as a member of an Underrepresented Minority population
    * The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education defines Underrepresented Minority (URM) as students who categorized themselves as a) Hispanic or Latino, b) American Indian or Alaska Native, c) Black or African American, d) Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, or e) Two or more Races.
  • Federal Financial Aid eligible – must complete FAFSA and all required steps to complete financial aid process 
  • Degree-Seeking – visiting and non-degree seeking students are ineligible
  • Have not previously earned a college degree - students who have earned a Bachelor’s degree are ineligible 
  • Kentucky resident of Bullitt, Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Owen, Shelby, Spencer or Trimble counties
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours at the time award is made
  • Only courses required for the degree program are eligible
  • Courses must be offered by Jefferson - tuition for courses offered by other KCTCS colleges will not be covered

The Open Doors Diversity Grant is a “last-dollar” grant.  That means after all other financial aid or third-party payments are applied, the grant will cover the remaining tuition balance. The Open Doors Diversity Grant is only applicable to the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters and is limited to a total of 30 credit hours.

Grant recipients awarded in Fall 2020 must maintain a 2.0 GPA to renew for the Spring 2021 semester.

Contact Jefferson-admissions@kctcs.edu with questions you may have! Don’t wait!! Enroll today and take advantage of this amazing opportunity!