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 Apply for Scholarships

**If applying for a scholarship that indicates “Financial Need Considered”, applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), by the scholarship application deadline March 15th!

For more information or if you have questions contact Financial Aid at

Please read each scholarship description carefully.

Available Scholarships

The Evolve502 Scholarship will give every eligible JCPS graduate the opportunity for a tuition-free, two-year college degree, certificate, or training. With this incredible opportunity, open the doors to Jefferson and start your educational journey now!

To apply or learn more, visit the Evolve502 website.

The Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship is available to students in eligible programs for up to four semesters who meet the following criteria:

  • Kentucky residents
  • Those with a high school diploma or students working on their GED.
  • Anyone without an associate degree or higher.

Visit Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship to learn more and how to apply.

Thinking about starting college or going back to complete a degree? Jefferson Community and Technical College wants to help new students ages 25 or older jump-start their education and cover tuition for the upcoming Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters. That’s up to 30 credit hours of free tuition!

To apply or learn more, visit Jump-Start

  • Jefferson Foundation/Gift and KCTCS Scholarship applications will open in January and close in March with dates posted on this website.  Students MUST have the scholarship application, all attachments, and the FAFSA (for Fall/Spring of the next academic year) submitted by the deadline to be considered for scholarships.
  • The Jefferson Scholarship Committee will meet in May to decide who will receive scholarships for the following Fall/Spring academic year. Awards will be posted, and notices sent to students in early June. 
  • Fall and Spring scholarships will be adjusted based on hours enrolled.  The student must maintain the minimum eligibility criteria for the scholarship in each Fall and Spring semester to receive the scholarship.  
  • Failing to maintain the eligibility criteria of a scholarship will result in the scholarship being cancelled and given to another student. 
  • Jefferson Financial Aid Office will check for eligibility criteria and enrollment AFTER Fall or Spring census date.  If a student is not meeting the eligibility criteria of the scholarship or is not enrolled by the Census date the scholarship will be canceled and given to another student.
  • Scholarships should disburse with Jefferson Financial Aid’s first disbursement date for Fall and Spring semesters. 
  • Scholarships can only be used at Jefferson Community and Technical College and are not portable to any other college. 

How to Title the Scholarship Essay

Student First Name Last Name

Student ID Number 00________

Scholarship Name


Scholarships with Essay Requirements:

Dr. David Driscoll Memorial Scholarship

  • Applicants must submit an essay explaining their History-related career goal.
  • NOTE: History majors only.


Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Horvath Academic Assistance Scholarship

  • Applicants must submit a one-page essay describing their need.
  • NOTE: Parent or grandparent must be a fulltime JCTC employee or retiree.


George and Mary Lee Fischer Scholarship

Applicants must submit a 500-1000 word essay that provides:

  • A description of educational and career goals.
  • How this scholarship would help in educational journey.
  • Description of financial need.


Jefferson Jubilee Scholarship

Open to students enrolled in any area of study on any campus that have achieved and maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must submit a 500 word essay that addresses these three areas:

  1. Explanation of education and career goals,
  2. How this scholarship would help you personally
  3. Why I am a good candidate for this scholarship

Preference will be given to students not eligible for other financial assistance; however, all students meeting the criteria are encouraged to apply. Financial need considered.


Mary Frances Opatken Gregory Scholarship

  • Applicants are required to submit an essay describing their education/career goals and how this scholarship could assist in reaching these goals.


Mimi's Hope Scholarship

Applicants must submit a statement (essay) for review that provides the following:

  • Why the applicant chose their field of study.
  • A description of their career goals.
  • How this scholarship would help in their educational journey.
  • A description of their financial need.


Visit the Learning Commons Tutoring Center for help writing your essay. 


Scholarship Attachments 

Highland Woman’s Club Endowed Scholarship

  • Must submit a copy of the most recent year's tax filings
  • NOTE: Single parent only and must have file taxes Head of Household.


Phyllis Krantz Memorial Scholarship

  • Fine Arts majors only.
  • An Art Portfolio must be submitted to: Barry Motes - Department Head Fine Art