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Scholarship applications are now closed until January 2022.

**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.**

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

Please read each scholarship description carefully.

Available Scholarships:

External scholarships are managed by outside organizations who have their own application process.  Students will need to follow the external links provided to apply.  Students who win an external scholarship will need to work with the outside organization and Jefferson’s Bursar’s office

Community Foundation of Louisville 

  • Vogt Educational & Leadership Scholarship (Current high school seniors only) - Applications open in October
  • Louisville Artisans Guild Art Scholarship (Current high school seniors only) - Applications open in November
  • General Scholarship Application (65 scholarships) - Applications open in December
  • Scholarships are open to International students.
  • Community Foundation of Louisville scholarship coordinator: Naomi Davis


Community Foundation of Southern Indiana  

  • Lilly scholarship – Applications open in August and close September 14
  • All other scholarship applications open in December and close on February 1 
  • Community Foundation of Southern Indiana scholarship coordinator: Crystal Gunther  


The Point Foundation Community College Program

  • Students are evaluated on academic performance and potential, financial need, their involvement in school and community, and goals for the future.
  • This selective program aims to support LGBTQ leaders in their growth as student activists so that they can continue to inspire change in their communities both before and after transferring.
  • Scholarship application opens March 1 and closes May 3rd.  Learn more and how to apply on their website.

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.

1.       What is the purpose of the 15-to-Finish scholarship?

The 15-to-Finish scholarship is designed to reward students who stay on track to graduate in four semesters with an associate degree.  The award is $500.

2.       How to I apply for the scholarship?  When are the deadlines?

Students have between December and May to accept the 15-to-Finish Scholarship Agreement for the upcoming fall semester.

Starting in May and ending in November students will have the opportunity to complete the 15-to-Finish Scholarship Agreement for the upcoming spring semester.

To apply you go to Student Service Center, under Tasks you will find the 15-to-Finish Challenge Agreement.  If you do not accept the challenge you will not qualify for the award.  You will have to accept the challenge each semester to qualify.

3.       How are classes counted?

You must be enrolled in 15 associate degree program applicable credit hours in either a Fall or Spring semester.  These must be 100 level classes or higher that count towards your associate degree (A.A., A.S., A.A.S).  You must pass all 15 of these credit hours in the base semester.  You then must enroll in 15 associate degree program applicable classes the next consecutive fall or spring semester (award semester).  Note: summer does not count only Fall-to-Spring or Spring-to-Fall.  Awards will be posted in the second award semester after the Census date.  

4.       What classes count and what classes do not?

You must be in 100 level or above classes that count towards your current associate degree program.  These classes need to be Program Applicable. You will be notified via your KCTCS email account if you enroll in classes that are NOT program applicable.  Developmental or ESL classes do not count towards your associate degree and are excluded from this scholarship.  KRS tuition waiver or high school dual credit students do not qualify for the scholarship.

5.       What degrees count and what grades count?

You must officially (by Records Office) be in an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or an Associate of Applied Science degree program by the start of each semester to qualify for the scholarship.  Pending majors will not qualify for the scholarship.  All classes must be program applicable and count towards your associate degree.  In the base semester you must pass with a grade of A, B, C, D, or P.  Only KCTCS courses count for eligibility for this scholarship.   

6.       When will awards be posted?

The KCTCS Systems Office will create a list of eligible students after the 8th day of the start of the Fall or Spring semester.  After the Census date Jefferson Financial Aid will post awards to student’s accounts for $500.  Note: Financial Aid will not know who qualifies officially until this list comes from the KCTCS Systems Office; you will not be able to use this award towards calculated financial aid by tuition payment deadline.  

7.       What does the award sequence look like from fall-to-spring or spring-to-fall semesters?


Sample 15-to-Finish scholarship path*

Fall year 1 Spring year 1 Fall year 2 Spring year 2
Class Hours Grade Class Hours Grade Class Hours Grade Class Hours Grade
ENG 101 3 C ENG 102 3 C ASL 101 3 C ASL 102 3 C
COM 181 3 C HIS 108 3 C HIS 109 3 C ELECTIVE 3 C
ART 100 3 C PHY 151 3 C PHY 152 3 C ELECTIVE 3 C
ECO 201 3 C ECO 202 3 C GEO 162 3 C ELECTIVE 3 C
SOC 101 3 C MAT 162 3 C PSY 180 3 C ELECTIVE 3 C
Total hours 15   Total hours 15   Total hours 15   Total hours 15  
*Note: This is a sample plan. Please consult an Academic Advisor each semester to make sure you are taking the correct coursework and that it is program applicable. $500 awarded after Spring Census $500 awarded after Fall Census $500 awarded after Spring Census; Graduate with Associate degree in Spring


8.       Further questions about the 15-to-Finish scholarship?

Please contact Jefferson Financial Aid at