JJC Launches Legacy Program to Support Academic Success of Children of Alumni

Joliet Junior College is pleased to announce the establishment of the Legacy Program, a new and innovative way the college is supporting the academic success of the children and dependents of JJC alumni.

Starting October 1, 2016, the college is accepting applications from students who are the children or legal dependents of JJC alumni, including sons or daughters and stepchildren of JJC alumni.  We are investing in students’ success by providing financial support–up to $400–for three consecutive semesters.

To be considered for this program, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Son or daughter or stepson or stepdaughter or legal dependent of a JJC alumnus/alumna.
  • The alumnus/alumna must have received an associate’s degree from JJC.
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled full-time (12 or more credit hours)
  • Applicant must be a district resident.
  • Applicants cannot have previously earned a JJC degree; to be considered for the scholarship, they need to complete 12 or more hours with a 2.5 grade point average in the currently enrolled semester.

“As a community college, we want family members who have invested in the college to consider JJC as a partner as they build an educational future for their loved ones,” said JJC President Dr. Judy Mitchell. “The JJC Legacy Program speaks to the college’s commitment of helping students in the community and upholds the college’s vision of being the first choice for students, employers and the community as they pursue their educational goals and dreams.”

For more information, applicants should contact Linda Thompson, assistant director of financial aid, at lthompso@jjc.edu or (815) 280-2209. For an application or additional information, visit www.jjc.edu/financial-aid/Pages/grants-awards.aspx.


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