Scholarships & Memorial Funds

JCC and the JCC Foundation strongly believe that a college education should be within the reach of every student. To that end, we currently provide over 70 scholarship programs for students. In 2013, we distributed $834,421 in scholarships, grants, and other support, all of which helped our students achieve their goals. 

Over the years, many supporters have created funds to promote study in a favorite academic program, honor a loved one, or help meet other special needs. Below is a list of the JCC Foundation's family of funds. Please note that these are only the funds directly managed by the JCC Foundation. For a separate list of scholarships and funds available to JCC students, visit the Scholarship Listing maintained by the JCC Office of Financial Aid.

Endowed USA Scholarship Funds

An important part of how the JCC Foundation supports students is the USA Scholarship, now in its 36th year of encouraging the best and brightest to choose JCC as the starting point for their college educations. The USA Scholarship provides first-time, full-time high school graduates with NYS Regents or PA college preparation track diplomas, ranked in the top 20 percent of their graduating class, with up to four semesters of NYS resident tuition not covered by JCC tuition waivers or by PELL, TAP, or PHEAA grants. Since the USA Scholarship's inception in 1979, JCC has distributed $6 million to more than 3,000 students. For eligibility and application information, click here.

The following endowed USA Scholarship Funds have been established through the JCC Foundation:

  • The USA Scholarship Endowment Fund (accepts gifts)
  • Judy and John Anderson USA Scholarship
  • Je'Anne Bargar Memorial USA Scholarship
  • Robert W. Biehler Memorial USA Scholarship
  • Carnahan-Jackson USA Scholarship
  • Cutco Foundation USA Scholarship
  • Winifred Dibert USA Scholarship
  • Lake Shore Savings USA Scholarship
  • Thelma K. McAuliffe-Spicer Memorial USA Scholarship
  • Lenna Foundation USA Scholarship
  • Richard L. and Pauline Murray USA Scholarship
  • Ruth Walrod USA Scholarship
  • Webber Knapp USA Scholarship
  • Jim and Georgia Wellman Family USA Scholarship
  • Sarita Weeks USA Scholarship
  • Dresser-Rand USA Scholarship
  • Dr. Gregory T. DeCinque USA Scholarship
  • JCC Faculty Association USA Scholarship
  • Katherine E. Ganz Scholarship Fund
  • Glenn A. Miller Scholarship Fund
General Scholarships

There are many general scholarship funds that students can apply for through the JCC Financial Aid Office. They include:

Specific Academic Scholarships

There are many scholarship funds for which students in specific majors can apply through the JCC Financial Aid Office. They include:

Other Scholarships

Acu-Rite Basketball Scholarship
Carroll and Dolores Anstaett Scholarship
George Bataitis Athletic Fund
Rob Benson Memorial Fund
Axel E. Bloomquist Kids' College Scholarship
Charles D. Brininger Chemistry Award
Kyle Brown Memorial Scholarship
Susan Carlson Book Fund
Choboy Scholarship
Steve Cornell Memorial Scholarship
Ted Dynys Fund
Faculty Association Scholarship
Stephanie Foti Memorial Scholarship
Emma Galloway Nursing Scholarship
Mark Galway Scholarship
Katherine Ganz Scholarship
Dan Gilhula Theatre Arts Scholarship
Global Scholarship Fund Grant
Terrence & Co. Scholarship
Ralph and Onnolee Hanigan Scholarship
Holmberg Scholarship Program
  Charles M. Johnson Scholarship
Jamestown Cycle Shop Athletic Scholarship
Elaine S. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Denise Joy Fund
Andrew Kibler Memorial Scholarship
Phyllis Kraemer Memorial Scholarship
Erick J. Laine Community Scholarship
Lawrence V. and Patricia J. Leising Memorial Scholarship
Ben Lockwood Memorial Fund
Juanita Mauro Giddy Nursing Award
Maytum Family Technology Fund
Pat McGee Nursing Scholarship
Joseph Minarovich Scholarship
Frank Petiprin Sophomore Computer Science Award
Rossotto Scholarship
Bob Sassone Athletic Fund
Scandinavian Studies Endowment Fund
Scharmann Theatre Fund
John D. Shortencarier Memorial Scholarship
The Sarita Weeks Visual Arts Endowment Fund

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Contact the JCC Foundation

Jamestown Campus
(Hamilton Collegiate Center)

800.388.8557 x1010 or 716.338.1010