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About this Scholarship

The James and Kathleen Jones Scholarship is for a first year, first-generation, full or part-time student commuting from Starke or Marshall County. A high school GPA of minimum 2.0 is required.



  • First-generation college and commuter student with demonstrated financial need from Marshall or Starke County that have applied for all other Federal and State financial aid grants for which they are eligible.
  • A minimum 2.0 High School GPA is required.
  • Include a written statement of goals for potential career plans along with explanation of strategies to reach those goals.

Note: Scholarship amount will be $1,000 per semester ($2,000 per year), and is renewable in the second year if a 2.5 GPA is achieved. All family members of James and Kathleen Jones are not eligible to apply. The recipient of the scholarship will be selected by James and Kathleen Jones.

Application deadline: April 30

Application Form

Please fill out this form completely, sign it, and submit it online before the specific scholarship deadline to be be considered for each scholarship you are applying for. A form must be completed for EACH scholarship to which you apply.

  • Please type in your full name as a signature for this application.
  • IMPORTANT: If the scholarship you are applying for requires a short essay, please attach that file here. You may also email that file, in Microsoft Word or .pdf format to Marcy Hopple at
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