Technical Scholarships 

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The following scholarships are available to Technical students.  For all General Technical Scholarships please contact Maria Anna Rafac at mrafac@jjc.edu or call (815) 280-2546; Room T-1061

 

Technical – Automotive Scholarships
Contact:  Dan Warning at dwarning@jjc.edu or
Jim Coleman at jicolema@jjc.edu

John M. Bill Memorial Scholarship Fund

Description:

This scholarship was established through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence T. Overcash and their daughter, Ms. Megan Overcash. Applicant must be a graduate of a public or private high school in JJC District 525, demonstrate financial need and be enrolled in the JJC Automotive Service Technology Program. The scholarship may be used for in-district tuition and fees, as well as textbooks, supplies or on-campus student housing. Preference will be given to students who intend to earn an automotive service technology degree at Joliet Junior College. A recommendation letter is required from an Instructor who addresses the candidate's ability to meet his or her goals. If you have questions about the scholarship contact Jim Coleman C-2062, (815) 280-2576 or Dan Warning, C-2063, (815) 280-2453.

Criteria:

  • Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completed.
  • I am a graduate of a JJC District 525 high school.
  • I am an Automotive Service Technology major.
  • I have uploaded a recommendation letter from an Instructor.

Joliet Junior College Auto Club Scholarship

Description:

The Auto Club has established this scholarship for a part-time student who is majoring in the JJC Automotive Program. Applicant must have earned 9 credit hours and have a 2.5 or above GPA. A brief essay is required explaining why the student is deserving of a scholarship. If you have questions about the scholarship contact Jim Coleman C-2062, (815) 280-2576 or Dan Warning, C-2063, (815) 280-2453.

Criteria:

I am a part-time student 11 credit hours or less.

I am enrolled in the Automotive Curriculum.

I have a 2.5 GPA or above.

I have completed 9 credit hours or more at JJC

I have completed my essay explaining why I am deserving of a scholarship.

 

Joliet Junior College Professional Automotive Scholarship

Description:

The Auto Club has established a scholarship for a high school student who will be a full-time student at JJC and majoring in the JJC Automotive Program.  Applicant must have completed 2 semesters of automotive classes at the high school level with a 2.5 or above GPA. A recommendation letter from a high school automotive instructor and a brief essay is required explaining why the student is deserving of a scholarship. If you have questions about the scholarship contact Jim Coleman
 C-2062, (815) 280-2576 or Dan Warning, C-2063, (815) 280-2453.

 

Criteria:

I am enrolled in the Automotive Curriculum.

I have a 2.5 or above high school GPA.

I have completed 2 semesters of automotive classes at the high school level.

I have completed my essay explaining why I am deserving of a scholarship.

I have uploaded a letter of recommendation from a high school automotive class instructor.

I will be a full-time student (12 credit hours or more).

 

Joliet Region Model A Restorers Club

Description:

This scholarship was established for a student who is a resident of District 525, who demonstrates financial need and is enrolled in the automotive curriculum. Each scholarship award can be used for tuition, fees, and/or books. Joliet resident preferred. For questions, contact Jim Coleman, (815) 280-2576, in the Automotive Technology Department, C-2061.

Criteria:

  • Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completed.
  • I am a resident of JJC District 525.
  • I am enrolled in the Automotive Curriculum.
  • I have a 2.5 GPA or above.

 

Jon Rau Memorial Scholarship

Description:

The Auto Club has established this scholarship in memory of Jon Rau. The scholarship is for two full-time (12 credit hours or more) students who are majoring in the JJC Automotive Program. Applicant must have earned 12 credit hours and have a 2.5 or above GPA. A brief essay is required explaining why the student is deserving of a scholarship. If you have questions about the scholarship contact Jim Coleman C-2062, (815) 280-2576 or Dan Warning, C-2063, (815) 280-2453.

Criteria:

  • I am a full-time student (12) or more credit hours.
  • I am enrolled in the Automotive Curriculum.
  • I have a 2.5 GPA or above.
  • I have completed 12 credit hours or more at JJC. (2.5 GPA required)
  • I have completed my essay explaining why I am deserving of a scholarship.

 

Road Builders Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established for students enrolled in the Engineering, Architecture or Construction degree programs at Joliet Junior College. The applicant must be a resident of Joliet Junior College District 525 and have a 2.75 or higher GPA. This scholarship can be used for tuition, fees and/or books.

Criteria:

I am a resident of JJC District 525.

I am enrolled in an Engineering, Architecture or Construction degree program at JJC.

I have a 2.75 or above GPA.

 

Skills USA Automotive Scholarship 

Description:

The JJC Auto Club has established a scholarship to recognize a student participating in the Skills USA Illinois State Competition.

To be awarded the scholarship the applicant must place first at the college level in the Skills USA Illinois State competition in the automotive category. The scholarship can be used for tuition, fees, and books and to offset expenses incurred by the student while preparing for the Skills USA National Competition.

Criteria:

I placed first at the college level in the Skills USA Illinois State competition in the automotive category.

 

 

JJC Technical Scholarships

 AEC Construction Advisory Committee Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established to recognize students majoring in technical careers at Joliet Junior College. The scholarship is for a part- or full time student (six or more credit hours) who has a minimum of 24 credit hours earned with 12 credits in AEC or Construction Management and a 3.0 or above GPA. An essay id required discussing future goals in the Construction Management industry and why they deserve the scholarship. This scholarship is for tuition, fees and books, for questions, contact Maria Rafac T-1061, 815-280-2546 or e-mail mrafac@jjc.edu

Criteria:

I am a part- or full time student (six credit hours or more).

I have a 3.0 or above GPA.

I have completed my essay discussing future goals in the Construction Management industry and why I deserve the scholarship.

I have earned a minimum of 24 credit hours with 12 credits in AEC or Construction Management.

Frank Burla Memorial Scholarship

Description:

Student must be in good standing at JJC. For questions contact the Technical Department: Gerald Raino in T-1067, (815) 280-2530, or Michael Boehle in T-1067, (815) 280-2471.

Criteria:

I am a Business Education or Construction Technology Major

 

Edward J. Cwiklo Technical Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established by the Joliet Junior College Foundation to honor Edward J. Cwiklo for his generous donation to Joliet Junior College. The scholarship is for a student who is enrolled part-time in a minimum of six (6) and a maximum of eleven (11) credit hours and is majoring in the technical curriculum. Applicant must upload a letter of recommendation from any full- or part-time faculty member in the Technical Department. Applicant must also complete the essay question (a paragraph) on why they should be considered for the scholarship. This scholarship is for tuition; fees and books for questions contact Maria Rafac T-1061, 815-280-2546 or e-mail mrafac@jjc.edu

Criteria:

  • I am a part-time student enrolled between a minimum of six (6) and a maximum of eleven (11) credit hours
  • I have completed my paragraph (essay question) on why I should be considered for the scholarship.
  • I have uploaded a letter of recommendation from a full- or part-time faculty member in the Technical Department.

Emerson Process Management Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established by Emerson Process Management for students who are pursuing their degree and/or certification in the process control industry.  There will be 4 total scholarships awarded. Two scholarships for students majoring in manufacturing and two scholarships will be awarded for students majoring in industrial maintenance. A minimum GPA of 2.5 or above is required. Each scholarship award can be used for tuition, fees and/or books.

Criteria:

I am majoring in Manufacturing and/or Industrial Maintenance.

I am pursuing a degree and/or certification in the process control industry.

I have a 2.5 GPA or above.

 

Michael Escue Memorial Scholarship

Description:

The Michael Escue Memorial Fund was established by his parents Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Escue to help students majoring in one of the technology programs in the Technical Department at Joliet Junior College. Students must be committed to work in or teach in the technical area. Only students eligible for in-district tuition assessment without a chargeback or cooperative agreement are eligible to apply. The scholarship may be used for tuition, fees, books and/or supplies. Additional criteria, other than the industrial arts major, are as follows: Applicants must have relative need for the money. Need will not be determined in the stringent manner required for federal and state financial aid programs. A FASFA will be requested to provide the scholarship committee with vital information about the student and the student’s family. Students applying for the scholarship the first year should have a cumulative 2.0 to 3.0 in high school or while in attendance at JJC. The award may be renewed for a second year, and while the minimum GPA remains a 2.0, no maximum GPA is imposed. Renewal applicants will receive first consideration for continued aid. Students who change majors will forfeit their scholarship. Students must have an attitude which will provide service to the community and the industrial arts profession in future years. For questions contact the Technical Department: Gerald Raino in T-1067, (815) 280-2530, or Michael Boehle in T-1067, (815) 280-2471.

Criteria:

Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completed

I am a resident of district 525.

I am either a Technical Education or Industrial Arts major.

 

Exelon Corporation Technology Scholarship

Description:

The Exelon Generation Company, LLC has established a scholarship for  students who are pursuing an associates degree in science or applied sciences. in the following fields: 1. Electrical/Electronic Automated Systems; 2. Electronics Engineering Technology; 3. Industrial Maintenance Technology; 4. Mechanical Production Technology; 5. Nuclear Reactor Technician; 6. Precision Machine Technology; 7. Process Control and Instrumentations Technology or 8. Process Operations Technology. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.50 or higher. Each scholarship awarded must be used for tuition, fees and/or books and may be used for the summer semester. Exelon shall have the final determination for each scholarship awarded. Exelon will interview all candidates.

Criteria:

I have a 2.5 GPA or above.

I am pursuing an associate degree in science or applied sciences.

 

Grainger Tools for Tomorrow Scholarship

Description:

W.W. Grainger, Inc. established a scholarship to advance the education, technology and practice of technical education. Applicant must be entering second-year status of study and be enrolled in their final year during the year the scholarship is to be provided. This scholarship is available to a full-time student with a 3.0 GPA or higher who is enrolled in and pursuing a degree in a technical education program. Students must be enrolled in a qualifying industrial trade program as determined by Grainger.  Qualifying degrees include any industrial trade such as welding, HVAC, construction, plumbing, facilities maintenance, energy systems. Automotive, electrical systems engineering and other technical workforce degree programs. Non-qualifying degrees include engineering transfer programs or formal architecture programs. Applicant must provide one letter of recommendation from a professor, teacher or advisor, a list of clubs, activities, accomplishments, leadership roles held and years involved, including those relating to their field of study and an essay of 200 - 300 words on why they chose to study technical education, how their achievements and/or leadership roles have helped them grow individually and their future goals within the technical field. For questions, contact the Technical Department - Maria Rafac in T-1061 (815) 280-2546, Gerald Raino in T-1067, (815) 280-2530; or Michael Boehle in T-1067, (815) 280-2471.

Criteria:

Applicant must be entering second-year status during the year the scholarship is to be provided.

I am a full-time student (12) or more credit hours.

I am pursuing a degree in a technical education program.

I have a 3.0 or above GPA.

I have completed an essay of 200 - 300 words on why I chose to study technical education, how my achievements and/or leadership roles have helped me grow individually and my future goals within the technical field.

I have uploaded a list of clubs, activities, accomplishments, leadership roles held and years involved, including those relating to your field of study.

I have uploaded one letter of recommendation from a professor, teacher or advisor.

Grainger Annual Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established to recognize students majoring in an Industrial Trades field of study at Joliet Junior College. The annual award(s) shall be given to students who are enrolled part- or full time (6 credit hours or more) in an Industrial Trade field (IMT, EEAS, Welding, MFG, PCIT). The applicant must have a 3.0 GPA or above and have completed 24 credit hours. Each scholarship can be used for tuition, fees and/or books. For questions, contact the Technical Department - Maria Rafac in T-1061 (815) 280-2546, Gerald Raino in T-1067, (815) 280-2530; or Michael Boehle in T-1067, (815) 280-2471.

Criteria:

I am a part- or full time student (six credit hours or more).

I am enrolled in an Industrial Trade field (IMT, EEAS, Welding, MFG, PCIT).

I have a 3.0 or above GPA.

I have earned 24 credit hours.

 

Hamilton Engineering Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established through the generosity of Robert E. Hamilton Consulting Engineers, P.C. The scholarship is for a student who plans to enter the field of civil engineering. For questions contact the Technical Department: Gerald Raino in T-1067, (815) 280-2530, or Michael Boehle in T-1067, (815) 280-2471.

Criteria:

  • I am an Engineering Major

 

Hamilton-Morse Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established through the generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Hamilton. The scholarship is to assist students majoring in pre-engineering or business management courses. For questions contact the Technical Department: Gerald Raino in T-1067, (815) 280-2530, or Michael Boehle in T-1067, (815) 280-2471.

Criteria:

  • I am a Pre-Engineering or a Business Management major

 

Instrument Society of America Scholarship Chicago/Will Dupage Section

Description:

This scholarship was established through the generosity of the Instrument Society of America. Scholarships are available to assist students majoring in the Technical Department curriculum of Electrical/Electronic Automated Systems Technology, (EEAS), and Electronic Engineering Technology, (EET), or who are enrolled in Process Control and Instrumentation during the present school year and who have successfully completed two EEAS classes or two EET classes. or 2 PCII classes.  For questions, contact the Technical Department - Gerald Raino in T-1067, (815) 280-2530; or Michael Boehle in T-1067, (815) 280-2471.

Criteria

I am majoring in the Technical Department curriculum.

I have a 2.5 or above GPA.

 

Alan B. & Lois Endress Kehlet Engineering Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established through the generosity of Dr. and Mrs. Alan Kehlet. Students receiving this scholarship must be U.S. citizens. Financial need is not a factor. For questions, contact the Technical Department - Gerald Raino in T-1067, (815) 280-2530; or Michael Boehle in T-1067, (815) 280-2471.

Criteria:

I am a citizen of the United States.

I am Engineering major.

I have a 3.0 or above GPA.

I have completed my freshman year in the JJC Honors Program and I am a full-time sophomore student who intends on earning a degree from JJC and has completed at least 15 credit hours of Honors coursework.

 

Lawrence Kreidler, CED Scholarship

Description:

Lawrence Kreidler, 1927 to 2002, was a maintenance machinist by trade who never went to college but strongly believed in education.  He was a huge proponent of giving back to his community and became involved in local politics as a Village Trustee.  He was instrumental in forming the Steger Girls/Women’s Softball League, so his 3 daughters were afforded the same privileges his 3 sons had.  He suffered as a child with polio and wore shoe orthotic to compensate for his physical disability.  This scholarship is for a full or part-time student who is a resident of JJC District 525 who will be an incoming freshman or completed at least one semester at JJC with a 2.0 GPA or higher and has an interest in a career and technical education program at JJC. Special preference will be given to individuals that enroll in the Orthotics and Prosthetics Program. A one page essay is required, describing your educational background and future education and employment plans after graduation. A letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, school administrator or employer is also required. This scholarship will be used for tuition, fees and books.

 

Criteria:

I am a full or part-time student at JJC.

I am a resident of JJC District 525.

I am an incoming freshman or completed at least one semester at JJC.

I am majoring in a career and technical education program.

I have a 2.0 GPA or above.

I have submitted a letter of recommendation.

I have submitted an essay describing my educational background, future education and employment plans after graduation.

 

Evard and Vernetta Larson Memorial Scholarship

Description:

The student must be a resident of District 525 and be pursuing a degree in either engineering or engineering technology. The student must demonstrate financial need. For questions contact the Technical Department: Gerald Raino in T-1067, (815) 280-2530, or Michael Boehle in T-1067, (815) 280-2471.

Criteria:

Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completed.

I am a resident of JJC District 525.

I am pursuing a degree in either Engineering or Engineering Technology.

I have a 3.0 or above GPA.

 

Metalstamp, Inc. Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established to assist students majoring in machine technology. For questions contact the Technical department: Gerald Raino in T-1067, (815) 280-2530, or Michael Boehle in T-1067, (815) 280-2471.

Criteria:

  • I am a Machine Technology major
  • I have a 2.5 or above GPA

 

OPT Pioneers Scholarship

Description:

Friends and Family of JoAnne Schack have given donations in various amounts to the Joliet Junior College Foundation for the purpose of establishing an annual scholarship to assist female students majoring in Orthotics and Prosthetics Technology at Joliet Junior College. As a graduate of the Orthotics and Prosthetics Technology Program, it is Joanne’s wish that friends and family make a donation to this scholarship rather than send her graduation gifts. Scholarship can be used for tuition, fees and/or books. For questions contact Greg Pakieser in the Technical Department T-1064 or call 815-280-2303.

Criteria:

I am a non-traditional-aged female student.

I am a part- or full-time student in good standing.

I am a sophomore student (completed 32 hours or more).

I am enrolled in the Orthotics and Prosthetics Technology Program.

I have described my circumstances in the free-form questions.

 

Road Builders Scholarship

Description:

This scholarship was established for students enrolled in the Engineering, Architecture or Construction degree programs at Joliet Junior College. The applicant must be a resident of Joliet Junior College District 525 and have a 2.75 or higher GPA. This scholarship can be used for tuition, fees and/or books.

Criteria:

I am a resident of JJC District 525.

I am enrolled in an Engineering, Architecture or Construction degree program at JJC.

I have a 2.75 or above GPA.

 

Student Service Recognition Award - Technical Department

Description:

Each major department offers two (2) awards to a student enrolled within that specific department’s area. The recipient may use the award for tuition, fees, books, or supplies. Under no circumstances can a student receive more than one Student Service Recognition Award.

Criteria:

  • I am a full or part-time student at JJC
  • I have a 2.0 or above GPA

 

Walco Tool & Engineering Precision Machine Technology Scholarship

Description:

Walco Tool & Engineering Corporation has established a scholarship to recognize students majoring in Precision Machine Technology at Joliet Junior College. The applicant must have a 3.0 or higher GPA and be pursuing a career in precision machining. The scholarship can be used for tuition, fees and/or books.

Criteria:

I am pursuing an associate's degree in Precision Machine Technology

I have a 3.0 or above GPA.

I intend to pursue a career in precision machining.

 

 

 

 

 

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