Financial Aid Office
Campus Center: A-1020
Phone: (815) 280-2528
Fax: (815) 280-2547

Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – 7:30pm
Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Finance and Scholarships Coordinator
Patricia Osborne
Campus Center: A-3025
Phone: (815) 280-2540
Fax: (815) 729-4256

Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 4:00pm

Joliet Junior College Scholarships


Start planning for your future!


Your achievements in and outside the classroom can earn you scholarship money for educational expenses. Scholarships are started by donors and are a resource you do not repay. They are awarded for any number of reasons (academic standing, leadership, specialized talents, ethnic origin, financial need, etc.) and are available whether you are just beginning your JJC studies or are near graduation. 


  • Scholarships have varied criteria and many of the scholarships are "need based" and require completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • When applying, students must meet all criteria for each scholarship to be considered for that scholarship.
  • Scholarships will be awarded annually, starting in the fall semester and must be used during the academic year for which they are awarded.

 Undocumented Students:

If you are an undocumented student, please contact JJC's Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMSA) 

for assistance with completion of your personal financial statement. 

Visit OMSA in room A-1107 or call 815-280-2829.

​JJC High School Foundation Scholarship 

for JJC District 525 Outstanding High School Students

High School Foundation Scholarship award winners will be announced at the High School Award or Honor Ceremonies throughout the

JJC District 525 High Schools. Joliet Junior College will notify students in May after the ceremonies have concluded.

  • Every year the Joliet Junior College Foundation offers a merit based scholarship for outstanding graduates of JJC District 525 High Schools.
  • To qualify for the scholarship student(s) must have a 3.25 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) and a 21 or above on the ACT exam.
  • The $2,750 scholarship is for tuition and fees only and must be used in the 2016 - 2017 academic year.
  • A high school transcript and a signed Counselor signature form.pdf needs to be uploaded to the student's scholarship application.
  • Students need to apply for as many scholarships as possible as long as they meet the criteria.

Scholarships received from external donors outside of Joliet Junior College.

If you have received a scholarship check from an external donor outside of Joliet Junior College, please bring the scholarship check to:

JJC Scholarship Specialist, Julie Allsopp

Main Campus: A - 3107

President's Office - JJC Campus Center 3rd Floor

Phone: (815-280-6620) 


The scholarship check will then be placed on your individual JJC student account.

Additional Information and Links:

Connect to Your Future Grant

The Connect to Your Future program is open to youth ages 18-24 who have earned their high school diploma or GED and meet income eligibility guidelines. Connect to Your Future provides occupational training in high growth-high demand occupations in Will County. Services include: FREE occupational skills training, career assessments, one-on-one and small group mentoring and academic advising, work readiness workshops, and placement into employment. Career Scholarships are available to Will County residents who meet Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) eligibility guidelines. Contact Cody Dailey at 815-280-1520 for further details.

Tutoring and Learning Center (Campus Center C-2010) Tutors are available to help students brainstorm for ideas, develop their answers to application questions, add details to their essays, free form questions and draft thank you letters to the scholarship donors after receiving an award.

Not sure if you reside in the JJC district boundaries? Click here for a map of the JJC District 525.

External Grants and Awards 

Automatic Payment Plan