Joining Forces Scholarship (JFS) Application

The Joining Forces Scholarship is designed to assist servicemembers and veterans in achieving educational and professional goals. The scholarship will be automatically applied during the financial aid packaging process for qualified applicants. This scholarship cannot be combined with any other College scholarship or tuition waivers. To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • be an active-duty or reserve member of the U.S. Uniformed Services, or
  • be an honorably discharged or retired veteran, or
  • be a spouse of an active-duty or reserve member of the U.S. Uniformed Services, and
  • be enrolled in a degree program at the College and maintain a minimum GPA of 3.00.

Scholarship Guidelines

The Joining Forces Scholarship is designed to assist Service-members and Veterans in achieving educational and professional goals. The scholarship will be applied during Financial Aid (FA) packaging process. The Joining Forces Scholarship cannot be combined with any other College scholarships or tuition waivers. Learners must request the JFS by submitting an application and all required supporting documentation to the Financial Aid Office prior to the expiration of the add/drop period in the semester in which JFS is first requested. In addition, active duty service members and spouses of active duty service members must provide proof of continued eligibility prior to the expiration of the add/drop period in every semester for which JFS is requested. JFS is not applied retroactively. Learners receiving the Joining Forces Scholarship will be charged a flat rate tuition, if enrolled in 12 to 16 credits. All other learners will be charged tuition per credit.

Please ensure that you meet the application requirements. Candidates who do not meet the requirements will not be considered for the scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be an active duty or reserve member of the U.S. Uniformed Services, or
  • Must be an honorably discharged or retired veteran, or
  • Must be spouses of an active duty or reserve member of the U.S. Uniformed Services, and
  • Must enroll in a degree program at the College and maintain a minimum of 3.00 Grade Point Average (GPA) per semester.
  • Qualifying recipients are required to verify eligibility each semester in order to receive award for that specific semester.*
  • Active Duty or Reserve Member of the U.S. Uniformed Services – LES (most recent)
  • Honorably discharged or retired veteran – DD214 (most recent)
  • Spouse of an active duty or Reserve Member of the U.S. Uniformed Services –Military proof of marriage (record of emergency data, recent orders, beneficiary policy, etc.) Most recent copy of spouse’s LES.

*Verification Documents: If your verification documents conflict with your military status this can affect the amount that you receive for the scholarship. Ensure that you turn in the correct verification documents.

Scholarship Information

Learners enrolling, re-entering, or returning from an LOA in or after Summer 2016 Semester: Active duty learners meeting the eligibility requirements will receive a scholarship in the amount of $3000 credit toward full-time (12-16 credits) enrollment tuition charge per academic semester at the College. Veteran learners and spouses meeting the eligibility requirements will receive a scholarship in the amount of $2040 credit toward full-time (12-16 credits) enrollment tuition charge per academic semester at the College. Active duty learners attending less than full-time (11 credits or less) enrollment will receive a scholarship in the amount of $250 per semester credit toward tuition at the College. Veteran learners and spouses attending less than full-time (11 credits or less) enrollment will receive a scholarship in the amount of $170 per semester credit towards tuition at the College.

Only active duty and reserve members of the U.S. Uniformed Services, who are non-matriculated learners, will receive a scholarship in the amount of $585 per semester credit toward tuition in the following GE courses only: COM 301, ENG 120, HUM 110, MAT 100, PSY 201, and SOC 220.

Non-matriculating active duty and reserve members of the U.S. Uniformed Services will be charged $585 per semester credit tuition in the following GE courses only: COM 301, ENG 120, HUM 110, MAT 100, PSY 201, and SOC 220.

Joining Forces Scholarship (JFS) Application

  • If applicant is a Spouse of an Active Duty/Reserve Member of the U.S. Uniformed Services, please complete the second section of application.
  • In addition, active duty service members and spouses of active duty service members must provide proof of continued eligibility prior to the expiration of the add/drop period (14 calendar days after the first day of the academic semester) in every semester for which JFS is requested. JFS is not applied retroactively.
    By clicking the box, I certify that I am an individual listed above and that information provided is true to the best of my knowledge and grant my permission for the information contained herein to be shared with the scholarship selection committee(s) and scholarship donor(s). I understand that I am responsible for providing required verification documentation by the last day of add/drop period each academic semester as applicable in order to qualify for the scholarship.