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KU Edwards Johnson County Education Research Triangle (JCERT) Scholarship

Policy
Purpose: 

This policy describes the eligibility requirements for the JCERT Scholarship.

Applies to: 

Prospective/New KU Edwards Campus students.

Campus: 
Edwards
Policy Statement: 

The JCERT Scholarship is a one-time award evenly distributed over two semesters (fall/spring or spring/fall sequence). Preference will be given to students with financial need.

Prospective students who have applied for admission to an Edwards Campus JCERT-funded undergraduate or graduate academic program (JCERT-funded certificate programs are eligible) and submitted their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA*) by the following deadlines will be automatically reviewed for eligibility to receive the JCERT Scholarship:

  • Summer and fall admits must apply for admission by February 1 and submit their FAFSA* by March 1.
  • Spring admits must apply for admission by November 1 and submit their FAFSA* by December 1.

 *Non-FAFSA eligible individuals such as international students, students progressing toward U.S. permanent residency, or DACA students are eligible to apply by submitting the results of the EFC Calculator from the Big Future College Board website instead of the FAFSA to the KUEC Scholarship Committee Chair.

Students may receive either the JCERT Scholarship or the Edwards Campus Scholarship—these two scholarships cannot be stacked.

JCERT Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  • Resident of Johnson County, Kansas.
  • Admitted to an Edwards Campus JCERT-funded program (would qualify if admitted as a pre-major).
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Submit FAFSA by deadline stated above. Non-FAFSA eligible individuals such as international students, students progressing toward U.S. permanent residency, or DACA students are eligible to apply by submitting the results of the EFC Calculator from the Big Future College Board website instead of the FAFSA to the KUEC Scholarship Committee Chair.
  • Undergraduate students must enroll in at least six credit hours of Edwards Campus coursework each awarded semester.
  • Graduate students must enroll in at least three credit hours of Edwards Campus coursework each awarded semester. 
Exclusions or Special Circumstances: 
  • JCERT-funded certificate programs are eligible for the scholarship. 
  • Students who leave their Edwards Campus program for one or more semesters and then return to the same Edwards Campus program are not eligible for the scholarship.
  • Students who were previously enrolled in an Edwards Campus program and are admitted to a different Edwards Campus program are again eligible for the scholarship (if they meet all other eligibility requirements).
Contact: 

Assistant Director of KU Edwards Financial Aid and Scholarships
913-897-8539
kuecservices@ku.edu

Approved by: 
Vice Chancellor of the KU Edwards Campus
Approved on: 
Monday, July 17, 2017
Effective on: 
Monday, August 21, 2017
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
Definitions: 

Prospective/New Student: Anyone who is applying for admission to a specific Edwards Campus undergraduate or graduate academic program for the first time.

Keywords: 
Scholarships; Financial Aid
Change History: 

05/25/2018: The JCERT and KU Edwards Scholarship were previously in one policy. The KUEC Policy & Procedures Committee created a separate policy for each. Added “JCERT-funded certificate programs are eligible for the scholarship.” Clarified that students who leave their program for one or more semesters and then return to the same program are not eligible for the scholarship. Clarified that students who were previously enrolled in an Edwards Campus undergraduate or graduate program and are admitted to a different Edwards Campus program are again eligible for the scholarship (if they meet all other eligibility requirements). Added definition of prospective/new student.

07/17/2017: New Policy approved by David Cook, Vice Chancellor of the KU Edwards Campus.

Financial Categories: 
Student Financial Aid
Student Life Categories: 
Financial Assistance

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