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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: 

New and current undergraduate and graduate students who are residents of Johnson County, Kansas and admitted to an Edwards Campus JCERT-funded program.

Campus: 
Edwards
Policy Statement: 

The JCERT Scholarship is available to new and current undergraduate and graduate students admitted to a JCERT-funded program at the Edwards Campus who are residents of Johnson County, Kansas and demonstrate financial need.

New and current students must observe the following deadlines for eligibility to receive the JCERT Scholarship:

JCERT Scholarship Eligibility Requirements:

  • Resident of Johnson County, Kansas.
  • Admitted/readmitted to an Edwards Campus JCERT-funded program  by deadlines stated above.
  • Submit FAFSA or ISNAW by deadlines stated above.
  • 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 may receive either the JCERT Scholarship or the Edwards Campus Scholarship—these two scholarships cannot be combined.
Contact: 

Assistant Director of KU Edwards Financial Aid and Scholarships
913-897-8400
kuecsuccess@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: 

Institutional Student Need Analysis Worksheet (ISNAW) - Form available for non-FAFSA eligible individuals, such as international students, students progressing toward U.S. permanent residency, or DACA students.

Keywords: 
Scholarships; Financial Aid
Change History: 

10/18/2022: Eligibility expanded to include current students. Removed eligibility for those individuals "employed in Johnson County, Kansas." Removed the minimum cumulative GPA. Updated contact information.
11/10/2020: Under eligibility requirements, changed "Resident of Johnson County, Kansas" to "Resident of or employed in Johnson County, Kansas."
08/05/2019: Replaced the EFC Calculator from the Big Future College Board website with the Institutional Student Need Analysis Worksheet. Changed the minimum cumulative GPA from 3.0 to 2.5.
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: 
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