What are the requirements to receive a Jernberg Scholarship?
Students must be in the top five percent of students academically as identified by school records, standardized test scores, or other recognized assessment methods.
Applicants must also qualify for funding for at least some portion of his/her tuition through Jackson Academy’s regular tuition assistance process. Students should also show evidence of enthusiasm for and motivation toward maximizing his/her educational opportunities.
What is covered by the scholarship?
The Jernberg Scholarship will cover full tuition and fees, including select fees in school sponsored clubs, activities, and sports.
What are the requirements to retain the scholarship?
Once awarded a Jernberg Scholarship, students may retain the scholarship until graduation as long as they maintain a cumulative 3.5 GPA and the established eligibility requirements. If a Jernberg Scholar has a cumulative GPA of less than 3.5 but at least 3.0 at the end of any academic year, the scholarship committee may award the scholarship for one additional year at its discretion. At the end of such year, the student’s cumulative GPA must be at least 3.5 to retain the scholarship.
What other agreements are expected of Jernberg Scholarship recipients?
Jernberg Scholars and their families must agree to have their identification as a Jernberg Scholar made public and to have this distinction celebrated in the School and local community as a means of promoting this honor and the availability of the Jernberg Scholars Program.
What if I am not chosen for the Jernberg Scholarship?
Students who are not recognized as a Jernberg Scholar may still qualify and receive aid through Jackson Academy’s tuition assistance process. Students may re-apply each year for the scholarship.
How Scholarships Are Awarded
All applicants must register to apply, submit an application with two essays for consideration, and have completed certain standardized testing. Two teacher recommendation letters are required, and parents must submit online financial information. The scholarship committee will then review all applications and select finalists based on both academic achievement and financial need. Finalists will go through an interview process to determine Jernberg Scholarship recipients. Full tuition through graduation will be awarded, so long as eligibility requirements are maintained.