Scholarship Guidelines

Questions concerning the JSU Scholarship program or scholarship application(s) can be directed to (256)782-8040 or Our office is located in Room 105, Bibb Graves Hall.

The 2019-2020 competitive scholarship application is available from October 1, 2018 to March 1, 2019. Applicants can view the scholarship listing and application by clicking on the Listing & Application tab on the left of the screen. Specific guidelines and/or restrictions are viewable by clicking on the specific scholarship name.

After criteria verification, Scholarship email offers will be sent immediately to the recipients of the entering freshman academic scholarships based on ACT/SAT scores. The ACT scores listed are composite scores. The SAT scores listed are critical reading and math scores combined. These scholarship award offers will be made through the Student JSU email account. The 2018 Scholarship Committee will convene in May to make selection of recipients of the general scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. General scholarship notifications and awards will be made through the Student JSU email account during May.

Apply for JSU scholarships using the online application. After you have submitted your online application, please monitor your JSU Student email account for scholarship messages from our office. These messages will only be sent to your JSU Student email account. Your Student email logon information is listed in your JSU Admissions letter. All scholarship recipients will be notified by email which is sent to the students JSU Student email account.

Selection of scholarship recipients at JSU is highly competitive. Students may apply for all scholarships, except the Freshman Merit, online.  Entering freshman (2018 High school graduating class) automatic consideration scholarship recipients are notified immediately after submission of the online application and upon receipt of official ACT/SAT test scores and unconditional acceptance. If you retake the ACT/SAT and receive a higher score, AND have your scores sent to JSU, the system will automatically generate a new scholarship offer if the new score places you in a different category. If you qualify for a higher academic scholarship you will have to forfeit the lower of the two.   Please watch your JSU email often for notifications.

Students applying for the Leadership and JSU Honors must use the appropriate application in Scholarship Manager and follow the instructions. Supporting documentation (if required) should be uploaded with the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be processed, this includes the submission of current high school transcripts with the application.

Most scholarships are based on the applicant's academic or extracurricular record, while some are based on demonstrated financial need. Students must complete a scholarship application to be considered for those scholarships on the University Scholarship listing. Those requesting scholarships based on need should also submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The quickest way to apply is online at

You can check on the status of your scholarship application(s) by logging in to your MyJSU account, and clicking on the Scholarship Manager link.   If you are experiencing difficulty using the system, please contact our office at Always include your JSU Student ID number in your correspondence.

The following are suggestions to assist in applying:

  • Students must be unconditionally admitted to Jacksonville State University before being considered eligible for a scholarship.
  • Students applying for band/music audition scholarships may be conditionally or unconditionally admitted.
  • All documents must be received by the March 1 scholarship deadline

All tuition scholarships are at the in-state rate. Full tuition is up to 16 hours per semester, and each hour is computed at the traditional classroom tuition fee. One year scholarships are awarded for the incoming Fall and Spring semesters. Unused hours will not be carried forward to any other semesters. Generally, scholarships designated for tuition fees cannot be used for any other expenses.*

University Housing is valued at the Double Occupancy Housing rate at the University Housing office. The current rate is $1,800 Scholarships designated for housing fees cannot be used for any other expenses. Scholarships offering housing and meal plans are a package that cannot be separated.*

Meal plans are valued at the On-Campus Resident Program and are available at the University Dining Hall. Scholarships designated for meal plans cannot be used for any other expenses. Scholarships offering housing and meal plans are a package that cannot be separated.*

Book scholarships are available at the University Book Store. Scholarships designated for books cannot be used for any other expenses. Unused funds will not be carried forward to any other semesters.

Awarding of scholarships does affect the amount of federal financial aid for which students are eligible.

Questions concerning the awarding and disbursement of Scholarships can be sent to or by telephone at (256) 782-8040.  Our office is located in Room 105, Bibb Graves Hall

March 1, 2019 is the deadline to apply for 2019-2020 scholarships, and you must be unconditionally admitted to JSU.