First Responders - JSU

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20% Tuition Scholarship at JSU

As a first responder, you may be eligible for a 20% tuition scholarship at JSU. Apply for free today!

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Scholarship Details

  • Verification of full-time employment at a law enforcement agency, fire department, or other emergency service agency will be required before the payment deadline each semester. If not employed by one of these agencies, the employee’s job responsibilities must fall into the category of “first responder,” defined as a person (such as a police officer or an EMT) who is among those responsible for going immediately to the scene of an accident or emergency to provide assistance. Further clarification of job description and duties may be requested by JSU to determine eligibility.
  • This scholarship is not retroactive.
  • This scholarship is not available to students who are being or who will be awarded other forms of institutional aid or discounts.
  • This scholarship is not available to students who are enrolled in doctoral programs or other programs with special package pricing.
  • Effective Fall 2023, this scholarship is only available to newly enrolling or newly returning JSU students. Newly returning students are defined as former JSU students who are returning after having been inactive or after having not attended JSU for two major terms (fall/spring).


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How to Apply

1. Submit the Admissions Application

You will receive waived application fees by selecting "First Responder" as your business partnership.

2. Verify Your Employment

Have your agency's HR department or hiring manager send an email to from their official email address with the below information:

  1. Subject line: “First Responders Scholarship ”
  2. Employee’s/student’s name
  3. JSU student ID number (if applicable) or date of birth
  4. Agency name
  5. Verification of full-time employment