To apply for the College JumpStart Scholarship you must meet the following requirements:

1) High school 10th-12th grader, college student or non-traditional student;
2) U.S. citizen or legal resident;
3) Attend or plan to attend an accredited 2-year, 4-year or vocational / trade school in the U.S.
4) Be committed to using education to better your life and that of your family and/or community.

If you meet all of the above requirements, we invite you to apply for the College JumpStart Scholarship.


The College JumpStart Scholarship competition is held every year and the deadline is October 17 and April 15 of each year.

The deadline for the current College JumpStart Scholarship is midnight April 15, 2019.


The scholarship is currently OPEN.


The College JumpStart Scholarship is funded by corporate donations. We do not accept contributions from individuals. If you are a corporation and would like to make a contribution please contact us.

Welcome to the College JumpStart Scholarship Program

The College JumpStart Scholarship is an annual, merit-based competition -- financial need is not considered -- that is open to 10th-12th graders, college students and non-traditional students. The main requirement is that you are committed to going to school and can express your goals for getting a higher education. The first place prize is a $1,000 scholarship to help cover educational expenses. This award can be used at any college or university in the United States.

The deadline for the competition is April 15, 2019. When you are ready to apply, please SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TODAY.



October 17th is Our Next Deadline

Our fall/winter 2016 scholarship application is open. The deadline is midnight October 17, 2016. Please don't wait until the last day to submit your application. You can apply online right here: online application. Good luck!


Spring Competition Closes Today

Today is the last day to submit your spring scholarship application. Following the close we will spend about 8-12 weeks reviewing all applications and selecting our winners. Good luck. Check back for when we open our Fall Competition. 


Winter / Spring Competition is Open

While we are still judging the fall applications, we have opened and are accepting applications for our winter / spring competition. The deadline for this competition is April 15, 2016. Please don't wait until the day before the deadline to submit your applications. Visit our online application and apply today! Good luck!


October 17 - Today - Applications are Due!

Today is the deadline for the fall CJS Scholarship. Please be sure to submit your applications by midnight tonight! Any applications received after the deadline will be moved and entered into our winter/spring competition.


It's October. Deadline is Fast Approaching

The deadline for our Fall 2015 Scholarship program is October 17th! Be sure to submit your application by midnight of the 17th. Judging of all completed applications will begin soon afterward and we expect to have all winners selected by mid September. Good luck!