Myer & Lois Franklin Scholarship

The ability to give back to the community and the right to an education for all was of extreme importance to the Franklins.  They created the trust to provide scholarships embracing all members of the Jackson community no matter what their background in an effort to promote acceptance and access to education to those seeking same.

All scholarship recipients are expected to be a role model for the Jackson community and to demonstrate the qualities and perform the activities which enabled them to be selected as an outstanding scholarship recipient.

 For this scholarship, download the application, fill it out and return to the JCF office.

Application Deadline:  Upon receipt of 250 completed applications OR February 14, 2020, whichever comes first

Special Application Process: This scholarship uses a separate downloadable application. It will not appear in the drop down list of scholarship choices on the JCF online application and does not count toward your 5 scholarship.

Eligibility Requirements: Resident of Jackson County, Michigan

Renewable: Yes

Scholarship Award: Between $500 – $5,000

Scholarship Use: Tuition

Thomara Latimer Cancer Foundation

Thomara Latimer Cancer Foundation Scholarship Fund


  • Application is open ONLY to African American students, ages 17-30, who are Michigan residents.
  • Must be a college student admitted to a medically related professional program; e.g., nursing, medicine, physical or occupational therapy, AND
  • Must submit an official transcript with G.P.A., AND
  • Must have a minimum overall G.P.A. of 3.0.
  • Note: A personal interview is required.

TLCF recipients may only receive the award twice.

Deadline: December 27, 2019

Thomara Latimer Cancer Foundation
Franklin Plaza Center
29193 Northwestern Hwy #528

(248) 557-2346

For information and application:

The Eileen J. Smith, R. N. Memorial Scholarship

Jackson Community Foundation: The Eileen J. Smith, R. N. Memorial Scholarship

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Resident of Jackson County, Michigan

  • Graduating high school senior, previous recipient, student already enrolled in and taking undergraduate classes, returning learner, student planning to attend graduate school, student already enrolled in graduate school, or student enrolled in the Jackson College Prison Education Initiative who has completed at least one semester and is housed in a Jackson County Corrections facility

  • Enrolled in an accredited college or university with a major in a medical profession

  • Enrolled part or full-time

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

Scholarship Award: Up to $1,000 for tuition, books, or other academic fees – notified in May if awarded


Deadline: Upon receipt of 250 completed applications or February 14, 2020 –whichever comes first.

If you have questions, please contact the Jackson Community Foundation at 517-787-1321 or the College & Career Access Center at 517-990-0671.