Jeff State announces dual-enrollment scholarship
Published 2:49 pm Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Jefferson State Community College announced that dual-enrollment students in general education classes for the fall 2022 semester will receive 50% off tuition and fees.
“Dual enrollment is a great way for students to save money and get a head start on their college education or career training,” Dual Enrollment Coordinator Pam Kelley said. “We are proud to serve over 2,200 dual enrollment students at Jefferson State. With this 50% discount offer along with scholarship opportunities, we expect the number of dual enrollment students to increase for the fall 2022 semester.”
There will continue to be a strong focus on career and technical education (CTE) programs.
“With the expansion of industry across the state, there is increased demand for trained employees,” Kelley said. Dual enrollment students at Jefferson State can take advantage of the CTE scholarship and earn a certificate or degree in child development, computer information systems, emergency medical services, manufacturing technology (including welding), or office administration technology while they are in high school.
“When presented the opportunity to take dual enrollment, I knew it would give me a chance to challenge myself outside of the typical classroom. I loved the one-on-one interaction with my teacher and also being given the freedom to express my ideas and arguments. Being involved in dual enrollment gave me valuable skills that I will not only use in college but also in my future career as an educator,” Emma Darling, senior at Hoover High School who first enrolled in dual enrollment courses as a sophomore, said.
The CTE scholarship covers tuition, fees, and textbooks for qualifying courses. For more information on the CTE scholarship, visit jeffersonstate.edu/DEscholarships.
“Dual enrollment has benefited me in many ways. It has allowed me to get ahead in my academic career and gotten me one step closer to being where I want to be—while also building many life skills such as time management, good work ethic, and responsibility, and also gaining a sense of accomplishment for what I’m doing!” Tyler Bingham, welding student who graduated high school in May and is working toward his college degree, said
The STEM scholarship, which covers tuition, fees, and textbooks, is still in effect for dual enrollment students enrolled in science, math, and computer science courses. This scholarship was added in fall 2021, and over 700 students have already taken advantage of it.
“I chose to do dual enrollment because I didn’t want to deal with the AP exam. With dual enrollment, the work is spread across the whole semester, and it will always count for college. Dual enrollment reduced the number of classes I needed to take in both high school and college. Coming to campus for classes helped me connect with more resources and scholarships after high school was over,” said Kesy Uhomba, president of Jefferson State’s Multicultural Student Association and vice president of Phi Theta Kappa.
Students in the 10th, 11th or 12th grade who are interested in dual enrollment at Jefferson State can get started today by visiting jeffersonstate.edu/de.