Jones International University

A PARTNERSHIP FOR LIFE-LONG LEARNING

Those who develop the ability to continuously acquire new and better forms of knowledge that they can apply to their work and to their lives will be the movers and shakers in our society for the indefinite future.

Jones International University® (JIU®) and the Douglas County Educational Foundation are pleased to partner with the Douglas County School District to offer exceptional scholarship opportunities that will allow individuals within DCSD to pursue educational advancement. As the first fully online institution in the U.S. to receive regional accreditation, Jones International University has set the standard in quality online learning. We make it simple to earn a degree, even while working a full-time career and balancing life's biggest commitments. The DCEF/JIU scholarship opportunity makes an exceptional education available at a time when education and life–long learning could not be more important. Together we can change the future.

20% Tuition Scholarship for your immediate family members!

Call 866.427.1306 today to learn more.

The Scholarship Process

  • Qualified individuals will submit a statement of interest to the DCEF/DCEF website http://schools.dcsdk12.org/dcef
  • The DCEF will review submissions and contact scholarship recipients with information on how to proceed
  • Recipients will work with a JIU Admissions Counselor (AC) to complete JIU's admissions process
  • Once admitted, a JIU Student Support Counselor (SSC) will assist with course enrollment and will then partner with student throughout duration of the degree program

Masters Degree Program Requirements

Applicants who are admitted into any master's degree program have met the following admission requirements:

  • Submit a completed application, available here by creating your own JIU password-protected account.
  • Submit an official transcript that documents at minimum an earned bachelor's degree (or highest degree earned) and a minimum GPA of 2.5 from a college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (or its international equivalent.)

Applicants who are admitted into a master's degree program for K-12 licensed educators have also met the following admission requirements:

  • Submit an official transcript that documents an earned bachelor's degree and a minimum GPA of 2.5 from a regionally-accredited college or university.
  • Submit proof of professional state-endorsed K-12 teaching, principal or administrator's license/certificate that requires a security background check, including fingerprinting.
  • Sign and submit "PK-12 Educators Program Checklist."
  • PK-12 Program Educators Checklist

Doctorate and Education Specialist Degree Program Requirements

Applicants who are admitted into any education specialist or doctorate degree program have met the following admission requirements:

  • Submit a completed application, available here by creating your own JIU password-protected account.
  • Submit an official transcript that documents an earned master's degree and a minimum GPA of 3.0 from a college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (or its international equivalent.)
  • Submit a well-written essay.
  • Submit a professional resume.
  • Submit three strong recommendations from professionals who are familiar with his/her academic and/or field performance.

In addition, applicants who are admitted into the Education Specialist or Doctorate in K-12 Education Leadership degree program have met the following admission requirements:

  • Submit an official transcript that documents an earned bachelor's degree and a minimum GPA of 2.5 from a regionally-accredited college or university (or its international equivalent.)
  • Submit a completed Colorado fingerprint card and $39.50 (USD) fee (money order or cashier's check only) made payable to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation OR proof of professional state-endorsed K-12 teaching, principal or administrator's license/certificate that requires a security background check, including fingerprinting.
  • Sign and submit "PK-12 Educators Program Checklist."
Mary Lisa Blevins
I plan to use the knowledge I gained from my JIU experience in my classroom as I integrate more technology, assessment driven instruction, and collaborative planning with colleagues.
Mary Lisa Blevins
Douglas County School District Teacher and JIU MEd Graduate
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