Summer I scholarship deadline approaches
While remote registration for summer and fall 2020 classes continue at Paris Junior College, students have several financial aid options available, from regular sources and special assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Graduating high school students are eligible for a scholarship covering tuition for one Summer I or Summer II class. Those wishing to take a Summer I class must apply by this Friday, May 29; those classes start June 1. Find more information and the online scholarship application at www.parisjc.edu/scholarships.
Funding for students has also been received through The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) to make emergency grants to students who were moved from face to face to online classes in the spring semester.
Students must be Title IV eligible, meaning they must: be a U.S. Citizen, permanent resident or eligible non-citizen; hold a valid Social Security number (SSN); have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent such as a GED diploma or a high school curriculum in a homeschool setting that satisfies Texas requirements for homeschooling; be enrolled, or accepted for enrollment as a student at PJC. Full-time spring semester students may receive $500 and part-time students $250 grants.
Awards will be made for students enrolled in the summer and fall of a yet to be determined amount.
PJC has also set aside $200,000 for emergency grants to students. To be considered for an emergency grant, a student must fill out an online form on computer, phone or tablet at https://parisjc.wufoo.com/forms/pjc-cares-act-emergency-grant-application/. The grant may be up to $500 and can cover such items as rent, utilities, food, technology and child care.
“We want our students – and prospective students – to know that PJC wishes to help them reach their educational goals,” said PJC President Pam Anglin, “all they have to do is ask for help.”
While the college is still operating remotely, all student services are available by phone or email. New students should go to www.parisjc.edu, then select MyPJC and complete the admissions application; those with questions should contact [email protected] or call 903-782-0425. Returning students may go to MyPJC, log in to their account, and register for classes; for questions email [email protected]. Additional contact information and links are available at www.parisjc.edu/covid-19.
Paris Junior College — located in Paris, Texas, about 100 miles northeast of Dallas — has been a part of the Lamar County community since 1924.
Paris Junior College offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as Certificates of Proficiency in technical/workforce fields. The college has expanded its academic curriculum through the years to encourage associate degree and university transfer candidates. Since establishing its first vocational program — jewelry and watchmaking in 1942 — the college has been aggressive in adding technical/workforce programs that will benefit students entering the workforce.
The campus of 54 tree-shaded acres includes 20 major buildings and residence halls and provides students a unique and pleasant environment for learning.
Paris Junior College also operates centers in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and in Greenville, Texas.
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Paris Junior College is a comprehensive community college serving the region’s educational and training needs while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of our diverse community.