Inspiring Others To Follow Their Dreams
The mission of the J★Rocks Scholarship Fund is to enhance the life of deserving students by providing him or her with financial assistance to further their education. The fund will provide financial assistance to students based on his or her academic record, level of community and leadership involvement, and financial need. Jerriel will give a minimum of twenty-five hundred dollars in scholarships to all students that qualify. This scholarship will be funded by J★Rocks Pizzeria. We at J★Rocks Pizzeria thank God for giving us the opportunity to give back.
- Applicant must possess a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA on a 4.0 scale
- Applicant must be a graduating senior
- Applicant must be a high school senior entering an accredited two-year or four- year postsecondary institution as a full-time student
- Applicant must demonstrate a dedication to community service
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of our more frequently asked questions.
The Application Process
How are the applications graded?
There will be three rounds of grading. During the first round, your application will be personally evaluated by three reviewers on our scholarship committee. Each reviewer assigns each application a numerical score and that score is averaged and computed into a final score. The top 25% of the applications will advance to the next round where the applications will be reviewed by the scholarship committee. The top 25% of those applications will be reviewed by Jerriel Bazile and he will select the scholarship recipient.
How do the reviewers decide what grade an application gets?
Each reviewer is free to develop his or her own objective grading standards. Reviewers like to consider a wide range of factors including your GPA, income, goals, writing ability, service history, personal stories, and any other information you choose to share in your essay.
Who are the reviewers?
The reviewers are people of many different faiths and experiences. However, they all hold at least two things in common: a belief in the importance of education, and a passion for giving their time and effort to the community.
Are previous winners of the J★Rocks Scholarship Fund eligible to apply again?
No. The scholarship is for graduating seniors only.
What if I forget to submit a portion of my application?
If an applicant is missing any item from the application, it will be discarded and the applicant will not be considered for the scholarship. All materials should be submitted on time.
Can family members apply for this scholarship?
Family members are not eligible to apply.
How much money is awarded through the J★Rocks Scholarship Fund?
Each Scholarship recipient is given $500.
Who will the money be paid to?
The money is paid directly to the school you are attending.
What can I use the money for?
The scholarship money may be used for tuition and books only.
When will I be contacted to learn if I’ve won?
Finalists are contacted shortly after the application submission deadline and all applications have been reviewed.
How long do I have to use the scholarship money?
A recipient may only use the scholarship money during their freshman year.
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