The WJandon Scholars Programestchester County Board of Legislators work in collaboration with the Jandon Foundation to award college scholarships to academic achievers whose families are on public assistance or living below the poverty level.

Jandon Scholars receive $12,000 over their four years in college. The program is unique in that it follows the students throughout their college career.

To Apply Online, click here.*

*Application Deadline: February 16, 2019

Eligibility Requirements Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Jandon Scholars Program, students must be in their senior year attending a public high school in Westchester County. Their families must either be receiving public assistance or meet financial eligibility guidelines established by the Jandon Foundation.

Students must have excellent academic records and SAT scores, involvement in extra-curricular activities and evidence of good character.

For more information, contact Melanie Montalto at (914) 995-8620 or

Award Amounts and ScheduleAward Amounts and Schedule

To encourage students to complete their education on time, the Jandon Scholars Program offers an increase in the amount of the scholarship for each year the students remain in school for a total of $12,000 over four years. Students are required to submit their grades each semester in order to receive the next term's scholarship funds.

Jandon Scholarship funds are given directly to the students so as not to diminish other financial aid opportunities. Each year's award is provided one semester at a time on the following schedule:

Freshman Year $1,500
Sophomore Year $2,500
Junior Year $3,500
Senior Year $4,500



Selection Process

Selection of Jandon Scholars is made by a committee of seven members including foundation members and accomplished educators.

The selection process generally follows this schedule:

Feb. 16, 2019 Application Deadline.
March – April Applications are reviewed and thirty finalists are selected for interviews with the selection panel.
May Interviews are completed and fifteen winners are selected to receive the Jandon Scholarships.