Women's Business Council of Champaign County

Jumpstart Scholarship

About the Jumpstart Scholarship


The WBC Jumpstart Scholarship is an annual merit-based award open to 12th grade female students in Champaign county to pursue higher education at an accredited post-secondary education institution. 

Each year, WBC awards $500 to two goal-oriented, service-minded young women continuing their education after high school.

Important Dates

  • February 15 | Application Period Begins
  • March 15 | Application Deadline 
  • April 6 | Scholarship Recipients Announced


  • Graduating senior enrolled in a Champaign County school.
  • Identify as female gender.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher out of 4.0.
  • Proof of enrollment at an accredited post-secondary education institution.*
  • Submission of completed application and personal statement on or before March 15.

 *Students not yet registered for college courses must provide proof of enrollment before scholarship award is paid to institution.