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The program is currently closed. Please check back in March for updated program information.

Jostens Renaissance Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

Jostens has established a scholarship program to assist students from schools in the US and Canada with a Jostens Renaissance Program who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

Applicants to the Jostens Renaissance Scholarship Program must:

  • Be from a school with a Jostens Renaissance Program.
  • Have demonstrated solid academic performance and potential.
  • Be high school seniors who plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two-year or four-year college, university, or vocational-technical school for the entire upcoming academic year.
  • Have participated in impacting their school’s climate and culture using Jostens Renaissance activities and/or resources.

Award Information:

If selected as a recipient, the student will receive a $2,500 award. Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon satisfactory academic performance maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale in a full-time course of study and continuation of the program by Jostens.

Four additional $1,000 awards will be granted and are one time only and not renewable.

Awards are for undergraduate study only.


Applicants will be notified in June. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Jostens. Payment is made in one installment in early August.

Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of:

Scholarship finalists are selected on the basis of essay, the student’s academic record, demonstrated leadership and participation in school and community activities, work experience, a statement of career and educational goals and objectives, unusual personal or family circumstances and a recommendation from the school’s Jostens Renaissance coordinator or school administrator. Financial need is not considered.

The essay should describe how they have participated in impacting their school’s climate and culture using Jostens Renaissance activities and/or resources. The essay will be evaluated by Jostens.

Selection of finalists is made by Scholarship America and will be forwarded to Jostens. Selection of recipients is made by Jostens. All applicants agree to accept the decision as final.

As part of your application, you must upload the following document:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Unofficial or online transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.

Also as part of your application, one online recommendation form must be submitted on your behalf by 3:00 p.m.
Central Time on May 6, 2020.

Your application is not complete unless all required documents are submitted electronically through the Scholarship America Student Hub.

Jostens has partnered with Scholarship America. Select the button below to be directed to the Scholarship America Student Hub!