How we help.....
Grants & Scholarships
There really is no reason to wait when it comes to doing a good deed.
Discover some of the great programs and initiatives we lead at Jay Focus Group, and see how you can help make a difference in the lives of people in the community.
Grant on Request open to all Orleans County Schools. Libraries & Non-Profits
Apply for a Grant of up to $500 in a 12-month period from Dec 1 2022 thru Dec 1 2023
for your 501 (c)3 Non-Profit Organization or School/Library in Orleans County.
School examples: School Travel / Outings, Music Programs, Sports / Exercise Equipment, a special one-time need.
Other Non-Profit examples: Rent, equipment, a special onetime need.
Apply December 1, 2022 thru December 1, 2023
December 1, 2023 thru December 1, 2024 Application Coming Soon.
Question? email firstname.lastname@example.org
Past recipients include:
St. Paul's Elementary School in Barton (Weatherization 2021& Orleans County Fair Student Access 2023),
Lowell Elementary School Yoga Mats 2021,
Town of Troy Skate Rink 2022 & Troy Elem School for new Green Mtn Farm to School Garden Plot 2023
Leach Public Library, Barton, Summer Camp,
Jay Westfield School (After School Programs, Clothing for use on JCRC, Picnic Tables)
Derby Elementary School Arts Dept,
North Country High School Visual Arts Travels to NYC & Europe, German Exchange Program
New for 2024
Up to $200 per year Mini Grant for School Events, Sporting Events, Holiday Events &
more in Orleans County, VT
2023/24 Application coming soon Dec 1, 2023 thru Dec 1, 2024
Continuing Education Scholarships
for Orleans County High School Seniors (up to $500)
The Jay Focus Group Community Service Continuing Education Scholarship provides funding to a high school senior from Orleans County an opportunity to enhance their future through continued education with a scholarship to assist with educational costs which includes college 2/4 yr., trade school, as well as on-the-job training. Home Schoolers invited to apply.
Open to all High School seniors from Orleans County continuing their education beyond High School. Requires previous Community Service involvement. Application must include a statement of your volunteer and/or community service activities performed through an organization or on your own, either in or out of the school setting AND a letter of reference regarding your community service activity. (May not be a family member).
2023 Scholarship Results
The Jay Focus Group is pleased to announce that we have awarded 6 Orleans County Students continuing education scholarships for 2023.
4 Students will share $2500. Jay Focus Group Community Service Scholarship - Criteria: Seniors in Orleans County who plan to continue their education beyond high school and have demonstrated a commitment to helping others through volunteering their services either in or out of school or both.
A 5th student has been awarded the Jay Focus Group 4 year Volunteer Scholarship.
Amount: $1000 a year for 4 year program or $2000 a year for a 2 year program Criteria: Scholarship is given to an Orleans County senior who is planning on continuing his/her education after high school, has a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher and has shown exceptional participation in volunteering for a variety of Community Service projects either in or out of school or both. Funds will be awarded each year after proof of successful completion of one semester of a continuing education program with a GPA of 2.75..
A 6th student has been awarded the Jay Focus Group Financial Need 4 year Scholarship. $1000 a year for a four year program or $2000 a year for a 2 year program. Criteria: Scholarship is given to an Orleans County senior who has a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or higher and demonstrates the need for financial assistance in order to continue their education beyond high school. Funds will be awarded each year after proof of successful completion of one semester of a continuing education program with a GPA of 2.75.
We thank all our volunteers and sponsors as well as all of you who purchased raffle tickets and participated in our 2023 Super Tag Sale. We are raising funds for 2024 Camp Scholarships via our "Roaring 20's Speakeasy Event, July 29" and Raffle Tickets
Annual Camp Scholarship program
sends a student(s) from Orleans County to Camp for a day or Week,
helping to create a Memory which will last a Lifetime!
Most camp offerings in VT are in the summer but there are a few winter ones as well.
Home Schoolers welcome to apply.
Partial Funding Available, Funds for transportation available.
2024 Camp Applications will be available in March 2024
2023 Camp Scholarship Results
The Jay Focus Group is so pleased to announce that we have awarded 12 Orleans County children Summer Camp Scholarships totally $4000. The children range in age from 5 to 15 years old. They will be attending Kingdom Therapeutics, Lamoille County Players Theatre, Sisken’s CIT Program, Burke Mountain Intro to Mountain Biking, Sisken’s Residential Camp, Camp Memphremagog and the National Youth Leadership Forum, NVU Johnson Softball Camp
We thank all our volunteers and sponsors as well as all of you who purchased raffle tickets
and participated in our 2023 Roaring 20's Fundraiser. We raised funds for 2024 Camp Scholarships via our "Roaring 20's Speakeasy Event, July 29" and Raffle Tickets.
for Orleans County Students Elementary thru High School