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 & 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 located in Orleans County.
School examples: School Travel / Outings, Music Programs, Sports / ExerciseEquipment etc.
During the 2G020 Covid Pandemic we purchased 4 picnic tables
for the Jay/Westfield Elementary School for outdoor learning.
Other Non Profit examples: Rent, equipment, a special one time need.
Apply December 1, 2022 thru December 1, 2023 Question? email
Continuing Education Scholarships
for Orleans County High School Seniors
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.
New for 2023 we are offering 3 types of scholarships thanks to an anonymous donor.
#1 JFG Group Community Service Scholarship (up to $500)
Open to all High School seniors from Orleans County continuing their education beyond High School Requires previous Community Service involvement. Application must include a statement of your volunteer and/or community service activities performed through an organization or on your own, either in or out of the school setting AND a letter of reference regarding your community service activity. (May not be a family member).
#2 JFG Volunteer Scholarship ($($1,000 a year for 4 yr. school or $2000 for 2 yr. School)
Open to all High School seniors in Orleans County who are planning to attend a 2-4 year continuing education program after graduation. This Scholarship is $1,000 a year for students attending a 4-year program or $2,000 a year for students attending a 2-year program. Primary criteria for selection: community service/volunteerism. Secondary criteria: Minimum high school GPA of 3.4. Award will be provided annually upon proof of successful completion of the first semester of each school year with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. Application must include a statement of your volunteer and/or community service activities performed through an organization or on your own, in or out of the school setting, a letter of reference reg arding your community service activity AND a copy of your transcript showing your cumulative GPA
#3 JFG Financial Need Scholarship ($1,000 a year for 4 yr. school or $2000 for 2 yr. School)
Open to all Orleans County High School Seniors planning to attend a 2 or 4-year continuing education program after high school. This scholarship is $1,000 a year for a 4-year program or $2,000 a year for a 2-year program. Primary criteria for selection: Financial need. Secondary criteria: Minimum high school GPA of 3.4. Award will be provided annually upon proof of successful completion of the first semester of each school year with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
Application must include a statement of why you need this scholarship and how it will help you with your future goals, Completion of Page 2 of the Scholarship application AND a copy of your transcript showing your cumulative GPA.
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.
2023 Camp Applications will be available early spring 2023
In 2021 The Jay Focus Group donated $500 to St. Paul's Elementary School in Barton a much needed weatherization project for two classrooms. Lowell Elementary School received $500 for yoga mats for upper grades for year round exercise.
So far in 2022 we have donated funds to Lowell Graded School for yoga mats, the Skate Rink in North Troy for equipment & United Christian Academy for their SEEK week.
for Orleans County Students Elementary thru High School
We thank these organizations & businesses for their Scholarship Support