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Paris realtors donate $21,000 to PJC for scholarships

Published or Revised February 01, 2024

Starting in the Fall 2024 semester, Paris Junior College students will have additional scholarship help available thanks to a $21,000 donation from Paris realtors.

"There are more than 130 realtors who were part of the decision to donate the funds for this endowment to Paris Junior College," said Sherrie White, one of the Paris realtors involved with the gift. "The Realtors of Paris, past and present, are all about community and education is one of the best ways to build community. By setting up this endowment fund with PJC, the realtors here in Paris can assure continued assistance to those who want to further their education for themselves and thereby help Paris to flourish in the future."

The new scholarship is unrestricted and will be available for the upcoming school year, starting in the fall semester. Students must make the college grade point average (GPA) requirement of 2.5 and fill out a federal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered.

"We appreciate the Paris realtors for providing a donation of over $21,000 for scholarships to support PJC students," said Dr. Jerry King, PJC interim president. "The donation will be placed in the general scholarship fund to support and assist students with financial limitations pay their tuition and fees."

To learn more about scholarships at Paris Junior College, go to Those interested in donating to the College may contact PJC Institutional Advancement Director Baleigh McCoin at 903-782-0276 or