College and Career Center

College and Career Center Information

The Jones High School College and Career Center is open for students and families to seek assistance with their next steps.

College and Career Specialist

Tamia Felder 

College & Career Specialist
Jones High School


Scholarships & Financial Aid Pages

UNCF (United Negro College Fund)
UNCF is the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization. To serve youth, the community and the nation, UNCF supports more than 60,000 students at over 900 colleges and universities across the country. UNCF supports education through scholarships and other programs, by supporting its 38 member colleges and universities, and by advocating for the importance of minority education. UNCF administers more than 400 programs, including scholarship, internship and fellowship, mentoring, summer enrichment, and curriculum and faculty development programs. UNCF institutions and other historically black colleges and universities are highly effective, awarding 21 percent of African American baccalaureate degrees. The UNCF logo features the UNCF torch of leadership in education and its widely recognized motto, "A mind is a terrible thing to waste."®

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)
Founded in 1975 as a not-for-profit, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) is the nation's preeminent Latino scholarship organization, providing the Latino community more college scholarships and educational outreach support than any other organization in the country. During the 2007-2008 academic year, HSF awarded almost 4,100 scholarships exceeding $26.7 million. In its 33-year history, HSF has awarded in excess of 86,000 scholarships, worth more than $250 million, to Latinos attending nearly 2,000 colleges and universities in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)
APIASF is based in Washington, DC, and is the country's largest non-profit organization devoted solely to providing scholarships for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Since its formation in 2003, APIASF has distributed more than $730,000 in one-time scholarships to high school students in the United States, the Freely Associated States and the U.S. Territories who are entering college for the first time. APIASF also is the administrator of the Gates Millennium Scholars/APIA, which provides outstanding low-income Asian and Pacific Islander American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline they choose. Supporters of APIASF include members of the general public and a wide spectrum of community and professional leaders, organizations and corporations.

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Virtual College Visits

Due to continued safety measures, all currently planned College Visits will be taking place virtually. Signing up for visits and other college related webinars will be made available to students and families through the Jones HS College and Career Services Canvas page.

Additional College and Career Links

Florida Colleges & Universities Links


What is it? SCOIR (pronounced 'score') is a free district provided resource to all OCPS students and families. It is designed to break down the college admissions process into manageable steps that help students and their families evaluate all the important questions one step, one day at a time. Students are able to search for colleges based on personal and academic interests, build their college list, explore campus communities to understand what type of environment will fit them best, and communicate with college admissions counselors. Utilizing the resources in SCOIR can help students better understand their unique talents, see how they translate to majors, and begin career exploration.
Why is it important? When applying to colleges and universities this then provides counselors the opportunity to upload all supplemental information needed for applications (transcripts, letters of recommendation, fee waivers, etc.)
How do students login to SCOIR?  Students are able to access Scoir via single-sign on through the Scoir icon on Launchpad. An invitation is not required from a staff member.
Can parents and guardians use SCOIR? Yes, SCOIR gives parents and/or guardians a unique window into their student’s college journey through the SCOIR Parent Application. It also provides access to financial calculators and a view of colleges in your child’s “My Colleges” list.  Parents and guardians must be invited by their student.
How do students invite their parents/guardians to SCOIR?  Click here to learn how to invite parents and guardians to SCOIR account from the student profile.
How do parents and guardians login to SCOIR? Click here to learn to create an account.
Can SCOIR be accessed on a mobile phone? Yes, there are mobile apps for SCOIR student and SCOIR Parent for iOS and Android devices.