Applications are now closed for the 2022 competition. Thank you to everyone who participated. Semi-finalists will be alerted directly. 

Every day, adults just like you are changing careers. The Career Makeover, sponsored by WGEM and the JWCC Foundation, is a scholarship competition open to adults looking to start a new career (or advance in their current one!). 

Dreaming of earning more money or having more job satisfaction? Here’s your chance to turn your dreams into reality!

Register on this form and tell us why you should win a career makeover.
The grand prize winner will receive full tuition, fees and books!                      The two runners-up will each receive a $500 scholarship!


Semi-finalists will be notified by January 29th. Good Luck!!!  Questions? Email us at

Contest Rules     Paper Application
(A limited number of programs are excluded. Please see rules for details.)

Note: Employees of John Wood Community College and their immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, children, or in-law/step relations) are not eligible. Students currently enrolled, or enrolled within the last three (3) years, at John Wood Community College, part-time or full-time, are also not eligible.

A look at 10 years of changing lives:



A special thanks to our sponsors for making ten years of Career Makeover, and all the positive changes that come with it, a reality: 




Watch: Former-Winner Kathy Flesner Shares her thoughts about Career Makeover: