The Jacksonville State University Foundation awards the Julian Jenkins annually. Established by Mr. Julian Jenkins, a former Anniston architect, for a sophomore student or above with a designated major in art, who has demonstrated, in the opinion of the art faculty, exceptional creative ability and dedication to the arts. The JSU Foundation, through collaborative relationships with individuals, corporations, foundations, and other organizations, creates opportunities that will provide additional support to the students, programs, services, and educational community of Jacksonville State University.
The Foundation will achieve its mission through image enhancement, effective asset management, entrepreneurial efforts, and development activities. The overall mission of the JSU Foundation is to maximize private gift support for Jacksonville State University while laying the groundwork for future fundraising success, in order to aid the University in fulfilling its own mission of excellence in education, research, and service.