Jefferson Dollars for Scholars®, a chapter of Scholarship America® is located in Metairie, Louisiana. We strive to provide educational opportunities for the students in Jefferson Parish and help keep students local, growing our community. Click on the  "About Us" tab above to learn about all our programs and how you can help. 

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We appreciate your participation for Youth, Education, and Scholarship. 

All Your Generous Donations 
become part of our
 YES Fund
for Youth, Education, and Scholarship

Enter this contest sponsorded by Fidelity Bank to win a scholarship

and become a part of a national campaign to show teens

the value of sound money management.

Contest began October 1st and will end on December 1st!

Don't wait...enter now!



We still want to hear from our Enrichment Camp Scholarship Recipients

about their summer camp experience!!!

If you haven't done so already, please submit a Summer Camp Report and pictures to our office.

We want to see how much fun you had and all the wonderful things you did!

Click here to download a copy of the 2016 Summer Camp Report.

Call us at 504.831.1565 if you have



Scholarship America, our parent organization

offers "open scholarships" that you may be eligible for!

That means you have even more opportunities

to help pay for college.


Just go to www.ScholarshipAmerica.org to see if you are eligible.


Jefferson Dollars for Scholars has been selected to choose the recipients of the three Tulane Legislative Scholarships sponsored by 

Senator Conrad Appel and Representatives Julie Stokes and Kirk Talbot.

These scholarships are open to incoming first-year students AND to students currently as Tulane undergraduates living in these districts.

Applicants for Tulane Legislative Scholarships may be graduating from public, private, or parochial high schools or attending Tulane University.

***All applicants for these awards must also comply with Tulane University requirements and deadlines.***

A Special Application for these scholarships will be posted by October 15, 2016. 


High School Class of 2017 College Scholarship Applications

Carefully read the requirements and submit your completed application. 


1. Graduating from a Jefferson Parish Public School or a Jefferson Parish resident graduating from the LA School for Math, Science and the Arts

2. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0

3. A minimum ACT composite score of 20

4. A complete ONLINE application including Counselor's evaluation with ATTACHED transcript.

A. Parents' Financial information

B. Student Profile at 100% completion

C. Completed recommendation(s)

D. Custom questions regarding 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice colleges

E. "Submit" button grayed out on your Jefferson Dollars for Scholars Chapter's Scholarship

5. Graduating from high school December 2016 - August 2017

Have more questions? Click here to find out more!
Have questions about FAFSA? Click here for more information!
PLEASE be sure to check out this checklist to make you are submitting a COMPLETED application.

To view pictures from our 2016 Awards Ceremonies, please visit our Photo Gallery!!!!


2016 College Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars® held our 22nd annual College Scholarship Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 to celebrate our new scholars. From 4:00-6:00 pm, Jefferson Dollars for Scholars was at the Marriott Metairie at Lakeway, 3838 N. Causeway Boulevard to celebrate this momentous event. Our scholars worked so hard to receive these scholarships, and we love to recognize their talents.

In 2015, we gave out over 130 scholarships to deserving students; in 2014, we gave over 130! We were elated with the amount of supporters and participants. There is nothing better in the world than to see the smiling faces of our proud recipients, their parents and their teachers who made it all happen.

This event wouldn't have been possible without the help of our volunteers, counselors, and various contributors and sponsors who make this such a wonderful event.

We are able to award more and more scholarships annually due to the generosity of Jefferson Parish schools and our sponsors. Contact us today to find out how you can make a child's dream come true.

Have you liked us on Facebook yet? Not on Facebook? No worries! You can still view them on Shutterfly and print them at your nearest Walgreens or onto your computer!

Please bookmark http://jpschools.org/department/jps-tv/programming-schedule/ for all future viewings.


2016 Enrichment Camp Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Our summer enrichment program celebrated another successful year on Thursday, April 21st! We gave out over 130 scholarships for students to attending over 150 camps throughout Louisiana and Missisippi. For any parent or student still unsure of which summer camp to choose, don't fret. A copy of our official summer camp list can be found here! Reminder to all recipients: Jefferson Dollars for Scholars cannot pay for any sports nor day camps. Please only choose the sessions/classes listed on this form.

Have you liked us on Facebook yet? Not on Facebook? No worries! You can still view them on Shutterfly and print them at your nearest Walgreens or onto your computer! 

Please bookmark http://jpschools.org/department/jps-tv/programming-schedule/ for all future viewings.

If you have any pictures of your child attending one of our sponsored camps, please send them to us at mail@jeffersondollarsforscholars.org or post them on our Facebook album and tag them!

We need to hear from our recipients about their experience. Please turn in your Summer Camp Report as soon as you're done with camp. We would love to share your wonderful stories with our supporters and sponsors.

Thanks and we hope everyone had a great summer!


Jefferson Parish Council Proclaims February

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars Month

By way of the Proclamation, the Council wishes to recognize and express its support of Jefferson Dollars for Scholars for outstanding service to the community; for guiding thousands of students from Jefferson Parish through college graduation; and for bringing positive educational attention to Jefferson Parish.

Thank you Jefferson Parish Council! 
Together, we can build a community with a diverse workforce.  Together, we can educate a community that will attract outside investment. Together, we may impact a community to retain its homegrown talent; to enjoy safer neighborhoods; and to sustainably meet its own needs. 
Together we may achieve a better quality of life for every resident. 
We at Jefferson Dollars for Scholars wish to send even more children to college but can only do so by joining hands with every one of you. Therefore, our recently launched resident participation campaign "Power of a Dollar" honors the founding principle of our organization: if each resident gives at least one dollar, our academically and financially deserving young people can afford to go to college. It's that easy!
Therefore to change the potential of our community and break the cycle of poverty within families, this February, we invite each resident of Jefferson Parish to donate at least
             one dollar. 
 We believe in the power of a dollar to change lives and transform communities. This February, our campaign invites you to believe and participate as well!
To learn more and lend your support, please visit  www.powerofadollar.us


                                  For more information about the School Drive, click here.


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                                                           Don't Blow your TOPS!

    Learn about maintaining your TOPS scholarship here. It is very important that you renew your TOPS each year that you are enrolled in school. Don't lose your scholarship because you didn't know the TOPS renewal criteria!

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars

3100 Ridgelake Drive, Ste. 206 

Metairie, LA 70002

Office: 504.831.1565

Fax: 504.831.2621

Email: mail@jeffersondollarsforscholars.org