Jefferson Dollars for Scholars®, the only Louisiana chapter of Scholarship America® is located in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.

We have received 3 National Awards for Community Impact! 

We provide educational opportunities for the students in Jefferson Parish Public Schools. 

HUNDREDS of ambitious and dedicated students are looking to Jefferson Dollars for Scholars for educational assistance.

We will all be GLAD to have so many GRADS.

If everyone in Jefferson Parish gives $1, 

we will have $432,000 for scholarships, enrichment, and laptops for students! 


When you go to the Donate Now page and DONATE what makes you feel good,

you'll be proud to be part of a community that invests in its own future.


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2018, 2019, and 2020

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars

College Award Recipients

It is time to renew your scholarship awards!!!

(Note: Complete this form ONLY if you are a recipient of a 2018, 2019, or 2020 Scholarship Award. We CANNOT provide any funds if you are not an actual award recipient.)


Renewal Deadline: Friday, July 16, 2021

Follow the instructions below to renew your scholarship award:


1. Complete a copy of the 2021 Scholarship Renewal Form

2. Submit a legible and printable copy of your 2020-2021 college transcript

  • Email address - mail@jeffersondollarsforscholars.org
  • Mailing address - Jefferson Dollars for Scholars, Post Office Box 6526, Metairie, LA 70009

Remember!!! Your transcript

-- DOES NOT have to be official

-- Must include grades from both 2020 Fall and 2021 Spring semesters AND a cumulative GPA

-- Must be submitted in a legible and printable format

3. Have a great summer!!!


Don't forget to click on the Students & Parents tab for information about additional scholarships, FAFSA information and more!!!

You can now use the Amazon Shopping app on your mobile phone!!!

Sign up for AmazonSmile and select "Jefferson Dollars for Scholars" as your favorite charity. Amazon will donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchase to support our Jefferson Parish students!!!

Here's how it works:

1. Open the Amazon app on your phone

2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on "AmazonSmile" within Programs & Features

3. Select "Jefferson Dollars for Scholars" as your charity

4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app

5. Shop 'til you drop!!!


We appreciate your support!!!


Jessica Larche Washington

From Scholarship Recipient to Scholarship Donor

In Memory of Her Grandmother

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars is proud to announce the Joyce Marsalis Morris Memorial Scholarship on what would have been the educator's 90th birthday, December 10th.  The memorial scholarship, provided by her family, is a one-time $500 award for a Jefferson Parish high school senior attending an HBCU.  The winner will be announced in May 2021.

Morris was a celebrated math teacher in the Jefferson Parish Public School System, a fierce champion for higher education at historically Black colleges and universities, and a devoted mother and grandmother. Her remarkable life ended due to complications from dementia on March 13, 2020 at 89 years old, but her legacy will live forever.  

Morris taught math for several decades at West Jefferson High School.  She spent the later part of her teaching career at John Ehret High School before retiring in the late 1990s.  Morris was a proud alumna of Southern University, earning her bachelor's and master's degrees in education at the historically Black university. Her children and grandchildren went on to earn their education from HBCUs as well. 

"Grandma Joyce chartered a path for excellence, and showed our family anything was possible," said one of her grandchildren, Jessica Larché Washington. Washington was a 2003 Jefferson Dollars for Scholars recipient, and the 2003 Valedictorian of West Jefferson High School. Jessica graduated summa cum laude from Florida A&M University, a prestigious HBCU. She is now an Emmy award-winning news anchor at the CBS News affiliate in Norfolk, Virginia. 

"Our entire family is forever grateful to the rock of our family, and we are committed to ensuring her legacy lives on for generations through this memorial scholarship," said Washington.   

Our thanks, Jessica, to you and your family for this full circle gift! 


Introducing....... DONOR PERKS!!!  Our Gift to YOU!

With your donation of $150 or more,

you will receive your own family access code

to a discount site with discounts all over the country

for shopping, travelling, eating.... all the things we really want to do! 

Even Legoland and Universal Studios in Orlando are included!  

Why we matter.................


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