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Jefferson Dollars for Scholars®, a chapter of Scholarship America® is located in Metairie, Louisiana. We provide educational opportunities for the students in Jefferson Parish Public Schools 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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November is National Scholarship Month and Tuesday, November 27th is #GivingTuesday-what better time to get involved and support our students?

"Possible Starts Today" is our reminder that it is never too late to support students seeking to achieve their dreams. From coast to coast Scholarship America will put our mission to action through social media, email and outreach by community volunteers. Our mission will come alive through our students' dynamic stories, statistics about our impact and a series of inspirational videos. You will not want to miss the opportunity to participate in our #GivingTuesday festivities-especially during one of our power hours, when your contributions will be matched dollar for dollar to double your impact!

Contributions of all sizes help make the impossible possible for students. Please help with a #Giving Tuesday contribution on Tuesday, November 27 and encourage your friends and family to give as well.

Click here to donate today.



The Cookin' For College Chili Cook Off

scheduled for 11/17 has been postponed.

Stayed tuned for updates on rescheduling.

You can still donate to @Jeff4Scholars at http://www.jefferson.dollarsforscholars.orgThank you in advance.

 


Congratulations to

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars

for receiving a

2018 Proclamation

from

 Councilwoman Cynthia Lee-Sheng

and the

Jefferson Parish Council

 

 

 


Click here to learn more about the

sponsored by

and

presented by

Nola.com and The Times-Picayune.


In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) has committed $1 million over the next four years to Scholarship America to implement a special scholarship program to help people with disabilities obtain the education or training necessary to succeed in the career path of their choice.

This program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation's largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, gender, disability, or national origin.

To learn more and apply, visit scholarsapply.org/pwdscholarship.

 


South Arts is offering Southern Prize and State Fellowships for

the 2018-2019 school year.

 

South Arts State Fellowships: $5,000.00

The South Arts State Fellowship is a state-specific prize awarded to artists whose work reflects the best of the visual arts in the South. A national jury will select one winner per eligible state, with artistic excellence being the sole criterion. State Fellowship recipients will be required to attend the awards ceremony on April 15, 2019 in Columbia, SC.

 

South Arts Southern Prizes: $10,000.00 and $25,000.00

Nine State Fellowship recipients will compete for the South Arts Southern Prize. Prizes will be awarded to artists whose work exhibits the highest artistic excellence. The Southern Prize winner will also receive a two-week residency at The Hambridge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences.

 

For questions or comments, visit the Southern Prize website, contact them by email at southernprize@southarts.org or call 404.874.7244 ext 10.


Massachusetts learns about

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars!!!

 

 


Katy Wong is our 2017 Tulane award recipient!!!

See the beautiful wooden digital fabrication

of her award picture that she created!

We're so proud of you, Katy!!!


Click here to view photos from our

2018 College Awards and

Enrichment Camp

Awards Ceremonies


Jefferson Parish Schools are working hard to raise $1.00 per student and staff for our scholarship fund. Please support your child's school.

HUNDREDS of ambitious and dedicated students are looking to Jefferson Dollars for Scholars for educational assistance. Please go to the Donate Now page and DONATE what makes you feel good and proud to be part of a community that invests in its own future.

We will all be GLAD to have so many GRADS.


We're in the national newsletter!!!!!!!!!!!!!

inTouch, Scholarship America's monthly newsletter, recognizes Jefferson Dollars for Scholars in their February issue for its innovative Laptops for Scholars program, a program created so that every Jefferson Dollars for Scholars college scholarship recipient starts college with the most important school supply.

(Pictured above: Millie Baudier and Anthony Nunnery, a 2017 Cox Award Recipient)

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars has awarded scholarships to students in Jefferson Parish, LA since 1993. After Hurricane Katrina, the affiliate sought to meet the needs of their scholarship recipients in an additional way by providing refurbished laptops and has been doing so ever since. Jefferson Dollars for Scholars provides over 100 refurbished laptops annually to its award recipients. Laptops for Scholars is sponsored by Cox Communications, and Millie Baudier, our Board Member and Cox Community Specialist, presented the laptops.