Welcome!

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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APPLICATIONS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS    Deadline:  March 19, 2021

We are now accepting applications for our 2021 Scholarships. 

Go to our Students & Parents page for the application and instructions.

 

2021 School Drive

Attention JP School Principals!!!

You still have plenty of time to support Jefferson Dollars for Scholars by participating in this year's School Drive!!!

Every dollar raised will go towards a scholarship for a hard-working and deserving Jefferson Parish Student.

To participate, send an email to mail@jeffersondollarsforscholars.org and request a Coordinator's Information Sheet.

Your participation makes students and families our largest supporters!!!!!

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DO YOU KNOW that EVERY Amazon order you place can help Jefferson Dollars for Scholars?  

You can generate donations while shopping at no extra cost and completely anonymously! 

Click here to confirm "Jefferson Dollars for Scholars" as your charity of choice, and

AmazonSmile will donate a portion of your eligible purchase price to our organization.

We appreciate your support!!!

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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! 


AWARDS AND LAPTOP DAY 2020

Because COVID-19 couldn't stop us.

 

From left to right: Cindy Enright, Lisa Jennings, Karen Milligan, Lisa Conescu, Cynthia Lee Sheng, and Eric Bosch.

Click here or go to our Photos & Stories page to see pictures and videos from previous scholarship awards ceremonies,

fundraisers and other Jefferson Dollars for Scholars events!!!

 


Introducing....... DONOR Perks!!!

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!  

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

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