School Drive

The annual School Drive is one of the most important campaigns for Jefferson Dollars for Scholars. Because of its importance to our organization and to the School System, the program is named the School Drive to highlight our impact on the families of Jefferson Parish schools.

The School Drive has been held at different times of the year and even all year long. We're now holding the School Drive for only one week in November of each year. Principals are asked to choose a School Drive Coordinator - that could be a teacher, staff member, a School volunteer or the Principal - to host their in-school activities.

Jefferson Parish public school students and employees are asked to contribute $1.00 or more through their fundraising efforts.  Public schools throughout the parish will stage activities to raise money, including candy sales, fashion shows, and themed-parties. The activities are endless.

Most students donate to the campaign through our official School Drive envelope. Each school has several School Drive posters to display around campus. Some schools have it on display in the office or where the parents pick up their children. We are thrilled to create an album for all the School Drive poster sightings, so send us your pictures and videos.

At the end of the School Drive campaign, each elementary and middle school that participates will be able to award a Summer Academic Enrichment Camp Scholarship to one of their students. In addition, every elementary or middle school that raises over 100% can award up to four (4) additional camp scholarship to the students of their choice. Since 2006, all college scholarship recipients are eligible for a refurbished laptop. Our incentives are also listed below as a quick reference.

The School Drive honors the founding premise of Dollars for Scholars: if everyone in the community contributes, then deserving local students can go to college. The annual School Drive demonstrates that the students and schools are involved participants in Jefferson Dollars for Scholars fundraising efforts and sets the stage for the community-at-large to join in this impactful educational program.


Incentives and Awards

All participating Jefferson Parish ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS receive ONE summer enrichment camp scholarship for a student selected by the school from the criteria suggested by Jefferson Dollars for Scholars.

If an elementary or middle school raises over 100%, they will receive a 2nd scholarship.

If an elementary or middle school raises over 200%, they will receive a 3rd scholarship.

If an elementary or middle school raises over 300%, they will receive a 4th scholarship.


All JPS HIGH SCHOOLS receive college scholarshipslaptops and more!

Additional prizes awarded to Top WINNING SCHOOL COORDINATORS and Top WINNING SCHOOLS!

















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