See Jessica Ding, one of our 2015 Award Recipients, talk about her experience with Jefferson Dollars for Scholars!


Scholastic SOLA is now accepting entries for the

2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

presented by and The Times-Picayune.


The competition is open to all students in Louisiana in

grades 7 - 12 (ages 13 & up) in South Louisiana.

Entry fees: Individual category $5.00 | Senior Portfolio $20.00


To see a list of categories and full category submission guidelines,

register, and submit your work,

visit and click "Login."

Scholarship America is managing the following scholarships:

AXA Achievement Scholarship

Deadline: December 14, 2018 or when 10,000 applications have been received, whichever comes first

Application Area: All 50 U.S. states, Washington, DC and Peurto Rico


The AXA Achievement Scholarship offers college scholarships of $2,500, $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace. For every student who wins a scholarship, a grant in the amount of $1,000 will be made to the winner's school.

The 2019 program will be accepting applications until December 14, 2018 or 10,000 applications are submitted, whichever comes first. Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 completed and submitted electronically by the deadline date. For more information and to apply, click here.

The scholarship is sponsored by the AXA Foundation.


For more information about other open scholarships, please visit the Scholarship America website at




GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program

Deadline: January 4, 2019


The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program is offering $10,000 scholarships to high school seniors in the United States. The GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program is open to current high school seniors who demonstrate the attributes of leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship similar to those exhibited by President Ronald Reagan. Like President Reagan, candidates use the formative experiences of their youth to lead, serve, and pursue a life of purpose and significance, both individually and for their communities. Renewable scholarships are offered for full-time study at an accredited four-year college or university in the United States.

For more information and to apply, click here.

The scholarship is sponsored by the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute and General Electric Comany (GE).


For more information about other open scholarships, please visit the Scholarship America website at



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 or call 404.874.7244 ext 10.

Scholarship America and Wells Fargo are pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship and Wells Fargo Veterans Emergency Grant programs, designed to help veterans complete the post-secondary education or training they need to return to -- and succeed in -- civilian life and work. Since 2016, Wells Fargo and Scholarship America have awarded 72 scholarships and 135 emergency grants. We need your help to spread the word about this year's programs.

The Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship Program provides scholarships up to $7,000 per year, to fill gaps for veterans and the spouses of disabled veterans after military benefits and other grants and scholarships have been utilized. To help recipients focus on completing their degree, these scholarships are renewable, and award amounts will grow by $1,000 each year. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2019.

Wells Fargo's emergency grant program helps veterans already enrolled in higher education meet their household expenses when faced with unexpected financial setbacks. Ranging up to $1,000, these immediate, one-time grants are designed to keep recipients in school without creating undue financial hardship.

Both programs are accessible via With your help, we can ensure that veterans in your community are aware of these new opportunities. Spread the word!

2018 - 2019 College Scholarships Applications

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars is now accepting college scholarship applications for the High School Class of 2019. 
If you plan to apply for a Jefferson Dollars for Scholars scholarship, you must complete our online application. Please note this application is only available online and can be found after you complete your student profile here!
Not sure if you qualify?
1. Graduating from a Jefferson Parish Public School or a Jefferson Parish resident graduating from the LA School for Math, Science and the Arts (exception: Tulane Legislative Scholarships are available to all students in the districts of the legislators who have asked us to select their recipients! This includes continuing Tulane students.)
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 2018 - August 2019
Have more questions? Call the office at 504.831.1565 for more information.
Have questions about FAFSA? Click here for more information!
Please be sure to check out this checklist to make sure you are submitting a COMPLETED application.
In the meantime, if you have any questions about financial aid from the government, check out this FAFSA information:



 You will need to renew your scholarship annually at the end of each school year.  Please:

1. Fill out this form by TBA. 

2. Attach a printed copy of your transcript as well as your OVERALL/cumulative GPA)

3. Return to our office via fax, mail or email:

4. Have a great summer!


2018 College Scholarship Award Ceremony

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars® recently held our 24rd Annual College Scholarship Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 to celebrate our new scholars.  Photos are posted and you can view them on Shutterfly and print them for souvenirs.

Check out the video rebroadcast of our event. Please bookmark for all future viewings.

Congratulations to all our recipients! We are so proud of all you've accomplished so far and will continue to accomplish in the future!