Breaking News for Seniors and Parents 9/12/2016

 The Early FAFSA form for 2017-18 can be filed

as early as October 1, 2016!  

This will determine your student aid package

earlier than ever before. 

Click here for FAFSA Guidelines in English.

Click here for FAFSA Guidelines in Spanish.
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It's SCHOLARSHIP RENEWAL TIME!!!!!!!

If you are a recipient of a Jefferson Dollars for Scholars Award,

now is the time to renew for the 2017 - 2018 school year.

We only need 3 things:

1. A copy of your 2016 - 2017 college transcript

(does not need to be official).

2. A completed copy of the 2017 Scholarship Renewal Form.

Click on this link to download a copy.

3. Send a letter to your Sponsor to thank them

and provide an update on how you're doing.

The deadline to renew is July 10, 2017.

Call the office at 504.831.1565 for questions or assistance.

 



Are you a public high school senior

applying for a

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars

scholarship???

Click below to log into the

 ChapterNet Student Dashboard!  

 

Remember----- there is no minimum or maximum length for essays.

Remember ----- after you complete your application, you must
              SUBMIT it for us to receive it. 



Important Resources

Click on the links below to learn more about our application process and answer any questions you may have. Or contact us at mail@jeffersondollarsforscholars.org or 504.831.1565.


Our 2017 Summer Camp List is now available.

Click here to download a copy.


You can also visit Scholarship America to view their

"open scholarships" which are available to the

general public. Now you have even more

opportunities to help pay for college.

Just go to www.ScholarshipAmerica.org to see

if you are eligible.


 

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars has been selected to choose
the recipients of the three Tulane Legislative Scholarships
sponsored by Senator Conrad Appel, Representatives
Julie Stokes and Kirk Talbot.

These scholarships are open to incoming first-year students
AND to students currently as Tulane undergraduates
living in these districts.

Applicants for Tulane Legislative Scholarships may be
graduating from public, private, or parochial high schools
or currently attending Tulane University.

***All applicants for these awards must also comply with

Tulane University requirements and deadlines.***

Applicants apply through our online application and select Tulane Legislative Scholarship as your choice.  


I am a student. How do I apply for a college scholarship?

You have come to the right place! You can now submit your Jefferson Dollars for Scholars scholarship application online. The new online process means we can do away with our paper scholarship applications- and you can do all of your applying online! Check here to see if you meet our minimum eligibility requirements at this time. 

There are three reasons you'll love our new scholarship application process:

1. Check up on your application and update your information easily! You'll fill in all the basic information as you would on our paper scholarship application, and know immediately when we receive it. You will also be able to store and update your important information like your GPA, ACT scores and extracurricular activities. So you don't have to look for those letters of recommendations or your high school transcript anymore. It's all here! So access it at anytime- throughout your high school and college career- which means you only have to fill it out once, for potentially multiple opportunities! Best of all, each time you update your profile, your eligible scholarships are also automatically updated!

Notes:
* There are no minimum/maximum word requirements for essays.
* Letters of Recommendations are not required but are strongly recommended.
 

2. One Student Profile; multiple nation-wide opportunities for scholarships. By filling out a Student Profile, you will see any and all of our chapter's local scholarships you qualify for- and you can apply to them by answering just a few additional questions with a couple of clicks! And that's not all! Across the nation, our parent organization, Scholarship America, is working with partners to add new scholarships to the program. Any time your profile matches the criteria for a new scholarship, no matter who or where it is, you will be able to apply to it with just a few clicks! No need to fill out anything else! This means, in addition to over 100 local scholarships you apply for through Jefferson Dollars for Scholars, now it's 1000s!

3. Much more than applying for scholarships! Have free access to a wealth of financial aid information and resources! And when you're finally in college, come back and get some success tools and additional information for staying debt-free! Your Student Profile and the Student Dashboard is an invaluable tool. It is where you will fill out and update your information to provide a single source for a wide array of invaluable information. You will even be able to export a resume based on all your high school accomplishments!

So what are you waiting for? Fill out your profile today and start college on the fast track!

I am a parent. What is this?

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars is grateful you are helping your child out on the overwhelming process of applying for college. However, you don't have to wait until senior year to start thinking about college!

Registering with us and using our website is a tool that students can start using as early as 6th grade. Don't wait another minute to find out what scholarships your child is eligible for. Best of all, you can find out how far along your child is on his applications with a click of a button. So keep track of all scholarship opportunities through our website!

ChapterNet allows your family to be competitive and helps demystify the college application process. So register today and see for yourself!