The Early FAFSA form for 2018-19 can be filed

as early as October 1, 2017!  

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.

High School Class of 2018 College

Scholarship Applications

Carefully read the requirements and

submit your completed application

Application Deadline is February 20, 2018.


1. Graduating from a Jefferson Parish Public School or a Jefferson Parish resident

graduating from the LA School for Math, Science and the Arts

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. Parent's 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 2017 - August 2018


Have questions about FAFSA? Click here for more information!
PLEASE be sure to check out this checklist to make you are submitting a
COMPLETED application.


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 or 504.831.1565.

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 to see

if you are eligible.

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars has been asked to select the recipients of the Tulane Legislative Scholarships sponsored by Senator Conrad Appel and Representative Kirk Talbot.

These Scholarships are open to incoming first-year students graduating from public, private, or parochial high schools AND to Tulane undergraduates living in these districts.

All applicants for these awards must also comply with Tulane University requirements for admission and deadlines.

Applicants apply through our online application and select Tulane Legislative Scholarship as your choice. In order to have your application accepted online, please follow these unique instructions JUST FOR Tulane Legislative Applicants.

1.  LAST NAME - enter last name, first name

2.  FIRST NAME - enter name of school you are currently attending.

3.  In High School, enter Cuillier Career Center.  

4.  In your essays, please very clearly state that you are applying for Tulane Legislative Scholarship and that you live in an appropriate district.

NOTE:  Be sure you submit your transcript, financial info, and letters of recommendation. 

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. A list of available scholarships will be added here by November 1.

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!



*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! 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!


Fill out your profile today! Start Now, Finish Later!

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 tract 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!