Welcome!

The Jefferson Dollars for Scholars® chapter of Scholarship America® is located in Metairie, Louisiana. We strive to provide educational opportunities for the students in Jefferson Parish and help keep students local, growing our community. Click on the "About Us" tab above to learn about all our programs and how you can help. 

"Like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @JeffScholars for the most up to date information of goings on at Jefferson Dollars for Scholars!! 
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2014 Painting with a Twist FUN-Raiser
 

Come to our annual Painting with a Twist FUN-raiser! We raised over $600 in 2013 for the students of Jefferson Parish. Not bad for 3 short hours full of laughter and amateur painters!  Help us raise more this year! Join us Wed., Nov. 5th for a night full of free drinks, food and fun as we paint a delightful New Orleans icon.

Register here or call 504-832-5536 today. Space is limited so contact them today!

 


2014 Laptops are here!


Students who have already completed and turned in their Refurbished Laptop Form can come and pick up their laptop! Please come to the Jefferson Dollars for Scholars' office, 3330 N. Causeway Blvd. Ste. 429 at the below dates and times:
  • Monday, July 21, 2014 between 1-5 pm
  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 10:30-11:30 am or 3-5 pm
  • week of Aug. 11th from 10:30-11:30 am and 1-4 pm
  • week of Aug. 18th from 10:30-11:30 am and 1-4 pm

As stated in the Laptop form, you must: 

  • pick up the laptop at these designated dates and times
  • bring a picture ID (state or school). No one else can pick up the laptop for you!
  • expect to be at the office for 15-20 minutes to fill out a thank you letter to your laptop sponsor and to finalize your scholarship

Laptops are only for students accepting their scholarships through the Jefferson Dollars for Scholars organization.

Contact us at 504-831-1565 or mail@jeffersondollarsforscholars.org with any questions or concerns. 

To view an animated video clip of our Laptops for Scholars program, click here!

 



ATTENTION COLLEGE CLASS OF 2015-17 COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS RECIPIENTS:

We hope that you have just completed a successful year of college. You will need to renew your scholarship for the 2014-2015 school year. Please:

1. Fill out this form by MONDAY, JUNE 30 2014. 
2. Attach a printed copy of your grades from the school year (needs BOTH Fall 2013 and Spring 2014 grades as well as your OVERALL/cumulative GPA)
3. Return to our office via fax, mail or email: mail@jeffersondollarsforscholars.org 

4. Click here for more information. 
5. Have a great summer!


College Scholarship Awards Ceremony

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars® is pleased to announce our 21st annual College Scholarship Awards ceremony was on Thursday, May 15, 2014 to celebrate our new scholars. From 4-5:30 pm, Jefferson Dollars for Scholars was at the Holiday Inn Metairie New Orleans Airport, 2261 N. Causeway Blvd. in Metairie to celebrate this momentous event. Our scholars worked so hard to receive these scholarships, and we love to recognize their talents.

In 2013, we gave out over 120 scholarships to deserving students; in 2014, we gave out 134! We hoped you joined us for this happy occasion; there is nothing better in the world than to see the smiling faces of our proud recipients, their parents and their teachers who made it all happen.

This event wouldn't be possible without the help of our volunteers, counselors, and various contributors and sponsors who make this such a wonderful event.

We are able to award more and more scholarships annually due to the generosity of Jefferson Parish schools and our sponsors. Contact us today to find out how you can make a child's dream come true. For more information about our college programs and a complete list of our 2014 recipients, click here!

We created a Facebook album of the event! Check it out! Not on Facebook? No worries! You can still view them on Shutterfly and print them at your nearest Walgreens or onto your computer! 

Check out the video rebroadcast of our event. 
Please set your DVRs!

  • Wednesday, June 18th at 7:00pm
  • Friday, June 20th 6:00pm
  • Sunday, June 22nd at 12:00pm

Please bookmark http://jpschools.org/department/jps-tv-channel-8/programming-schedule/ for all future viewings.

We also posted this on YouTube! Due to time constraints, It's divided into three parts. Please check it out!

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpyA6EyjVoQ 
Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XU-FpB0fXE4 
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1ja3aQsCio

 


Calling all Summer Enrichment parents and recipients!

Our summer enrichment program celebrated another successful year on Wednesday, April 30th! We gave out over 130 scholarships for students to attending over 150 camps throughout Louisiana and Missisippi. For any parent or student still unsure of which summer camp to choose, don't fret. A copy of our official summer camp list can be found here! Reminder to all recipients: Jefferson Dollars for Scholars cannot pay for any sports nor day camps. Please only choose the sessions/classes listed on this form. For more information about our enrichment camp program and a complete list of our 2014 recipients, click here!

Have you liked us on Facebook yet? We created a album of the event! Check it out! Not on Facebook? No worries! You can still view them on Shutterfly and print them at your nearest Walgreens or onto your computer! 

Check out the video rebroadcast of our event. Please set your DVRs!

  • Monday, June 16th at 5:30am
  • Friday, June 20th at 5:30am
  • Saturday, June 21st at 9:00pm 
  • Sunday, June 22nd at 5:00pm.

Please bookmark http://jpschools.org/department/jps-tv-channel-8/programming-schedule/ for all future viewings. We also posted this on YouTube! Due to time constraints, It's divided into four parts. Please check it out!

Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnp9Xhcc3gw 
Part 2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GATY1yJt2q4 
Part 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaZde3pnyUI 
Part 4:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU4n1NtBqUs

If you have any pictures of your child attending one of our sponsored camps, please send them to us at mail@jeffersondollarsforscholars.org or post them on our Facebook album and tag them!

We need to hear from our recipients about their experience. Please turn in your form as soon as you're done with camp. We would love to share your wonderful stories with our supporters and sponsors.

Thanks and we hope everyone had a great summer!

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Jefferson Parish Council Proclaims February
Jefferson Dollars for Scholars Month
 
By way of the Proclamation, the Council wishes to recognize and express its support of Jefferson Dollars for Scholars for outstanding service to the community; for guiding thousands of students from Jefferson Parish through college graduation; and for bringing positive educational attention to Jefferson Parish.
 
Thank you Jefferson Parish Council! 
 
Together, we can build a community with a diverse workforce.  Together, we can educate a community that will attract outside investment. Together, we may impact a community to retain its homegrown talent; to enjoy safer neighborhoods; and to sustainably meet its own needs. 
 
Together we may achieve a better quality of life for every resident. 
 
We at Jefferson Dollars for Scholars wish to send even more children to college but can only do so by joining hands with every one of you. Therefore, our recently launched resident participation campaign "Power of a Dollar" honors the founding principle of our organization: if each resident gives at least one dollar, our academically and financially deserving young people can afford to go to college. It's that easy!
 
Therefore to change the potential of our community and break the cycle of poverty within families, this February, we invite each resident of Jefferson Parish to donate at least
             one dollar. 
 
 We believe in the power of a dollar to change lives and transform communities. This February, our campaign invites you to believe and participate as well!
 
To learn more and lend your support, please visit  www.powerofadollar.us

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                                  For more information about the School Drive, click here.

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College Week Live Dollars for Scholars Day is January 16

Attend this Event and Get Help Paying for College!

Scholarship America and Jefferson Dollars for Scholars partner with College Week Live to host an online event for Dollars for Scholars communities.  Jefferson Dollars for Scholars is pleased to offer students, parents and others in Jefferson Parish a convenient way to receive relevant and timely information from national experts on financing education beyond high school.  

WHO: College Week Live + Jefferson Dollars for Scholars + Scholarship America
 
WHAT: College Week Live Dollars for Scholars Day
 
WHEN: Thursday, January 16, 2014
 
TIME: 4:00-7:00 PM EST
 
WHERE: Online  
 
FLYER:  Download here   
 
 
About College Week Live Dollars for Scholars Day Online Event: 

This event fill feature 3 live interactive video presentations.  Topics will include: 

  • Completing the FAFSA

  • Understanding Financial Aid Options

  • Sharing tips on finding and applying for Scholarships 

Participants can join in the presentations from the comfort of their home, school, or library ~ anywhere there is a computer and internet access. 

 


Scholarship Applications for Class of 2014

is now available Online!

 

Great news! For the first time ever, students will now be able to fill out an online application for our college scholarships. You will be able to save your work as you go and easily apply for all local and national scholarships. The deadline for our college application will be Friday, February 14, 2014. 

 

There is also a parent section for parents to track the progress of your children. We will email the information to the high school counselors so they can get started on the required high school transcripts and recommendations. In the meantime, please register under the student/parent tab today!

 

Golden Tassel Gala 2013
 
 
Click here   to see a behind-the-scenes photo animation dedicated to our volunteers, and   here  to watch an animated photo album of the 20th Anniversary Celebration!
 
During the Golden Tassel Gala, our guests savoured sumptuous cuisine by almost 60 of the area's top culinary establishments! Then, to celebrate our 20th Anniversary, they enjoyed delicious cakes and pastries from the best bakeries in town!  Plus, they danced to the music of the Music Street Jazz Band and Da Rockits.  To read more about it, click here to peruse our post Gala GOOD NEWSletter where we recap the event, announce the winners for the Restaurant Table Decorating and Cake Contests!  We also thank our wonderful volunteers, restaurants and bakeries for a wonderful evening  had by all.
 

2013 Laptops are here!
 

Students who are eligible to receive a laptop should feel free to come to the office (3330 N. Causeway Blvd. Ste. 429) Tuesday August 6, 2013 or Thursday August 8, 2013 between 10:00-11:30 am or 2:00-5:00 pm to pick up your computer!

Please bring a photo ID, you must pick up your computer yourself! You cannot send someone to come get it for you. Laptops are only for students accepting their scholarships through the Jefferson Dollars for Scholars organization.

If you cannot come during these times please give us a call at 504-831-1565 to schedule another time to come.

Please let us know if you have any further questions! 

To view an animated video clip of our Laptops for Scholars Giveaway, click here!


View our Photo Galleries

 

View all of our albums here
 


                                                           Don't Blow your TOPS!

    Learn about maintaining your TOPS scholarship here. It is very important that you renew your TOPS each year that you are enrolled in school. Don't lose your scholarship because you didn't know the TOPS renewal criteria!


Jefferson Dollars for Scholars

3330 N. Causeway Blvd. Ste. 429 

Metairie, LA 70002

Office: 504.831.1565

Fax: 504.831.2621

Email: mail@jeffersondollarsforscholars.org