Jefferson Dollars for Scholars School and Family Drive Feb. 1-5

10626231_868257103198217_2873166365102527405_oOne of the biggest fundraising drives of the year is coming up for Jefferson Dollars for Scholars (JDFS). The School and Family Drive  is scheduled to take place February 1-5. This worthwhile organization is asking for the community’s help raising $1 each per family member in Jefferson Parish schools. Those donations return to students in the form of scholarships and other educational opportunities. JDFS supplies and materials have been delivered to schools across the parish.

For the past 22 years, JDFS has asked students, parents, and faculty of the Jefferson Parish Public School System to support the organization’s founding belief that “if everyone contributes $1, then all children in that community can attend college.” Through fundraising and other efforts, schools raise about $50,000. In return, each elementary and middle school receives at least one enrichment scholarship and each high school receives college scholarships and other educational programs. Since it started in 1993, JDFS has awarded more than $15.3 million in scholarships to our students.

The deadline to apply for a Dollars for Scholars scholarship is February 5. The application and more information on JDFS is available at