Educational Institutions

Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America, Inc.

  • Metairie, LA
  • http://www.jeffersondollarsforscholars.org

Mission Statement

The mission of Jefferson Dollars for Scholars is to expand access to educational opportunities for Jefferson Parish public school students through scholarships and academic support

Main Programs

  1. College Scholarships
  2. Summer Academic Enrichment
  3. ACT Test Prep

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Service Areas

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Louisiana

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

ruling year

1962

Principal Officer

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Lisa Conescu

Keywords

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Scholarship, Louisiana, Jefferson Parish, Public Schools

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EIN

41-1756360

 Number

6420440023

Also Known As

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

College Scholarships

Each year, Jefferson Dollars for Scholars awards 150-190 college scholarships to Jefferson Parish public high school seniors, most of whom are first-generation college attendees.  Recipients are currently enrolled in 35 colleges nationwide, most in Louisiana, and graduates are working all over the world. Since 2005, Jefferson Dollars for Scholars has provided its college recipients with refurbished computers.  Jefferson Dollars for Scholars has awarded 1,595 college scholarships since 1993.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Program 2

Summer Academic Enrichment

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars awards summer academic enrichment camp scholarships to Jefferson Parish public school students in grades K-8. Academic and intellectual curiosity should be encouraged at all ages, and enriching summer camp experiences foster intellectual curiosity. The academic enrichment awards introduce young students to the scholarship concept and provide an early push for post-secondary education. Since the program began in 1993, Jefferson Dollars for Scholars has awarded 1,800 Summer Enrichment Scholarships.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

Program 3

ACT Test Prep

Jefferson Dollars for Scholars' "To the TOPS" program helps students gain eligibility for TOPS and has earned $1.79 million in additional TOPS dollars for Jefferson Parish Public School students. Seniors who participate in "To the TOPS" classes and earn TOPS funding are also eligible to receive laptops.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Service Areas

Self-reported

Louisiana

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana

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Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of America, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Lisa Conescu

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Glenn Hayes

Jefferson Chamber

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