Through generous grants and no-interest loans, JCRS College Aid helps financially challenged students get one step closer to a cap and gown – and therefore one step closer to financial stability and self-sufficiency.


Please read all information and application requirements carefully. You will receive a confirmation email from JCRS within two weeks of submitting your application. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Lisa Tabb at  If you live in greater Houston, TX contact Melanie Mussser at

How to Apply

Have These Documents Ready to Upload:

  • 2022 Federal Tax Return for Parents, complete with all forms and schedules.  If  you do not have your  2022 Tax  Return due to the extension, upload  your  2021 Tax Return.  But then send in your  2022 when it is available.
  • 2022 Federal Tax Return for Applicant, if applicable.  Make sure the tax returns are PDF files (and not a Turbo Tax .Tax2012 file).
  • Each tax return must be sent as one file.  (Do not upload separate pages).
  • All W2 and/or 1099 forms for both parents and applicant
  • 2023-24 Financial Aid Letter from college. Examples of Financial Aid Here.

Applications are due May 31st to give you time to receive all the above necessary documents. Do NOT apply until you receive your financial aid package. If you do not receive your financial aid application by mid-May, contact us.

Do not submit until ALL required documents are attached.

If these documents are not already computer files, you must scan them. Make sure to review the scanning instructions for your particular scanner. All pages of your tax return must be sent as a single PDF document. Both sides of your W2(s) must be sent as a single PDF document.

Things to Remember:

  • You do not have to complete the application at one time. You can click the Save and Resume button on the bottom each page of the application. It will give you a link and ask for your email, in order to forward this link.
  • You have 30 days to complete the application, after which time the data will be lost. Therefore, do not start the application until you get all of your documents and information together.
  • You will need to upload the required documents in order to submit the application.
  • After you submit the application, the STUDENT will receive a confirmation email.


We do not give scholarships for Gap Years.

All first time JCRS College Aid Applicants must complete the “First Time College Aid Application”, even if you previously attended college or received college credits through a gap year program.


Returning College Student Application
First Time College Aid Application


If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Tabb Cell: (504) 717-3621

If you are from the Houston area, please contact Melanie Musser

(832) 767-9097