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

How to Apply

Have These Documents Ready to Upload:

  • 2017 Federal Tax Return for Parents, complete with all forms and schedules
  • 2017 Federal Tax Return for Applicant, if applicableMake sure the tax returns are PDF files (and not a Turbo Tax .Tax2012 file)
  • All W2 and/or 1099 forms for both parents and applicant
  • 2018-19 Financial Aid Letter from college

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 have 30 days to complete the application. Your application will be disappear after 30 days.
  • You will have 30 days to return and finish filling out the form, after which time their data will be lost. This timer is reset every time you re-save the form. Once a Save and Resume link is made to finish the form and you click ‘Submit’, then the link will no longer be active.
  • You will still need to upload the required documents. Therefore, have them handy before starting the application.


Applications for the 2019-2020 year will be available after January 1, 2019.  

We do not give scholarships for Gap Years.

New College Student Application
Returning College Student Application


If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Tabb

(504) 828-6334 

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

(832) 767-9097