The Juvenile Court and Community Schools (JCCS) Scholarship Foundation, popularly known as Dollars for Scholars, was created in 1986 to provide scholarships for JCCS students. Awards enable selected JCCS students and graduates to continue their education at community colleges, universities, and vocational schools.
JCCS serves about 3,000 students on any given day. These "at risk" students include homeless teens, youth in foster care, and young adults with special circumstances. The Dollars for Scholars Foundation provides a way for these students to continue their education after high school. Since 1986, the foundation has granted awards to more than 600 students. Award recipients have received a combined total of over $110,000.
The foundation is an affiliate chapter of the Citizens Scholarship Foundation of America. There are more than 785 chapters throughout the United States annually donating more than $14 million dollars in scholarships.