To be eligible for a JA Scholarship a student must meet the following criteria:
Students must meet ONE of the following criteria:
• First generation in your immediate family to go to college.
• English is not your first language.
Students must meet ALL of the following criteria:
• You are a senior that completed at least ONE JA program under the direction of your teacher and/or a JA Volunteer (see below for list of programs);
• You are actively working to prepare yourself academically for admission to a four-year college, demonstrating your academic potential through your commitment to your classroom work and assignments;
• You plan to obtain bachelor’s degree and enroll in college in the fall of 2019;
• You were an active participant in your JA program and can clearly demonstrate in words through an essay the benefit derived from the program and its impact on your decisions to further your education.
JA Program Points Values
JA Company Program – In-school or Afterschool 10
JA Summer Institute 10
JA Economics 5
JA Finance Park Virtual 5
JA Career Success 5
JA Be Entrepreneurial 5
JA Personal Finance (Kit Based or Blended) 5
JA Student Leadership Summit 5
JA STEM Symposium 5
JA Programs while in Middle School 2
JA Programs while in Elementary School 2
The JA Scholarship application will include the following:
1. Scholarship Application completed and signed by student.
2. Two-three page (maximum) essay on your JA experience and the program’s impact on your decisions to further your education and to explore a career.
3. A written recommendation from your Teacher or JA Volunteer.
4. An official transcript including all grades and extracurricular activity participation during high school.
5. A signed statement that you plan to attend college in the fall of 2019.
6. While a student may not yet know where they will attend college at the time they apply for the scholarship in their senior year, confirmation of enrollment will be required prior to check disbursement.