Rewarding Student Achievement
Junior Achievement of East Central Ohio believes in life long learning and encourages students to expand their education past high school. Our local office offers one-time awards to high school seniors who have participated in JA programs in Stark County, Tuscarawas can Carroll counties. The minimum award amount is $1,000.
2018 Scholarship Recipients
Kevin Gartner of North Canton Hoover High School is the recipient of a $1,000 JAECO Scholarship. Kevin participated in JA Economics for Success as a North Canton Middle School 8th grade student and the JA Company Program in high school. Kevin said that his experiences with Junior Achievement not only affirmed his desire to run a business, but also played an influential role in his development as a leader. He will further his education at John Carroll University.
Shaun McCracken of GlenOak High School is the recipient of a $1,300 JAECO scholarship. Shaun participated in JA Economics for Success as a middle school student, JA Personal Finance, College and Career Readiness Day as a junior in high school, and the JA Company Program as a senior. Shaun said that his participation in JA helped him gain massive amounts of experience about the inner workings of the business world and helped him improve skills in leadership, cooperation, sales and empathy. Shaun will attend The Ohio State University to pursue computer engineering.
Garret Pierce of Marlington High School is the recipient of a $1,000 JAECO Scholarship. JA Company program was an avenue to help him answer so many questions Garret had about the economics of "real life". Junior Achievement helped him realize how important financial literacy was to own his personal success. He will take the skills he learned in Junior Achievement to Ohio University to pursue a degree in accounting.
Questions? Please email Alyssa West at Awest@jaonline.org