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JA Scholarships

Junior Achievement of Chicago awards multiple scholarships to deserving high school students. Please see below for scholarship opportunity details and applications - all scholarship applications are due Thursday, April 30, 2020. Please note, all applicants are required to have participated in Junior Achievement of Chicago programs.
 
Colonel Henry Crown Scholarships ($60,000)
Applications must be received by JA by Thursday, April 30, 2020 – (4) Scholarships Awarded
 
$60,000 Scholarship – ($15,000 a year for a four-year period while pursuing a degree at an accredited college or university of his or her choice)
 
Paid attendance at a summer internship program (3 summers at 10 weeks each) with a Colonel Henry Crown affiliated company or an agency supported by Crown Family Philanthropies. 
 
Eligibility Criteria:
* Must be a high school senior who has an average of "B" or better beginning in your sophomore year
* Must have participated in a Junior Achievement high school program
* Applicants need to submit a completed Colonel Henry Crown Application - and all of its required attachments
*Finalists - will be notified by Friday, May 1st and must be available for a 25-minute virtual interview to determine recipients during the week of May 4th.
*Finalist will be notified of scholarship amount awarded on Monday, May 11, 2020, and are asked to hold the morning of Tuesday, May 12th for a possible recognition event.
 
2019 Award Recipients:
  • Amineh Ayyad of Aqsa High School in Chicago
  • Nallely Sanchez of Phoenix Military Academy in Chicago
  • Eiffel Bayaban of Chicago High School for Agricultural Science in Chicago
  • Jadan Vines of Homewood-Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor
 
General Scholarships ($1,000 - $5,000)
Deadline – Thursday, April 30, 2020 (Received by JA) – Multiple/Various Scholarships Awarded
 
Scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 as a one-time payment to the college or university of your choice.
 
Eligibility Criteria:
* Must be a high school senior who has an average of "B" or better beginning in your sophomore year
* Must have participated in a Junior Achievement program at some point during your academic career (elementary school, middle school or high school)
* General Scholarship recipients are determined utilizing the Colonel Henry Crown Application as well
Please submit a completed Colonel Henry Crown Application - and all of its required attachments
 
High School Heroes Scholarships ($1,000)
Deadline – Thursday, April 30, 2020 (Received by JA) – Multiple Scholarships Awarded
 
Eligibility Criteria:
* Must be a high school senior who participated in a High School Heroes event – in which you trained and facilitated a Junior Achievement program in a local elementary school classroom serving as the volunteer
* Applicants need to submit an Application and One-Page Essay detailing their experience
 
Company Program Scholarships ($2,500 - $5,000)
Deadline – Thursday, April 30, 2020 (Received by JA) – (1) $5,000 and (1) $2,500 Awarded
 
Eligibility Criteria:
* Must be a high school senior who participated in the JA Company Program as well as the Competition
* Applicants need to submit the Student Scholarship Essay and Application
 
Please direct questions and electronic application submissions to Valerie Garcia of the Junior Achievement Scholarship Committee at vgarcia@jachicago.org.  The committee's judgment will be final in all decisions having to do with the selection and administration of the program.
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