Scholarship Opportunities

Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City recognizes and encourages the academic achievements of students participating in JA programs. JAKC will provide two $1,000 scholarships for a high school senior who has participated in at least one JA program during their academic career and will continue their education.

The scholarship award check will be given directly to the student. The award is to be used for education expenses at any accredited post-secondary educational institution for any field of study.

The Junior Achievement office and the Scholarship Committee manage the Program. Awards are made without regard to race, color, creed, sex, religion, disability or national origin.

Click here to download the scholarship application.


In order to be eligible to receive the Junior Achievement Scholarship, the student must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a high school senior in the KC Metropolitan area, with JA experience, who will graduate before May 31st of the current school year or a college student who is / has been a JA elementary program volunteer.
  • Must be qualified, upon graduation, to enroll at an accredited college or university.
  • Must ensure that an application, accompanied by the required supporting documents be postmarked by March 31st of the current school year.

Click here to download a copy of the complete guidelines for this scholarship.

Application Procedure

Each student wishing to apply for the Junior Achievement Scholarship will need to provide the following items:

  • Proof they meet all eligibility requirements.
  • One letter of recommendation supporting academic achievement, leadership skills, and college potential from someone other than the individuals completing the Rating Sheets.
  • A one-page, typed, 300 words or less personal essay answering the question: How has the Junior Achievement experience impacted my future decisions concerning education, career, and personal life? Why?
  • Complete and signed application. JA Scholarship Application (A parent or legal guardian must co-sign for minors).
  • An official copy of your most recent school transcript.
  • A recent photograph used for internal identification during Scholarship Committee process that will follow interviews.
  • The scholarship recipient must be available to read their essay at the JA Annual Breakfast Meeting on a date to be determined.

Please mail the completed application packet to:
Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City
Scholarship Committee
4001 Blue Parkway, Suite 210
Kansas City, MO 64130

Please direct all questions here.