Junior Achievement of Kansas currently offers one scholarship out of its Wichita District office.


The Fran Jabara Scholarship

Congratulations to Tommy Schmidt, a senior at Wichita High School Northwest, on receiving the 2015 Fran Jabara Scholarship. When not working hard to maintain his 3.95 GPA, Schmidt is participating in the National Honors Society, French Honors Society, Wichita Teen Heroes, tennic and cross-country track. Schmidt is very interested in economices and hopes to use that interest to one day become a chief financial officer of a company making positive contributions to society.


The Fran Jabara Scholarship is currently $1,000 -- $500 is awarded for each semester of the recipient's freshmen year.  It is a one-time, non-renewable scholarship. Junior Achievement of Kansas - Wichita District awards one scholarship a year.

The criteria are:

  • The applicant must be a graduating high school senior of a Wichita high school,
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better,
  • Must meet qualified admissions requirements and enroll in Wichita State Univerity's Frank Barton School of Business for the academic year, and
  • Must maintain full-time student status (12+ credit hours) for both semesters. (Failure to do so may result in the withholding of funds, or the requirement to repay the scholarship.)