JA In The News | Junior Achievement of Wisconsin

JA is Really Newsworthy!

Follow the Travels of JA Founder, Horace Moses

Horace Moses, Founder of JAWe are celebrating Junior Achievement's 100th birthday with the 12 Days of Horace featuring a bobble-head version of Horace Moses, one of the Junior Achievement founders, visiting featured locations in the 12 JA areas across Wisconsin. 
Starting February 18, follow the travels of Horace on social media at #JA100 and #WheresHorace. Some companies across Wisconsin who support Junior Achievement, such as Associated Bank, PAi Retirement Services, Johnsonville Sausage, and Sargento Cheese, also will feature Horace on their social media pages. Share Horace on your page too! 

Junior Achievement Celebrates 100 Years!

Junior Achievement (JA) will be celebrating its centennial throughout 2019. JA was started in 1919 in Springfield, Massachusetts by Strathmore Paper Founder Horace Moses, AT&T Chairman Theodore Vail and U.S. Senator from Massachusetts Murray Crane. JA’s founding was in response to families moving from farms to the growing industrial cities. The goal was to provide young people with the skills they would need to be successful adults in their new communities. Read more >>

2019 JA Scholarships

Wisconsin college scholarshipsJunior Achievement is here to help finance your college education. JA of Wisconsin offers nearly $30,000 in scholarships for students in the state of Wisconsin. These scholarships are awarded to high school students every year to help them achieve their goal of a post-secondary education. Scholarships may be renewable but must be applied for each year. Most application deadlines are in February or March. View the JA of Wisconsin scholarships for 2019.

Vote for JA to Win Office Furniture

Update December 20, 2018: Thanks to all of you, JA won the 2nd place prize for the office furniture! We are so blessed to have this wonderful gift under the tree this year. Thank you to you and to National Business Furniture.

Office furniture is a valuable holiday gift! Thanks to National Business Furniture, Junior Achievement is 1 of 5 organizations with a chance to win $3,000 in office furniture. Please vote for Junior Achievement today through December 20 in the #MerryMakeover contest. Vote for #JA here: https://www.nationalbusinessfurniture.com/blog/its-a-merry-makeover


JA Scholarship Winners Announced

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin today announced winners of the 2017-2018 scholarships. Winners were selected based upon criteria of the specific fund awarded and include accomplishments in areas such as academics, leadership, business, and community service or participation in Junior Achievement programs. Over $25,000 in scholarships were awarded to students in Wisconsin this year to help reduce college debt and inspire entrepreneurial spirit and career preparation. These scholarships continue Junior Achievement's mission of giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices.
17-18 Junior Achievement of Wisconsin Scholarship Recipients:
High School Student Molly Brinkhoff of Appleton
High School Student Anna Dresang of Appleton
High School Student Zachary Engen of Eau Claire 
High School Student Mariah Hoepner of Altoona
High School Student Olivia Lang of Altoona
High School Student Chao Lee of Milwaukee
High School Student Hannah Matysiak of Beloit
High School Student Cameron Popoutsis of West Salem
High School Student Josie Seelen of Eau Claire 
High School Student Katelyn Smith of New Berlin
College Student Allison Raddant of Shawano
High School Student Pang Vang of Milwaukee
High School Student Robert Xiong of Milwaukee
Friend of JA FUND Recipients
High School Student Laney Hughes of Weston
High School Student Taylor Paschen of Combined Locks
High School Student Christina Wenman of Mosinee
Maria Schreyer Scholarship Fund Recipients
College Student Dalicia Simpson of Milwaukee
For more information about Junior Achievement of Wisconsin scholarships, visit the scholarships page of their website.
Showing 1 - 5 of 56 results.
Items per Page 5
of 12

Press Releases

JA of Wisconsin® Press Releases

JA USA® Press Releases



  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

Get Involved!

Junior Achievement
of Wisconsin

Donate Now    Volunteer    Request a