Over $25,000 in scholarships awarded to reduce college debt and support career preparation
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin today announced recipients of their 2018-2019 scholarships. Eighteen Wisconsin students were selected based on criteria of the specific fund awarded and included 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 help students reduce college debt and to encourage entrepreneurism and career preparation. According to a recent Junior Achievement (JA) survey, 94% of teens plan to go to college, yet 71% of U.S. college graduates have student loan debt, according to The Institute for College Access & Success.
“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,” said Michael Frohna, president of Junior Achievement of Wisconsin.
High school students who received scholarships from the Junior Achievement Women’s Association are:
Rachel Anderson - DeForest
Samantha Delain - New Berlin
Dustin Eilers - Howards Grove
Lauren Eiselt - Windsor
KaFruit Her - Milwaukee
Madalyn McCabe - New Berlin
Ana Rank - Appleton
Nathaniel Russell - Menomonee Falls
YoYo Vue - Milwaukee
Ean Weber - Muskego
PaChai Yang - Milwaukee
The recipient of the Junior Achievement Women’s Association college scholarship was Preston Krautkramer of Marathon, Wisconsin.
The Friend of JA scholarships were provided to Chai Her of Milwaukee, Kiersten Larson of Fall Creek, and Mason Lawrenz of Appleton.
Junior Achievement’s Maria Schreyer Memorial scholarships went to Milwaukee Public Schools students: Angelina Herr, MaLee Lor, and Cartoon Vue.