JA Scholarships

Junior 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, provided by the Dee Dee Pelligrin Scholarship Fund and Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, are awarded to students every year to help them achieve their goal of a college education. Scholarships are renewable but must be applied for each year. The list below provides details on each scholarship and application information.

The 2017 Scholarship applications are now open.

1. College Student and JA Volunteer

Available for college students who have taught TWO elementary, middle, or high school classes, or volunteered for TWO JA Capstone experiences in JA BizTown or JA Finance Park.


2. High School Student and JA Participant

Available to high school students who have participated in one of the following programs: JA Be Entrepreneurial, JA Business Challenge, JA Company Program, JA Economics, JA Excellence through Ethics, Ethics in Action, JA Exploring Economics, JA Job Shadow, JA Personal Finance, JA Career Success or JA Titan.


3. High School Student and JA Volunteer

Available to high school students who have taught TWO elementary school classes. At least one class must have been completed during the current school year.


*If applying for both high school scholarships you only need to submit one application.


Wisconsin Young Entrepreneur of the Year Application

Congratulations to our 2017 Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Laney Hughes, of Shallocat !

Each year, Junior Achievement, DPI, and EY give recognition to an individual between the 5th and 12th grade who has made their mark as an entrepreneur by turning an idea into an actuality; an individual with an innovative spirit who has successfully applied business knowledge.

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JA USA Scholarships

Also, through the generosity of certain national sponsors, additional scholarships are available through JA USA. Unless otherwise noted, national scholarships presented through Junior Achievement are available only to graduating high school seniors who have completed or are enrolled in JA Economics or JA Company Program. All college scholarships require an official high school transcript that includes SAT or ACT scores.

Find additional ways to pay for college in JA My Way.