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Junior Achievement of WNY Scholarship Opportunity

Junior Achievement of WNY is pleased to announce the following Scholarship Opportunities.

  •  $1,000 John Lord Hettrick Sr. Memorial Scholarship
  •  $500 JA of WNY Board of Directors Scholarship

Completed application due to JA by deadline of May 13, 2020 

Please review all details and information in the two links provided below. If you have any questions, please contact Alycia Ivancie at 

Scholarship 2019-2020 Overview

Student Information Form

Students must be high school seniors who have participated in a JA program or event/experience within their high school career.

NEW for Spring 2020: Students that were in a JA class that was scheduled to run this semester and was affected by the unprecedented school closures and interruption to JA programming are still eligible to apply!

Essay Questions (500-750 word, Choose 1):

  • How has participating in a JA program or event (experience) prepared you for success in your future education/career goals? If pursuing STEM related education, please indicate what led you to your choice.

  • You are living through a unique time. Given the unprecedented school closures and disruption to everyday life we are all currently facing, what skills have you used and developed during this time that you think would be helpful down the line in your college and career experience? How have you adapted to meet the needs of the situation?

  • Describe the impact your JA teacher and/or volunteer has had on you personally.

  • Junior Achievement programs focus on three important pillars of success: Financial Literacy, Work Readiness and Entrepreneurship. Choose one of these pillars and describe how participation in Junior Achievement has influenced you at this point of your life. (For example, have you developed a better understanding of budgeting or savings through participation in a JA program?)

Completed Scholarship Applications should be submitted to:
Junior Achievement of WNY
6255 Sheridan Dr., Ste. 210
Williamsville, NY 14221
Or submitted via email: 


  • "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

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