The JA Inspiration Scholarship is a $5,000 one-time scholarship awarded to JA-Rocky Mountain students who embody the JA spirit and show great promise in their futures. Since the program’s inception, JA-Rocky Mountain has awarded $408,000 to 73 students.

JA Inspiration Scholarship Applicant Requirements

  • Current or previous participation in at least two JA programs in high school
  • Minimum high school grade point average of 2.75
  • Graduating during the 2016/17 school year and entering college in the fall 2017
  • Graduate from a high school in one of the following Colorado or Wyoming counties: Adams, Albany, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Carbon, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Eagle, Gilpin, Grand, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Laramie, Larimer, Logan, Moffat, Morgan, Natrona, Park, Phillips, Rio Blanco, Routt, Sedgwick, Sheridan, Summit, Sweetwater, Washington, Weld, or Yuma
  • Able to meet admissions standards for an accredited college or university first-time entering student
  • Attend a public or private college, community college, or university; note: this includes all accredited institutions granting 2-year and/or 4-year degrees

Preference given to applicants who:

  • Attended JA Business Week
  • Will attend a college/university in Colorado or Wyoming

The deadline to apply for 2017 has passed. Applications for 2018 scholarships will be available in February. 


We invite you to read about our 2017 JA Inspiration Scholarship recipients.

Watch this video to hear what the scholarship committee looks for in an ideal JA Inspiration Scholar:


Additional Scholarships

Visit College in Colorado for a comprehensive list of scholarships.