The JA Inspiration Scholarship is a 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 $431,500 to 83 students. Applications are accepted each year from February to April.

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 2018/19 school year and entering college in the fall 2019
  • 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 is given to applicants who have attended JA Business Week and will attend a college/university in Colorado or Wyoming. Interested students should watch this video to hear what the scholarship committee looks for in an ideal JA Inspiration Scholar. Students are also encouraged to visit College in Colorado for a comprehensive list of scholarships.