• JA Inspiration Scholarship

    2013/14 Academic Year

    The JA Inspiration Scholarship is a $10,000 scholarship award, distributed in increments of $2,500 each year for four years.  Scholarships are granted to four graduating high school seniors in the Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. territory.

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

    2014 JA Inspiration Scholarship Applicant Requirements:

    • Current or previous participation in at least one JA program in high school
    • Minimum high school grade point average of 2.75
    • Work experience through a summer job or part-time employment during the academic year
    • Graduate from a high school in one of the following Colorado and 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 students
    • Attend a public or private college, community college, or university; note: this includes all accredited institutions granting 2-year and/or 4-year degrees

    Additional Scholarships

    You can also apply for the JA USA Joe Francomano Scholarship, due February 1. Note: an Aurora student received this award, and Colorado students are strongly encouraged to apply. Students who participate in JA during high school, including JA Business Week, are eligible!

    Visit College in Colorado for a comprehensive list of scholarships.

    2013/14 JA Inspiration Scholars

    Junior Achievement-Rocky Mountain, Inc. (JA) received more than 100 applications for their JA Inspiration Scholarship during the 2013/14 academic year, the most applications it has received since the program’s inception in 2007.  JA Inspiration Scholarships are awarded to JA students who embody the JA spirit and show great promise in their futures. Since the program’s inception, JA has awarded $349,000 to 64 students.

    A reception at the Denver Country Club on June 3, 2014, that was attended by JA supporters including Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, celebrated this year’s JA Inspiration Scholarship recipients.  View the event photo gallery.

    JA is providing $10,000 scholarships to following college-bound recipients:

    • Bruce Ahn, Rangeview High School
    • Michael Hansen, Boulder High School
    • Dania Hernandez, Jefferson High School
    • Jaimie Zhu, Fairview High School

    JA awarded a $4,000 scholarship to:

    • Chrystina Cheng, Cherokee Trail High School

    JA awarded a $1,000 scholarship to:

    • Soren Fuchs, East High School

    Read more about these inspirational students

    2013 JA Inspiration Scholarship recipients
    2012 JA Inspiration Scholarship recipients
    2011 JA Inspiration Scholarship recipients

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