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Hawaii Island high school seniors who have participated in Junior Achievement programs can apply for 2013-’14 JA of Hawaii Island Scholarships.
Junior Achievement of Hawaii Island General Scholarship recognizes and encourages the academic achievements of graduating seniors. This year again, we would like to encourage students to apply for our scholarship. The number of available scholarships and the amount of each scholarship is subject to change from year to year. Typically, there are two to five scholarships awarded each year, ranging in amount from $300.00 to $1,500.00.
To be considered, all applicants must:
be a high school senior who will graduate in the current school year;
be qualified, upon graduation, to enroll at an accredited college or university (Proof of enrollment/ class registration will be required prior to disbursement of the scholarship);
have completed a Junior Achievement High School Program, or taught a Junior Achievement program as a classroom consultant;
exemplify academic achievement, excellent extracurricular and community activities,leadership skills, and college and career potential;
complete and sign the application including co-signature of a parent or legal guardian;
attach a current transcript;
submit letters of recommendation or JA rating sheets from a JA advisor and school official;
write a one-page personal statement;
The application along with the required supporting documents must be postmarked by December 2, 2013 or hand delivered to the District Manager, Susan Labrenz by 9 PM December 3, 2013.
Good luck, seniors.
We’re gearing-up for another exciting High School Company Program.
From September through December over 100 budding entrepreneurs from East Hawaii high schools will form and operate mini-companies. With guidance from local business people, for over 13 weeks the students will experience business hands-on by analyzing markets and product/service opportunities, manufacturing and marketing their products, accounting for all revenues and expenses, and managing their company resources.
Companies meet every Tuesday night from 6:30 to 9:00pm at Waiakea High School. The Application Night is Tuesday, September 3rd starting at 6:30pm. To be invited to the Application Night students must complete the sign up forms available from their school or available online at
Please share this excellent opportunity with the high school students in your family.