In 2009, Junior Achievement established a Scholarship Fund to honor the dedication and commitment of former Board Chair and 20-year board member, Steve Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan had a noteworthy career, working as Senior Vice President Communications, Liberty Mutual Group, Boston, until his retirement in February 2009.
In 2021, the $10,000 scholarship award will be presented to two (2) high school students – a current high school junior and a college-bound senior who best represent the goals and mission of Junior Achievement through successful participation in JA programs. The junior student recipient will also be named the Junior Achievement of Northern New England Student of the Year, with the expectation that they will be engaged with JA and are college-bound by the end of their senior year.
In addition to presenting the scholarship to a junior and senior this year, 3-5 strong junior applicant finalists will become JA Ambassadors and will receive $2,000 each. They will be asked to speak at various events, programs, Board meetings, and more. We are grateful to Steve and his wife for continuing their commitment to making college more affordable to JA's stellar students.
To be eligible for the scholarship a student must meet the following criteria:
Students must meet ONE of the following criteria:
• First in their immediate family to go to college.
• English is not their first language.
Students must meet ALL of the following criteria:
• You are a current high school junior or senior that completed at least ONE JA program under the direction of your teacher and/or a JA Volunteer (see below for list of programs);
• You plan to obtain a bachelor’s degree and enroll in the fall of 2021 or 2022;
• You were an active participant in your JA program and can clearly demonstrate through an essay the benefit derived from the program and its impact on your decisions to further your education.
JA Program Points
JA Company Program – In-school or Afterschool 5
JA Summer Institute 5
JA Finance Park Virtual 5
JA National Student Leadership Summit 3
JA Pitch Competition 3
JA High School Semester-Long Course (Entrepreneurial Mindset, etc.) 3
JA Economics 3
JA Career Success 2
JA It’s My Job (Soft Skills) 2
JA Be Entrepreneurial 2
JA Personal Finance 2
JA Skills to Achieve 2
JA STEM Symposium 2
JA Job Shadow 2
JA Stock Market Challenge 2
JA Programs while in Middle School 1
JA Programs while in Elementary School 1
Application Link: http://bit.ly/SullivanScholarship21
Application Deadline: Friday, May 28, 2021
JA Contact: Sue Ung, Financial Literacy Program Manager; firstname.lastname@example.org