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“JA has taught me that it isn’t all ponies and unicorns. There is serious stuff out there and you need to be business savvy.” Samiyyah Black, Palm Bay High School JA student

“JA has taught me that I definitely don’t want to drop out of school, even if I had the thought. I wish JA could talk to every kid.” Bailey Nalbandian, 7th grade JA student, McNair Magnet Middle School

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JA Scholarships:

Scholarships are a unique way to say, “We believe in your students.” Through the generosity of Johnson and Wales, the following scholarship opportunity is available to students who have participated in Junior Achievement programs.

The Horatio Alger Association

JA USA has promoted the Horatio Alger Association scholarship for many years. The Horatio Alger Association scholarship application for high school seniors is open until October 25th. Eligible students can receive up to $25,000 for college by applying at

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

The program honors students in grades 5-12 who make meaningful contributions to their communities through volunteer service. Top honorees earn cash prizes and all-expense-paid trips to Washington, D.C. for four days of national recognition events. Learn more or encourage students to apply at

Balda Family Foundation

Educational Grants & Scholarships

  • Resident of Brevard County, FL
  • 2.3 GPA or higher
  • Must show financial need
  • Already accepted or currently attending a community college or 4-year university. BFF does not provide scholarship support to students attending or planning to attend for-profit colleges.
  • Plan to attend university or college full-time (12 credit hours or equivalent) in coming academic year