Winners of the 2013 Junior Achievement Essay Competition have been announced!

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Junior Achievement of Greater Washington was pleased to offer the 2013 Junior Achievement Essay Competition, sponsored by David M. Rubenstein. Last fall, Junior Achievement invited students from Greater Washington to compete for $110,000 in scholarships.

The competition was open to any student in the 9th-12th grade in Greater Washington from September 10 - November 6, 2013, and and asked students to write a 1,000-1,500 word essay on the topic "Which will do more to improve life in the United States over the next decade, business entrepreneurs or social entrepreneurs? Why?"

Ten Student Scholarships to Win:
Three Each in DC, Maryland, and Virginia
Plus One Grand Prize Winner
Ranging from $10,000 - $20,000
A first, second, and third place winner will be selected from each of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, and will be each awarded a $10,000 scholarship. One grand prize winner selected from all applicants received a $20,000 scholarship. All winning students will be recognized at a private awards ceremony in spring 2013. In addition, from each of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, the school with the greatest number of eligible applications will receive a $6,000 grant.

Three $6,000 School Awards to Win:
One Each in DC, Maryland, and Virginia
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to empowering young people to own their economic success. Junior Achievement's programs focus on the key content areas of financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship. In partnership with businesses and educators, Junior Achievement brings the real world to students, opening their minds to their potential and preparing them for the workplace. Individuals can support Junior Achievement's mission by volunteering in a classroom, donating, or participating in a JA Bowl with friends, family, and co-workers. Companies can support Junior Achievement by attending the Washington Business Hall of Fame, organizing a JA Bowl for their employees, or teaching in a local school as part of a JA in a Day event.

David M. Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Co-Chief Executive Officer of The Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest private equity firms. Mr. Rubenstein co-founded the firm in 1987. Since then, Carlyle has grown into a firm managing more than $180 billion from 34 offices around the world. To honor his many accomplishments, Mr. Rubenstein was inducted to the Washington Business Hall of Fame in November 2007.

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For more information, please contact David Bing,
Director, Operations, at David.Bing@JA.org or (202) 777-4475.


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