"What does the American Dream mean to you and is it still thriving in Greater Washington?"
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before the competition closes at 11:59 p.m. on December 8th, 2015.
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Junior Achievement of Greater Washington is pleased to offer the 2015 Junior Achievement Essay Competition, sponsored by David M. Rubenstein. This fall, Junior Achievement invites students from Greater Washington to compete for $110,000 in scholarships.
The competition is open to any student in the 9th-12th grade in Greater Washington from September 30 - December 8, 2015, and will ask students to write a 1,000-1,500 word essay on the topic, "What does the American Dream mean to you and is it still thriving in Greater Washington?"
Ten Student Scholarships to Win:
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 2016. 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 Each in DC, Maryland, and Virginia
Plus One Grand Prize Winner
Ranging from $10,000 - $20,000
Three $6,000 School Awards to Win:
From humble beginnings come great things. It’s the American dream. If you take the rudder and choose a direction, you can control your future. Junior Achievement believes in the boundless potential of every young person and in inspiring the next generation to harness the vision to excel and navigate their path to success in the modern economy. At Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, we believe that to truly inspire the region’s young people, we must build a bridge from the classroom to the future. We also believe that any path to success is paved by a sound foundation of financial literacy, meaningful workplace experiences, entrepreneurial skills, and real role models who can show kids how to harness the vision to excel. The job market and economy are uncertain. What is certain is that Junior Achievement graduates will be more prepared to make the right choices and less likely to become saddled with debt. In fact, 90% of JA graduates report that they felt significantly more confident in their ability to make the right choices in life. You can support Junior Achievement by volunteering in a classroom, donating, or participating in a JA Bowl-a-Thon with friends, family, and co-workers. Companies can support Junior Achievement by attending the Washington Business Hall of Fame, organizing a JA Bowl-a-Thon for their employees, or teaching in a local school as part of a JA in a Day event.
One Each in DC, Maryland, and Virginia
David M. Rubenstein is a Co-Founder and Co-CEO 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 $200 billion from 40 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 Sarah Dohl,
Vice President, Communications, at Sarah.Dohl@JA.org
or (202) 777-4482.
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