I’m so thankful to have had the opportunity recently to reflect on how the Junior Achievement Community has affected my life. In 2013, I participated in the essay competition that revolved around the following question: “Which will do more to improve life in the United States over the next decade, business entrepreneurs or social entrepreneurs? Why?” I remember reading the question and asking out loud and responding – Why not both?
Today, Junior Achievement of Greater Washington announced the winners of the 2015 Junior Achievement Essay Competition. This year's competition was intense, as over 1,800 qualified applicants submitted compelling essays answering this year's question: “What does the American Dream mean to you and is it still thriving in Greater Washington?
This fall, Junior Achievement®, in partnership with David M. Rubenstein, will launch the 2015 Junior Achievement Essay Competition. Open to our region's students in 9th-12th grade, 9 students will win a $10,000 scholarship. One grand prize winner will receive a $20,000 scholarship. In addition, from each of DC, MD, and VA, the school with the greatest number of eligible applications will receive a $6,000 grant. Since its founding in 2008, David M. Rubenstein has pledged more than $1 million to support the competition. To learn the application deadline and this year's topic please visit www.myJA.org/programs/essay.