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At Junior Achievement of Tampa Bay, we believe that every young person deserves a chance to achieve their full potential. That’s why we are proud to offer a range of scholarships to support the dreams and aspirations of deserving students in our community. We understand that education is the key to opening doors of opportunity and empowering young minds to make a lasting impact on the world.

We want to empower the next generation of leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to pursue their passions and reach new heights of success. In addition to easing the financial burden of higher education, our scholarships also serve as a recognition of the hard work and commitment demonstrated by students throughout their academic journey. We believe that investing in education is an investment in the future, and we are proud to contribute to the growth and development of our community’s brightest minds.

JA Tampa Bay Scholarships Offered

Awarded to high school seniors whose plans are to attend an accredited technical/vocational school, community college or 4 year university.

-Pam and Les Muma JA Scholarship

-Michael D. Robertson JA Scholarship

-Frances and Gus Stavros JA Scholarship

-ROBERT R. SHARP JA SCHOLARSHIP

-WILLIAM R. HOUGH SCHOLARSHIP

-Ben Carpenter Legacy JA Scholarship

Who can be a Junior Achievement Scholarship Recipient?

Requirements are:

  • Participated in Junior Achievement programs between 5-12th grade
  • Obtains a high school diploma or GED
  • Intends to attend a post-secondary institution
  • Submits proof of current GPA from an official high school document
  • Submit proof of SAT or ACT scores
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Completed application essays

Application Essay

Applicants must submit two, 500 word essays containing the following information:

  • Describe the impact that Junior Achievement has had on your academic and personal development. Share at least one story or example of why you are deserving of a JA scholarship.
  • Describe yourself as a person and/or student. Share an accomplishment you are proud of and/or a challenge you overcame.

SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE: MARCH 29, 2024

Congratulations to 2023's JA Scholarship award recipients!

Logan Young

Ben Carpenter Legacy JA Scholarship

Bloomingdale High School

FSU/Honors Medical Scholars Program – Biology

Earl Knighten

Michael D. Robertson JA Scholarship

Durant High School

The University of South Florida – Business Analytics

Jorge Sanchez

Pam and Les Muma JA Scholarship

Jefferson High School

George Washington University – Accounting

Elaine Feaster

Gus and Frances Stavros JA Scholarship

Jefferson High School

The University of South Florida – Education/ Social Sciences