Junior Achievement of Wisconsin
Press Release

Junior Achievement Awards Scholarships to 18 Wisconsin Students

Over $25,000 in scholarships awarded to reduce college debt and support career preparation

By - Jul 16th, 2019 11:31 am

Milwaukee, WisconsinJunior Achievement of Wisconsin today announced recipients of their 2018-2019 scholarships. Eighteen Wisconsin students were selected based on criteria of the specific fund awarded and included accomplishments in areas, such as academics, leadership, business, and community service or participation in Junior Achievement programs.

Over $25,000 in scholarships were awarded to help students reduce college debt and to encourage entrepreneurism and career preparation. According to a recent Junior Achievement (JA) survey, 94% of teens plan to go to college, yet 71% of U.S. college graduates have student loan debt, according to The Institute for College Access & Success.

“These scholarships continue Junior Achievement’s mission of giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices,” said Michael Frohna, president of Junior Achievement of Wisconsin.

High school students who received scholarships from the Junior Achievement Women’s Association are: Rachel Anderson, DeForest; Samantha Delain, New Berlin; Dustin Eilers, Howards Grove; Lauren Eiselt, Windsor; KaFruit Her, Milwaukee; Madalyn McCabe, New Berlin; Ana Rank, Appleton; Nathaniel Russell, Menomonee Falls; YoYo Vue, Milwaukee; Ean Weber, Muskego, and PaChai Yang, Milwaukee. The recipient of the Junior Achievement Women’s Association college scholarship was Preston Krautkramer of Marathon, Wisconsin.

The Friend of JA scholarships were provided to Chai Her of Milwaukee, Kiersten Larson of Fall Creek, and Mason Lawrenz of Appleton.

Junior Achievement’s Maria Schreyer Memorial scholarships went to Milwaukee Public Schools students: Angelina Herr, MaLee Lor, and Cartoon Vue.

To learn more about Junior Achievement of Wisconsin scholarships available, visit their website at Wisconsin.ja.org/scholarships.

About Junior Achievement® (JA)

Junior Achievement is the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Junior Achievement of Wisconsin has 12 area offices across Wisconsin and annually serves 153,000 students with more than 9,000 volunteer mentors. For more information on Junior Achievement and its centennial year, visit wisconsin.ja.org.

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