Junior Achievement of Chicago is an educational nonprofit bringing financial literacy, work readiness, and entrepreneurship programs into classrooms from kindergarten through high school. JA of Chicago is the largest JA office of more than 120 area offices in the United States and reached an all-time high of 484,000 students during the 2013-2014 school year.



We give young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Our corporate and community volunteers deliver relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. JA programs empower students to make a connection between what they learn in school and how it can be applied in the real world – enhancing the relevance of their classroom learning and increasing their understanding of the value of staying in school.

Current Opportunities for Junior Achievement of Chicago

Junior Achievement of Chicago Scholarships

Opportunity Type: Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 20, 2024
Description: $20,000 scholarship – $5,000 a year for a four year period while pursuing a degree at an accredited college or university of his or her choice. Paid attendance at a summer internship program (3 summers at 10 weeks each) with a Henry Crown affiliated company or an agency supported by Crown Family Philanthropies.

Contact Information

Junior Achievement of Chicago
651 West Washington Blvd., Suite 404
Chicago , IL 60661-2123