Financial Aid Available for JSA Summer Programs

High School Summer Scholarships


The JSAF Leadership Opportunity Award Scholarship:

If you are a qualified student who is facing a barrier to attending a JSA Summer Program, we can help you with tuition costs. The Junior State of America Foundation administers a Summer School scholarship fund to assist students for whom the program tuition may present a barrier to participation. Each year JSA awards more than $750,000 in scholarship funding for our summer school programs.

Students who attend a middle or high school in the domestic U.S. and are accepted to the Georgetown and Stanford programs may be eligible for partial tuition scholarships. These funds are provided by the Foundation with support from summer school alumni, businesses, government institutions and philanthropic foundations. Awards are based on financial need, academic excellence, demonstrated leadership abilities, and evidence that an applicant is highly motivated to attend the program. The JSAF Leadership Opportunity Award Scholarship is inclusive of all scholarships and financial aid. JSA scholarship decisions are made January through May.


Eligibility and Instructions:

Students who would like to be considered for a Junior State of America Foundation Leadership Opportunity Award Scholarship must meet the eligibility criteria (listed below) in order to have their scholarship application reviewed:

  1. Be enrolled in a middle school or high school located in the domestic U.S.
  2. Be accepted in either the Georgetown or Stanford program
  3. Create a Classy fundraising page and be actively fundraising
  4. Must register and attend a Fundraising Academy Webinar (Held every Tuesday & Wednesday evening)
  5. Complete and submit the Scholarship Application in its entirety. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If applying for a scholarship, please be sure to submit your scholarship form with your application to expedite its processing. You can upload your scholarship form by logging in to your MyJSA account and clicking the appropriate link in the Next Steps tab. By filling out just one application, students are automatically evaluated for all of the special funds available. Scholarships are available for the JSA Summer School at Stanford and at Georgetown.

Please note: Students from the freely associated U.S. states and territories are only eligible for the US Department of Interior Scholarship. Information for these students can be found at

Apply for a JSA Scholarship

Click here to begin an application for a JSA Scholarship.

Scholarship applications will not be reviewed unless the student's Summer School application is already complete. In addition, students must be actively fundraising to be considered for a scholarship.