Author: Lina Bois
Published: Tuesday, 19 Jul 2016
On June 13, 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?"
Each year, a first, second, and third place winner are selected from each of Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, and are each awarded a $10,000 scholarship. One grand prize winner receives a $20,000 scholarship.
The Junior Achievement Essay Competition, sponsored by David M. Rubenstein, was founded in 2008. Each year, high school students in Greater Washington are invited to write an essay and compete for over $110,000 in college scholarships. Through Mr. Rubenstein's generous financial commitment, this year's competition marks over $1 million in support of the Junior Achievement Essay Competition. Junior Achievement of Greater Washington thanks Mr. Rubenstein for his support and commitment to JA.
View original story from Junior Achievement of Greater Washington to see who the winners were and to read more about David M. Rubenstein.