Junior Achievement Essay Contest


To commemorate International Youth Day, Junior Achievement Nigeria is organizing a “Youth Entrepreneurship Essay Competition” in partnership with Access Bank.

The Youth Entrepreneurship Essay Competition is open to young adults between the ages of 16 and 27. All interested parties are invited to submit a 500-word essay discussing “How Can Entrepreneurship solve the Youth Unemployment Crisis in Nigeria?”

How to apply:

Step 1: Visit our website, www.ja-nigeria.org

Step 2:  Click on the International youth day icon “ click here to apply”

Step 3: Review the instructions, complete application and include your 500- word essay

Step 4: Click submit

Step 5: Make sure you receive a completion message in your email box; this will let you know if your submission was successful.

Please note that essay submissions will close on Thursday, August 24th, 2017 at 5:00 pm. The winners will receive cash prizes ranging from 100,000 Naira to 50,000 Naira, a chance to publish their articles in a Nigerian daily newspaper and the opportunity to represent Junior Achievement Nigeria at a youth entrepreneurship forum.

If you have what it takes, you could be one of the lucky winners. Submit your essay today!

Junior Achievement of Greater Washington Essay Competition

The Junior Achievement® Essay Competition, founded in 2008, is sponsored by David Rubenstein. Each year, high school students in Greater Washington are invited to write an essay and compete for over $110,000 in college scholarships. For the 2015 competition, more than 1,800 qualified applicants submitted compelling essays answering this question: What does the American Dream mean to you and is it still thriving in Greater Washington?

Through Mr. Rubenstein’s financial commitment, 2015 marked over $1 million in support of the Junior Achievement® Essay Competition. A first, second and third place winner is selected each year from each of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, and each is awarded a $10,000 scholarship. One grand prize winner selected from all applicants receives a $20,000 scholarship. In addition, from each of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, the school with the greatest number of eligible applications receives a $6,000 grant.

Junior Achievement gives young people the skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future and make smart academic choices. Volunteers help students with financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

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