RMU and Junior Achievement Team Up to Make College More Affordable
JA students will now qualify for an annual scholarship to attend RMU.
Robert Morris University and Junior Achievement of Western Pennsylvania announced today that the university will award a $1,000 annual scholarship to any student who enrolls at RMU and participated in JA programs at either the junior high or senior high school level.
Any student who participated in JA in junior or senior high school is eligible, so long as they are accepted and enroll at RMU. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years, and is also available to students who transfer into RMU from other colleges and universities.
“JA’s excellent work in promoting entrepreneurship and career preparation make them the perfect partner for Robert Morris University,” said RMU President Chris Howard. “We know that JA students will thrive at RMU.”
The JA Scholarship is the latest in a long history of collaborations between RMU and JA. For approximately 20 years, until 1995, JA had a satellite location on the university’s Moon Township campus that fueled JA’s expansion into the western suburbs.
RMU business and education students have long volunteered to present JA lessons in elementary schools, and JA partnered with RMU and other regional employers to present Junior Achievement Pittsburgh: Your Bridge to Opportunity, a video curriculum which promotes the careers available to young people in the Pittsburgh region. The project was in response to the Inflection Point study by the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, which was a major influence on RMU’s most recent strategic plan.
“Robert Morris University has long been a strong supporter of our mission to prepare students to succeed in school and beyond,” said Junior Achievement President and CEO Dennis Gilfoyle. “This scholarship will help JA alumni continue to cultivate their potential and path to a successful life.”