How to Apply for a Scholarship

Partial Scholarships are available

The Junior Statesmen Foundation administers a Summer School Scholarship Fund of more than $450,000 to assist students who find the tuition to be a barrier. These funds were donated by Summer School alumni, businesses, government institutions, and philanthropic foundations. The Alice Tweed Tuohy Foundation, for example, has established an annual Scholarship Fund to enable outstanding high school students to attend The Junior Statesmen Summer School. A Scholarship Committee awards partial scholarships form this fund using the following criteria: financial need, academic excellence, demonstrated leadership ability and evidence that an applicant is highly motivated to attend.

Because the demand for scholarships is so great, and because of its commitment to help as many students as possible, the Scholarship Committee awards only partial scholarships.

How Do I Apply For A Scholarship?

  1. Apply for admission to the Summer School.
  2. Apply for a Junior Statesmen scholarship. Download the Scholarship Application Form.
  3. Download the Junior Statesmen Fundraising Manual and start fundraising following the step-by-step instructions.

JSA Scholars

Tax-paid members of a Junior State of America (JSA) chapter who attend at least one JSA convention during the 2012-2013 year automatically qualify for a $750 scholarship and membership in the JSA Scholars Program. The JSA Scholars Program provides financial and administrative support to JSA members in order to better prepare them for positions of leadership at the chapter, state, and national levels of the student-run organization. If you are a JSA member, please contact you Program Director to notify them about your official acceptance into Summer School. Contact Junior State National Headquarters at 800-317-9338 if you are not a member of the Junior State of America, but are interested in starting a JSA chapter at your school.


Each year JSA awards more than $750,000 in scholarship funding. Awards are based on financial need, academic excellence, demonstrated leadership abilities, and evidence that an applicant is highly motivated to attend the program. Scholarship awards range from partial scholarships to full tuition scholarships based on grant eligibility. Please be sure to submit your scholarship form with your application to expedite its processing. By filling out just one application, students are automatically evaluated for all of the special funds available. Scholarships are available for Princeton, Stanford, and Georgetown.

Junior Statesmen Fundraising Academy

We recognize the challenge of local fundraising and offer help to students who try to raise funds locally. Through a series of webinars, students and their parents can participate in the Junior Statesmen Fundraising Academy and put together a fundraising strategy to raise the portion of the tuition not covered by your family’s funds and your scholarship award. With the help of our step-by-step Fundraising Manual, combined with the personal assistance offered by our friendly and experienced staff, a majority of students conquer the financial challenge of raising the tuition.

Sign up for JSF Fundraising Academy at
The Junior Statesmen Fundraising Academy can help you kick start a successful campaign to raise money toward your Summer School tuition. We will be offering these “webinars” via the GoToMeeting web conferencing service on Tuesdays (7pm ET) and Wednesday (6pm PT) evenings November through May. To sign up, send an email with your name and preferred date to