U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) Scholarships Available for 9th-11th Grade Students
For the past 32 years, Junior State of America (JSA) summer programs have served as a place where students from the U.S. Territories and the Freely Associated States build leadership skills, learn civil debate and strengthen their engagement through activism. Thanks to a generous grant from the Department of Interior (DOI), more than 2,300 students from the insular areas have received scholarships to experience JSA summer programs and gain the skills and knowledge to be active and engaged citizens.
The DOI scholarships cover tuition and travel and are awarded annually to students from the insular areas. Students in grades 9 - 11 attending a high school in the U.S. Territories or Freely Associated States are eligible for these scholarships. The DOI scholarships are available for the JSA summer programs listed below.
|Summer Program||Length of Program|
DOI Scholarship Assistance
DOI Scholarship Deadline
|Stern Civics Immersion Program||3 Weeks in July||28 Scholarships Available||March 1, 2023||Apply Now!|
|Civics Institute Micronesia||1 Week in July||10 Scholarships Available||March 1, 2023||Apply Now!|
DOI Scholarship Eligibility
Must be a high school student in grades 9 - 11
Submit a completed JSA summer program application by the deadline
Students must be accepted into the Stern Civics Immersion Program or Civics Institute Micronesia
Be a citizen of a U.S. Territory or Freely Associated State (American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau and the U.S. Virgin Islands)
Students attending boarding schools will be considered for DOI Scholarships for their respective islands (i.e., Palauan students attending Xavier High School will be considered for the four DOI Scholarships allotted for students from Palau).
By completing the items above, students are automatically considered for a JSA DOI Scholarship. No additional information is required. DO NOT COMPLETE AND SUBMIT A GENERAL JSA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (BY DOING SO, STUDENTS WILL AUTOMATICALLY BECOME INELIGIBLE FOR A DOI SCHOLARSHIP). Students are encouraged to apply early.
DOI Scholarship Award Notices
The JSA scholarship committee will select and award a total of 38 DOI scholarships (10 for Civics Institute Micronesia and 28 for Stern Civics Immersion Program). Scholarship recipients will be notified by mid-March 2023.