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JAs accepting scholarship applications

JAs accepting scholarship applications

Posted: Friday, October 24, 2008 1:24 pm

The Messenger 10.23.08

The Greenville, Miss.-based National Association of Junior Auxiliaries Inc. is accepting applications for its Graduate Scholarship Program.
Applicants must be pursuing graduate-level studies for one year in fields which address the special needs of children and youth.
Graduate fields of study include, but are not limited to, counseling, psychology, mental development, special education, speech pathology, exceptional children, remedial skills development, hearing impaired and gifted and talented. Scholarships are not awarded for graduate work in administration or in general education.
Applicants must be permanent U.S. citizens and permanent residents of a state with chapters of the non-profit Junior Auxiliary. Those states include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas.
Scholarship grants are awarded annually to people who work or plan to work directly with children.
The NAJA Scholarship Program was begun in 1962 and has awarded more than $924,000.
Instructions and application forms are available only from now until Feb. 1, 2009, from the NAJA Web site at www.najanet.org.

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