Junior Achievement of Arizona (JAAZ) has announced that JAAZ student Nick Welthy of Gilbert has been awarded the Achievement Foundation's Joe Francomano Scholarship. The scholarship will award Welthy $5,000 per year for four years.
Welthy, who has worked in the JAAZ office as an intern and has participated in JA You’re Hired! is a graduate of Highland High School.
Joyce Richards, JAAZ’s president, said the foundation has had a long-standing relationship with Junior Achievement.
“The Achievement Foundation, by using its financial resources, dedicates itself to the development of a better understanding of the free enterprise system by young people,” Richards said. “We could not be more proud of Nick as he has been a tremendous asset here at JAAZ. We are excited to see what his future holds.”
Welthy is currently interning at Allstate Insurance and will attend American University in Washington, D.C. in the fall.
This scholarship is named after Joseph J. Francomano, who served Junior Achievement for more than 50 years, including 44 years as executive vice president. During his tenure, Francomano was instrumental in ensuring the transition of Junior Achievement from after-school programs to in-school programs.
About Junior Achievement of Arizona
Junior Achievement of Arizona is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization which believes that every child deserves an education in economics and finances in order to inspire and prepare them for success in a global economy. Serving Arizona’s youth since 1957, JA prepares young people for the real world by showing them how to become self-sufficient, how to create jobs which make their communities robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Junior Achievement of Arizona will reach more than 100,000 students during the 2013-2014 school year. For more information on Junior Achievement or ways to get involved, call (480) 377-8500 or visit www.jaaz.org.
Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. JA programs are delivered by corporate and community volunteers, and provide relevant, hands-on experiences that give students from kindergarten through high school knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. Today, JA reaches 4.4 million students per year in 118 markets across the United States, with an additional 5.8 million students served by operations in 120 other countries worldwide. Visit www.ja.org for more information.