Local JAG Students Receive Over $1 Million in Scholarships

Statewide, JAG students from this year's graduating class earned more than $24 million in scholarships.

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana chapter of Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) announced today that the graduating class of 2022 earned more than $24 million in scholarship money.

Students from 48 Indiana counties were among the scholarship recipients.

Locally, JAG students from Dearborn, Franklin and Ripley counties were among the scholarship recipients.

County

Number of Scholarship Recipients

Scholarship Funding

Dearborn

26

$322,421.00

Franklin

28

$671,605.01

Ripley

34

$74,706.00

A list of scholarship amount by county can be found here.

JAG Indiana, which is administered by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, is a state-based, national non-profit organization dedicated to helping high school students of promise who have experienced challenging or traumatic life experiences achieve success through graduation. JAG students receive adult mentoring while in school and one year of follow-up counseling after graduation.

Since 2006, more than 40,000 students have participated in JAG Indiana with 94 percent graduating from high school.

JAG Indiana’s achievements for the 2021-22 school year include:

  • 94% graduation rate (national goal is 90%);
  • 85% full-time employment rate (national goal is 80%);
  • 82% positive outcome rate (national goal is 80%);
  • 69% job placement rate, including military (national goal is 60%); and
  • 39% further education rate (national goal is 35%).

“The Jobs for America’s Graduates program impacts the lives of young people in an extraordinary way, and I’m thrilled to see so many Hoosiers reap the benefits of receiving their high school diplomas and earning financial aid for more education or training to begin their career,” said Governor Eric J. Holcomb, who serves on the JAG’s National Board of Directors. “JAG continues to equip Hoosiers with employable skills and provides a road map to lifelong success.”

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