Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Scholarship

Scholarship Award
February 28th
Online Essay

Participation in the Thomas G. Labrecque Smart Start Scholarship program provides the following: a paid internship at JPMorgan Chase throughout the student's four years of college which includes specific work assignments, on-the-job training, a full-time schedule in the summer and a part-time schedule during the school year; funds for books and supplies ($500 per year); a support network of mentors, peer advisors and a Smart Start program manager to assist in assimilation into a corporate environment; and career planning and development. Scholarship awardees will be notified the last week of April. For more information or to apply, please click the link below.

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