The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards program was established to raise awareness among the nation’s youth of the critical role that private enterprise and entrepreneurship play in the building of America. Since 2003, the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation has awarded over 2,800 scholarships to graduating high school seniors totaling more than $2.8 million.
Who is eligible to apply for the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards program?
According to the award site, NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are open to any graduating high school senior entering their freshman year at an accredited (not for profit) two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute. Applicants MUST be running their own small business in order to be considered for an award.
What is the amount of the scholarship?
• The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are $2,000. 95 Awards will be given nationally.
• Three NFIB National Young Entrepreneur Awards will be issued for $5,000.
• One NFIB Dan Danner Leadership Award will be issued for $15,000.
• One NFIB Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award will be issued for $15,000
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When is the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards program application due?
Students may apply online for the Young Entrepreneur Awards until January 2, 2017.
Best of luck to all applicants!