Friday, November 27, 2009

Young Entrepreneur Awards

Young Entrepreneur Awards

Apply now for the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation is accepting applications for the 2010 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards. Beginning midnight, October 31 through 11:59 p.m., December 31, 2009, any high school senior graduating in 2010 may apply online for a chance to win a scholarship valued from $1,000-$10,000.

NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are open to any graduating high school senior entering their freshman year fall 2010 at an accredited (not for profit) two- or four-year university, college or vocational/technical institute.

For more information please download one of the following:

Online Application Instructions


Letter to Guidance Counselors


Key Dates

* Online application process: October 31 - December 31, 2009
* Semifinalist selection: January 1-31, 2010
* Semifinalist notification: February 1, 2010
* Semifinalist materials due: March 5, 2010
* Fax number for materials: 615-627-9669
* Winner notification: Mid-Late April 2010

Awards are renewable and non-renewable scholarships created to recognize young people who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit/initiative valued between $1,000-$10,000. Semi-finalists will be notified of their selection February 1, 2010, and must obtain a nomination from a dues-paying NFIB member. YEF will match semi-finalists with a NFIB member in their area.

To apply online for a 2010 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award, click here.

The NFIB Young Entrepreneur 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 1,954 scholarships to graduating high school seniors totaling $2,122,000.

The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award program is administered by International Scholarship and Tuition Services Inc. This assures complete impartiality in the selection of recipients and maintains a high level of professionalism.

To receive more information or to join our mailing list, please contact the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation at

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