Earlier this week, NFIB/NY honored LeiLei Secor (Hagaman, NY), owner of Designed By Lei and winner of a $5,000 NFIB Young Entrepreneurship Foundation (YEF) scholarship. YEF scholarships are awarded to aspiring entrepreneurs and enable deserving high school seniors to continue to pursue their dreams of owning and operating a small business while attending post-secondary education.
LeiLei Secor (third from left) pictured with Fulton-Montgomery Chamber of Commerce President Mark Kilmer, NFIB/NY Member Joann Jablonski of Cakes by Joann and NFIB/NY Assistant State Director Erin DeSantis
On July 16, LeiLei will compete against four other finalists for an additional $15,000 scholarship to apply to her college tuition. At a ceremony in Washington, D.C., one student will be named the “2014 Young Entrepreneur of the Year” and the runner-up will earn the “2014 Dan Danner Leadership Award.” Both awards acknowledge the dedication and successes that these students have achieved as entrepreneurs and budding small-business owners.
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