Young Entrepreneur Awards

2015 Young Entrepreneur Award Winners will be announced on April 20!

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 2,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors totaling more than $2.5 million.



Applications for the 2016 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards will be open

October 1, 2015.  Check back then for more information.


NFIB Members:

If you are an NFIB member who would like to take part in interviewing applicants for the awards, please fill out the Nominator form. This involves interviewing students who have applied for the scholarship to help determine which students are most worthy of the Young Entrepreneur Award. This can take as little as 20 minutes of your time, as each applicant only involves a 20 minute phone conversation. Please fill out the Nominator form if you are willing to help interview and choose our 2015 Young Entrepreneur Award winners.

Supporters of Youth Entrepreneurship:

You can also sponsor one of the Young Entrepreneur Award scholarships. Each $1,000 donation will provide a scholarship for one young entrepreneur specifically in the state of your choosing. With a $1,000 donation, the Award will be named after you or your business which will be recognized both on the NFIB website and in NFIB’s MyBusiness Magazine. A Young Entrepreneur Award is not a direct investment in a student’s business. Rather, it provides financial assistance for a student to attend post-secondary schooling, to continue their entrepreneurial education. Fill out the Donation form with your tax deductible contribution.

The National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation announced the 2015 Top 100  Young Entrepreneurs.

Please contact the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation at with any further questions.

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