High school seniors in the class of 2015 still have time to apply for
scholarships offered by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
Young Entrepreneur Foundation. The new deadline for applications is January 1,
2015, giving eligible applicants a few extra weeks to complete their
applications over the holidays.
Each year, the NFIB Young Entrepreneur program recognizes young people who
have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit with non-renewable college
scholarships, ranging in value from $1,000 to $15,000. The 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.
Applicants for the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards must be graduating high
school seniors who are entering their freshman year at an accredited two-or
four-year university, college, technical or vocational institute in the fall of
2015. They must also demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit and initiative by
having established a business of their own.
What do students need to know?
- Applications will be accepted through the end of the
day on January 1, 2015.
- The independent selection committee will review all
applications and select semi-finalists. Semi-finalists will be notified by
the end of January.
- Semi-finalists MUST be interviewed by an NFIB member,
who will be assigned to each semi-finalist.
- Scholarships are merit-based, not based on financial
The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation is committed to educating young
people about the critical role of small business and the American free
enterprise system. Since 2003, the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation has
awarded more than 2,400 scholarships to graduating high school seniors totaling
more than $2.6 million.
More information about the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards scholarship
program and past recipients is available