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DPI Seeks Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Every day in Wisconsin, there are young people who do what many only dream about. They take a chance on success, turn their dream into reality, and have a big impact on the lives of others while doing something they love. Who are they? They are young entrepreneurs.

Now, Ernst & Young, Junior Achievement (JA), and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction would like to encourage entrepreneurial individuals who have started and currently operate an actual business to apply for the 2020 Young Entrepreneur of the Year award by February 29, 2020. The award comes with a scholarship or cash award of $10,000.

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Student(s) must be in grade 5-12, a legal resident of the United States and the state of Wisconsin, and currently enrolled in a primary, middle, or high school (public, parochial, private, virtual, or home school). Applicant need not be a JA student.
  • Applicant(s) must own or manage a private or public company. Their business may be seasonal, and it must have been in operation since April 29, 2019. Multiple owners will share equally the scholarship/cash prize. The applicant(s) must have created the business and held continuous ownership/management throughout its existence.
  • Applicant(s) cannot be a previous winner of this award.

For more information, application materials, and 2019 award winner and applicant videos, go to the Young Entrepreneur of the Year webpage.

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