Young Entrepreneur of the Year
The Wisconsin Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognizes an individual from 5th grade through 12th grade who is making their mark on our free enterprise system by turning a business idea into a reality; an individual who applied the entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrated business knowledge to realize an actual operating business. The award is made without regard to race, color, creed, gender, religion, disability, or national origin.
One winner will receive a scholarship or cash prize of $1,000. Winner will also be recognized at the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame™ Induction Ceremony. Scholarships may be applied toward expenses at any (post-secondary) educational institution. Financial awards will be mailed directly to the institution in the award recipient’s name Finalist videos will be promoted and shown on the JA of Wisconsin You Tube Channel. Additionally, the winning applicant will be featured on the DPI You Tube Channel.
A winner will be chosen based on business success, growth potential, and social involvement. The selection committee also considers the entrepreneur's age when the business was started and any special challenges that had to be faced, strategic direction, innovation, personal integrity, and leadership.
Completed application must be received by: February 29, 2020. Please include all application materials.
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