The National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation announced late last month that a Lewiston senior would receive a $1,000 scholarship as part of the eighth annual NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards, a scholarship program designed to reward and encourage entrepreneurial talents among high school students.
Christopher Schrette, a Lewiston High School senior, won an NFIB/Visa Inc. Young Entrepreneur Award, which he can use at the school of his choice.
A total of 141 scholarships were announced this year as part of the program.
“This year’s applicants demonstrate that entrepreneurial curiosity is thriving in high schools across America,” said Terry LaPier, chair, NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Board of Directors, in a news release. “Our country needs to support these young entrepreneurs, so that they in return are confident enough to take the calculated risks necessary to run their own enterprises that create jobs and give back to our communities.”
To earn a scholarship, students were required to write an essay describing their entrepreneurial activity and future goals. Standardized test scores, GPA and class rank also were considered. NFIB members around the country nominated applicants.