Oxford senior wins National NFIB Young Entrepreneur Scholarship

Published 2:00 am Sunday, May 7, 2017

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Young Entrepreneur Foundation announced that a senior at Oxford High School is among the 115 college scholarship winners of NFIB’s 15th annual Young Entrepreneur Awards. The scholarship program rewards and encourages entrepreneurial talents among high school students who own and operate their own small business.

Sara Bridgers, owner of Jewels by SarCar, will receive a $2,000 NFIB/Mississippi Leadership Council Young Entrepreneur Award.

“It’s hard for anyone to run a successful small business, but Sara has accomplished that in between doing homework and studying for tests,” said Ron Aldridge, state director of NFIB, Mississippi’s leading small-business association. “We wish her every success.”

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To qualify for an NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award, students must be seniors in high school who own and operate their own small business. They are required to write an essay describing their entrepreneurial endeavors and future goals. NFIB members around the country interview the applicants for the Young Entrepreneur Awards.