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Entrepreneurship Educators Need to be Rewarded too!

A $1000 educator award for teachers who promote entrepreneurship in the classroom


It’s that time of year when high school seniors are looking for scholarships to fund their college education. So teachers get to write all kinds of letters of recommendations. But this year is different. This year, teachers can get a scholarship too.

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Young Entrepreneur Foundation is offering a scholarship dedicated to teachers who emphasize the importance of entrpreneurship in the clasroom. The Entrepreneurship Educator Award will grant a $1000 scholarship to honor and encourage a hard-working teacher to continue their entrepreneurial instructions.

“It is a privilege to provide our nation’s educators an opportunity to be recognized for their efforts in encouraging innovation in America’s youth,” said Senior Manager of the Young Entrepreneur Foundation Molly Young. “With the U.S. professional workforce needing to be more entrepreneurial for 21st century opportunities it is essential that these skills are encouraged in school. NFIB is honored to support and reward educators who are fulfilling this need and to contribute the necessary resources for continued success with their students.”

The NFIB Entrepreneurship Educator Award is available to any educator of students (grades 1-12) who teaches entrepreneurship in a creative and successful manner. Applicants are asked to create and submit a video through which they answer the following question: What best practices have you used to teach entrepreneurship and what has been the outcome?

Applications will be accepted until March 31, 2015. The winning video will be presented at the NFIB Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Luncheon in Washington, D.C., in the spring of 2015, and the winner will receive a $1000 scholarship which they may use for educator training or to obtain educational resources.

Entries will be reviewed by the Young Entrepreneur Foundation staff and the winner will be selected based on the creativity of their entrepreneurial program best practices, as well as the extent to which the video demonstrates the positive impact of entrepreneurial education.

Check out the website to find more information about the award and the application process and to view last year’s winning video:

Good luck!

Entrepreneur In The Classroom
The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation Entrepreneur-in-the-Classroom (EITC) supplemental curriculum exposes students to entrepreneurship and the necessary steps to take an idea and turn it into a business. The FREE curriculum can be integrated into classes teaching a variety of subjects including music, art, fashion, business and many more. You must be registered to view the full Entrepreneur-in-the-Classroom curriculum.

More Information
The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization promoting the importance of small business and free enterprise to the nation’s youth. More information is available at The Foundation is associated with the National Federation of Independent Business; NFIB is the nation’s leading small business association, with offices in Washington, D.C. and all 50 state capitals.

Related links
Follow NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation on Twitter
Like NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation on Facebook
Follow EITC curriculum author Kathy Korman Frey on Twitter


January 20, 2015 at 3:42 pm

How to Think Big: An Entrepreneur’s 3 Step Guide

It’s the age-old question: Are we reaching our potential? Can we dream the big dream, and reach it?

In this post, I feature a summary of the three major steps which theorists and articles touch upon time after time.

Continue Reading October 31, 2014 at 5:37 pm Leave a comment

Three Research-Based Tips For Managing Stress, Multiple Priorities, and Work-Life Balance for Entrepreneurs

This post, affectionately known as “Jedi Mind Control for Over Achievers” will teach you solutions that work for actual entrepreneurs.

Whether you’re an educator, a young entrepreneur, or a seasoned entrepreneur, balancing multiple priorities is a reality. A much needed skill is HOW to effectively balance these priorities, but, it’s not a class in school. So, here, we lay out some proven solutions.

Continue Reading July 29, 2014 at 3:44 pm Leave a comment

Thank you, Entrepreneurship Educators

It’s summer break, which means you, as an educator should be enjoying your vacation. So instead of providing more entrepreneurial education resources, NFIB’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation would like to thank you for a job well done. Sparks and Honey has just released a report about Generation Z (born 1995 to present). The report is fascinating, and covers a wide range of topics about what makes Generation Z unique. Especially interesting to us is the idea that Entrepreneurship is in the DNA of this generation. We believe a lot of that DNA make up has to do with you.

Continue Reading June 24, 2014 at 5:44 pm Leave a comment

How Much are You Worth?

The Huffington Post recently wrote an article from the perspective of what parents should pay a babysitter. This article caused NFIB’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation to think that perhaps young entrepreneurs need to think about what to charge their customers for services too.

Continue Reading February 28, 2014 at 11:39 am 2 comments

Workforce Preparedness and Student Engagement

Teaching entrepreneurship isn’t on the forefront of most educators’ minds. But it should be! What makes a successful entrepreneur? The same things that make a responsible adult—financial literacy, communication skills, hard work, creativity, organization and so much more. So let’s teach our young people the importance of entrepreneurial life skills!

Continue Reading August 27, 2013 at 10:16 am Leave a comment

Top Recruiting Tips: “Top Grading” Summary for Entrepreneurs, Educators, and Recruits

Now is final call for recruiting time: For internships, jobs, and maybe you want to start your own business. “Top Grading” has proven – over time in elite entrepreneur circles – to be a standard reference for recruiting because of its focus on how to recruit A Players….”Top Grade first–once you do this, your organization can do anything.”

Continue Reading May 14, 2013 at 12:30 pm 4 comments

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