JA Young Entrepreneur of the Year
2019 Winner Announced!
You must meet the following requirements:
- Any student (grade 5th -12th) who is a legal resident of the United States and the State of Wisconsin who is currently enrolled in a primary, middle or high school (public, parochial, private, virtual, or home school). Applicant does not need to be a JA student.
- Owner(s) or manager(s) of a private or public company. Business may be seasonal and must have been in operation since April 4, 2018. Multiple owners will equally share the scholarship/cash prize. The business must have been created by the applicant(s), whom must have had continuity of ownership/management throughout the existence of the business.
- You are not a previous winner of this award.
Award and Recognition:
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 Young Entrepreneur of the Year webpage.
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.
2019 Application Process Closed.
Please include all application materials. The application can be emailed, faxed or mailed to:
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin
Attn: Young Entrepreneur of the Year
11111 W. Liberty Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53224
Fax: (414) 577.3872
Winner will be recognized at the Wisconsin Business Hall of Fame™ Induction Ceremony on April 4, 2019.
Former winners of the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
2018 Winner Charles Rose / Action Asphalt Maintenance / Wausau
2017 Winner Laney Hughes / Shallocat / Westin
2016 Winner Natalie Abbott / West Hill Honey Company / Chippewa Falls
2015 Winnner Andrew Pfluger / AMP Hobby / Green Bay
2014 Winner Carter Drake / Dreamscape Landscaping / Fort Atkinson
2013 Winner Luke Eisner / Luke Eisner DJ & Lighting, LLC / Greenfield
2012 Winner Austin White-Peony / Mad Town Phone Sales / Fitchburg
2011 Winner Candace Wetter / Edge of Town Dairy / Stitzer
2010 Winner Christine O'Neil / Pumpkins with Perspective / Saukville
2010 Winner Matt Meis / Meis P.C. Solutions / Stevens Point
2009 Winner Allison Loderbauer / ABC Balloons / Appleton
2008 Winner Casey Profita / Ace Clothing Industries / Salem
2007 Winner Zach Vruwink / Zach's Computers / Wisconsin Rapids
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