A Franklin County High School student receives an award from the National Federation of Independent Business’s Young Entrepreneur Foundation.
Addie Thomason of Martin was one of four award winners announced recently.
Thomason won the National Federal of Independent Business/McKee Foods Young Enterpreneur Award.
The Young Entrepreneur Awards is a scholarship program designed to reward and encourage entrepreneurial talents among high school students.
More than 600 students nationwide applied for a YEF scholarship this year and the NFIB said it is proud to award four scholarships to young entrepreneurs in Georgia.
Each award is between $1,000 and $15,000.
Students who received the Young Entrepreneur Award are seniors in high school who own and/or 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.
The scholarships are used to help with tuition costs for the winners’ post-secondary education.