The National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation announced the North Dakota recipient of the 10th annual NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards, a scholarship program designed to reward and encourage entrepreneurial talents among high school students.
The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award winner of a $1,000 scholarship is West Fargo High School senior Alecs Peters of West Fargo. Her business is called AKP Photography.
The NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award recipients will attend the university, college, community college or vocational/technical institute of their choice with $1,000 to $10,000 in tuition assistance from the NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation.
More than 500 students nationwide applied for a YEF scholarship this year.
To qualify for a YEF Award, students must be running their own business. They were required to write an essay describing their entrepreneurial endeavors and future goals. Standardized test scores, GPA, and class rank were also considered in the selection process.
Alecs Peters is the daughter of Todd and Dawn Peters, and plans to attend Minnesota State University Moorhead to study photojournalism.