The team at SuretyBonds.com feels privileged to help small business owners launch their business ventures and meet their business goals on a daily basis. We understand that surety bonds are a confusing part of the start-up process, but we’re here to help you meet your state’s and industry’s requirements quickly, easily and accurately so that you can get back to doing what you do best: running your business.
We also know that running a business isn’t the only thing our customers have on their plates. Most of them have families and — in an economic environment where owing an independent business doesn’t always guarantee bringing home a steady income — it can be stressful, at times, to make ends meet.
We want to help, and that’s where the SuretyBonds.com Small Business Success Student Scholarship Program comes in.
To put it simply, we understand the value small businesses add not only to our economy but also to the communities we live and work in. So, to show our appreciation, we’re paying it forward by establishing a nationwide scholarship program to reward students who have personal experience with small business. We’re awarding $1,500 college scholarships to three students whose lives have been shaped by small business experience.
Any student who will attend college classes full time in the fall 2015 semester AND has small business ownership experience whether personally or through a parent, grandparent or legal guardian is eligible to apply for the SuretyBonds.com Small Business Success Student Scholarship Program.
For more official rules, visit www.suretybonds.com/scholarships/official-rules.
To apply for the scholarship, students should fill out the entry form on our scholarship website. The essay gives our scholarship committee the opportunity to understand how small business has shaped the lives of each of our applicants.
To apply, complete and submit the entry form at www.suretybonds.com/scholarships/apply.
What’s the timeline?
Scholarship applications are now available online. Applicants must submit their entries by 11:59 p.m. CST on March 31, 2015.
Then, the SuretyBonds.com scholarship committee will read through all of the applications and select the 10 most deserving applicants. These applicants’ essays and photos will be featured on the SuretyBonds.com blog and special Facebook voting application. Public voting begins on May 1 ends May 31. The 3 finalists with the most votes will each receive a $1,500 scholarships and will be notified and announced on Facebook on June 3, 2015.
To be entered to win the SuretyBonds.com Small Business Success Student Scholarship Program, students should submit their applications online before the March 31, 2015, deadline. Applicants who are selected as part of the top 10 finalists must provide a photo to be used during the voting process.
We need your help to make this year’s scholarship program a success! If you know a student who meets the requirements, share this information and encourage him or her to apply. If you’d like to feature information about the SuretyBonds.com Small Business Success Student Scholarship Program through your media outlet, email Scholarships@SuretyBonds.com. Last year, we received over 500 applications, and we hope to receive even more this year. To exceed this goal and to help the future entrepreneurs of our country further their higher education endeavors, we need your help!
As SuretyBonds.com founder and CEO Josh Kayser says, “We’re blessed to be in a position of growth, so this scholarship program is our way of giving back to those who are on the ground floor, creating jobs, and fighting the good fight right along with us.” We can’t wait to read your stories. Good luck!