’s 2017 Small Business Scholarship Now Open

2017 small business scholarship is excited to announce, for the fifth year in a row, that the 2017 Small Business Scholarship is open! The Small Business Scholarship Program awards three $1,500 scholarships to students with small business experience. Students who will be enrolled in college courses full time for Fall 2017 are eligible to enter by writing a 500-1,000 word essay on how small business has shaped their lives.

How does it work?

Applications are open to students in every state. Each student must submit a 500 to 1,000-word essay about how small business has influenced them and their career paths. All entries must be received no later than March 31, 2017 to be eligible for the contest. Applications will only be accepted via email submission to [email protected] along with the required criteria listed in the Official Rules. From the submitted essays, ten finalists will be chosen by the Scholarship Committee, and voters will decide the three scholarship winners. Voting will be open from May 1 to May 31, and the winner will be notified and announced on our blog and Facebook page 

Why small business? has been serving small businesses since 2009, working alongside entrepreneurs and business owners helping them launch new ventures or grow existing ones. Without their hard work and successes, we wouldn’t be where we are today. Thanks to that inspiring group of leaders, has grown year after year and it’s a priority of ours to take any opportunity to give back to the small business community. Part of our way of doing this is through our annual scholarship program.

Spread the word!

Help us spread the word about this amazing opportunity! Share this announcement on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ and encourage young entrepreneurs you know to apply. Check out past finalists and read more about our commitment to small business, then apply to become a 2017 Small Business Scholarship winner. We can’t wait to meet this year’s finalists!

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About the Author

Melanie Baravik
Melanie is a senior at the University of Missouri - Columbia studying English with an emphasis in creative writing. She is a member of the marketing department and outreach team for, a leading provider of online bonding for clients nationwide.