February 02, 2009


The  Neeley Entrepreneurship Center has chosen 21 Texas high school students as finalists for the annual TCU Texas Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Award , to be announced February 9. The students will take part in Youth Entrepreneur Days at the Neeley School of Business , February 8-9.  Scholarships funded by Compass Bank will be awarded at the closing banquet to six students based on their success in starting and running their own businesses.

The popular annual scholarship competition rewards Texas' most impressive high school entrepreneurs. For two days on campus, the 21 finalists will consult with successful entrepreneurs, learn about the Neeley School's award-winning entrepreneurship program, and experience college life.

The students will be interviewed by a panel of judges who select the six award recipients. The Grand Award winner receives a $5,000 scholarship. The other five award winners receive $1,000 scholarships each. All scholarships are doubled for those who attend TCU. 

 "Entrepreneurship is a vital force to the economy, so we want to support these students and help them realize their dreams of independent success as they go on to college to hone their business skills," said Brad Hancock, director of the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center.

For more information on the Neeley Entrepreneurship Center and the TCU Texas Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, visit www.nec.tcu.edu and www.tcuyeya.org .




2009 TCU Texas Youth Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Finalists