NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award

<p>Aren't we supposed to hear back from this today? did anyone get semifinalist?</p>

<p>I was a semifinalist. Do you know how many semifinalists there are? </p>

<p>A quick search didn't turn up anything, except that there are supposedly 400 $1,000 awards.</p>

<p>Didn't get notified either</p>

<p>@magnito- wow that's a lot</p>

<p>I emailed them and they said we were supposed to have been notified either way. I thought I would have at least been selected as a semifinalist...</p>

<p>I am a semifinalist too.
Supposedly there are like 6,000 kids that apply, like 500-600 are then semifinalist, then our of those they award 300-400 scholarships depending on the year.</p>

<p>Congrats! Where did you get those numbers?</p>

<p>Here
<a href="http://www.nfib.com/young-entrepreneur-foundation/yef-programs/young-entrepreneur-awards/%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://www.nfib.com/young-entrepreneur-foundation/yef-programs/young-entrepreneur-awards/&lt;/a>
it says 1,954 awarded since 2003, so like in 6 years, meaning about 330 per year.</p>

<p>Here
NFIB</a> and Visa, Inc. Announce 2009 "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" Award Winner | NFIB
it says over 6,000 applications were received, last year.</p>

<p>I was a semifinalist too! Did anyone have trouble getting your nominator to respond?!
I sent her a letter as soon as I found out...never heard from her...then called her a couple weeks later hahaha
she happened to be pretty unorganized and very technologically declined! She doesn't use the internet! So she had to have one of her friends do it on her behalf and all that stuff so I had to call her and this other lady left and right to make sure I got the nomination and got it approved in time!
It was nuts! hahaha
Well it's good to know the pool only goes from like 500-600 to like 300-400
that doesn't seem like too HUGE of a jump haha</p>

<p>I got my notification later than y'all too! haha
I got it on like the 8th...weird</p>

<p>i'm a semi-finalist! i wrote my entire essay within a week of receiving the email because i was so terrified of not giving my nominator enough time to fill out the info (lool). that was right in the middle of the great blizzard of '10 for new jersey, so my nominator's phone line was not working for two entire days. then, nominator wanted to go read the NFIB info first since NFIB hadn't sent her this years' information. SO, i had plenty of time to edit my essay, and everything eventually got in in time :)</p>

<p>@dillonjay...do you seriously mean they narrow winners down from 500-600 to like 300-400?!?</p>

<p>congratulations!! yeah it was such a crazy time!! Texas got snow THREE times!! it was insane lol so several scholarships I applied to pushed their deadlines back, but the nfib one, I just got a crazy lady hahaha so I had to do a lot of work to make sure I got the nomination...and I got it the DAY BEFORE it was due hahaha but I got it nonetheless : P
and that's just what I've heard!!!! I may be wrong lol but I've been reading what people have said and what the site says and it appears that they've been give about 350 or so scholarships every year and I heard there are like 500 or so semifinalists so that's what it seems to be!! I'm hoping that's the case anyway hahaha</p>

<p>Does anyone know average dates of when we'll know?? I've seen mid-April and I've also seen late-April but I was hoping maybe someone who applied and got it would know when they notify! haha</p>

<p>Im curious when we are notified too! is it by mail or email?</p>

<p>I think by email first! But I could be wrong lol
I'm just ready to know! Hopefully it isn't like April 30th or something hahaha</p>

<p>hey thats awesome!</p>

<p>me too!</p>

<p>what is your business?</p>

<p>Organize Your Space</p>

<p>I design and have Installed Custom closets, kitchen, built ins etc in 3-8 million dollar homes. Ive done about 40 jobs</p>

<p>Do you think we will hear this week?</p>

<p>I really hope we do soon lol</p>

<p>@Parkerparker222 </p>

<p>Did you get any award?</p>

<p>I haven't received anything yet? have you? im in Florida.</p>