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Clearfield Student Levi Bloom Re
Clearfield Student Levi Bloom Receives Small-Business Scholarship
Release Date: 06/ 10/ 2003
Clearfield Area High School senior Levi Bloom will attend college this fall with the help of the NFIB Education Foundation. Bloom, 17, is the recipient of the inaugural NFIB/Jim and Mim Herr Free Enterprise Scholars Awards, a scholarship for students who have demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit and initiative.

"As America's foremost organization for entrepreneurs, NFIB is proud to present Levi with the Free Enterprise Scholars Award," said Susan Ridge, executive director of the NFIB Education Foundation. "Many students have a dream of owning and operating their own business. We want to reward that entrepreneurial spirit and encourage them to believe in their dreams and themselves."

The $1,000 non-renewable scholarship may be used to attend any accredited two- or four-year university/college, community college or vocational/technical institute. Bloom, the son of Roger and Martha Bloom, expects to attend Babson College majoring in Entrepreneurship.

The NFIB Education Foundation is affiliated with the National Federation of Independent Business, America's largest organization of small-business owners. Each of the 100 scholarship recipients nationwide was sponsored by an NFIB member. Bloom was nominated by his mother, an NFIB member and the owner of Bloom's Nursery.

"Small business is the foundation of a strong and viable economy, and education plays a significant role in developing successful men and women. Our members recognize the need to support those men and women who have the potential to become the next generation of small business owners," Ridge concluded.

The NFIB Education Foundation is affiliated with the National Federation of Independent Business, America's largest organization of small-business owners. Overall, the Education Foundation awarded a total of 110 scholarships this year.

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