Doctor awarded scholarship

By Anthony Malandra

Special to The SUN

The National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation recently announced the Colorado recipients of its 12th annual NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards — a scholarship program designed to reward and encourage entrepreneurial talents among high school students.

More than 600 students nationwide applied for a YEF scholarship this year, and NFIB is proud to award a scholarship to Devyn Doctor of Pagosa Springs. Doctor, a senior at Pagosa Springs High School, is the winner of the NFIB/El Pomar Foundation Young Entrepreneur Award.

To qualify for an NFIB Young Entrepreneur Award, students must be seniors in high school who own and/or operate their own small business. They are required to write an essay describing their entrepreneurial endeavors and future goals. Since 2003, YEF has awarded over 2,500 scholarships worth more than $2.5 million to graduating high school seniors.