en·tre·pre·neur a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.
This year’s recipients of the inaugural $5,000 Florida Prep Entrepreneur Award, Wesley Brewer (Grade 10), and Aminah Hameedi (Grade 9), are both familiar with the work and commitment required to run their own business. Wesley is currently in the process of rolling out his Tree Maintenance and Power Washing enterprise, and Aminah is busy growing her Promotion Items company.
During interviews with the Florida Prep selection Committee, both students shared the challenges they faced setting up their businesses; many of which would be familiar to any small business owner; including the importance of paying attention to details, responsibility to others, and independent decision making. They also highlighted family support and mentorship.
Each student then presented their business plan; a necessary, but daunting experience, for any business owner, and answered questions on their plans for the future.
Florida Prep Admissions Director, Safiyah Dinally said of the process “Wesley and Aminah are without doubt, future leaders and entrepreneurs, their maturity and ‘can-do’ enthusiasm were extremely impressive, and they are both worthy scholarship recipients’.
This is the inaugural year for the Entrepreneurial Scholarship and our entire Florida Prep community is excited to share in the business journey with our selected recipients. We look forward to featuring more information as they progress, and to encouraging more interested students to participate in the selection process next year.
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