SOURCE: National Association for the Self-Employed

National Association for the Self-Employed

April 26, 2011 08:00 ET

NASE Launches New Scholarship Program for Entrepreneurs

Scholarships Available for Continuing Education and Training

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Apr 26, 2011) - Since 1981, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) has offered tools and resources to help America's smallest businesses thrive. The NASE is continuing that legacy in its 30th year by launching a new scholarship program to assist entrepreneurs in obtaining the knowledge they need to succeed.

Through the NASE's new Succeed Scholarship™ program, association members will be able to apply for scholarships of up to $4,000 to pursue continuing education or training. Scholarships can be used toward university or college courses, training courses for business licensing and certification, or participation in conferences and seminars that will encourage and support business survival and growth.

The new program will be a tool for both prospective entrepreneurs and existing business owners. The NASE recognizes that new entrepreneurs often require education and training before starting their business, and created the Succeed Scholarship™ program to assist those considering self-employment with gaining knowledge and skills.

The NASE is planning to award multiple Succeed Scholarships annually. Applications for Succeed Scholarships are available on the NASE's website. Submission of all required application materials must be made by June 1, 2011, in order to be considered for a scholarship award in 2011.

"We know that expanding their skill sets and knowledge base is important to the self-employed community, however many business owners often don't have the funds available to further their own education," said Executive Director Kristie Arslan. "With the new Succeed Scholarship program, the NASE is offering our small-business members yet another tool to help them grow and improve their business."

To learn more about the NASE's new Succeed Scholarship™ program, please visit www.NASE.org.

About the NASE

The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) is the nation's leading resource for the self-employed and micro-businesses, bringing a broad range of benefits to help entrepreneurs succeed and to drive the continued growth of this vital segment of the American economy. The NASE is a 501(c) (6) nonprofit organization and provides big-business advantages to hundreds of thousands of micro-businesses across the United States. For more information, visit the association's web site at www.NASE.org.