Two Pennsylvania high school students who run their own businesses have been awarded 2016 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Foundation scholarships. Jacob Bowers of Erie and Brittney Lybarger of Johnstown will each receive $2000 toward their college education. NFIB also is awarding two similar scholarships to students in the entrepreneur program at York College of Pennsylvania.
Jacob Bowers, who attended Cathedral Preparatory School in Erie, will be attending Boston College in the fall. He started the company Working Lawns, a mowing and landscaping firm which employs five people. Bowers says he hopes to keep his company going while he attends Boston College in the fall. He hopes to receive a Masters Degree in Business.
Brittney Lybarger, who attended Richland High School in Johnstown, is also a 2016 NFIB scholarship award winner. She will be attending University of Pittsburgh in the fall, and majoring in Marketing. Brittney says she became involved in activities that were helpful to the community. That led to photographing events and a demand for her services.
Today, Brittney runs Brittney Lybarger Photography and Video. Her company does special occasion photo shoots for high school dances, weddings and events. The company also produced a video for Brittney’s high school graduation which students could purchase.
Two other students, Devon Buettner and Jeremy Canouse, who are currently attending York College of Pennsylvania, will be receiving 2016 NFIB Young Entrepreneur Scholarships in honor of Dick Reinhardt, an NFIB member and retired business owner who served on that college’s board.