Junior Achievement of Wisconsin is offering a $10,000 scholarship to the 2021 Wisconsin Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition winner, according to a Junior Achievement news release.

The competition is open to Wisconsin student entrepreneurs in grades five through 12 who are currently enrolled in school. Competitors must be an owner or manager of an operating seasonal or year-round, private or public company since January 2020, according to the release.

Students must have had continuous ownership or management throughout the existence of the business. Companies with multiple student owners will equally share scholarship or prize money if their business is chosen, according to the news release.

This year’s competition will be held virtually in a live “Shark Tank”-style competition. Four finalists will pitch their best entrepreneur initiatives from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Jan. 28 to a panel of celebrity judges including:

  • Craig Culver, founder of Culver’s.
  • Craig Karmazin, founder and CEO of Good Karma Brands.
  • Todd Nelson, CEO of Kalahari Resorts & Conventions.
  • Christine Specht, CEO of Cousins Subs.

A Viewer’s Choice Award and additional cash prize will also be awarded, according to the release.

Applications and videos introducing the business are required by Monday, Nov. 30.

Interested students should visit wisconsin.ja.org.

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