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October 2011


NASE Launches Continuing Education Scholarship Program

Friday, September 30, 2011

9 NASE Members Receive Scholarship Funds During Inaugural Year

By Molly Nelson

Although it may not be with pencils, crayons and textbooks, the NASE is helping its members go back to school. In 2011, the NASE launched its new Succeed Scholarship™ Program to help members obtain the knowledge they need to succeed.

Members applied for scholarships of up to $4,000 to be used toward university or college courses, training courses for business licensing and certification, or participation in conferences and seminars that support business survival and growth.

Nine NASE Members were awarded a scholarship to pursue continuing education and training in the program’s first year, with the association awarding a total of $27,727 in scholarship funds.

“Continuing education and training can help reduce the risk of starting and running a business, but many small-business owners simply don’t have the funds available to further their own education,” says NASE President Kristie L. Arslan. “We’re proud to be helping our members expand their skill sets and knowledge base with our new Succeed Scholarship Program.”

These NASE Members were awarded Succeed Scholarships in 2011:

Josephine Abrigo
Josephine’s Janitorial & House Cleaning Services
Fremont, Calif.

Davina Fankhauser
Fertility Within Reach
Newton Highlands, Mass.

Matt Hiltibran
Aspira Continuing Education
Camarillo, Calif.

Robert Marx
Marx Parts LLC
Arpin, Wis.

Jannett Maxon
Maxon HR Consulting
Arlington, Texas

Mary Miles
MG Accounting & Tax Services, LLC
Johns Creek, Ga.

Sharon Pikul
8th Day Consulting, Training & Software
Oak Forest, Ill.

Theresa Quinlan
TK’s Tots
Coppell, Texas

Tasha Wells
Integrated Medical Service
Charlotte, N.C.


Molly Nelson is the NASE’s Member Communications Manager. She thinks one of the best parts of her job is speaking with members like Succeed Scholarship recipients.


Apply For A $4,000 NASE Succeed Scholarship

The NASE created the Succeed Scholarship Program to help those considering self-employment gain knowledge and skills they need.

With the Succeed Scholarship Program, NASE Members can apply for a scholarship of up to $4,000 to help pay for continuing education through university or college courses, attend training courses for business licensing and certification, or attend conferences and seminars that will help you grow your business.

You could be the recipient of a Succeed Scholarship. To be eligible for an NASE Succeed Scholarship, you must:

  • Be an NASE Member in good standing
  • Document the potential of the scholarship to satisfy a business need
  • Demonstrate the potential impact of the course on overall business growth and success
  • Offer supporting documentation such as a résumé and business plan
Succeed Scholarships are awarded at the sole discretion of the NASE. Unfortunately, not everyone who applies will receive a scholarship. The NASE has the discretion to make no awards or present a higher or lower amount than requested. Decisions of the selection committees are final and are not subject to appeal. No application feedback will be given.


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