National Association for the Self-Employed Announces Extension of Deadline for Education Scholarship

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National Association for the Self-Employed Announces Extension of Deadline for Education Scholarship

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As Graduation Season Approaches, Deadline for NASE Dependent Scholarship Extended Until April 30th

DALLAS, TX – As graduation season approaches and the rising costs of higher education looms large for most Americans, the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), the nation’s leading advocate and resource for the self-employed and micro-business community, today announced the deadline for the association’s scholarship program has been extended until April 30th, 2015. 

The NASE Dependent Scholarship Program is an educational scholarship awarded to the dependent of NASE members to help ease the financial burden of tuition and other costs associated with attending college.  This year, four winners will be chosen and each will receive $3,000 scholarships from the National Association for the Self-Employed. 

“Since 1989, we have awarded more than $1.8 million to our members’ dependents through the NASE Scholarship Program,” said John Hearrell, Vice President of Membership and Affiliate Programs.  “For the last twenty-five years, this scholarship has continued to help defray the costs and ease the burden for many self-employed members.  Rising higher education costs continue to affect the bottom lines of all Americans, and for self-employed and micro-business owner that strain can sometimes be crushing for both the family and business’ budget.”   

This award-winning program is open to legal dependents of NASE Members, ages 16-24. To apply, students need to be high school students or college undergraduates planning to enroll in college for the upcoming fall semester.  Consideration is based upon:

  • Leadership abilities
  • Academic performance
  • Teacher recommendations
  • Career and educational background
  • School and community participation
  • Financial need

The application period for scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year has been extended from January 5th, 2015 until April 30th, 2015.   Applications received after April 30th, 2015 will not be considered. 

NASE members interested in applying for the scholarship or checking the status of an application can do so by going here and creating an account.  To become a member of NASE, apply online here.

Further information about the NASE Dependent Scholarship Program can be viewed through this FAQ Document here or by sending an email with questions to  (Note:  Please include the name of the scholarship program or sponsor (NASE) and your username in your email.)

For more information on additional scholarships and grants available from NASE, please click here.

NASE members also enjoy a comprehensive list of benefits designed to help small business owners and sole proprietors start and grow their business.  A complete listing of benefits available to NASE members is available, here.  NASE members are offered a host of resources designed to help support entrepreneurs and small employers including access to professional “Ask the Experts” services in tax, health care and marketing, a navigational assistant health care portal, scholarships and grants, discounts on shipping rates and affordable email marketing systems and webhosting services. NASE’s newest member benefits continue the tradition of providing real-world, bottom-line assistance to small business owners.


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
Small Business Locator helps identify and connect our nation’s smallest businesses. In addition, NASE’s new health care portal helps small business owners navigate the nation’s health care marketplace. 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 website at

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