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Cycle Enthusiast Receives NASE College Scholarship of $20,000

For Immediate Release: Contact:  Molly Nelson
(202) 466-2100

Warren, Ore., Student Founded Bicycle Cover Startup

Washington, D.C., September 7, 2012 – Abigail Dahl of Warren, Ore., comes from a family of entrepreneurs. Following in their footsteps, Abigail launched her business, Cycle-Jacket, this year as a freshman in college. Dahl’s drive to start and grow a business while pursuing higher education led to her selection as the National Association for the Self-Employed’s Future Entrepreneur for 2012.

As the NASE Future Entrepreneur, Dahl receives a college scholarship of $20,000. She receives $12,000 this year with a promise of $4,000 more for each of her junior and senior years as long as she maintains a high academic performance.

This fall, Dahl will be entering her sophomore year at Oregon State University in Corvallis, where she is majoring in business entrepreneurship. She graduated from St. Helens High School with a 3.7 grade point average.

“Abigail represents the entrepreneurial drive of students across the country,” says NASE President Kristie L. Arslan. “The NASE is proud to help Abigail continue her college education, and we look forward to helping her grow her business.”

The NASE Future Entrepreneur Scholarship is the largest scholarship of its kind in the U.S. It is the flagship award of the NASE Scholarship Program, which has awarded over $1.9 million since its inception in 1989. In 2012, 12 students across the country received $4,000 scholarships for academic excellence.

For more information regarding the NASE Scholarship Program or Dahl, contact Molly Nelson at High resolution photographs available. 

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 website at

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