NASE Scholarships & Small Business Grants - Opportunities for NASE Members

Grants and Scholarships

At the core of the NASE is the desire to help others in the self-employed community. To this end, one of the ways we give back to our community is through the NASE Growth Grants and NASE Dependent Scholarship programs.

NASE Growth Grants - Need Capital For Your Business?

Running your business gives you enough to think about every day, planning ahead and making improvements to your business can easily get put on the back burner. Apply for an NASE Growth Grant: four winners are chosen each quarter to be awarded up to $4,000 grant to support the growth of their business.

NASE Dependent Scholarship - Educational Scholarships for Your Dependents

Rising education costs are a concern for most Americans. The NASE offers to help ease that financial burden by offering educational scholarships for your dependents. Apply for an NASE Dependent Scholarship: four winners will be chosen and each will win $3,000 from the NASE.

Learn more about these opportunities for NASE Members below.

NASE Growth Grants

Apply for small business grants from the NASE worth up to $4,000!

Do you have plans for the steps you would take to grow your business, if you only had the available capital to do so? Would you hire and train additional employees? Market your business in new and exciting ways? Invest in new equipment or software? The NASE can help. Since 2006, the NASE has awarded nearly $1,000,000 to members just like you through the Growth Grants® program by providing small business grants.

*Growth Grant applicants must be a member in good standing for 3-months prior to submitting an application. Annual members may apply immediately. Monthly members may apply ninety days after joining the NASE.

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NASE Dependent Scholarship

Scholarships from the NASE worth up to $3,000!

Since 1989, the NASE Scholarship Program has awarded more than $1.8 million to members’ dependents. 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. Multiple college scholarships of $3,000 are awarded each year.

Consideration is based upon:

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

Would you like to see past Dependent Scholarship recipients?

NASE Dependent Scholarships® and Growth Grants® are awarded at the sole discretion of the NASE. 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.


The benefits explained herein are offered at the sole discretion of the association and may vary by availability, vendor and state of residence of the member. Vendors reserve the right to withdraw or change their offers without notice. The association makes no affirmation of fact or promise relating to the goods and services, and specifically disclaims any warranty, expressed or implied, as to the merchantability of the goods and services reflected. To be entitled to the association benefits, you must be a member in good standing and dues must be paid current.


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