Every year one NFTE alum in the incoming freshman class at Babson College receives a full-tuition scholarship renewable for all four years. This year’s scholarship winner is Amanda Braga. Amanda did the NFTE program at New Bedford High School in New Bedford, Massachusetts. She competed in the 2019 NFTE New England National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, won seed money for her business T.B. Indicator, and qualified to advance to the national finals in New York City. Amanda has been active in the NFTE Alumni Network and this summer, she was the NFTE Entrepreneurship Fellow for the New England region.
In the application for Babson’s NFTE Scholar program, students are expected to write a “resume” that highlights all their NFTE experiences and accomplishments. Not only did Amanda write that resume, she also created a video to accompany her application, explaining in person what NFTE meant to her. She is thrilled to be attending Babson. the best entrepreneurship school in the country (ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report again this year, marking its 23rd consecutive year in first place) and thrilled to be representing NFTE as the NFTE Scholar.
Looking forward, Amanda knows she wants to keep contributing to NFTE as an alumni volunteer, helping young entrepreneurs grow and prosper.
We asked Amanda what receiving the Babson scholarship meant to her and she said, “It’s an honor, not only to be chosen as the NFTE Scholar but to be able to represent NFTE at such a prestigious school. The scholarship is helping me and my family by making my college experience more affordable financially. NFTE is a pathway to entrepreneurial success with resources such as the NFTE scholarship, internships, business connections, etc. Thank you, NFTE, for all of the opportunities you have offered me and other young successful entrepreneurs!”