This year, we are pleased to announce that Jordan Lee, an incoming Freshman student at Alabama State University, is our For-Profit Student Entrepreneur Scholarship winner!
This annual award is now in its third year, and in 2021, we are awarding two, $1,000 scholarships to young Entrepreneurs who are pursuing both an education and their business aspirations and combining the two to build successful and rewarding companies.
At age 11, Lee created her first business called “Couture Crochet,” where she makes a variety of crochet items such as scarves, hats, sweaters, blankets and more. Her love for crocheting started at an early age and by the time she entered high school, Lee had been running her business for years.
After entering high school, she began a second business styling and braiding hair. After practicing on model hair and a few of her friends, she began to have a regular clientele after school and called this business “Couture Hair.” She averaged three clients per week and brought in a profit.
“It brings me so much joy to help young African American women, and even men, love and take care of their natural hair,” says Lee, “Couture Crochet has brought me a lot of attention and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”
The $1,000 scholarship will help Lee with educational expenses as she studies business and minors in dance at Alabama State University. As she continues her education, Lee plans to continue to work on her businesses and hopes to have a positive impact on her community.
“In my businesses, I don’t only want to make a profit, but I want to encourage other individuals to be the best they can be and support my communities,” Lee said, “The support, encouragement, and inspiration I get from the people who support my businesses drives me to be a better influencer and continues to enlighten me with motivation for the future. I am so in love with the action of putting in the work to make sure I make the future more positive for people in my community and all people in general.”
“We want to congratulate Jordan Lee, we are excited about awarding her as our 2021 For-Profit Student Entrepreneur Scholarship recipient,” said Michael J. Bell, president of Harvard Business Services, “We wish Jordan much success in her entrepreneurial journey.”
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