This year, we are pleased to announce that Natalie Cohen, an incoming Freshman student at Florida International University, is our Non-Profit Student Entrepreneur Scholarship winner!
This annual award is now in it’s 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.
Cohen, who is from Puerto Rico will be attending Florida International University and majoring in business. While attending college, she will be learning the ways to make her dream non-profit a success. Her winning idea is to benefit the music community in her hometown, and it’s called “Cuerdas Para Todos” translation “Strings for All” to help a local program called “Musica 100 x 35.” This program is in association with the Puerto Rico Conservatory of Music that provides free group classes for children from low-income families. The program has a fourteen-instrument orchestra in which 4,375 children have been a part of the last 11 years.
Cohen is hoping to inspire her community to donate unused instruments so they can continue their program through “Cuerdas Para Todos.”
“My desire to help children who inspired me to begin my non-profit organization. As someone who has been playing the violin for years, I know the benefits of playing an instrument. These include an improvement in IQ scores, academic performance, learning, memorizing, and helping with depression and anxiety,” Cohen said, “Even though I’m moving away from Puerto Rico, I do not plan to stop working on my non-profit organization. I will continue to advertise my initiative in Puerto Rico and expand my project to Florida.”
Beginning this fall, Cohen will begin her education in Florida, and the $1,000 scholarship will go to helping her with her tuition and education expenses.
“As the President of Harvard Business Services, Inc. I want to congratulate Natalie Cohen and we are excited about awarding her as our 2021 Non-Profit Student Entrepreneur Scholarship recipient,” said Michael J. Bell, president of Harvard Business Services, “We wish Natalie much luck and success in her entrepreneurial journey.”
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