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Megan Marley Investor Panel Winner: Selected for National Scholarship Competition!

LOCATE Finger Lakes and Lyons National Bank (LNB), a major sponsor of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), congratulates Megan Marley from Seneca Falls, as the winner of the first prize award in the Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) Investor Panel competition. Along with a $1,200 award, this selection entitles her to participate and compete for a $30,000 scholarship and other awards in the Saunders Scholars National Scholarship competition, sponsored by Rochester Institute of Technology, on June 26th of this year.

The Saunders Scholarship event is a national competition where Megan Marley will compete with top student run business winners from across the United States. The “Shark Tank TV Show” like pitch competition will be held for scholarship dollars and business start-up packages worth between $20,000 and $30,000.

Megan MarleyMegan is completing her junior year at Mynderse Academy in Seneca Falls and was a participant in the LOCATE Finger Lakes and Lyons National Bank (LNB) sponsored YEA! program at Finger Lakes Community College this past year. At the Investor Panel competition held earlier this spring, students wrote business plans and created investor pitches. At the competition, Megan was chosen by the Investor Panel selection committee comprised of local Finger Lakes business and professional leaders, for her startup business, Trendy Confidence. In her business plan Megan strives to inspire her customers to be the best version of themselves, and her business mission statement is that if you believe in yourself – you can achieve anything!

“Lyons National Bank (LNB), Finger Lakes Community College, members of the Investor Panel and the entire Board of Directors of LOCATE Finger Lakes extend our congratulations and best wishes to Megan Marley for her innovation, entrepreneurship and selection to attend the Saunders Competition where she will represent the Finger Lakes region and compete among some of the brightest young people across the Nation,” said LOCATE Finger Lakes Chairman Mike Nozzolio.

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a groundbreaking program that educates and transforms middle and high school students into confident entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators.

Registration for participation in the 2021-22 YEA! program is taking place now. Students between the ages of 12-18 are encouraged to apply. LOCATE Finger Lakes provides a $1,000 scholarship to cover the cost of tuition for each student successfully enrolled in the program. Applications are available by going to the YEA! website at: Search for: NY YEA! Finger Lakes Community College or NY YEA! Cayuga Community College. The Promo Code to waive the application fee is YEA20.

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