You won't believe this! A pony powered lawn care business took the prize for a $24,000 college scholarship!
It pays to think outside the box!
Substantial award aids accomplished social entrepreneur - A pony-powered environmental lawn-mowing service established Kathryn Birky as a socially conscious entrepreneur when she was only 12. And this year, the business plan for the service helped the Goshen College sophomore win a $24,000 young entrepreneur scholarship.
The award, given annually by the National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE), is a national prize for a student who shows interest and promise in entrepreneurship.
Birky, a communication major from Glenn, Mich., demonstrated both aptitudes when she and her brother began researching environmentally friendly ways to mow the lawn six years ago. They decided to try a horse-powered reel mower, a type of non-motorized mower normally sold to the Amish.