Jack Laszlo, 18, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship by the National Federation of Independent Business Young Entrepreneur Foundation.
The Munster resident was one of five students in Indiana to receive the scholarship, which focuses on high school students who are running their own small businesses.
Laszlo and his twin brother, Nick, created Indiana Card Promotions Inc. in 2006 and operate it from their home.
“Indiana Card Promotions Inc. provides business-to-business and business-to-nonprofit promotional and fundraising solutions by utilizing plastic cards. Some of our projects have included coupon card fundraisers for school clubs and sports teams and discount promotions for stores and restaurants,” Laszlo said.
“I enjoy the excitement and independence of entrepreneurship. Also, our services can help organizations such as school teams and clubs raise money so they can continue to be active in our community,” he said.
Laszlo plans to use the scholarship to pursue a business degree at The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
“I would like to pursue a career in corporate finance or management. I’ve always been intrigued by the business world and financial markets,” he said.
Laszlo graduated in June from Munster High School with a 4.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. He was Indiana DECA state president his senior year, and took fifth place at the 2012 We the People national finals.
Laszlo was vice president of the Debate Club his senior year at MHS, and a 2011 national tournament competitor in congressional debate. In addition, he was a four-year member of the Mustang boys tennis team.
Laszlo is the son of John and Lori Laszlo, of Munster, and enjoys playing tennis and golf.
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