NU Online News Service, May 3, 2004, 12:12 p.m. EDT – Laima Tazmin, a 15-year-old from New York, has won the 2004 Girls Going Places College Scholarship competition.[@@]
Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, sponsors the scholarship contest, which recognizes girls between the ages of 12 and 16 who have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurship.
Tazmin, who will receive a $10,000 scholarship, is the founder of LAVTweb, a Web development company that has been featured in INC. magazine.
The $5,000 second-place scholarship went to Kenya Jordan James, 13, of East Point, Ga., the founder of Blackgirl Magazine, and the $3,000 third-place scholarship went to Meredith Bayse, 16, of Summit, N.J., the founder of Meredith Bayse L.L.C., an accessory design company.
Guardian also awarded $1,000 scholarships to 12 competition finalists.