Ionnie McNeil, 18, has won the 2006 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 18 who have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurship.
McNeil, who received a $10,000 scholarship, started Speak 2 Share Inc., Miami, a financial advice firm for young people.
The second prize winner, Becca Robinson, 15, founded Astrotots, Layton, Utah, an organization that runs space and science camps for girls, and the third prize winner, Brittany Bergquist, 15, founded Cell Phones for Soldiers, Norwell, Mass., a group that provides free cell phones and phone cards for soldiers.
Robinson received a $5,000 scholarship, and Bergquist received a $3,000 scholarship. Guardian also awarded 12 $1,000 scholarships.