Chelsey Schlosnagle, 17, has won the 2010 Girls Going Places Entrepreneurship Award.
Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, New York, sponsors the scholarship contest, which recognizes girls ages 12 to 18 who have demonstrated exceptional entrepreneurship.
Schlosnagle, who received $10,000, has owned and operated Chelsey’s Gourmet Pasture Eggs, Pleasureville, Ky., a free-range egg business, for the past 5 years.
The second-prize winner, Zoe Albert, 15, is creator of Faux Paws, Allen, Texas, a line of faux fur flip flops. Faux Paws, has donated about $11,000 to animal advocacy groups.
The third-prize winner, Janice Aebi-Magee, founded Aebi la Mode-Teen Fashion Boutique, Lake Oswego, Ore., a teen retail outlet store
Albert received a $5,000 scholarship, and Aebi-Magee received a $3,000 scholarship. Guardian also awarded 12 $1,000 scholarships.
The 2009 first-prize winner, Jessica Cervantes, started Popsy Cakes, Miami, a company that sells a popsicle-cupcake hybrid that comes on an edible cookie stick, inside recyclable packaging
The 2008 first-prize winner, Brandi Lynn Thomas, founded Ballroom by Brandi, Covington, La., a dance company that offers professional ballroom dance instruction and etiquette training for children and adults.
The 2007 first-prize winner, Stephanie Brown, founded Oakwood Universal 1, Centerport, N.Y., a student-run high school credit union.
The 2006 first-prize winner, Ionnie McNeil, founded Speak 2 Share Inc., Miami, a financial advice firm for young people.