Are you a young leader looking to contribute to innovations in your field of study or career, but believe you’re too young to start making a difference? If so, NSCS is here to tell you to pursue your dreams and to follow your “crazy ideas”, just like the ambitious NSCS Alumni honorees featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2018!

Today, NSCS is proud to announce that 16 alumni members have been named to the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 list. This list features 600 young entrepreneurs, innovators and industry-changers under the age of 30 who are creatively shaking up the foundations of businesses and making an exponential difference in the world.

“We are so proud of this cadre of high achievers,” said NSCS Founder Stephen Loflin. “This honor speaks to the caliber of scholars that NSCS has been recognizing and serving for nearly 25 years, supporting them from their early collegiate days, through graduation and beyond.”

NSCS alumni scholars that were honored stretch across a broad range of industries from technology to entertainment. The scholars named are Jeff Herman, Adelanwa Adesanya, Allen Mask, Amanda Pizarro, Amir Kabbara, Daniel Sillman, Evan Ehrenberg, Irene Li, Jacob Smilovitz, Jake Rozmaryn, Michael Eilers, Michael Schoenfeld, Peter Gylfe, Rachel Mercer, Victoria Herrmann and Zachary Weiner.

Being recognized in Forbes 30 Under 30 is an amazing accomplishment that many young professionals strive for and it is also on many people’s bucket list. However, these achievements do not occur overnight as each of these alumni were just like you but decided to chase their dreams relentlessly.

Challenge yourself to take the first steps toward achieving your goals just like these honorable NSCS alumni members did and you may find yourself featured in Forbes one day as well.

View the full Forbes 30 Under 30 list today to see others take the lead in driving innovation in the world.