Let's Get Started Check List
National Early Application Deadline: June 1st
National Regular Application Deadline: September 15th
Hello student applicant! Are you ready to be creative and innovative? Are you ready to turn your talents and passions into a real business? Before you get started, carefully read the six simple application instructions/steps below.
Step 1. Talk to your parent or guardian. You’ll need permission to participate. Specific student and parent/guardian contact information is required to complete the application.
Step 2. Prepare answers to two of the following three questions:
1. Why are you interested in learning about entrepreneurship?
2. If you are currently in the process of launching your own business or social movement or if you have a creative, innovative idea for a business or social movement, please describe.
3. What entrepreneurial story, either from the past or currently, inspires you? Please describe.
Step 3: Prepare a brief essay (approximately 300 words) on the following topic:
Describes a situation when you demonstrated at least two of the following characteristics of successful entrepreneurs: persistence, inquisitiveness, self-confidence, tolerance for failure, creativity, innovation, personal initiative, competitiveness, commitment, strong management and organizational skills.
* Keep in mind: we recommend that you type your responses and save them on your computer before copying and pasting into this application.
Step 4: Upload your academic transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable).
Step 5: Request and upload a letter of recommendation (ask a teacher, counselor, sports coach, club advisor, church leader, personal mentor, etc.).
Step 6: Be sure to have a credit card handy for the $20 application fee. After all, it's an investment in your future!
Have you gathered everything above? You’re ready to begin!