NIACC Entrepreneurial Academy Scholarship


WHAT IS THE YOUTH ENTREPRENEURIAL ACADEMY?

    The Youth Entrepreneurial Acadmy is a unique opportunity for a motivated high school student.  It is designed to provide fundamental skills to start your own buisness and become an entrepreneur.    The Youth Entrepreneurial Academy consists of several components including an evening orientation and a 5 day academy in which you focus on the development of skills, knowledge, and attitudes of entrepreneurship.  

    Upon successful completion of the Youth Entrepreneurial Academy, you will be awarded a $500 Youth Entrepreneurial Scholarship  if you choose to attend NIACC (North Iowa Area Community College).  This scholarship can also be used for summer or on-line classes at NIACC.  

 

PROCEDURE

  1. You must complete the Youth Entrepreneurial Acadamy Application  (You can pick one up from your school counselor or business teacher) and return it to   the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center.  Your application package will consist of: 

     ~ A completed application form and statement of commitment, if selected

     ~ A self-evaluation essay of approximately 250 words.

     ~ A personal reccomendation

     ~ A statement of commitment from your parent(s) supporting your participation in the program, if selected.

 

2. You will participate in a personal interview.

3. The John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center will notify you regarding your participation in the Youth Entrepreneurial Academy.  

 

ELIGIBILITY

   To be eligible you must:

     ~ Be a high school student

     ~ Have a history of achievement in academics, employment, or extracurricular activities.

     ~ Plan to continue your education at a college or university after high school graduation

     ~ Be able and willing to commit to attend five day academy on the NIACC Campus.

     ~ Have completed the Youth Entrepreneurial Academy student application form and participated in a student interview.

 

SELECTION

   Students will be selected based on combination of the written materials submitted and the personal interview.  Students will be assessed in the areas of:

     ~ Innovation and creativity

     ~ Leadership

     ~ Motivation and interest

     ~ Unique competencies or expertise

 

BENEFITS

   Academy enrollment includes:

     ~ $500 Scholarship

     ~ Travel Expense paid

     ~ Potential money to start business

     ~ Access to Incubator Business space

 

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