Class of 2020 Applachian Entrepreneurship Academy
Students applying to the Academy must be in their senior year of high school in the fall of 2020 and must attend a school in the Appalachia Region during the 2020-2021 school year.

We have asked questions that give us a profile of your entrepreneurial interests, strengths, and propensity to innovate.  We also want to understand how you would contribute to a team and our broader network and community.  Although we ask about your previous experience in hands on learning activities and innovation, it is important to note that you are not required to have experience in either. We look for students who display resourcefulness, curiosity, resilience, coachability, ingenuity, and collaboration.  We're excited to get to know you through this process, and we hope you enjoy it as well!  Let your entrepreneurial spirit show through in the application.  

Criteria for Participant Selection 
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has established the following criteria for selecting participants for the 2020 summer experience. 

  • Student participants must be entering their senior year of high school during the 2020-2021 school year.  
  • Student participants must attend a school in a designated Appalachian county (see counties) and plan to enroll in school in a designated Appalachian county for the 2020-2021 school year. 
  • Student applicants must upload a letter of reference from a teacher, school counselor, school administrator, or other adult who is not related to the student
  • Student applicants must upload a video or presentation
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