Student Application

Before you begin, please read the following important information:

  1. Get Permission. It is important to speak with your parent or guardian before applying, as their permission is required and their acknowledgement is needed at the end of the application.

  2. Choose LSU. Near the top of the application, at the field labeled "Select the YEA! Class you are applying for," please select: LA Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge.

  3. Use the Application Promo Code. Great news...enter the code: YEABATONROUGE to avoid paying the $20 national application fee.

  4. Prepare Your Written Responses First. We recommend composing answers to the following two written response questions in a separate place before starting the application. When they are ready, click the button below to begin and copy/paste your written responses into the national application.

    1. Write an essay (under 900 words) that addresses two of the following three questions:

      • Why are you interested in learning about entrepreneurship?

      • If you are currently in the process of launching your own business or social movement, or you have a creative and innovative idea for a business or social movement, please describe.

      • What entrepreneurial endeavor/story, either from the past or present, inspires you? Please describe.

    2. Write an essay (approximately 300 words) on the following topic:

      • Successful entrepreneurs share similar characteristics, such as persistence, inquisitiveness, self-confidence, tolerance for failure, creativity, innovation, personal initiative, competitiveness, commitment, and strong management and organizational skills. Describe a situation when you demonstrated at least two of these characteristics, and the outcome.

The following items may be submitted later, if they are not yet available. These are not required to submit the application now:

  1. Recommendation. Speak with a teacher, guidance counselor, or community leader who knows your strengths and would be willing to write a letter of recommendation. If you already have a recommendation letter on-hand, upload it during the application process. If not, YEA will contact them on your behalf using the information you provide.

  2. Current transcript. Please obtain an electronic copy of your most recent academic transcript. An unofficial copy is acceptable, and is usually available from your school's guidance office. If you have it on-hand, upload it during the application process. If not, you may submit this at a later date.

  3. Current Photo. Please share a recent photo of yourself. If you do not have one on-hand, you may submit this at a later date.

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