Young Entrepreneurs Academy! Loudoun Application for the Class of 2024


The information contained in this application will be treated as confidential by the Loudoun Chamber Foundation and the Young Entrepreneurs Academy, Inc. and may be legally privileged. It is intended solely for the use of the Young Entrepreneurs Academy! Loudoun and permitted licensees.

Hello student applicant! 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 written 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 an idea for a business or social movement, please describe.
3: What entrepreneurial story, either from the past or present, inspires you? Please describe.

Step 3: Prepare a brief essay (approximately 300 words) on the following topic:

Describe a situation when you demonstrated at least two of the following characteristics of successful entrepreneurs: persistence, inquisitiveness, self-confidence, tolerance for failure, creativity, innovation, initiative, competitiveness, commitment, strong management and organizational skills.

Step 4: Prepare a brief essay (approximately 300 words) on the following topic:

What role do you typically play when working on a team? Describe the importance of this function in the completion of a goal/project.

Step 5: Upload your most recent academic transcript or report card.

Step 6: Upload a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, sports coach, club advisor, religious leader, personal mentor, etc.

Have you gathered everything above? You’re ready to begin!

Please make sure you have filled out all sections that have an asterisk(*) next to them. 

To be considered for the YEA! Class of 2024, all application materials will be due by June 12th. If qualified, you will be contacted for an in-person interview.

*Please note: If you are asked to be interviewed, interviews will be taking place in July of 2023. If you are unavailable during that month, please email Program Coordinator, Faith Shoup at after you have submitted your application. 

Thank you for applying to the YEA! Program!