ELI Application

ELI Application (2019)

School Information

Extracurricular Activities (40 Points)

Extracurricular Activities are defined as school-related activities that you are part of in addition to your regular classroom work. This includes school-sponsored clubs, organizations, associations, programs, and athletic teams. Please list your extracurricular activities as they relate to the program’s four areas of focus. Please limit items per category as directed.

Write the full name of any activity that has an acronym (i.e. write Future Business Leaders of America, not just FBLA).

Please fill out the required fields in the following format:

2016-2018 – Played on Football Team
2017-2018 – Beta Club
2017 – Played on Basketball Team

Leadership (20 Points):

Entrepreneurship (In School) (20 Points):

Entrepreneurship (Outside of School) (15 Points):

Essay Topic (35 Points)

The future of Eastern Kentucky depends on its citizens creating an entrepreneurship ecosystem to support business owners with resources they will need in order to thrive in today’s economy. Examples of resources include incubators and accelerators from organizations such as SOAR and Kentucky Highlands. In an essay, answer all of the following questions: (1) If you were going to start your own business, what would it be? (2) How would it benefit your community?

Essays are scored in five areas:

A. Content (1-10 points): Did the student answer the question? Did they stay on the subject and provide examples relevant to the information requested? Was the essay logical and understandable? Were the answers significant?

B. Insightfulness (1-10 points): To what degree did the student demonstrate a real understanding of the subject matter? Did their writing exemplify intuition and discernment of the task at hand?

C. Creativity (1-5 points): Did the essay demonstrate imagination and originality on the student’s part? Did they provide innovative examples?

D. Spelling and Grammar (1-5 points): Were all words spelled correctly? Did the student use proper grammar throughout the essay?

E. Formatting (1-5 Points): Did the student follow all of the formatting guidelines?

a. A minimum of one (1) and a maximum of two (2) typewritten pages, double-spaced
b. Font must be 12 pt
c. Times New Roman
d. All page margins must be ½ inch
Maximum upload size: 52.43MB

Academic Performance (10 Points)

You must submit a cumulative (freshman and year to date sophomore year) school transcript along with your program application. Your cumulative grade point average (un-weighted by your school) will be utilized to assess a score on academic performance. Applicants should have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
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Letter of Recommendation

Please submit one (1) letter of recommendation with your application.
  • -Family members or relatives may not write letters of recommendation.
  • -Although this assignment is not worth any points, you will be deducted 5 points if you do not submit a letter. The letters of recommendation are used as a character assessment for the scoring committee.
Maximum upload size: 52.43MB

Final Assignment

I hereby certify that the information I have provided with this application is accurate and correct, and that the essay I have submitted is my original work. If selected, I agree that I will actively participate in the program for its full duration, and I will abide by the ELI Code of Conduct.

Student: Please type your name in the gray box to certify you comply with the statement above.
As parent or legal guardian of the student named on this application, I hereby give my consent for the release of his/her school records to those individuals who manage the ELI program and all those involved in the selection process.

Parent: Please type your name in the gray box if you agree with the statement above.

Immediately following the March 6 deadline we will begin the scoring process. This will take some time but we expect to notify ALL applicants of their selection status no later the 1st week of April.

Having Trouble?

For any technical questions regarding the application site please contact The Center’s at 606-677-6019 or email youth@centertech.com. We strive to respond to all request in a timely manner. If your call is unanswered please leave a voicemail with your name and a call back number, along with the issue you are experiencing. Thank you!