Let's Innovate through Education (LITE)Application

Our application period ends on April 20th at 11:59 pm.

Why you should apply?

-$750 to help you launch your own entrepreneurial idea
-Paid internship program in college where you get matched with top companies in the city
-Weekly 1 on 1 coaching for 6 months to help you launch your entrepreneurial idea
-LITE will help you build career/real world skills that you aren't getting in school (critical thinking, problem solving, organization)
-LITE helps students get empowered about their communities by helping them launch social action ideas

Our results:
-The finalists in our program receive an average of $260,000 in merit scholarships.
-86% of the students in our program have shown long-term growth in career skills.
-growth on the ACT and GPA in almost all of our finalists.

Examples of ideas we've launched in the past:
-150 person dance showcase that raised $2,000 for domestic abuse prevention
-t-shirt clothing companies
-gospel music concerts
-Fashion shows that promoted the environment
-Dropout prevention marketing campaigns
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Have more questions about LITE? Check out our website: www.litememphis.com.
Have a question about the application or the program? Email hardyfarrow@litememphis.com.

What is your name?
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What is your email?
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What is the best number to get in contact with you?
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What is the best number to get in contact with your parent/guardian?
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What is the best email to get in contact with your parent/guardian?
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What high school do you attend?
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What grade are you currently in?
What is your current GPA on a 4.0 scale (4.0 is the highest)?
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What leadership experiences do you have at your school and what are you involved with in your community/school?
This includes other nonprofits like Bridges, Reach Memphis, MAP, etc.
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Why do you want to be part of this program?
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What is a problem that exists and how would you like to solve it by launching a non-profit or business?
Please be very specific. Focus on how your idea is different from other ideas that exist.
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What is the greatest obstacle you've ever had to overcome and how did you overcome it?
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When you are 25, what do you want to be doing and why?
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What would happen if people no longer had to eat to survive? In other words, how would life change if people didn't need to eat food on a daily basis.
Please describe the consequences, effects, and societal changes.
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How would you improve the telephone? Please list out as many ways as you can think of.
(For example, the switch from flip phones to touch screen or the addition of a camera feature)
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Have you ever quit an activity/organization/job in the past two years? If so, please explain why.
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On a scale of 1-10 (1 being not at all and 10 being very likely), how likely are you to become an entrepreneur by the age of 25?
Please explain your answer.
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