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Please visit www.nccu.edu/business/summer-academy for more information.

School of Business Summer Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Academy Summer 2017

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Business in partnership with the Executive Leadership Council presents an exciting opportunity for high school students to participate in a week long residential Summer Youth Business and Entrepreneurship Academy (SYBEA).  

The Academy is open to high achieving minority youth in rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade, with a B average (3.0) or higher.  Selected students will receive business training and exposure to higher education on the campus of NCCU, along with a full scholarship to cover the cost of attendance plus room and board. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017 thru Sunday, June 25, 2017

The week-long Academy includes:

Brand New Collegiate Residential Immersion Opportunity

  • Residential Facilities and Meals   Students will participate in a fully immersed collegiate experience on the campus of North Carolina Central University including 3 meals a day.
  • Lectures taught by host NCCU professors and local business leaders. Topics include introductory business courses in marketing, finance (financial literacy), entrepreneurship, leadership and ethics.
  • Corporate visits to help students gain exposure to the application of business principles in the real world as they interact with local corporate executives during on-site visits.
  • Business plan development and team competition with participants to derive a business plan for a new idea. A panel of judges from the business community will evaluate the plan and a prize will be awarded to the winning team.


  • Enrolled (in Fall 2017) in high school as a 10th, 11th, and 12th  grader
  • A cumulative unweighted 3.0 GPA on 4.0 scale (B average or higher)
  • Excellent attendance record
  • Extra-curricular activities and involvement

Application materials checklist:

  • Completed application form;
  • Statement of Purpose 
  • Official or Unofficial high school transcript
  • Recommendation letter from high school counselor/other academic reference.

Please email, fax, or mail transcript and letter of recommendation to kmark3@nccu.edu, (919) 530-6163 or NCCU School of Business 1801 Fayetteville Street 221 CT Willis Durham, NC 27707.

Application Deadline: April 7, 2017

Click here for Application.

Click here for SYBEA Youtube Channel.


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