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Now Accepting Applications For 2017

Eligibility

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VEP serves veterans who meet the following three requirements:

  • Have separated from active duty service (or are in the process of separating) with an honorable discharge
  • Are identified as disabled by the Veteran’s Administration or DOD based on a service-connected disability (or) are service distinguished based on exemplary military conduct
  • Demonstrate an intense motivation to start or grow a business

Costs and Logistics

This program is entirely free to the veteran. All travel, accommodations, meals, materials, and instructional costs will be covered for veterans participating in the program.

 

Application Process

The VEP represents a unique opportunity for men and women who have sacrificed for America’s freedom to take an important step toward realizing their own freedom – economic freedom – through entrepreneurship. VEP is a selective, rigorous, and intense educational initiative that has been created to make a difference. Accordingly, the application process itself is rigorous and selective.

Successful candidates for admission will demonstrate a strong interest in entrepreneurship, high motivation for owning and managing a business, and a high likelihood of successful completion of this intense training program.

 

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Military Background

 

Indicate percentage disabled. Please note that the percentage of your disability is not a factor in determining your acceptance into the VEP.

 

Please explain the nature of your disability (relates only to special needs accommodation).

 

Significant Military Honors

List significant recognitions, decorations, awards.

 

Indicate below each secondary school, college, or university you have attended:

Education

 

List community involvement, hobbies, extracurricular activities.

Extracurricular and Personal Interests

 

Letters of Recommendation from family members cannot be accepted.

 

Recommendations: List Two

 

Responses should be 1 to 2 paragraphs in length, 6000 character limit for each section, type N/A if not applicable to you.

Personal Statements:

 

Please Note: You must provide the following in addition to this application prior to the deadline to be eligible for consideration. Documents should be sent via email or fax

 

1) DD214 (Member 4 copy) 2) Resume 3) Two Letters of Recommendation (must be from non-family members and dated within the past 12 months) 4) VA Disability Rating or your request for Disability Rating. Please note that the percentage of your disability is not a factor in determining your acceptance into the VEP. Send documents to  Tyler Okerlund 4200 James Ray Drive Grand Forks, ND 58202 ndvep@innovators.net

Updated 12/15/16

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