Dr. Tunishai Ford
Discovering ... Your
Own Uniqueness!
Your Own Uniqueness, Inc.
The  STEP UP Program
Hello applicant!

Are you ready to be a CEO of your very own business? Are you ready to turn your talents
and passions into a real business? If you answered, "yes to these two questions, then you
are a perfect candidate for this program. Before you get started, carefully read the seven
simple application instructions/steps below.

Step 1. Talk to your parent or guardian about the STEP UP program.  You’ll need
permission if you are a minor to participate. Specific student and parent/guardian contact
information is required to complete the application.

Step 2. Prepare answers to two of the following four questions (approximately 200 words
LESS for each answer):

1. What is your business idea? Please describe.
2. If you are currently in the process of launching your own business or social movement,
please describe.
3. What person in business inspires you? Please describe.
4. Why do you think you would make a good candidate for the STEP UP program?
(Please use box below the application for your answer.)

Step 3: Prepare a brief essay (approximately 300 words or LESS) 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, personal initiative, competitiveness, commitment, strong
management and organizational skills. (Please use box below the application for your

* We recommend that you type your responses and save them on your computer before
copying and pasting into this application.

Step 4: Submit your academic transcript (an unofficial transcript is acceptable).

Step 5: Request and Submit two letters of recommendation (ask a teacher, counselor,
sports coach, club advisor, church leader, personal mentor, etc.).

Step 6: Go to the Medical History page and fill out the questions.

Step 7: Pay your nonrefundable registration fee of $35.00. (Adult must pay for minor
child.)  After all, it's an investment in your future!
Your registration fee will be due
after you have received an acceptance notification
from the organization, YOU,

*Special Note:
Please make sure you have completed numbers 1 through 6. Please
complete Steps 2 and 3  in the boxes indicated below the application.
The STEP UP Program
Participant Application

Let's Get Started Check List  
Summer Program Application Deadline: June 30, 2020.

* Required Fields
*Participant's First, Last Name
*Date of Birth
Participant Email: (Only if eighteen)
*Home Street Address
*City, State, Zip Code
Home Phone
*School Name
School District
*GPA as of January
*Parent/ Guardian First, Last Name
Email Address
Home Street Address
(if different from participant)
City, State, Zip Code
Alternate Phone
*Preferred Phone
Step 2: Answers to two of the
questions listed  above (please
indicate which questions you are
answering). (approximately 200
words or
LESS for each answer):
Step 3: Prepared brief essay on
the topic listed above
(approximately 300 words or