Apply For A Scholarship


Hello and welcome,

If we haven’t met already, my name is Alex Hernandez and I am the President and Founder of The Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Academy. [As well as a number of Internationally recognized websites.]

Having grown up in a working-poor family that lived in a bad neighborhood, I decided as a teenager that I wanted to be financially independent. But, I wanted to do it in a way that helped others to enjoy financial success as well.

Especially those who didn’t have any special privileges or needed a helping hand to get started.

Although I had many negative influences, lost many friends to drugs and gang violence, and did not go to college, I was fortunate enough to start my first business at the age of 19 and eventually work my way to investing.

Today, I am very honored and privileged to spend most of my time teaching people of all ages and from all walks of life (in 9 English speaking countries) how to start a business, grow their business, or to invest so they can enjoy greater business and financial success.

I say I am very honored and privileged because I have the opportunity to do something I absolutely love and enjoy every single day. I call it an opportunity because it is not only fulfilling, but also my most important life goal and dream.

I created this scholarship program because I didn’t have anyone in my life who could teach me about business. I eventually found mentors after a number of difficulties – including almost going bankrupt twice – that I know could have been avoided if I’d had someone to guide and teach me.

Below are a few of the most frequently asked questions. At the bottom of the page is the scholarship application. If you are under the age of 18, we must have a parent or guardian’s written permission for you to participate in one of our online training programs.

You can click or tap on this link to read about our online training programs: (The link will open in a new tab)

The best of luck!


Alex Hernandez

P.S. If we ever cross paths and you recognize me, please feel free to approach me and say hello. I would love to meet you, to shake your hand, and to hear about all of your exciting dreams and goals.  😉

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How old do you have to be to qualify for a scholarship?

A. If you are under 18, you must have a parent’s permission. We’ve awarded scholarships to young Entrepreneurs as young as 12.


Q. Are there any costs or expenses involved?

A. Depending on the online training program, the scholarship covers between 50 and 95% of the tuition.


Q. How many scholarships are granted?

A. We award 500 every year in the United states and 500 in other countries for a total of 1,000 annually. They are first come, first served.


Q. How are scholarships awarded?

A. We have a panel that reviews each application carefully and selects recipients based upon the answers provided.


Q. Do we have to give any sensitive information to qualify for the scholarship?

A. We do not ask for any financial information or proof of income. So we will not ask for a driver’s license number, social security number or any other type of sensitive information.


Q. Can I (as the parent or guardian) examine the online training program material before my young Entrepreneur participates?

A. You absolutely may. Once a scholarship is awarded to a minor, the account will be established in a parent or guardian’s name. After the account is created, you (as the parent or guardian) will be given the username and password. You may review the material at that time.

You can click or tap on this link to read about our online training programs: (The link will open in a new tab)


Q. How is the scholarship awarded?

A. If you are selected for a scholarship, you will be notified via email with your next steps.



The questions in this application should be answered by the person who will be participating in the online training program.

Please double check your email address before submitting your application.