Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis | Groups

Develop your passion, pursue your dreams, and start your journey on the road to success.

How would you like to learn about business and entrepreneurship from one of the top business schools in the country?
The Olin Fleischer Scholars Program (OFSP) provides rising high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors a unique, week-long educational experience at Washington University in St. Louis (WashU). This program is designed to help students with limited financial resources, those from underrepresented populations, and/or first generation students prepare for college and their careers.


Program Highlights
While at WashU and with the Olin Business School, participating students will:

  • Learn about academic and career opportunities in business
  • Visit St. Louis area companies and interact with company executives
  • Study with world-renowned business school faculty and interact with current WashU students and alumni
  • Build leadership and communication skills while at a top ranked institution
  • Experience campus living at Washington University with other area high school students.

Who Can Attend

OFSP is open to students who will enter their sophomore, junior, or senior year in high school beginning Fall 2019 and are from underrepresented and low-income backgrounds, and/or potential first-generation college students.

Program Cost

The program is completely FREE for accepted student participants. Housing, meals, and materials are all included.

Program Date:
July 14 to July 20, 2019

How to Apply

You are required to submit the following in order to apply for the program:
  1. Olin Fleischer Scholars Program Application
  2. An official stamped, signed high school transcript provided by your guidance office
  3. Two letters of recommendation:
    • One must be from a high school teacher or administrator
    • Letters must be submitted directly by the recommenders

Applications will be accepted beginning January 4, 2019, with an application deadline of March 8, 2019.
An application to Washington University is not required, and admission is not guaranteed.

Testimonials from Past OFSP Scholars

“It was an amazing opportunity where you see that people really want to invest in you and your education, and to learn not just about the subject of business but college life. They helped us with essays, résumés, they help you get ready and take a step forward into the real world.”
Andressa, OFSP 2018

“I’ve gained a lot more confidence, and I’ve learned to think positively about my future, who I’m talking to, and to be able to communicate with more people. I’m not shy, but talking in front of people is a huge thing, and you need to learn how to do that.”
Reina, OFSP 2018

“I come from pretty much nothing back home, and everything I’ve done I’ve created for myself. I learned this week even more so that I can take charge of my situation and that what I’m dealing with right now back at home, it can’t affect me if I am able to take charge.”
Will, OFSP 2018

For questions, please contact Alana Greene or Sandra Philius,
Co-Coordinators of Fleischer Scholars Program
OLIN-FSP@email.wustl.edu or 314-935-6315