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

Develop your passion. Pursue your dreams. 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 Activities
While at WashU and with the Olin Business School, participating students will:

  • Learn about academic and career opportunities in business
  • Study with Olin Business School faculty and interact with current WashU students, staff, and alumni
  • Visit St. Louis area companies and interact with company executives
  • Build leadership and communication skills
  • Find out more about the college application process and opportunities for financial assistance/scholarships 
  • Draft and revise a resume and a personal statement for college 
  • Develop a business idea with a team and present to a panel of judges

Who Can Attend 

  • Students who will enter their sophomore, junior, or senior year in high school beginning Fall 2020 and are from underrepresented or 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 19 - July 25, 2020

How to Apply
You are required to submit the following in order to apply for the program:

  1. Olin Fleischer Scholars Program Online Application: (Application link will be posted on January 13)
    • Includes a personal statement about your interest in business and what you hope to gain from attending the Olin Fleischer Scholars Program (minimum 250 words)
  2. An official and signed high school transcript sent electronicaly from the high school. Please have it emailed to Olin-FSP@email.wustl.edu
  3. Two letters of recommendation:
    • One must be from a high school counselor or advisor
    • Please have your recommenders email their letters to Olin-FSP@email.wustl.edu
    • Letter of Recommendation form will be available in January (PDF/Word format)
 Please check back on January 13, 2020 for the summer 2020 application.
An application to Washington University is not required, and admission is not guaranteed.


Testimonials from Past OFSP Scholars


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