ASU Fleischer Scholars Program

Fleischer Scholars is an immersive pre-college business program for rising juniors and seniors who plan to graduate from an Arizona high school. Students who attend will discover career paths in business, receive an opportunity to complete a free college course, develop an entrepreneurial mindset, and practice communication skills.

You’ll also engage with community business leaders, and network with students, faculty, staff, and alumni from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Ready to get started? Apply now!

Why attend Fleischer Scholars?

This is a transformative experience with long-lasting benefits for students who attend. Students selected for the Fleischer Scholars summer program enjoy a multitude of resources, and they learn necessary skills for success in college and beyond.

  • Obtain free college course credit
  • Learn the keys to academic and professional success
  • Discover academic and career opportunities
  • Interact with current W. P. Carey students, faculty, staff, and alumni
  • Find out more about university admission and available financial assistance options

How to apply to Fleischer Scholars

Program eligibility and cost

The ASU Fleischer Scholars summer program is free to the admitted students. The 2024 summer program students are able to enroll in a free college course, and will participate in virtual programming with staff and mentor support. The below is not an exhaustive list of criteria.

  • Planning to graduate from an Arizona High School
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Involvement in leadership and community service
  • Academic performance
  • Household income/financial need
  • First in family to pursue college

The ASU Fleischer Scholars summer program is completely free for accepted students who are admitted. The 2024 summer program students are able to enroll in a free college course, and will participate in virtual programming with staff and mentor support.

Online application

The application cannot be saved while in progress, so please ensure that you have everything prepared before beginning the application. The 2024 Fleischer Scholars program application requires the following:

  • General information, including student, parent/guardian, high school
  • Academic information, including a list of all business courses taken in high school
  • Involvement information, including clubs, organizations, community service, and work experience
  • Two short answer questions (maximum 300 words each):
    • What do you hope to learn and/or accomplish as a participant in the Fleischer Scholars program?
    • What is motivating you to pursue education at a collegiate level?

Supplemental materials (optional)

Submit one letter of recommendation from an academic or professional completed through the online recommendation form.

Book assignment

Each applicant will receive a virtual copy of the book, Mental Balance Sheet, by Morton Fleischer, and will be required to complete an assignment based on the book.

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Dates and deadlines

Important program dates

Students admitted to the program will be required to attend mandatory in-person sessions.

Virtual programming and sessions take place twice a week on a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., or 4 p.m. Scholar movement between cohorts is not permitted after the mandatory in-person opening session.

Opening Session at Tempe Campus May 18, 2024

  • Program workshops June 3 - July 16
  • In-person Explore Your Future June 21, 2024
  • In-Person Closing Session July 20, 2024
  • Virtual College Class Coursework on your own time through ASU’s Universal Learner Courses

During the summer program, scholars will work toward the completion of their program Development Workshops and Entrepreneurship Team Challenge Project.

If a scholar misses any workshop, they will be required to attend a recorded session and may be required to complete a short quiz related to the material that is covered by the staff or guest speakers of these workshops.

Request information

For any immediate questions or concerns, please email us at, or call our office at 480-965-5187. You can also request information about Fleischer Scholars using our general inquiry form. We look forward to hearing from you!

Morton Fleischer

Who is Morton Fleischer?

Morton Fleischer is a successful financier, entrepreneur and real estate investor. From his beginnings as a janitor in the local dime store to now, he has formed more than twenty real estate companies, taking three of them public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

With the Fleischer Scholars Program, his goal is to assist economically disadvantaged students allowing them to graduate from college and to encourage them to invest their time and talent back into their hometown communities upon graduation. He calls this the “multiplier effect” and hopes that these future leaders will serve as role models and thus cause a ripple effect in these communities.

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