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 a free laptop and 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.
- Receive a free laptop
- 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
All complete student applications will be reviewed and considered on several desired and not necessarily required criteria. We encourage all interested, motivated students to apply. 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 2023 summer program students can be provided with a laptop, enrolled in a free college course, and will participate in virtual programming with staff and mentor support.
The application cannot be saved while in progress, so please ensure that you have everything prepared before beginning the application. The 2023 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.
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 a mandatory virtual orientation session during the week of April 24 and an in-person opening session on Saturday, May 20.
Virtual programming takes place 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 that takes place on May 20.
During the summer program, scholars will work toward the completion of their selected ASU Universal Learner College Course and the completion of an Entrepreneurship Team Challenge Project.
Project teams are revealed on May 20 at the mandatory opening session that scholars will attend with one parent or guardian guest. At that event, scholars also meet the assigned program mentors. Each team’s program mentor is a current W. P. Carey School of Business or a current ASU undergraduate student who completed a Fleischer Scholars Program when they were in high school.
Each Monday or Tuesday, there will be a required virtual Fleischer Program development workshop. 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.
Each Wednesday or Thursday, the cohorts will be required to meet with their mentor and team of 5 to 6 other scholars virtually during their cohort time of 9 a.m., 1 p.m., or 4 p.m. There will also be virtual fun that takes place during these meeting times.
The applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the Fleischer Scholars Program is full. Applications submitted after March 1, 2023 will not be eligible for a laptop and may be placed on waitlist to be admitted to the program.
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.