Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy (EGE) goes beyond what most pre-college entrepreneurship programs teach. Participants not only learn practical skills, like writing a business plan or how to pitch an idea, but also about the economic principles that make successful entrepreneurship possible.
EGE offers 30-40 high school students from around the world the chance to spend a week learning about entrepreneurship:
Professors will introduce how economics principles apply to entrepreneurship
Corporate guest speakers share their insights and real-world experiences
Classroom instruction is supplemented by practical activities and simulations
The EGE program is designed to help students:
Understand the risks and rewards associated with entrepreneurship
Evaluate sources of capital
Understand market forecasting and supply/demand
Enhance team-building skills
Learn to apply the economic way of thinking to business decisions
Have fun while creating a network of peers from around the world
Feedback from parents, independent college counselors, and students indicate that FTE programs provide students with an enriching experience that helps with the college admission process.
Concepts to be covered during the program will include, but not be limited to:
Developing effective business partners
Human capital investment
Demand and supply determinants
Rule of Law
Business funding sources
Business growth strategies
Identifying key staff personnel
Understanding the competitive marketplace
Building a successful team
The program will be a blend of dynamic, real-world lectures along with a variety of entrepreneur presentations, guest speakers, and classroom simulations.
Students who have completed their sophomore or junior year in high school can attend a FTE student program. Students who are currently in their freshman or senior year of high school are not eligible.
You may start an application at any time, however only completed applications will be reviewed. Below are the steps you will need to complete before your application may be reviewed.
Please Note – You will be asked to rank your top three program/sites in the application. By ranking your selections, you are not applying to multiple programs, but instead are indicating your 1st, 2nd and 3rd site program/site preferences. If you are interested in being reviewed for acceptance to two or more programs (i.e. EFL and EGE or E&E), please email [email protected] upon submission of your application so a note can be added to your file.
- Basic Personal Information – Name, address, current high school, current grade (must be 10th or 11th grade)
- Letter of Recommendation – Qualified letters can come from a teacher, advisor or coach
- Transcript – A full high school transcript, showing all in progress and completed coursework
- Personal Statement – You will be asked to respond to a prompt in 750 words or less
- Application Fee – A fee of $35 will be charged once you have completed the above requirements
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 – Early Application Deadline – Receive a $200 tuition discount for completing your application by this deadline
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 – Priority Application Deadline – Receive a $100 tuition discount for completing your application by this deadline
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 – Final Application Deadline
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and limited spots are available. Program sites will close as soon as they are full, which could be before the Final Application Deadline.
The cost to attend FTE residential student programs is $2,100 which includes room and board. Students are responsible for their own transportation costs to and from the program location.
Full tuition is due at the time of enrollment. For participants who voluntarily withdraw, refunds will be made according to the FTE stated refund policy and schedule. The registration fee will be refunded 50% for cancellations made prior to May 19, 2023. After May 19, no refunds will be issued.
FTE strives to make its programs accessible and affordable to the best and brightest students, regardless of financial status. Scholarship funding is awarded based on a combination of factors, including:
Academic and extracurricular achievement
Scholarship assistance typically ranges from $100 to $1500. Please note that full-tuition scholarships are extremely rare, and requests for assistance based strictly on merit are generally not considered.
Students are only eligible to receive scholarship funding for one FTE program during the course of their high school career. If a student is attending more than one program in a given year, funding will only be applied to one program.
Finally, scholarship requests to attend program sites that are a significant distance away will not be considered favorably, especially if there is a much closer site to your home. (For example, if you live in California but are asking for scholarship help to go to EFL at Yale University, your chances of receiving aid are less than if you ask for aid to attend EFL at UCLA.)
To Request Scholarship Assistance
To apply, please fill out the scholarship section when completing the Student Application. Applications are reviewed for scholarship funding at the same time as program admission. Admission and award notifications will be received via email within three weeks of submission.