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    Economics, Entrepreneurship, and History

    Pre-College Programs for High School Students

    Summer 2021


    Are you an outstanding student looking to expand your horizons this summer? FTE is now accepting applications from academically motivated student leaders for the in-person and virtual programs listed below.  



    Economics for Leaders (EFL)

    In its 29th year, EFL teaches rising juniors and seniors to integrate economics into decision making. This selective program is offered on 13 different prestigious campuses nationwide and introduces participants to key economic concepts and leadership theory.


    Economic Forces in American History (EFIAH)

    EFIAH is a cross-curricular program designed for students with a passion for history, civics, or economics.  Designed with the understanding that leaders must appreciate history to make effective decisions, students learn to use the economic way of thinking to better understand pivotal events in American history.

    Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy (EGE)

    Offered on Yale University's campus, EGE goes beyond what most pre-college entrepreneurship programs teach.  Participants not only learn practical skills like writing a business plan or pitching an idea, but also about the economic principles that make successful entrepreneurship possible.


    Economics for Leaders Virtual (EFL Virtual)

    In recognition of challenges faced by families because of COVID-19 and our desire to fulfill our mission of introducing future leaders to the economic way of thinking, FTE is offering the Economics for Leaders Virtual program for Summer 2021. The curriculum is highly interactive and covers the same key economic topics and leadership activities as the in-person EFL program.


    Sites & Dates

    Fifteen location options across four program types are available on prestigious college campuses throughout the country in addition to virtually from the comfort of home.



    Currently all programs are being offered as in-person instruction, unless otherwise noted


    June 14 - 20

    Rice University - Houston, TX

    Yale University, Session 1 - New Haven, CT


    June 21 - 27

    UCLA - Los Angeles, CA

    UC Berkeley, Session 1 - Berkeley, CA (TENTATIVE)

    Yale University, Session 2 - New Haven, CT


    June 28 - July 4

    University of Texas at Austin - Austin, TX

    UC Berkeley, Session 2 - Berkeley, CA (TENTATIVE)


    July 5 - 11

    Tufts University (VIRTUAL FORMAT)

    Southern Methodist University - Dallas, TX (TENTATIVE)


    July 12 - 18

    University of Chicago - Chicago, IL (TENTATIVE)

    Emory University - Atlanta, GA

    University of Washington- Seattle, WA


    July 19 - 25

    Brown University - Providence, RI (TENTATIVE)


    July 26 - August 1

    UC Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara, CA


    August 2 - 8

    University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, MI (Prerequisite Required)




    Currently all programs are being offered as in-person instruction


    June 28 - July 4

    College of William & Mary - Williamsburg, VA


    July 26 - August 1

    Brown University - Providence, RI (TENTATIVE)




    Currently all programs are being offered as in-person instruction


    June 28 - July 3

    Yale University - New Haven, CT





    All programs are being offered as virtual instruction


    June 14 - 18

    EFL Virtual - Online


    June 28 - July 2

    EFL Virtual - Online


    July 5 - 9

    EFL Virtual - Online


    July 19 - 23

    EFL Virtual - Online


    Sites listed as TENTATIVE have not yet been confirmed by university partners due to COVID-19 policies and procedures. Students may list these options when selecting sites in their application, but admissions decisions will not be made for these programs until confirmation becomes available from our university partners.


    Should COVID-19 policies and procedures set forth by any university partner require FTE to cancel in-person programs in future, programs will be transitioned to a virtual format.


    Don't let finances hold you back

    More than 60% of students receive financial aid to attend FTE programs.   Scholarship funding is available for all programs and based on need and overall qualifications. 


    Earn College Credit

    Participate in EFL, EFIAH or EFL Virtual and students can choose to earn college credit in undergraduate economics.




    Apply by our early deadline of March 3rd for EFL and EFIAH to receive a $200 tuition discount. 


    Final Deadline for all programs is

    April 14, 2021.


    Contact Us

    Please feel free to contact us with any questions you or your students may have!

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    1621 New Hampshire Avenue, NW | Washington, DC 20009
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