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Searching for High School Leaders to Study Economics and Leadership at Prestigious College Campuses this Summer

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Are you a current high school sophomore or junior interested in learning the economic way of thinking? Do you know any eager young students looking to further their education and develop essential leadership skills? TFAS is now accepting applications for our Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE) 2020 summer programs held nationwide, including Economics for Leaders (EFL), Economic History for Leaders (EHFL) and Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy (EGE).

Students Enjoy an FTE Event
Students enjoy a break for games at an FTE event.

TFAS and FTE alumni and friends are encouraged to nominate outstanding high school sophomores and juniors to apply. Nominated students will receive a tuition discount and priority consideration for admission to the program of their choice. To nominate a student, visit FTE.org/Nominate.

To learn more about the programs and how to apply, visit FTE.org/Students.

Economics for Leaders

Celebrating 29 years of teaching the economic way of thinking, the Economics for Leaders program teaches rising juniors and seniors to integrate economics into decision making. This selective program is offered on 17 different prestigious college campuses, including Yale University, UC Berkeley, Rice University and more. EFL seeks to introduce participants to key economics concepts and leadership theory while promoting the idea that “Future leaders must understand economics.”

• Early application deadline: Feb. 5, 2020 – apply by this deadline to receive a $300 tuition discount and priority site placement
• Final application deadline: March 18, 2020

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Economic History for Leaders

Students study economic principles through interactive learning techniques during the Economics for Leaders program.

FTE’s Economic History for Leaders program provides interactive, hands-on curriculum for students with a passion for history, civics or economics. Offered on the campuses of Brown University and the College of William & Mary, EHFL teaches students the economic way of thinking to better understand pivotal events in American history. Additionally, at EHFL students are encouraged to participate in discussions on entrepreneurship, government, international affairs and more as well as public policy debates and recreational/social events.

• Early application deadline: Feb. 5, 2020 – apply by this deadline to receive a $300 tuition discount and priority site placement
• Final application deadline: March 18, 2020

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Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy

Students interested in learning about the fundamentals of creating a thriving business are encouraged to apply for the Entrepreneurship in the Global Economy program. EGE provides students with an understanding of economic concepts that explain human behavior and drive the global economy. 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.

• Application deadline: March 18, 2020

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