Learn about Costs & Aid Opportunities for Wharton Global Youth Programs

Wharton Global Youth programs provide a comprehensive and transformative educational experience for intellectually-curious high school students. Guided by Wharton’s culture of innovation, hands-on learning, collaboration, impact, and academic excellence, programs are designed to educate and inspire the next generation of global leaders. Fees and additional costs associated with attending on-campus programs vary, as outlined below.

Program Fees

Program fees and amenities vary by program. Choose your adventure to learn more.

2023 ON-CAMPUS PROGRAMSFEES
Essentials of Entrepreneurship$7,299
Essentials of Finance$7,299
Leadership in the Business World (LBW)$9,899
Data Science Academy$9,099
Moneyball Academy$9,099
Management & Technology Summer Institute (M&TSI)$9,000
Product Design Academy$9,099
ON-CAMPUS PROGRAM FEES INCLUDE:
Full academic and term fees, use of Penn academic facilities, on-campus housing, two meals a day Monday-Friday, two meals on Sunday (no meals Saturday due to excursions/activities), extracurricular activities and trips, student supervision.
ON-CAMPUS PROGRAM FEES DO NOT INCLUDE:
Non-refundable $100 application fee, travel to/from campus, airport transfers, gym access (may be available for additional fee); linens; class materials; meals eaten off campus; medical expenses; laundry; souvenirs; and personal spending money.
2023 LOCATION-BASED PROGRAMSFEES
San Francisco, CA: Innovation and Startup Culture$7,999
Cambridge, UK: Strategy and International Management$8,499
LOCATION-BASED PROGRAM FEES INCLUDE:
Full academic and term fees, use of academic facilities, housing, two meals a day Monday-Friday, two meals on Sunday (no meals Saturday due to excursions/activities), extracurricular activities and trips, student supervision.
LOCATION-BASED PROGRAM FEES DO NOT INCLUDE:
Non-refundable $100 application fee,  travel to/from campus,  airport transfers,  gym access; linens; class materials; meals eaten off campus; medical expenses; laundry; souvenirs; and personal spending money.
2023 ONLINE PROGRAMSFEES
Future of the Business World$4,099
Essentials of Leadership$4,099
Sports Business Academy$4,799
Moneyball Academy: Training Camp$2,299
Moneyball Academy: Training Camp FLEX*$2,099
Understanding Your Money**$329

*Does not include access to the GYM.

**Has no application fee and does not include access to the GYM.

ONLINE PROGRAM FEES INCLUDE:
Full academic and term fees and exclusive summer-long access to the Wharton Global Youth Meetup (GYM) extracurricular programming platform
ONLINE PROGRAM FEES DO NOT INCLUDE:
Non-refundable $100 application fee, textbooks or academic materials required for coursework, and technology required for programming.

Scholarship Opportunities

The Wharton Global Youth Program is committed to supporting academically ambitious students with demonstrated financial need. Through a variety of need-based scholarships and financial awards, we are able to provide full or partial funding for a select number of eligible program participants. 

Applicants to the Management and Technology Summer Institute should visit the M&TSI site for details regarding available program scholarships. 

Scholarship Instructions

Review the eligibility criteria for the various scholarships outlined below. If you believe you meet the criteria, proceed to the scholarship application, linked below, to formally apply.  

To qualify, applicants must: 

  • Submit a summer 2023 program application by the priority deadline; deadlines vary by program type. Refer to the chart below for specifics. 
  • Submit a scholarship application by the stated deadlines, listed below. 
2023 Program TypePriority Program Application DeadlineScholarship Application DeadlineScholarship Decisions Released
On-Campus ProgramsJanuary 25, 2023February 1, 2023Within 48 hours of admissions decisions
Online ProgramsMarch 15, 2023March 22, 2023Within 48 hours of admissions decisions
Location-based ProgramsJanuary 25, 2023February 1, 2023Within 48 hours of admissions decisions

Additional Details: 

  • If applying to multiple summer programs, you need only submit one scholarship application.  
  • You do not need to select the specific scholarship opportunity to which you are applying; the Wharton Global Youth review committee will determine which scholarship is most fitting. 
  • Financial documentation is not required for the scholarship application, though we reserve the right to request documentation for verification purposes. 
  • If an applicant is not admitted into a summer program, they will not be considered for a scholarship.  
  • A confirmation email will be automatically sent once your scholarship application is officially submitted.  

Scholarship information is reviewed confidentially by the Wharton Global Youth Program team and does not influence admission decisions. 

Wharton Global Youth Program Scholarships

Available for all 2023 summer programs.  

Wharton Global Youth Program scholarships provide financial assistance to students with a passion for business who could not otherwise attend a summer program due to cost. Scholarship awards are partial, and typically award between $500 and $5,000 to cover relevant program fees. Scholarship funding is limited; we cannot guarantee all applicants will ultimately receive financial assistance. Scholarships are awarded to students with a record of academic excellence and demonstrated financial need. Need is determined by a variety of factors including family income, family size, relevant expenses, and additional financial circumstances. 

Eligibility Criteria: 

In order to qualify for a Wharton Global Youth Program Scholarship, students must: 

  • Come from a historically underrepresented group or identify as first-generation to college 
  • Demonstrate financial need 

Philadelphia Public School District Scholarships

Available for all 2023 summer programs.  

Students attending a School District of Philadelphia public or charter high school with financial need may be eligible for a full scholarship to attend a Wharton Global Youth summer program. Scholarship funding is limited; we cannot guarantee all applicants will ultimately receive financial assistance. Scholarships are applied toward relevant program fees; there may be additional costs of attending programming, such as course materials, additional meals, incidentals, etc. Scholarships are awarded to students with a record of academic excellence and demonstrated financial need. Need is determined by a variety of factors including family income, family size, relevant expenses, and additional financial circumstances. 

Eligibility Criteria: 

In order to qualify for a Philadelphia School District Scholarship, students must: 

  • Be currently enrolled in a School District of Philadelphia public or charter high school
  • Be a resident of the City of Philadelphia
  • Demonstrate financial need 

Leadership in the Business World Scholarships

Available for the Leadership in the Business World program. 

Generously funded by a Wharton alum, Leadership in the Business World (LBW) scholarships provide a full program fee scholarship to students eager to refine their leadership, teamwork, and communication skills. LBW scholarships cover the entirety of program fees, though participants may be financially responsible for additional costs associated with attending the program, such as transportation to/from campus, incidentals, additional meals, etc. Scholarship funding is limited; we cannot guarantee all applicants will ultimately receive financial assistance. Scholarships are awarded to students with a record of academic excellence, formal or informal leadership experience, and demonstrated financial need. Need is determined by a variety of factors including family income, family size, relevant expenses, and additional financial circumstances.  

Eligibility Criteria:  

In order to qualify for a Leadership in the Business World scholarship students must:  

  • Identify as Black or African American (including Africa and Caribbean) 
  • Demonstrate financial need  

San Francisco Unified School District Scholarships

Available for the San Francisco, CA: Innovation and Startup Culture program.  

Students attending a San Francisco Unified School District public high school with financial need may be eligible for a full or partial scholarship to attend the Innovation and Startup Culture program in San Francisco, CA. Scholarship funding is limited; we cannot guarantee all applicants will ultimately receive financial assistance. Scholarships are applied toward relevant program fees; there may be additional costs of attending programming, such as course materials, additional meals, incidentals, etc. Scholarships are awarded to students with a record of academic excellence and demonstrated financial need. Need is determined by a variety of factors including family income, family size, relevant expenses, and additional financial circumstances. 

Eligibility Criteria: 

In order to qualify for a San Francisco Unified School District Scholarship (SFUSD), students must: 

  • Be currently enrolled in a SFUSD public high school 
  • Be a resident of the City of San Francisco 
  • Demonstrate financial need 

Data Science Academy Scholarships

Available for the Data Science Academy. 

Generously funded by Analytics at Wharton, Data Science Academy scholarships provide financial assistance to students with a passion for analytics and data driven decision-making. Scholarship awards are partial, and typically award between $500 and $5,000 to cover relevant program fees. Scholarship funding is limited; we cannot guarantee all applicants will ultimately receive financial assistance. Scholarships are awarded to students with a record of academic excellence and demonstrated financial need. Need is determined by a variety of factors including family income, family size, relevant expenses, and additional financial circumstances.  

Eligibility Criteria:  

In order to qualify for a Data Science Academy scholarship students must:  

  • Identify as female  
  • Demonstrate financial need  

Women in Sports Scholarships

Available for Moneyball Academy, Moneyball Academy: Training Camp, and Sports Business Academy. 

Women in Sports scholarships provide financial assistance to females with demonstrated interest in the sports industry. Scholarship awards are partial, and typically award between $500 and $5,000 to cover relevant program fees. Scholarship funding is limited; we cannot guarantee all applicants will ultimately receive financial assistance. Scholarships are awarded to students with a record of academic excellence and demonstrated financial need. Need is determined by a variety of factors including family income, family size, relevant expenses, and additional financial circumstances.  

Eligibility Criteria:  

In order to qualify for a Women in Sports scholarship students must:  

  • Identify as female  
  • Demonstrate financial need  

Partner Scholarships

Available for all 2023 summer on-campus and online programs. 

 

The Wharton Global Youth Program is fortunate to partner with a variety of community-based organizations, educational foundations, and scholarship agencies to provide funding for summer learning opportunities for academically accomplished students. These partnerships typically serve first-generation students, low income students, and students from historically underrepresented groups.  

Current WGYP Partner Organizations: 

  • National Education Equity Lab 
  • College Track  
  • KIPP Foundation 
  • Minds Matter Philadelphia 
  • Questbridge 
  • Steppingstone Scholars/Philadelphia Futures 
  • Success Academy 
  • Willingboro Community Development Corp  

Eligibility Criteria: 

In order to qualify for a Partner Scholarship, students must:  

  • Be nominated by a current partner organization, listed above  
  • Demonstrate financial need, as verified by the partner organization  

 Partner Scholarship Information:  

Students must be nominated by a partner organization and be admitted into a Wharton Global Youth summer program to qualify for a partner scholarship. A nomination alone does not guarantee admission into a summer program. Nominee program applications are reviewed using the same criteria as all other program applications. Application fees may be waived at the request of the partner organization.  

If you are a member or administrator of an educational organization interested in partnering with the Wharton Global Youth Program, please email Whartonhssummer@wharton.upenn.edu for further details. 

Application Fee Waivers

Applicants may qualify for an application fee waiver if they: 

  • Attend a School District of Philadelphia public or charter high school 
  • Have been nominated by an official Wharton Global Youth Program partner organization to apply for a summer program  
    • Partner organizations must request an application fee waiver on the student’s behalf.

Scholarship FAQs

What qualifies as a historically underrepresented group?

A historically underrepresented group describes a subset of a population that is traditionally underrepresented within American universities. This includes students of Hispanic/Latino, African American/Black, Pacific Islander, and Native American origins or backgrounds.  

Can international students apply for scholarships? Will it impact admissions decisions?

Yes, international students who meet the eligibility criteria of any of the scholarship awards above are more than welcome to apply. Scholarship applications are reviewed independently of program applications and will not impact admissions decisions.  

Should I Submit More Than More Than One Scholarship Application

No. The scholarship application does not vary by program, so there is no need to submit more than one scholarship application. If you re applying to multiple summer programs, you need only check off all programs to which you are applying within the scholarship application to be considered. 

When will I receive my scholarship decision?

Scholarship decisions will be emailed to applicants within 48 hours of the release of their admission decision. Students who are not admitted into a program will be considered ineligible for a program scholarship and will not receive a scholarship notification.

What costs does the scholarship cover? How is the award applied?

Program scholarships are applied towards relevant program fees, which vary by program type. Refer to the Program Fees chart above to determine what costs are covered by program fees.

If the scholarship award is full, all program fees will be waived for the program participant. If the scholarship award is partial, the participant will be financially responsible for the balance of remaining program fees.

Any additional costs associated with attending programs, such as textbooks or class materials, transportation to/from campus, additional meals, incidentals, spending money, etc., will be the financial responsibility of the program participant and are not covered by a program scholarship.

How do I formally accept or decline the scholarship?

Scholarship decisions will be emailed to students and will include relevant instructions for formally accepting or declining the award. If scholarship recipients do not accept the award within the allotted time frame, they will forfeit the award.

Are scholarships transferrable between programs?

 As scholarship funding varies by program, unfortunately financial awards may not be transferred between programs.   

For more information, please contact Wharton@summerdiscovery.com or call +1.516.414.5555.