On-Campus Programs

Costs & Aid

Learn about Costs & Aid Opportunities for On-Campus Programs

Wharton Global Youth On-Campus Programs provide a comprehensive and transformative educational experience on an historic Ivy League campus. Guided by Wharton’s culture of innovation, hands-on learning, collaboration, impact, and academic excellence, programs are designed to edcuate and inspire the next generation of global leaders. Fees and additional costs asssociated with attending on-campus programs vary, as outlined below.

Program Fees

2023 ON-CAMPUS PROGRAMSFEES
Essentials of EntrepreneurshipTBA
Essentials of FinanceTBA
Essentials of InnovationTBA
Leadership in the Business World (LBW)TBA
Data Science AcademyTBA
Moneyball AcademyTBA
Sports Business AcademyTBA
Management & Technology Summer Institute (M&TSI)TBA

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. 

Not included: Non-refundable $100 application fee, travel to/from campus, airport transfers, gym access (may be available for additional fee); class materials; meals eaten off campus; medical expenses; laundry; souvenirs; and personal spending money.

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.

The scholarship opportunities outlined below are applicable for students applying to the following programs:

  • Essentials of Entrepreneurship
  • Essentials of Finance
  • Essentials of Innovation
  • Leadership in the Business World
  • Data Science Academy
  • Moneyball Academy
  • Sports Business Academy

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

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

Wharton Global Youth Program Scholarships

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:

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
  • Submit a program application by the Priority Deadline (TBA)
  • Submit a scholarship application by the scholarship deadline (TBA)
  • Be accepted into a Wharton Global Youth On-Campus Program, based in Philadelphia, PA

Visit the link below to submit a scholarship application by the deadline (TBA).

Scholarship Application

Financial documentation is not required for the scholarship application, though we do reserve the right to request documentation for verification purposes.

Philadelphia Public School District Scholarships

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:

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
  • Submit a program application by the final deadline (TBA)
  • Submit a scholarship application by the scholarship deadline (TBA)
  • Be accepted into a Wharton Global Youth On-Campus Program, based in Philadelphia, PA

Visit the link below to submit a scholarship application by the deadline (TBA).

Scholarship Application 

Financial documentation is not required for the scholarship application, though we do reserve the right to request documentation for verification purposes. 

Wharton San Francisco Scholarships

Wharton San Francisco scholarships provide financial assistance to eligible applicants of the Essentials of Innovation program, located in San Francisco, CA. Most scholarship awards are partial, and typically award between $500 and $5,000 to cover relevant program fees. A few full scholarships may be awarded to students with demonstrated financial need. Need is determined by a variety of factors including family income, family size, relevant expenses, and additional financial circumstances.  Scholarship funding is limited; we cannot guarantee all applicants will ultimately receive financial assistance. Preference will be given to applicants who attend a San Francisco Unified School District public high school.   

Eligibility:  

In order to qualify for a Wharton San Francisco scholarship students must:   

  • Demonstrate financial need   
  • Submit a Essentials of Innovation program application by the Priority Deadline (TBA)
  • Submit a scholarship application by the scholarship deadline (TBA)
  • Be accepted into the Essentials of Innovation program for summer 2022   

Scholarship Application Information:   

Visit the link below to submit a scholarship application by the deadline (TBA).

Scholarship Application 

Financial documentation is not required for the scholarship application, though we do reserve the right to request documentation for verification purposes.  

Leadership in the Business World Scholarships

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:  

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  
  • Submit an application for the LBW program by the final deadline (TBA)
  • Submit a scholarship application by the scholarship deadline (TBA)
  • Be accepted into the LBW program for summer 2022  

Scholarship Application Information:   

Visit the link below to submit a scholarship application by the deadline (TBA).

Scholarship Application 

Financial documentation is not required for the scholarship application, though we do reserve the right to request documentation for verification purposes. 

Data Science Academy Scholarships

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:  

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

  • Identify as female  
  • Demonstrate financial need  
  • Submit a Data Science Academy program application by the final deadline (TBA)
  • Submit a scholarship application by the scholarship deadline (TBA)
  • Be accepted into the Data Science Academy for summer 2022  

Scholarship Application Information:   

Visit the link below to submit a scholarship application by the deadline (TBA).   

Scholarship Application 

Financial documentation is not required for the scholarship application, though we do reserve the right to request documentation for verification purposes. 

Women in Sports Scholarships

Women in Sports scholarships provide financial assistance to females with demonstrated interest in the sports industry. These scholarships are available applicants to the Moneyball Academy and Sports Business Academy. 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:  

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

  • Identify as female  
  • Demonstrate financial need  
  • Submit a Moneyball Academy or Sports Business Academy program application by the final deadline (TBA)
  • Submit a scholarship application by the scholarship deadline (TBA)
  • Be accepted into the Moneyball Academy or Sports Business Academy for summer 2022  

Scholarship Application Information:   

Visit the link below to submit a scholarship application by the deadline (TBA).  

Scholarship Application 

Financial documentation is not required for the scholarship application, though we do reserve the right to request documentation for verification purposes. 

Partner Scholarships

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: 

  • College Track 
  • Minds Matter Philadelphia 
  • Questbridge 
  • SMASH 
  • Steppingstone Scholars 
  • Success Academy 
  • Willingboro Community Development Corp 

Eligibility: 

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 
  • Be admitted into a Wharton Global Youth On-Campus summer program 

Partner Scholarship Information:  

Students must be nominated by a partner organization and be admitted into a Wharton Global Youth On-Campus 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. No further scholarship application is required. 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 I apply for more than one scholarship?

Students may apply for more than one scholarship if they meet the eligibility criteria for multiple scholarship offerings. However, in order to financially support as many qualified applicants as possible, it is unlikely a student will receive more than one scholarship award. 

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.  

When will I receive my scholarship decision?

Scholarship decisions will be emailed to applicants on March 2, 2022. 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 include full academic and term fees, use of Penn academic facilities, on-campus housing, two meals a day Monday-Friday, two meals on Sunday, extracurricular activities and trips, and student supervision. 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 such as transportation to/from Penn’s campus, additional meals, incidentals, textbooks or class materials, 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 on March 2, 2022 to students and will include relevant instructions for formally accepting or declining the award through a web survey.  

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.