The Ashby Business Scholars Program begins in the first module of the fall 2021 semester with a Business and Finance course that is specifically designed for Ashby Business Scholars. During Winter Term, scholars reconvene for training on business professionalism and networking. This leads into the two-week travel to various cities to learn from alumni and other friends of the college who are involved in different aspects of business, ranging from finance and investment banking to social entrepreneurship, business law, and healthcare. Past cities have included Cleveland, New York, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco/Silicon Valley.
Who Can Participate?
This is an exploratory program, open to sophomores through seniors, and we encourage students of all majors to apply. Past participants have included Conservatory, College of Arts and Science, and Double Degree students, and majors have included the natural and social sciences as well as humanities and performance. Ten to twelve Business Scholars are selected through a competitive application and interview process.
What is the Cost?
Accommodations and other expenses are subsidized through the generous funding provided by alumni. Students are expected to cover miscellaneous expenses and some meals while visiting other locations. Scholars are also expected to dress appropriately for both business formal and business casual environments. Financial support for professional clothing may be available for students with demonstrated financial need.
Summer 2021 Timeline
- Application opens: Tuesday, June 8
- Application extended deadline: Sunday, July 18
- Interviews with selected applicants: End of July
- Finalists selected: Beginning of August
If you are interested, we strongly encourage you to attend an information session on one of the following dates:
- Tuesday, June 15, 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT (virtual)
- Wednesday, June 30, 7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT (in person - King 101)