Lindner Summer Institute

The Lindner Summer Institute is an annual, week-long overnight immersion experience for emerging leaders of color and women leaders who are rising high school sophomores, juniors, or seniors. The program introduces qualified high school students to business education and the fast-paced, multi-faceted business world.


Program participants will the opportunity to:

  • Engage in classroom discussions about business, entrepreneurship and leadership
  • Develop and enhance leadership skills through collaborative teamwork
  • Preview the business world via corporate visits and workshops
  • Connect with expert faculty and current undergraduate students
  • Experience campus life: live in the residence halls, dine at local eateries and participate in social activities

Application and admission details

Tuition for the Lindner Summer Institute is $500, which includes meals, housing, and activities. Need-based scholarships are available. 

The admissions process is competitive, with preference given to:

  • Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors in high school
  • Members of a traditionally underrepresented group with regard to gender, race or ethnicity
  • 3.5+ cumulative GPA and competitive standardized test scores (PLAN, ACT, PSAT or SAT)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and a commitment to diversity and inclusion

Application checklist

  • Completed application
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Unoffical high school transcript

Corporate sponsors

Community sponsor