Applications

High School Financial Institute Application

Due March 5th. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis. Final decisions released no later than April 1st.

Program Dates: July 5 to August 13, 2021 (9-5 M-F)

Students who are accepted into the Greenwood Project High School Financial Institute will experience a 6-week introduction to the financial industry with a specific focus on the stock market. All students receive a weekly stipend and a funded brokerage account upon successful completion of the program.

Your program will take place in downtown Chicago. However, pending COVID-19 developments, this program may be all virtual. During this program, you will work to finish between 15-20 short courses about career skills and beginning financial industry topics. There will be many networking events and opportunities during the training as well, where you and your cohort will meet with financial industry companies, executives, and employees. The final project for your program is a Stock Pitch Competition. You and a small team of other scholars will use the skills built during the program to research and evaluate a company, pitch that company to potential investors, and answer questions from judges about your conclusions.

Applicants must be in attendance for the entire length of the program in order to be considered.

You should prepare the following materials before you begin the online application. Once you start the application, you should plan to finish it at that time. You cannot save your application and work on it later. If you have the following materials prepared, the application should take less than one hour to complete.

  • Resume in .docx (Microsoft Word) format
  • Resume in .pdf format
  • 500 word essay answering the prompt: “Why do you want to be a Greenwood Scholar?”
  • High school transcript

Apply Here

If, for any reason, you cannot submit the Google Form with the attachments (typically due to security settings on your network), please download the 2021 High School Institutes Application and Cheat Sheet below. Complete the application and email all materials to charles.turner@greenwoodproject.org.

Click Here to Download the 2021 High School Application
Click Here to Download the Cheat Sheet

Note: None of these questions will impact your admission. Mostly, this is necessary data we need to have on file for every student. It is important for our communication with you, how we design the curriculum, obtaining grants to help fund our program, and providing you with any necessary technology you need. So, please do answer all of the questions honestly and completely.


High School FinTech Institute Application

Due March 5th. Applicants will be accepted on a rolling basis. Final decisions released no later than April 1st.

Program Dates: July 5 to August 13, 2021 (9-5 M-F)

Students who are accepted into the Greenwood Project High School FinTech Institute will experience a 6-week introduction to coding and the financial industry with a specific focus on the stock market. All students receive a weekly stipend and a funded brokerage account upon successful completion of the program.

Your program will take place in downtown Chicago. However, pending COVID-19 developments, this program may be all virtual. During this program, you will learn to code in Python and R, take a few short courses on career skills, and complete a final coding project using stock market data. There will be many networking events and opportunities during the training as well, where you and your cohort will meet with financial industry companies, executives, and employees. The final project for your program is a coding project, where you and a small team of other scholars will use the skills built during the program to develop an efficient way to manipulate stock market data using Python and R. You will present your work to financial sector employees who work with code every day.

Applicants must be in attendance for the entire length of the program in order to be considered.

You should prepare the following materials before you begin the online application. Once you start the application, you should plan to finish it at that time. You cannot save your application and work on it later. If you have the following materials prepared, the application should take less than one hour to complete.

  • Resume in .docx (Microsoft Word) format
  • Resume in .pdf format
  • 500 word essay answering the prompt: “Why do you want to be a Greenwood Scholar?”
  • High school transcript

Apply Here

If, for any reason, you cannot submit the Google Form with the attachments (typically due to security settings on your network), please download the 2021 High School Institutes Application and Cheat Sheet below. Complete the application and email all materials to charles.turner@greenwoodproject.org.

Click Here to Download the 2021 High School Application
Click Here to Download the Cheat Sheet

Note: None of these questions will impact your admission. Mostly, this is necessary data we need to have on file for every student. It is important for our communication with you, how we design the curriculum, obtaining grants to help fund our program, and providing you with any necessary technology you need. So, please do answer all of the questions honestly and completely.

2017
120 Students and 8 Firms
2018
225 Students and 24 Firms
2019
300 Students and 35 Firms