University of Arkansas

Walton College

The Sam M. Walton College of Business

Fleischer Scholars Program

The Fleischer Scholars Program is is a free, on-campus summer program designed to serve first-generation high school students in Arkansas who are interested in studying business. 


Students are encouraged to Apply for this University of Arkansas summer program.

Part one of the 2023 Fleischer Scholars Program application is due April 15, 2023. .

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Program Details

Participants in Summer 2023 will experience a 5-day program to discover career paths in business, develop an entrepreneurial mindset, practice communication skills, gain college preparatory experience, network with Walton College students, faculty, staff and alumni, engage with community business leaders, and visit local companies. This free program will be on-campus at the Sam M. Walton College of Business and will include:

A new laptop
A $300 gift card
Professional resume review
A job fair with local businesses
Overnight housing, food, and activities provided  

Who Can Participate?

Rising high school seniors are encouraged to apply.

Selection Criteria

Scholars are selected with the following criteria considered:

  • Graduating from an Arkansas High School
  • First generation status
  • Academic performance in high school
  • Involvement in leadership and community service
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Household Income/Financial Need

Meet Morton Fleischer

Morton Fleischer is a successful financier, entrepreneur and real estate investor. From his beginnings as a janitor in the local dime store to now, he has formed more than twenty real estate companies, taking three of them public on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

With the Fleischer Scholars Program, his goal is to assist economically disadvantaged students allowing them to graduate from college and to encourage them to invest their time and talent back into their hometown communities upon graduation. He calls this the “multiplier effect” and hopes that these future leaders will serve as role models and thus cause a ripple effect in these communities.