Pick stocks and manage a high dollar portfolio.

Due to concerns about COVID-19, the TCU High School Investor Challenge for Summer 2021 has been cancelled. We anticipate the program will be offered in summer 2022. Please check this website in January 2022 for information about program dates.

Are you a high school student entering your senior year? Apply for the TCU High School Investor Challenge®.

A Week of College-level Classes at TCU

Spend a week on campus with dozens of other students the summer before your senior year of high school, living in residence halls and taking finance classes at the TCU Neeley School of Business.

Manage a $100,000 Virtual Portfolio

Throughout the fall and spring, you’ll submit stock trades online. TCU students in the prestigious Educational Investment Fund will analyze your stock reports and offer feedback.

Spring Banquet

You’ll return to TCU in the spring to present your results to your fellow students, family and professors.

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“Meeting other students who share my interest in investing was an amazing experience. I can’t wait to use the knowledge I gained throughout the program. Before, I was simply an investor, but thanks to the TCU High School Investor Challenge, now I am a smart investor.”
Garrett Forthuber

Frequently Asked Questions

Completed applications must be received by the deadline date, including transcripts and recommendations; no exceptions will be made. We will not accept applications via email. You must mail your application to the address provided.

List the classes you plan to take your senior year if your schedule is not official yet.

Yes, you may still apply to the program.

You can have a family friend or an employer provide the recommendation.

The transcript must come from the school office. It doesn’t have to be the “official” transcript, but it cannot be a copy of your grades from another source.

Yes, the recommendation and transcript can be submitted separately. It is the student’s responsibility to be sure the items have been sent to TCU. These documents must be sent by mail and received by the due date.


We receive approximately 160 applications each year. A maximum of 40 students are admitted to each challenge.

All applicants will receive an email the first week of May telling you if you have been accepted into the program. Students who are accepted will be sent a packet of materials you will need to complete and return to TCU.

We do not provide transportation to or from the campus.

You must arrive on campus by 2:30 p.m. You should not arrive on campus earlier than 1:30 p.m. Before that time, there will not be staff available to get you into the residence hall.

You must arrive on campus by 2:30 p.m. on the first day of the program. To complete the program, you should plan to stay until Friday at noon. There is a lunch for students, family and TCU program staff at noon on Friday which we would love for you to attend, but if you must leave early, that can be arranged. Your parent or guardian must communicate with the TCU program staff regarding early departure so we can be sure you are checked out of the residence hall.

You will not have the opportunity to train during the week. One evening, we do go to the TCU Recreation Center where you will have access to a pool, volleyball courts, basketball courts and an indoor running track.

The fastest way to get your questions answered is to email us at cfs@tcu.edu.