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Apply to the Cochrane Summer Economic Institute at Collegiate School

The Cochrane Summer Economic Institute (CSEI) is a community outreach program administered by Collegiate School and funded by the Powell Economic Education Foundation. CSEI challenges rising high school seniors to apply learnings in economics and entrepreneurship while serving as consultants on an immersive group project team with a business or nonprofit partner.

CSEI is a unique program in the Richmond community providing the rare opportunity for high school students to learn from seasoned business professionals and engage in a real-world business consulting project for an organization.

The 2018 CSEI Student Application and 2018 CSEI Teacher | Administrator Recommendation forms are now due on Monday, January 22nd at 10:00 p.m. Students in their junior year of high school and enrolled at any Richmond area school are invited to apply. More information, applications and teacher recommendations can be found online at

CSEI 2018 Application Process
Apply online at
Application deadline is Monday, Jan. 22. at 10 p.m.
Online application and essay are required.
Online teacher/administrator recommendation is required.
Interviews may be scheduled for mid-February.
Decisions will be made by mid-March.

After Acceptance to CSEI 2018
Student and Parent Orientation will be held in mid-May.
Orientation and CSEI attendance is mandatory for all participants.
Speakers Series, Workshops and Immersive Group Projects are held July 5-Aug.
Program hours are 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Final Public Presentation by Immersive Group Project Teams is Wednesday, Aug. 1.
Students receive a $500 stipend at the end of the program.
There is no cost to participate in the program.

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