The TCU High School Investor Challenge is a unique program for high-achieving, motivated high school students who have a strong interest in investing in the stock market. The Challenge provides initial training in security analysis and portfolio management. To be eligible, you must be currently enrolled in high school with a reasonable expectation of graduating in May or June 2023.
There are two High School Investor programs in 2022: June 5 – June 10 and June 19 – June 24. Completed applications and letter of recommendation must be received by April 6, 2022.
What happens at the High School Investor Challenge?
Students selected for the program attend a six-day on-campus course in securities analysis (stock selection) and portfolio management. You will learn to access company data and analysts’ reports on the Internet, and use TCU’s online resources including Value Line to evaluate and compare companies. You will stay in TCU dorms throughout the week.
Each student manages a virtual portfolio and delivers periodic stock reports July-March to security analysts for review, critique and execution of his/ her proposed portfolio decisions/stock trades.
In April 2023, we invite all students to attend a celebration banquet at TCU to present their portfolios. Parents and family are invited to attend the banquet.