To be considered for an Academic Scholarship or Fellowship you must:
- Apply for undergraduate admission
- Based on the school you selected on your admission application, apply for academic scholarships or fellowships that are available to students within your selected school (see Programs at-a-Glance).
The Academic Scholarship and Fellowship Programs are based solely on academic achievement and promise. The talented students who receive them have taken an academically rigorous curriculum in high school. Most recipients score in the top ranges on the SATs or ACTs and are in the top 10 percent of their high school class.
Our five undergraduate divisions—the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Architecture, College of Art, Olin Business School, and School of Engineering & Applied Science—sponsor scholarships and fellowships for exceptional students. These awards range from annual awards of $3,000 to half-tuition scholarships to full-tuition scholarships ($44,100 in academic year 2013-14) with annual stipends. Each involves expectations that the students selected will participate actively in shaping the academic and campus communities of which they become a part.
Students can apply for the academic scholarships and fellowships that match their academic and extracurricular achievements. These interests should be indicated on the application for undergraduate admission to the Class of 2018. Students may also apply for need-based financial aid. Click here for more information.
Each scholarship or fellowship has a slightly different application procedure. All require each candidate to complete an application for freshman admission to Washington University.
Students who apply under Washington University’s binding Early Decision plan may apply for any scholarship matching their academic and extracurricular achievements. Academic scholarships, however, are not awarded until after the Early Decision commitment date.
We encourage parents and students to keep their options open; to continue learning about Washington University; to visit campus; and to make the decision to apply for admission based on what we offer inside and outside the classrooms, labs, studios, libraries, and residential colleges.
The scholarship programs on these pages are for students applying for freshman admission. Scholarships for Transfer Students.
Click below to view our Scholarships Viewbook or read it on your iPad.