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College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts & Sciences awards academic scholarships to incoming first-year students in honor of distinguished Washington University professors and scholars. We work with each scholar to create an academic program tailored to his or her interests, whether that includes combining studies in biology and ethics or spending a semester abroad. These programs ensure that students are introduced to the variety of academic interests represented by our diverse faculty. During their four years here, scholars contribute immeasurably to our community. Their energy, intellect, curiosity, and love of learning affect all of us at WashU.

  • Arthur Holly Compton Fellowship Program
    Up to four full-tuition fellowships with $1,000 stipends in physical sciences and mathematics
  • George E. Mylonas Scholarship Program
    Up to four full-tuition fellowships with $1,000 stipends in humanities
  • Florence Moog Fellowship Program
    Up to four full-tuition fellowships with $1,000 stipends in biological sciences and chemistry
  • Arnold J. Lien Scholarship Program
    Up to four full-tuition fellowships with $1,000 stipends in social sciences

Scholarships are renewable annually, as long as the scholar is making satisfactory progress toward a degree.

Eligibility

Each College of Arts & Sciences applicant will be considered. No separate scholarship application is required.

Honorary Scholars generally score in the top ranges on the SATs or ACTs. Most are in the top 10 percent of their classes in high school and have followed an extremely rigorous curriculum.

On-Campus Interviews for Finalists

WashU will invite finalists to campus for a weekend program, March 28–30, 2019. For these scholarships the university will pay for finalists’ round-trip expenses within the United States and their expenses in St. Louis during this visit. To remain eligible, finalists must attend these activities.

To apply for the Honorary Scholars Program in Arts & Sciences:

  • On your application for admission to the Class of 2023, select a major in the College of Arts & Sciences.
  • The application must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Central Time on January 2, 2019.
  • Entering first-year students who plan to pursue undergraduate majors in the following subjects will be considered for the Arthur Holly Compton Fellowships in Physical Sciences and Mathematics:
    • Earth and planetary sciences
    • Environmental earth sciences
    • Mathematics
    •  Physics
  • Entering first-year students who plan to pursue undergraduate majors in the following subjects will be considered for the George E. Mylonas Scholarships in Humanities:
    • Arabic
    • Art history and archaeology
    • Chinese
    • Classics/ancient studies
    • Comparative arts
    • Comparative literature
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • English
    • Film and media studies
    • French
    • German
    • Modern Hebrew
    • History
    • Interdisciplinary project in the humanities
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern studies
    • Music
    • Philosophy
    • Religious studies
    • Russian studies
    • Spanish
  • Entering first-year students who plan to pursue undergraduate majors in the following subjects will be considered for the Florence Moog Fellowships in Biological Sciences and Chemistry:
    • Biochemistry and molecular biology
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Environmental biology 
  • Entering first-year students who plan to pursue undergraduate majors in the following subjects will be considered for the Arnold J. Lien Scholarships in Social and Behavioral Sciences:
    • African and African-American studies
    • American culture studies
    • Anthropology
    • Archaeology
    • Economics
    • Education
    • Environmental policy
    • International and area studies
    • Linguistics
    • Philosophy-neuroscience-psychology
    • Political science
    • Psychological and brain science
    • Sociology
    • Urban studies
    • Women, gender, and sexuality studies

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