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First-Year Student Academic Scholarship & Fellowship Programs

The application deadline for Academic Scholarship & Fellowship Programs for the Class of 2022 (our fall 2018 freshman class) was January 5, 2018. All scholarship materials have been sent to the faculty committees for review. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at (800) 638-0700 or (314) 935-6000 if you would like to speak with an admissions officer.

Washington University is committed to helping talented students who show exceptional academic performance and outstanding promise. The Academic Scholarship and Fellowship Programs offer financial assistance based primarily on academic achievement. These awards are bestowed through special competitions, and applications are separate from the application for admission.

All 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 ($50,650 in academic year 2017-18) 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 their application for admission to the Class of 2022. Students may also apply for need-based financial assistance.

To be considered for an academic scholarship or fellowship, you must:

  1. Apply for undergraduate admission by submitting a Common Application or Coalition Application for admission to the Washington University Class of 2022.
  2. Activate your WashU Pathway account. The account will be available one to two business days after you submit your application for admission.
  3. Submit a separate application for each scholarship or fellowship program. All application materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. Central Time on January 5, 2018. The online application will not be available after that time.

Some scholarship and fellowship programs have additional requirements. Please review the program page for instructions. Unless otherwise indicated, we use the teacher and counselor recommendations from your application for admission.


​Name of Scholarship or Fellowship

​Application/Extra Recommendations Needed?

​School-Specific Scholarships ​

​Arts & Sciences
Honorary Scholars Program ​Application Required
Howard Nemerov Writing Scholars Program ​Application plus writing portfolio required
​ArchitectureJames W. Fitzgibbon Scholarships ​Application plus portfolio required
​ArtConway/Proetz Scholarships
All applicants to the College of Art who submit digital portfolios by January 5 are automatically considered for this scholarship. There is no separate application.
​BusinessDistinguished Scholars Program ​Application Required
​EngineeringAlexander S. Langsdorf Fellowships Application Required
James M. McKelvey Undergraduate Research Award ​Application Required

​University-Wide Scholarships ​ ​

All Schools:
You may apply for as many of these as you wish. ​ ​
Entrepreneurial Scholars Program​Application Required
​John B. Ervin Scholars Program Application Required
Annika Rodriguez Scholars Program Application Required

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