First-year academic scholarships

Washington University is committed to rewarding talented students with academic scholarships for their exceptional academic and extracurricular performance in high school.

The following programs offer financial assistance based primarily on academic achievement and an outstanding promise for excellence at WashU.

Academic Division Scholarships

Each undergraduate division at WashU provides a number of four-year scholarships that range up to the full cost of tuition.

Academic Division Scholarships

Signature Scholar Programs

Multiple full-tuition and half-tuition programs bring together exceptional students from each of the undergraduate divisions to create unique academic and cultural communities.

Signature Scholar Programs

Additional scholarship opportunities

WashU also offers additional scholarship opportunities based on special achievements and skill sets. Separate applications are required for these programs and they are available through the WashU Pathway once you complete and submit your application for admission.

Arts & Sciences

Up to 10 $3,000 scholarships

All Divisions

Up to 10 $3,000 scholarships

Other scholarships

Awarded on the basis of high academic achievements, strong leadership skills, bold character, and commitment to community service. 

Two renewable half-tuition scholarships are offered to graduates of the Ensworth School every year. 

Army and Air Force ROTC scholarships help cover the cost of tuition, textbooks, lab fees, and possible monthly stipend.