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

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

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

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

WashU has launched a Kessler Scholars Program to enroll and support up to 20 first-generation college and limited-income students each year who want to improve society using their STEM degrees.

This program assists students who have sustained a spinal cord injury pursue higher education and lead full lives in and out of the classroom.

Up to 10 $3,000 scholarships. Students must apply to the College of Arts & Sciences and submit a writing portfolio