Each undergraduate division at Washington University provides a number of four-year scholarships that range up to the full cost of tuition. Students are selected as finalists for these academic scholarships based on a review of the admissions application.

These scholarships do not require a separate application process. Once you have completed the application for admission, you will be considered for the appropriate scholarship for the division to which you are applying. Applicants should review the application instructions below for important details about the selection process.

Finalists are notified by the end of February. We will conduct virtual interviews with finalists in March 2022. Finalists must attend the virtual interview to remain eligible.

Scholarship winners are notified after the interview and receive access to their WashU financial assistance award which includes the scholarship value. Scholarships renew for four years as long as students are making satisfactory academic progress toward their degree.

Application instructions from each academic division

Following are specific instructions from each academic division regarding the review and selection process and what they look for as they select finalists.

College of Arts & Sciences

Ampersand Scholars are selected based on their application for admission, there is no separate application required. The committee will pay particular attention to the question “What are you interested in studying at WashU and why?” on the Common and Coaltion Application, looking for evidence of interest in academic areas that cross the traditional categories of inquiry in Arts & Sciences (Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences.)

Up to 16 full-tuition scholarships with $1,000 stipends. Scholars have the first choice of select Ampersand Programs in their first year.

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts

No separate application is required for either the Fitzgibbon or the Conway/Proetz, although you must submit a portfolio of your work to be considered.

One full-tuition scholarship and up to five $10,000 scholarships

One full-tuition scholarship and up to five $10,000 scholarships

Olin Business School

No separate application is required. The faculty are eager to learn about you from your application for admission.

One or more full-tuition scholarships and up to five partial-tuition scholarships

McKelvey School of Engineering

No separate application is required. The faculty are eager to learn about you from your application for admission.

Up to 10 full-tuition fellowships

Up to eight $5,000 research awards