Distinguished Scholars Program

  • One or more full-tuition scholarships and up to five partial-tuition scholarships
  • Renewable annually, as long as the scholar is making satisfactory progress toward a degree.

The Distinguished Scholars Program recognizes first-year applicants to the Olin Business School who demonstrate outstanding character, academic achievement, and promise for a career in business.


Each Olin Business School applicant will be considered. No separate scholarship application is required.

Distinguished 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. In addition, Olin Business School looks for evidence of outstanding leadership and community service potential when selecting the recipient.

On-Campus Interviews for Finalists

Finalists are notified in mid-February and invited to campus for our Scholarship Weekend. 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. Each committee prepares special activities and events that allow them to get to know the finalists and that allow the finalists to interact with our current scholars, faculty, staff, and each other.

To apply for the Olin Business School Distinguished Scholars Program:

  • On your application for admission to the Class of 2025, select a major in the Olin Business School.
  • All applications must be submitted by January 2, 2021.