The Enterprise Holdings Scholars Program was established in 2001 at Washington University thanks to a generous donation from Enterprise Holdings and the Taylor family with the goal of  “helping Washington University develop the best and brightest minds.” The program supports talented students who exhibit academic excellence, leadership, and commitment to community service. 

The scholarship makes it possible for 15-20 deserving students in each entering class to have access to an exceptional educational experience at WashU. Approximately 10 percent of the Enterprise Holdings scholarships each year are reserved for high school graduates from the St. Louis area.

Eligibility and How to Apply

Students do not need to apply separately for the Enterprise Scholars Program, but students should note that they require financial assistance on the admission application before submission. Students who demonstrate financial need will automatically be considered for the scholarship. 

About the Enterprise Holdings Scholars Program

More than 300 Enterprise Holdings Scholars have graduated from Washington University since the program’s inception. The scholarship was established in 2001 with a $25 million gift from Enterprise Holdings. Ten years later, Jack C. Taylor, founder of Enterprise Holdings, generously contributed an additional $25 million on behalf of the company, enabling Washington University to significantly increase the number of students in the Enterprise Holdings Scholars Program. In 2015, Andy and Barbara Taylor donated $10 million to further benefit Enterprise Scholars. Andy and Barbara contributed an additional $10 million to fund the Taylor Family Scholarship Challenge in 2017.

About Enterprise Holdings

Founded in 1957, Enterprise Holdings is the most comprehensive service provider and only investment-grade company in the U.S. car rental industry. Enterprise Holdings operates its flagship Enterprise Rent-A-Car brand, as well as the National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands, through an integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries. Its worldwide network includes more than 10,000 neighborhood and airport locations. The company and its affiliates offer customers a total transportation solution that includes car rental, car sharing, truck rental, car sales, and fleet management. Enterprise Holdings is the largest car rental company in the world as measured by revenue and fleet. In fact, Enterprise Holdings is among the largest companies in the global travel industry today. 

Andrew C. Taylor, executive chairman of Enterprise Holdings, is a Washington University trustee. His father, Enterprise founder Jack C. Taylor, attended Washington University and served as a trustee and emeritus trustee.