Have entrepreneurial vision and spirit? Entrepreneurial Scholarship recipients have a variety of opportunities to explore entrepreneurship and community building through activities both on campus and in the St. Louis community. We hope you will apply if your goal is to translate your visions into enterprises, both profit and nonprofit, to benefit the community.

  • Up to 10 $3,000 scholarships.
  • Renewable annually, as long as the scholar is making satisfactory progress toward a degree.
  • Entrepreneurial Scholars will receive special access to programs and resources through the Skandalaris Center for Interdisciplinary Innovation & Entrepreneurship.
  • Each semester, scholars will participate in field trips around St. Louis, engage with successful entrepreneurs, and enjoy occasional social activities.


Students who apply to any undergraduate division of Washington University may apply for the Entrepreneurial Scholars Program. A separate application is required.

Finalists will be notified by early March. Scholars are chosen based on their application materials. No campus visit is required.

To apply

  • Submit an application for admission to the Class of 2024.
  • Log in to the WashU Pathway and submit the separate application for the Entrepreneurial Scholars Program.
  • Submit a detailed description of one project completed during high school that reflects creativity, energy, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • All applications must be submitted by January 2, 2020 and complete in our office by January 6, 2020. For best consideration, we encourage you to submit your applications by December 15, 2019.