The Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Jr. Scholarship at Washington University was established to provide financial support for two graduates of the Ensworth School every year who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, and leadership in school and community activities. 

The half tuition scholarships are renewable for up to four years as long as the student is making progress toward a degree. 

No separate scholarship application is required. 

Summer Stipend

Once enrolled at WashU as a Frist Scholar, you may apply through our Career Center for a $5,000 stipend each summer to fund various opportunities, such as internships or similar experiences, for the summers after your first, sophomore, and junior years.

Dr. Thomas F. Frist, Jr.

Dr. Frist, a co-founder of Hospital Corporation of America (today known simply as HCA, Inc.), received his medical degree from Washington University in 1965. Education has always been especially important to Dr. Frist and his family. It is his hope that this scholarship will serve as further encouragement for students at the Ensworth School to attend Washington University, widely considered one of America’s leading teaching and research universities.