The university’s signature merit-based scholars programs, housed within the Office of Scholar Programs (OSP), bring together students from each of the academic divisions to create unique academic and cultural communities in which to share, learn, challenge, make friends, and exchange views and ideas about what is possible in a global environment. 

If you wish to apply to one (or all) of these programs, first start your application via the Common Application or Coalition Application. You’ll be asked to respond to a short answer question (200 words max) and an essay question (250 words max) for each program you apply to. This is in addition to the Common or Coalition Personal Essay. If you’re submitting the Common Application, you can find these prompts in the optional Writing Supplement section. If you’re submitting the Coalition Application, you will apply through the WashU Pathway after you’ve submitted both your profile and the Washington University-specific questions.

The scholarship committees will review the required Counselor and Teacher letters of recommendation submitted with your Common or Coalition Application. To better understand you, the committees also require a third letter of recommendation.

All complete scholarship applications will be reviewed by committees, which select a group of finalists. Finalists are notified by the end of February. There will be a series of virtual events including an interview in March 2024. Finalists must attend these virtual events and the interview to remain eligible.

Multiple full-tuition and half-tuition scholarships

Multiple full-tuition and partial-tuition scholarships

Multiple full-tuition and partial-tuition scholarships