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First-Year Student Merit Scholarships

Washington University is committed to helping talented students who show exceptional academic performance and outstanding promise. The following programs offer financial assistance based primarily on academic achievement.

Merit Scholarships

Merit scholarships, offered by each academic division, do not require a separate application process (the Conway/Proetz Scholarships in Art and Fitzgibbons Scholarships in Architecture require the submission of a digital portfolio along with the application for admission). Once you complete the supplemental question, part of the Common Application and the Coalition Application, you will be considered for the appropriate scholarship for the division to which you are applying. As you write your supplemental essay, you should keep in mind that it will be used by the scholarship committees to select awardees. Therefore, you may wish to craft your response within an academic framework.

WashU will invite finalists to campus for a weekend program, March 28–30, 2019. For these scholarships 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.

​Arts & Sciences
Arthur Holly Compton Fellowship Program Up to four full-tuition fellowships with $1,000 stipends in physical sciences and mathematics

George E. Mylonas Scholarship Program Up to four full-tuition fellowships with $1,000 stipends in humanities

Florence Moog Fellowship Program Up to four full-tuition fellowships with $1,000 stipends in biological sciences and chemistry

Arnold J. Lien Scholarship Program Up to four full-tuition fellowships with $1,000 stipends in social sciences
​ArchitectureJames W. Fitzgibbon Scholarships
One full-tuition scholarship and up to five $6,000 scholarships
​ArtConway/Proetz Scholarships
​One full-tuition scholarship and up to five $6,000 scholarships
​BusinessDistinguished Scholars Program ​One or more full-tuition scholarships and up to five partial-tuition scholarships
​EngineeringAlexander S. Langsdorf FellowshipsUp to 10 full-tuition fellowships
James M. McKelvey Undergraduate Research Award Up to eight $5,000 research awards

 

Premier Scholars Programs

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

Separate applications are required for these programs. These applications will be available through the WashU Pathway.

WashU will invite finalists to campus for a weekend program, March 28–31, 2019. For these scholarships 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.

All Divisions
Danforth Scholars Program Multiple full-tuition and half-tuition scholarships

Annika Rodriguez Scholars Program
Multiple full-tuition and partial-tuition scholarships

John B. Ervin Scholars ProgramMultiple full-tuition and partial-tuition scholarships

 

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

Separate applications are required for these programs. These applications will be available through the WashU Pathway.

Arts & Sciences Howard Nemerov Writing Scholars ProgramUp to 10 $3,000 scholarships
​All Divisions
Entrepreneurial Scholars ProgramUp to 10 $3,000 scholarships

 

Other Scholarships

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