Students who are enrolled in degree and select certificate programs* and take a minimum number of credit hours each semester may be eligible for both merit and need-based scholarships. Scholarship awards cover tuition only.  

    Community College Scholarship*

    A merit-based scholarship for new undergraduate students who recently graduated from a community college with a 3.7 GPA. The scholarship is intended to recognize academic excellence among St. Louis-area community college students who seek to continue their education through University College at Washington University.

    Review the Community College Scholarship information sheet. To apply, complete the University College Scholarship Application form.

    Dean's Scholarship

    A merit-based scholarship for current or returning undergraduate and graduate students. The scholarship is intended to recognize academic excellence among University College students. 

    Review the Dean's Scholarship information sheet. To apply, complete the University College Scholarship Application form.

    Donor-Funded Scholarships

    Donor-funded scholarships are made possible through the generous gifts of donors to Washington University. Recipients of these scholarships are selected by Dean of University College and are chosen from all eligible scholarship candidates. Opportunities include: 

    Graduate Scholarship

    A need-based scholarship for new, current, or returning graduate students. The scholarship is intended to provide aid to students who have financial need so they can meet their educational goals at Washington University.

    Review the Graduate Scholarship information sheet. To apply, complete the University College Scholarship Application form.

    Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship*

    A merit-based scholarship for new undergraduate students who are Phi Theta Kappa members, have attended a St. Louis area community college for at least one year, and have a 3.5 GPA. The scholarship is intended to recognize academic excellence among St. Louis-area community college students who seek to continue their education through University College at Washington University.

    Review the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship information sheet. To apply, complete the University College Scholarship Application form.

    Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Scholarships

    Transfer Scholarship*

    A merit-based scholarship for new undergraduate students who have attended a St. Louis area community college for at least one year and have a 3.0 GPA. The scholarship is intended to recognize academic excellence among St. Louis-area community college students who seek to continue their education through University College at Washington University.

    Review the Transfer Scholarship information sheet. To apply, complete the University College Scholarship Application form.

    Undergraduate Scholarship

    A need-based scholarship for new, current or returning undergraduate students. The scholarship is intended to provide aid for students who have financial need so they can meet their educational goals at Washington University. 

    Review the Undergraduate Scholarship information sheet. To apply, complete the University College Scholarship Application form.

    Women's Club Centennial Endowed Scholarship

    A merit and need-based scholarship for new and current or returning undergraduate students. The scholarship is intended to provide aid for students who have financial need so they can meet their educational goals at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Review the Women's Club Centennial Endowed Scholarship form. To apply, complete the University College Scholarship Application form.


      The Post-Baccalaureate Premedical, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Geographic Information Systems programs are eligible for financial aid.  For information about students who completed our Title IV eligible certificate programs, visit ucollege.wustl.edu/cert_titleIV_disclosure.

      Additional Information

        Scholarship Application Deadlines & Policies

        Scholarship applications are accepted for the fall and spring semesters only; summer awards are only available to students who have already been awarded a scholarship for the previous fall and/or spring semester. Students may apply for multiple scholarships, but they can only receive one merit-based award. Once awarded, most scholarships are automatically renewed for up to two subsequent semesters, as long as the student remains eligible. All current/returning students who wish to continue receiving scholarship funds in the subsequent academic year must reapply by April 1.

        New Students Current/Returning Students
        Fall Deadline: August 15 Fall Deadline: April 1
        Spring Deadline: January 15 Spring Deadline: October 31
        Summer Deadline: N/A Summer Deadline: N/A


        Scholarship Policies for International Students

        ​International students are eligible to apply for a scholarship after completing one year at University College. The maximum scholarship amount for international students per semester is $2,000. To be considered for the next semester, students will need to re-apply. Those who receive an award the previous semester are not guaranteed to receive an award the following semester.

        Eligibility

        • Scholarship recipients must be admitted to a degree or select certificate programs* and must be in good standing.
        • Scholarships are not available for students in the Doctor of Liberal Arts program.
        • Only new students may apply for the Community College, Phi Theta Kappa, and Transfer Scholarships.
        • Only current/returning students may apply for the Dean's Scholarship.
        • Both new and current/returning students may apply for need-based scholarships. 
        • Washington University employees, spouses, partners and dependents are not eligible for University College scholarships.
        • Students working on a second undergraduate or second graduate degree are not eligible for University College scholarships.
        • Scholarship recipients must attain a passing grade in all coursework to remain fully eligible for scholarships in a subsequent semester.

        Awards

        • University College scholarship awards must be applied to University College courses that are applicable toward the student's degree or certificate program.
        • University College scholarship awards cover tuition only.  Lab fees, late fees, books, and other expenses are not covered.
        • University College scholarship awards combined with a Pell Grant may not exceed tuition.