The Scholars in Arts & Sciences effort began in the fall of 1985 with the support of twenty farsighted friends, and by 2008 that number had grown to several hundred. Still, the need was great.
The 2009 announcement of Opening Doors to the Future: The Scholarship Initiative for Washington University Arts & Sciences began a five-year effort to raise $33 million to support undergraduate and graduate students in Arts & Sciences. Today, our goal is to raise $66 million as part of Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University.
Since the launch of the Scholarship Initiative in 2009, Arts & Sciences has raised more than $43.3 million for student scholarships, fellowships, prizes, and stipends. Our success so far is a testament to the generosity of our alumni and friends, and the efforts of dozens of volunteers around the nation. During the 2016-17 academic year, more than 650 students will receive named, donor-funded scholarships, fellowships, research stipends, and prizes.
Scholarship support allows some of the best students in the world to attend Washington University. By helping students prepare for their future careers through your gift of a scholarship, you make an investment that will benefit society for generations to come.
For more information, contact Senior Associate Director of Development Julianne Smutz at 314-935-5148.