The Florence Moog Scholarship

Each year, one sophomore in Arts & Sciences receives the Florence Moog Scholarship, a merit-based scholarship that provides half-tuition for the junior and senior years.

The recipient is an outstanding sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences, who is preparing for a career in science and who shows excellence in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, and/or math) as well as one other area distinct from STEM.

This scholarship is named for Dr. Florence Moog, whose students recall her with admiration and affection and have funded an annual scholarship in her name. As a creative scientist and extraordinary teacher, Dr. Moog served Washington University in exemplary ways as an undergraduate and graduate teacher and advisor until her retirement in 1984. In 1974, she was named Charles Rebstock Professor, and she chaired the Department of Biology from 1975 to 1977. Generations of men and women who now conduct fruitful careers in science and medicine recall her course in vertebrate structure and development as a milestone in their intellectual lives. She is remembered as much for her keen mind as her wit and warmth.



Any sophomore in Arts & Sciences who has taken at least one course in the natural sciences, math, or engineering and has achieved a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA is invited to apply. Additional critera:

  • Candidates must have science representing an essential part of their undergraduate curriculum and potential career goals, though they do not need to major in science.
  • Candidates must also have an equally strong commitment and excellence in at least one other area distinct from science, such as (but not limited to) the humanities, social sciences, arts, student life, athletics, entrepreneurialism, or community service. Excellence and depth of commitment to at least one area is more important than breadth of activities in multiple areas.


Application Process

  • In late February, eligible students receive an email providing details on how to apply by late March.
  • Finalists are interviewed during Reading Period, with the recipient named soon after.

For questions, please contact Dr. Gaby Mirowitz