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. As part of Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University, the Arts & Scieinces scholarship program raised an astonishing $93 million, far exceeding our original $66 million goal.
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. The Arts & Sciences Scholarship Program now houses 527 scholarships, supporting 643 exceptional students.
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.