Undergraduate Signature Scholar Programs

John B. Ervin Scholars Program
Started in 1986, the John B. Ervin Scholars Program honors the memory of a nationally renowned educator and community leader who believed in giving students a first-rate education. Ervin Scholars are selected based on academic excellence, leadership, service and commitment to bringing diverse peoples together and today, Washington University has graduated more than 600 John B. Ervin Scholars who continue that legacy.

Rodriguez Scholars logoAnnika Rodriguez Scholars Program
The Annika Rodriguez Scholars Program is a nationally pre-eminent program based on the pillars of academic excellence, Leadership, Service to the Community, and bringing Diverse cultures together. The Rodriguez Scholars are a supportive network of young leaders focusing on positive change in their communities and the world.

Other Signature Programs

Contract Employee Scholarship Program
The Contract Employee Scholarship Program supports basic services contract employees who work full time on its campuses to take classes at University College, Washington University’s evening, professional and continuing education division. The goal of the program is to help employees earn a degree, a certificate or simply explore their interests in a stimulating academic setting.

Ervin Scholars before the Arts & Sciences Commencement ceremony, 2015

Ervin Scholars before the Arts & Sciences Commencement ceremony, 2015.

Enterprise Holdings Scholars Program
Each year the Enterprise Holdings Scholars Program makes it possible for approximately 60 to 80 talented students to have an exceptional educational experience at Washington University. Approximately 10 percent of the Enterprise Holdings scholarships each year are reserved for high school graduates and community college transfer students from the St. Louis area.

Mellon Mays Undergraduate FellowshipMMUF Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship funds undergraduate research in the humanities and social sciences, with an emphasis on projects pertaining to identity, social justice and diversity. The program encourages talented students to develop their academic interests, obtain PhDs, and pursue careers in higher education.

Graduate and Professional Students

Olin Fellowship Program
The Washington University Olin Fellowship Program for Women in Graduate Study encourages women of exceptional promise to prepare for careers in higher education and the professions.