Recently, Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University reached a significant milestone: more than $440 million raised for scholarships and fellowships. While the need continues to be great, this generous support takes us closer to ensuring that every qualified student who aspires to a top-tier education at Washington University has the opportunity to attend.
Scholarships and fellowships are among the top priorities of Leading Together, and the university is working hard to enhance acessibility and inclusion on campus. In fall 2016, the first-year class was the most socioeconomically diverse undergraduate class in the history of the university. More than 22 percent of incoming students were underrepresented minorities, 13 percent came from families with high financial need, and 123 first-year students—or 6 percent of the class of 2020—were first-generation college students.
“Without scholarships and fellowships, many exceptional students might not be able to go to Washington University,” says Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton. “These gifts empower new generations of Washington University students to attain the knowledge, skills, and insight needed to solve society’s most complex problems, answer its most challenging questions, and make new discoveries that will benefit us all.”
Leading Together will continue through June 30, 2018.
Learn more about Washington University’s commitment to serving a talented and diverse student body.