Join the Taylor Family Scholarship Challenge

About the Challenge
The Taylor Family Scholarship Challenge will match all new and increased gifts for undergraduate scholarships until June 30, 2018, the conclusion of Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University.
New or increased undergraduate
scholarship gift
$1 $1
New or increased multi-year commitment for undergraduate scholarships $1 $2

For current donors who increase the annual amount of their scholarship gift, the length of their multi-year commitment, or both, only the amount of the increase will be matched.

Named Annual Scholarships
The Annual Scholarship Program offers the opportunity to sponsor a named scholarship on an annual basis with a gift of $5,000 or more.* Scholarships may be named in honor of the donor, a friend, or a family member, or in memory of a loved one. The university encourages donors to make multi-year commitments, or they may choose to renew their annual scholarship each year.

*Undergraduate alumni who have graduated in the past five years and graduate and professional alumni ages 35 and younger who have graduated in the past five years may establish a named annual scholarship with a gift of $2,500 or more.

Challenge Criteria

  • Gifts, pledges, and commitments must be made by June 30, 2018, to qualify for the match. Multi-year pledges payable through June 30, 2023, are encouraged, and they will count toward the campaign total.

  • Matching funds received from corporations or other entities will count toward the donor’s contribution.

  • If the donor elects to designate scholarship support to a specific school, the payout from the Taylor Family Challenge matching funds will support Enterprise Holdings Scholarships in that school.**

  • Individuals who prefer to make gifts through their donor-advised funds may contact the university for specific guidelines. Please call the Washington University Office of Planned Giving at 314-935-5373 or 800-835-3503 or email

**If Enterprise Holdings Scholarship funds in the donor’s designated school exceed the approved Enterprise Scholars awards for that school, the Taylor Family Challenge match will instead support university-wide Enterprise Holdings Scholarships.

Endowed Scholarships and Planned Gifts

The Taylor Family Scholarship Challenge will match endowment gifts and planned gifts for scholarships. Please contact 314-935-5373 or 800-835-3503 for information.

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“Throughout the history of Washington University, whenever great opportunities have arisen, generous individuals have stepped forward to help make them possible. Today, a new commitment from Andy and Barbara Taylor will enable us to significantly advance our efforts to secure scholarship resources for our undergraduate students.”

 — Chancellor Mark Wrighton