Support undergraduate scholarships, graduate student education, and our exceptional student experience.
When you participate in the Make Way initiative, you help ensure all students feel at home at WashU and have every opportunity to shine.
At WashU I was welcomed for exactly who I am, and that allowed me to move beyond what I thought was possible.Sarah del Carmen Camacho
This is an amazing school, in an amazing city—and that’s a powerful combination.Nicholas Armstrong
WashU student experience
I’ll keep these experiences with me for the rest of my life.Drake Shafer
our History of student support
“No loan” policy for families with incomes of $60,000 or less
Commit to meeting demonstrated financial need 100%
Strategic plan identifies the need for $1.8B endowment for scholarships
Opening Doors to the Future: The Scholarship Initiative for Washington University launches with a goal of $150M in five years. The goal was reached in three.
“No loan” policy increases to include families with incomes up to $75,000
Commit to admitting more Pell Grant-eligible students
Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University raises $591M for scholarships
Pell Grant-eligible WashU students increase from 5% to 17%
WashU Pledge provides free tuition for full-time Missouri and southern Illinois students who are Pell Grant-eligible
Gateway to Success, a historic $1 billion investment in student financial aid, allows WashU to adopt a need-blind undergraduate admissions policy
Make Way: Our Student Initiative launches October 6 to increase support for all talented students seeking a WashU education and provide them with a transformative student experience
Sometimes the biggest change can come from the simplest act.