We are grateful for all Make Way champions who have invested in WashU students.

Make Way: Our Student Initiative publicly launched on October 6, 2022. Gifts and commitments for the Make Way initiative January 1, 2019–June 30, 2023 are showcased below.

Thank you to our generous donors!


Donor households


For Make Way priorities

new undergraduate and graduate endowed scholarships


Since July 1, 2022


Since January 1, 2019

Make way priorities


Undergraduate scholarships


Graduate student support


Student experience

annual scholarships of $10K or more since July 1, 2022


Since July 1, 2022

Student experience endowed funds


Gifts of $250K+

WashU Giving Day April 19


Raised for Make Way

The Catalyst Challenge has inspired 12 donors to commit nearly $9.9M for endowed undergraduate scholarships.

At WashU, Jennifer Dionne, BS ’03, BS ’03, attained a world-class education, launched a career in teaching and research, and gained a best friend and life partner, Nhat Vu, BS ’03. Jennifer’s goals include improving planetary and human health to create a better future for her family and all of us.

Make Way: Our Student Initiative is building resources for undergraduate scholarships (like the ones that brought Jennifer to WashU), graduate scholarships and fellowships, and the student experience, allowing WashU to remove financial barriers for qualified students. With the help of generous supporters, we can offer all students countless opportunities to learn to think critically and across disciplines before going out to make their unique mark on the world.