Student Success

Being the Best Student You Can Be

Students have different goals and different objectives for their WashU career, and the school is committed to helping each student reach their personal benchmarks. Explore resources, study opportunities outside the classroom, and academic jobs to be the best you can.

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Success can mean many things to a student. It can be about getting good grades, excelling in leadership, making a positive impact on others or finding out who you really are. Many times, it's a combination of factors that mean you can say you've succeeded.

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Annika Rodriguez Scholars Program

Recognizes students who demonstrate academic and leadership achievements, service to the community and a commitment to bringing diverse groups together.

Danforth Scholars Program

Recognizes students who demonstrate leadership in service, a commitment to community, personal integrity, high ideals and humility.

John B. Ervin Scholars Program

Recognizes students who exemplify academic excellence, leadership, community service and a commitment to diversity.

Refer a Student to Scholar Programs

Recommend a high school student (grades 9-12) for the Danforth, John B. Ervin, or Annika Rodriguez Scholars Programs.

Rodriguez Scholars Program 20th Anniversary Celebration

Information about the Rodriguez Scholars Program's 20th anniversary celebration set for Sept. 20-22, 2019.

Scholar Program Events

Learn more about annual events that help bring together the WashU Scholar Programs community.

Scholar Program FAQs

Answers to Scholar Program questions ranging from eligibility requirements to the application process and beyond.

The Scholar Programs Community

Learn how WashU's signature merit-based scholar programs come together to form a community of scholars that empower one another and the WashU community.

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Associated Departments

  • Office for International Students and Scholars

    The OISS enables international students and scholars to thrive academically and socially.

  • Residential Life

    We seek to provide a safe environment that encourages learning and personal growth in an inclusive community that empowers and challenges our residents.

  • WashU Cares

    WashU Cares assists the university in handling situations involving the safety and well-being of Danforth Campus students.

  • Office of Scholar Programs

    The Office of Scholar Programs houses the staff and scholars of the university’s premiere, merit-based scholar programs.