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.
First year students have a home base at the First Year Center. Check out everything that's waiting for you!
The Learning Center provides mentoring and other programs that increase your chances of academic success.
The Writing Center and The Speaking Studio provide free, one-on-one tutoring for any writing or public speaking project.
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.
Stefan Yu made discoveries about himself at Washington University that changed his study and life plans.Read the story
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, intellectual and creative acuity, a commitment to diversity and kindness.
Danforth Scholars Program 20th Anniversary
The 20th Anniversary will be celebrated virtually on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Check back for more details this summer.
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.
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.
The OISS enables international students and scholars to thrive academically and socially.
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 assists the university in handling situations involving the safety and well-being of Danforth Campus students.
The Office of Scholar Programs houses the staff and scholars of the university’s premiere, merit-based scholar programs.