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.

Stefan Yu

Stefan Yu

Stefan Yu made discoveries about himself at Washington University that changed his study and life plans.

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Application Process and Eligibility for TRIO

Learn about TRIO eligibility and how to apply.

Apply for TRIO Supplemental Grant Aid

When the application cycle is open, TRIO Scholars can apply for funding to assist with the cost of books, supplies, lab fees or extenuating circumstances.

Creating a Four-Year Plan for TRIO Scholars

TRIO staff recommend that all scholars create plans for their professional development throughout their academic career at WashU.

First Generation Faculty and Staff Directory Form

Introduction/Instructions: Welcome to the First Generation Faculty and Staff Directory sign-up! As part of WashU’s First Generation Celebration Day, the Office of Student Affairs and TRIO Student Support Services is […]

First-Generation Faculty and Staff Directory

See a directory of faculty and staff at WashU who are first generation college students.

First-Generation Recognition Ceremony

Celebrate the success of our graduating students who are first in their families to attend college.

Frequently-Asked Questions about TRIO

Find out how the TRIO program works and if you're eligible to apply.

History of TRIO

The TRIO program has a long history in the U.S. and on the WashU campus.

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.