The Office of Scholar Programs community is a unique academic and cultural environment in which to share, learn, challenge, make friends, and exchange views and ideas about what is possible in a global environment that can be uncertain.
The OSP brings together the students from the Danforth, Ervin and Rodriguez scholarship programs to a space where they can engage, collaborate, and inspire one another.
The Office of Scholar Programs is located in Suite 005 on the lower level of the Women’s Building. The space houses OSP staff as well as a communal student lounge where scholars can congregate and take advantage of OSP resources.
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday
Academic Year Student Lounge Late Hours:
5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
In early October, the Office of Scholar Programs hosts a Convocation for students in all three scholarship programs. We invite administrators, faculty and campus partners to share their wisdom and resources.
On the first day of classes each fall, all three of the scholarship programs invite their first-year scholars to a dinner to meet and begin to form relationships with one another.
Finalists for the Danforth, Ervin, and Rodriguez Scholars Programs are invited to participate in a series of events and activities to get to know the scholar program communities better and learn more about Washington University in St. Louis. Finalists will also take part in an interview with members of the selection committee.
Twice a year, scholars have the opportunity to meet with an esteemed member of the WashU faculty in an informal, personal setting.
Alumni in Residence
Embodying the spirit of “once a scholar, always a scholar”, alumni doing remarkable things in their professional lives come back to campus to share their journey and experiences with current scholars.
Held at the end of the spring semester, this event brings together all three scholar programs to celebrate the school year.
As part of first-year orientation, the Danforth, Ervin and Rodriguez scholars each head off to their own off-campus retreats. This allows the students to bond as a cohort, as well as meet upperclassmen and be welcomed into the community.