Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded by the Graduate Scholarship Committee of the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design to applicants for financial aid in the following categories:

Tuition Remission Scholarships

These account for the majority of total scholarship aid, making it by far the most important of the scholarship programs. These awards are made to students from all areas and backgrounds.

Dean's Scholarships

The intention of these awards is to recognize academic excellence.

School Full-Tuition Award

Each year, the Graduate Admissions Committee will select one member of the incoming class as the recipient of a full-tuition scholarship for the duration of their degree program. Selection is made on the basis of academic record, strength of portfolio, and professional promise.

Honorary Scholarships

The following honorary scholarships are awarded by the Graduate Scholarship Committee to returning students in the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design who have demonstrated exemplary performance:

  • Harris Armstrong Memorial Scholarship
  • William A. Bernoudy Scholarship
  • Roland W. Bockhorst Scholarship
  • Jamie and Mary Jo Cannon Scholarship
  • Anthony J. Chivetta, Jr. Scholarship
  • Christner Scholarship
  • EFCO Corporation Scholarship
  • Eckenhoff Saunders Scholarship
  • King and Pat Graf Scholarship in Architecture
  • Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum Scholarship
  • Jay Henges Architectural Scholarship
  • Mary Pipkin and Jospeh Yandell Johnson Scholarship
  • Mary Pipkin Johnson Scholarship
  • George E. Kassabaum Scholarship
  • Meyer H. Loomstein Scholarship
  • Constantine E. Michaelides Scholarship
  • Joseph R. Passonneau Scholarship
  • Edward Hubbard Pelton Scholarship
  • Jeffrey P. Rodman Memorial Scholarship
  • Loren Sage Memorial Scholarship
  • H.B. and M.B. Simon Scholarship
  • Jerome J. and Suzanne M. Sincoff Scholarship
  • Rebecca Webb Voyles Scholarship
  • Cissy Pao and Shin Watari Scholarships for Architecture
  • William B. K. and Helen Watkins Memorial Scholarship
  • Evelyn Webb Scholarship

Danforth Scholarships Program

Each year, the Graduate Admissions Committee will select one member of the incoming class to participate in the University Danforth Scholars Program, with a 75 percent scholarship award. This is a merit-based award, recognizing potential for University contributions and early professional promise among a University-wide selection of scholars.

Asian Scholarship Fund

Thanks to the generosity of Sam Fox School alumni donors, a merit-based scholarship is available for selected graduate students applying from the People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Japan. 

American Institute of Architects Scholarships

Scholarships may also be jointly awarded by the St. Louis Chapter of the AIA through the Sam Fox School; applicants to the graduate architecture program as well as returning graduate students may apply. These scholarships are based on academic excellence and financial need. Candidates must be United States citizens and must meet at least one of the following criteria:

1. Completion of high school in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
2. Minimum of 1 year of full-time work in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
3. Minimum of 4 years full-time residency in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Application forms may be obtained from the Office of Graduate Admissions of the Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design.

Ralph P. Ranft Scholarship

Candidates must have completed the 400 level of the architectural design sequence at the Sam Fox School or received placement as new students at the 500 level or above; they must also be residents (past or present) of the St. Louis metropolitan area. The AIA Scholarship Committee has made $12,000 available each year for the awarding of the Ranft Scholarship, which will be given to one student or split between two.

George E. Kassabaum Scholarship

The AIA Scholarship Committee has made $1,500 available each year for the awarding of the Kassabaum Scholarship. Candidates must be residents (past or present) of the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Mr. and Mrs. Spencer T. Olin Fellowships for Women

These fellowships offer renewable awards covering the cost of tuition to qualified women graduates of baccalaureate institutions in the United States. Awards are based on financial need, evidence of intellectual ability, and academic achievement. Candidates must apply before their first year of graduate school and must begin their full-time studies in the fall semester. The application deadline is February 1. Application forms and brochures may be obtained by clicking here or contacting:

Olin Fellowship Committee
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Washington University
Campus Box 1187
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: 314.935.6848
Fax: 314.935.4887
E-mail: GraduateSchool@artsci.wustl.edu

Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship Program

This fellowship provides strong encouragement as well as renewable financial support to outstanding and diverse students interested in careers as college or university professors. The deadline for completed applications and supporting documents is January 25.

For more information, including an application form, click here or contact:

Dr. Sheri Notaro
Associate Dean
Chancellor's Graduate Fellowship Coordinator
314.935.6821
snotaro@wustl.edu

Amy Gassel
Administrative Assistant
314.935.6821
agassel@wustl.edu