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Wash U Scholarships!

caffeineaholiccaffeineaholic Registered User Posts: 93 Junior Member
Just out of curiosity, how many of you are applying for scholarships through Wash U? I was reading in a past thread that they tend to receive well over 2,000 applications for each fellowship (Compton, Mylonas, Moog, and Lien) in addition to countless more for the University Scholars Program, etc.

You're welcome to post any questions or comments regarding WUSTL's scholarship programs here (since as of right now, as far as I can tell, there are only a few very fragmented threads started).

Best of luck to you all!
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Replies to: Wash U Scholarships!

  • luked1629luked1629 Registered User Posts: 98 Junior Member
    I'm applying for the Rodriguez and Ervin Scholars programs, and I'm wondering how many of each are given out. I'm pretty sure my chances of getting either are quite slim, but I'm hoping. Also, when are we notified of our finalist standing?

    I'm also applying for the Entrepreneurial Scholars program. What are the chances of picking one of these up?

    SAT: 2310 (710 CR, 800 M&W)
    Fairly good extracurriculars
    Our school doesn't give GPA, but mine is about 3.8 UW, but at a tough magnet school. Would have a 4.5 W at a regular school probably.
    I think my recs will be really strong.
    I spend a good amount of time on my essays, and I think they're all strong.
  • kROCK91kROCK91 Registered User Posts: 307 Member
    I'm applying Ervin Scholars too, as well as the Moog scholarship.
  • V1236V1236 Registered User Posts: 89 Junior Member
    I am applying for scholarships, however my SAT scores provide a big weakness for me. My main goal is to show how interested I am in Wash U by applying for these scholarships and with luck win some.
  • FHN_dentFHN_dent Registered User Posts: 138 Junior Member
    I can't get the recs in time so I'm probably only doing ARod.

    I'm too lazy and I keep putting them off though.
  • thankyouallthankyouall Registered User Posts: 599 Member
    I am only doing the one for ART and Science, but I might go for ARod too! I am only hoping for good need-based aid if accepted!
  • spazattackspazattack Registered User Posts: 831 Member
    They over 2,000 for each scholarship? that's a lot! Are these the ONLY merit-aid scholarships washu offers?
  • ST2ST2 Registered User Posts: 878 Member
    The following is a link to WashU merit scholarships: Scholarship Programs At-A-Glance
    The only one not listed is the Danforth, which is only by nomination in the fall of your senior year. All of them are very competetive, but obviously well worth while if you receive one. The Ervin & Rodriguez have the highest number awarded each year. All of the scholarships are for 4 years. WashU is also one of the few schools that does not deduct outside scholarships from WashU awards. If you are awarded a merit scholarship, you are still elegible for additional need based aid.
  • acolombianp28acolombianp28 Registered User Posts: 273 Junior Member
    thanks for that information ST2!
  • aznschoolboi22aznschoolboi22 Registered User Posts: 314 Junior Member
    Hey on the General Application for Scholarships for SAT I Scores and ACT Scores do we put our best for each section or our best in one sitting? I'm not sure...
  • Dante09Dante09 Registered User Posts: 418 Member
    For the ARod, what do we need to submit? Only the on-line/paper scholarship application?
  • PeytonclinePeytoncline Registered User Posts: 2,465 Senior Member
    I'm applying for the Moog Scholarship and for the Friends of Music Scholars Program thing (the latter one is a $3500 scholarship i believe, but it's better than nothing)
  • thankyouallthankyouall Registered User Posts: 599 Member

    Yes, not recommendations required for this scholarship and transcripts aren't need if you sent one in for admissions.
  • caffeineaholiccaffeineaholic Registered User Posts: 93 Junior Member
    Does anyone know what is taken into account when applications are assessed for the various scholarships? Is the process based primarily on the contents of your essays and the recommendations that you submit, or does it take into account all of your credentials (essentially, what was submitted as part of the common app as well)?

    In response to luked1629 -- I was reading through threads from last year pertaining to the Arts & Sciences scholarships, so while I"m not sure whether or not the information would be the same for the Rodriguez and Ervin Scholars programs (or for this year, for that matter), it seems like finalists are notified by phone and by letter in the end of February/beginning of March. (Since Wash U's website and the scholarship brochure both state that the finalists weekend will be held March 26-29, it makes sense that they'd notify you about a month in advance to account for travel plans, etc.)
  • ST2ST2 Registered User Posts: 878 Member
    caffeineaholic - Your total application is considered when choosing merit scholarship recipients. The essays and recommndations are used to diferentiate you from the other merit applicants. That is your opportunity to stand out, thus the advantage of not using the same essays and recs as those used in your admission application. The merit scholarship panel has access to your complete application.

    Semi finalists are usually notified the last week in February. There are two scholarship weekends at the end of March. The first is for Danforth, Ervin, Rodriguez and a few others. The second is for the remainder of the merit scholarships. All semi finalists are invited to a all expense paid weekend at WashU (attendance is required). Final notification as to the specific award takes place about a week after the Scholars interview weekend.
  • lgregoriolgregorio Registered User Posts: 14 New Member
    When filling out the SAT and ACT scores on the general scholarship application, did you mix and match your scores or just list the set of scores from one of the tests that you did the best on?
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