The McDonnell Academy accepts applications beginning November through January of the forthcoming academic year.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply to the McDonnell Academy, you must be a graduate of one of our Partner Universities and must also apply to one of a select group of full-time doctoral or master’s degree programs. Application to the Academy is separate from, and in addition to, an application to a doctoral or master’s degree program at Washington University in St. Louis.

Financial and Programmatic Support | 2020-21 Academic Year

  1. Full tuition for study in a doctoral or master’s degree program. This support will continue as long as the Scholar is making satisfactory progress toward a degree.
  2. A 12-month living stipend for each year that the Scholar is making satisfactory progress toward a degree. This stipend is set at $28,000 for the year beginning August 16, 2020. (Some PhD programs offer additional stipend funds. Check with the department to which you are applying for more information.)
  3. A one-time travel allowance of up to $1,500 for travel to St. Louis to begin studies as an Academy Scholar.
  4. An annual travel allowance of up to $2,000 for a trip to the Scholar’s alma mater.
  5. Opportunity to reside exclusively with other McDonnell Scholars in attractive, yet affordable apartments within close proximity to campus. Read more about the McDonnell Academy residences.