The world needs the distinctive skills and talents of WashU-trained physicians more than ever, but medical school is an expensive path, and the competition for top applicants is fierce. Scholarship support ensures students’ success and helps WashU maintain its place among the nation’s top medical schools.

Your financial support enables us to attract and enroll students with the greatest potential, regardless of their capacity to pay. By investing in scholarships, you help Washington University School of Medicine grow the pipeline of future physician-scientists.

It makes me feel like I can do anything. I can choose any specialty, do community-based work or go into academic medicine because I don’t have to worry about debt. It’s very freeing.

Janessa A. Sullivan
MD Class of 2023
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Fund an Annual Scholarship

When you donate $10,000 or more, you can create and name an annual scholarship. Your entire gift will be instantly available to provide student financial support for a medical student or medical student training.

Endow a Scholarship

An endowed scholarship is a lasting investment in future health care leaders. While the principal is held and grows in perpetuity, a percentage of the earnings provides funding for aspiring physicians.

A gift of $1.5 million covers a student’s annual cost of tuition. A gift of $250,000 establishes an endowed scholarship named in honor of you or a loved one.

Support Your Class Scholarship

Class Scholarships help reduce the burden of educational debt, freeing our students to pursue their passions in medicine.

More than 40 classes have set up a Class Scholarship fund, which is either awarded annually based on funds raised or has become endowed with a percentage of the earnings awarded to a deserving student each academic year.

Make Way: Our Student Initiative

Through Washington University’s Make Way: Our Student Initiative, the School of Medicine is taking a bold step forward. Together, we will build critical resources for new scholarships for medical students. Learn about how the initiative will build essential opportunities for students.

To learn more about establishing or supporting a scholarship, please contact or 314-935-9691.

Scholarships are the key to allowing future generations of students to pursue a career path based on passion, not on potential income.

David H. Perlmutter, MD
George and Carol Bauer Dean, School of Medicine
Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor
Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs
Washington University in St. Louis