WashU students, faculty and staff inspire, teach and serve as a role models for success in public, private and charter school classrooms across the region. Signature initiatives include the College Prep Program and Each One Teach One

Catalysts for Change shares STEM with local high school girls

Seventy-two girls from 16 local high schools spent two Saturdays in February experiencing for themselves what it means to be a woman in STEM. Led by volunteers from the Department of Chemistry, Catalysts for Change (C4C) promotes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to girls in their first year of high school by engaging them in a number of […]
WashU Expert: How to pick a science fair program

WashU Expert: How to pick a science fair program

To the 80,000 parents — um, make that students — who will compete in the upcoming St. Louis Science Fair, Washington University in St. Louis senior Sam Martorana offers this advice: Follow your passion, not the rubric. Martorana serves as co-coordinator of K-12 Connections, which provides student volunteers to science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) nights at local schools and it hosts campus field trips ranging from tours of the University Libraries’ Declaration of Independence exhibit to programs on Greek gods with classics faculty to visits to the student-run Burning Kumquat garden.
Local student surprised with WashU Pledge scholarship

Local student surprised with WashU Pledge scholarship

On Dec. 12, 707 high school seniors opened their inboxes to learn that they had been accepted early decision to Washington University in St. Louis. But Zussy Chavira Duron of St. Louis got the good news straight from a team of Washington University leaders and the WashU Bear, who traveled to the College Bound St. Louis office to surprise her with an acceptance letter and a full WashU Pledge scholarship.
Chancellor Andrew D. Martin makes ‘WashU Pledge’

Chancellor Andrew D. Martin makes ‘WashU Pledge’

At his inauguration as Washington University in St. Louis’ 15th chancellor, Andrew D. Martin announced the WashU Pledge, a bold new financial aid program that will provide a free undergraduate education to incoming, full-time Missouri and southern Illinois students who are Pell Grant-eligible or from families with annual incomes of $75,000 or less.
Washington University announces local College Prep scholars

Washington University announces local College Prep scholars

Washington University in St. Louis has admitted 49 rising high school sophomores to its innovative College Prep Program, a multiyear initiative that prepares high-achieving students with limited financial resources for college. Recent graduates of the program have been admitted to Yale, John Hopkins, Spelman and Washington University and have received millions in scholarship offers.  Read […]
College Prep scholars announced

College Prep scholars announced

Washington University in St. Louis has admitted 50 rising high school sophomores to its innovative College Prep Program, a multiyear initiative that prepares high-achieving students with limited financial resources for college. The students represent public, private and charter schools from across the region. They will live and study on campus for three summers,  participating in science labs, preparing their college essays and studying with top university faculty. Entering its fifth year, the program has track record of preparing high school students for college.