​Ways to Support

​Making Your Gift

​You can make an investment in the potential of a deserving student at Washington University in different ways:
  • Outright gifts of cash for annual or endowed gifts; appreciated securities, real estate;
  • Pledges, which may be paid in installments over a maximum of five years;
  • Gifts made through wills, trusts, and beneficiary designations on retirement plans, insurance, etc.;
  • Life income plans (gift annuities, deferred payment gift annuities, charitable remainder unitrusts, or charitable remainder annuity trusts) and charitable lead trusts; and
  • Gifts such as closely held stock, a family business, or other personal property (e.g., collectibles).
  • Make your gift now

Contact us for more information
Washington University offers a variety of giving strategies that may enable you to begin or increase your scholarship support and complement your financial and estate plan. Call the Washington University Office of Planned Giving for more information at: (800) 835-3503 / (314) 935-5373 or e-mail us at: plannedgiving@wustl.edu.

Annual Named Scholarships

An annual named scholarship for a student at Washington University can be funded with gifts ranging from $50,000 for full tuition, room and board, and all other costs ... to $35,000 for tuition alone ... to $17,500 for half-tuition ... to a minimum of $5,000 for partial assistance. (These numbers reflect the cost of tuition for the 2009–2010 academic year.)
Young alumni, who have graduated within the last five years and who are below the age of 35, can establish an annual named scholarship with a minimum gift of $2,500.

Endowed Scholarships

Alumni and friends establish endowed scholarships at Washington University for any number of reasons. Some are grateful for the scholarships they received as students. Some wish to honor family members. Some choose to recognize a professor who inspired them to reach a little higher. Some simply want to say "Thank you!" because they have seen firsthand how the University has changed lives — in many cases their own.
Endowed scholarships funded by alumni and friends help to ensure that Washington University's doors remain open to all students of ability. They are permanent investments not only in the future of this university, but in the future of society.  You can help build on those investments by establishing an endowed scholarship—for whatever reason—with a gift of:
​Benefactors Scholarship or Graduate Fellowship
​$500,000 ​Founders Scholarship or Graduate Fellowship
​$250,000 ​Sustaining Scholarship or Graduate Fellowship
​$100,000 ​Scholarship or Graduate Fellowship


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