The Ervin Scholars Program is highly competitive. Awards are based on academic achievement, leadership, service, and diversity. If you are a U.S. Citizen, regardless of race, we invite you to apply for Admission to the University and the scholarship. Our program selection committee evaluates all application and invites finalists to come for a Finalist Weekend in the spring of their senior year of high school.


Scholars will be selected on the basis of:

  • academic excellence
  • demonstrated initiative and community leadership
  • a history of bringing diverse groups together
  • a commitment to community service
  • perseverance through challenging circumstances
  • a willingness to challenge oneself
  • service to historically underprivileged people

In order to be considered for the scholarship, students must complete an application for admission to Washington University in St. Louis and the Ervin Scholars Program Application. Students chosen are expected to exemplify the spirit of John B. Ervin and honor and continue his legacy in the Washington University community.


To learn more about the application process, click here.  

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