McDonnell Academy Now Accepting Applications for 2024 Cohort McDonnell Scholars

The McDonnell International Scholars Academy is now accepting applications for the 2023-24 academic year. An internationally competitive graduate fellowship program, the McDonnell Academy awards financial support and leadership training to dynamic students with proven academic excellence and leadership potential while pursuing graduate studies at Washington University in St. Louis.

The McDonnell Academy fellowship opportunity is open to prospective students applying to pursue an eligible full-time doctoral or master’s degree program at Washington University in St. Louis. McDonnell Scholars receive both financial and programmatic support, including:

  • full tuition;
  • a monthly living stipend;
  • a relocation expense allowance and travel allowance;
  • opportunity to reside in private, modern cohort housing within walking distance to campus;
  • multifaceted instruction designed to develop the McDonnell Scholars defining attributes of global mindset, leadership, and community;
  • cultural experiences such as cohort trips to Washington D.C. and New York, and participation in international research symposia;
  • individual mentorship by dedicated faculty who support the Scholar’s academic and professional growth;
  • expansive network of students and alumni from across countries and disciplines.

Interested in becoming a McDonnell Scholar? Join our Virtual Q&A Session!!

Deadline to apply January 31, 2024 11:59 PM CST

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