Washington University in St. Louis Pre-College Program

St. Louis, MO
Date dependent on program selection:
5 weeks Scholars: Session A: June 9 – July 13 OR Session B: July 14 – August 16
3 weeks Pre-Med or Pre-Engineering Institutes: June 9 – 28 OR July 14 – August 2, 2019

Number of scholarships: 4
Age: current 9th – 11th graders
Member Program Tuition Cost: $1,350 or $2,250 per student (cost may be less depending on final scholarship package)
Market Value Price: $5,785 & $8385 per student

SEA Primary Contact: Sonia Gonzalez; sonia.gonzalez@squashandeducation.org
WashU Primary Contact: Becki Baker; b.baker@wustl.edu

TIMELINE
January 14 – Programs notified of student selections
January 25 – Programs must confirm that selected students will move forward with application process
February 15 – Deadline for full High School Scholars or Institutes program and financial aid application submitted directly to WashU

SELECTION & APPLICATION NEXT STEPS **time sensitive
SEA will announce the nominees who have been chosen to submit their application to Washington University in St. Louis on January 14, 2019. After confirming participation, selected nominees will then be required to fill out the full WashU Summer Program application and follow the steps below. All application materials should be uploaded and submitted via the WashU Summer Application portal.

1. Click here to apply for the High School Summer Scholars program, or click here to apply for the High School Institutes Application – Click here to read about the High School Scholars program, and here to read about the High School Institutes (our students may apply for the Pre-Med or Pre-Engineering institutes). Please be sure to create only one account per applicant. **Provide an email address that will get checked regularly!

3. Complete Application Form and Personal Statement – Your application provides basic information about you. In addition, students should be prepared to write two or three short essays:

High School Summer Institutes (2 short essays)

  • What traits or abilities do you possess that would make you successful in a pre-college environment? (150-250 words)
  • Please list one goal you hope to achieve if selected to attend a Summer Experience at Washington University. (50-100 words)

High School Summer Scholars (3 short essays)

  • What traits or abilities do you possess that would make you successful in a pre-college environment? (150-250 words)
  • Describe an activity or interest to which you have made the greatest commitment or contribution. (150-250 words)
  • Please list one goal you hope to achieve if selected to attend a Summer Experience at Washington University. (50-100 words)**Advisors, the essay is the most important part of the application and needs to show thoughtfulness. Please proofread your students’ submission.

4. Select SEA on ‘community partners’ list on the application. This will waive the application fee for students.

5. Submit Academic Transcript -Unofficial transcripts are acceptable, and can be emailed directly to summerexperiences@wustl.edu.

6. Submit Letter of Recommendation – Students must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher (click here for instructions). Teachers should be sent this link in order to complete their recommendation online: https://summerexperiences.wustl.edu/teacher.

7. Financial Aid Application – Students must also email the Summer Experiences Scholarship Assistance Application form to summerexperiences@wustl.edu with the first two pages of the 2017 or 2018 1040 tax return.

SUMMER SCHOOL TUITION, FEES, ADDITIONAL COSTS

Tuition, Fees and Additional Costs
Member programs should be prepared to contribute $325 per week for private school summer programs and $450 per week for pre-college programs. Tuition for WashU will be paid directly to WashU. 

PLEASE NOTE that each school requires additional funds (between $200-$500) for books, supplies and incidentals that are not included in the tuition. Programs may be asked to pay for these costs upfront upon acceptance of each student and is an additional cost to the tuition. In certain cases, an initial enrollment fee upon acceptance may also be requested and will vary in amount depending on the school and the financial documents submitted by the students’ families. Note: Students do not have to purchase textbooks for Summer Institutes; all reading materials are available electronically and may be printed for free on campus.

To determine the amount of scholarship allotted, most schools will require the family of each student to fill out a confidential financial questionnaire and provide copies of 2017 or 2018 IRS 1040 Forms and copies of Supporting W-2 Forms and/or 1099 Forms from the same year as the IRS 1040 Form. **Based on this information, the school may ask for an additional contribution from a student’s family based on their ability to pay.  It is very important that this is clear to your students’ families before you make your nominations – they must be willing to disclose financial information and able to provide supporting documentation, and they may be asked by the school to contribute to the cost of the program.

Member Programs should be prepared to contribute for each student accepted:

  • Member programs should be prepared to contribute $325 per week for private school summer programs and $450 per week for pre-college programs.
  • Additional stipend for books, supplies, and incidentals (between $200-$500)
  • Travel costs

SEA is committed to raising the following funds for each student accepted:

  • Balance of scholarship tuition
  • $100 towards airfare (if necessary)
  • Application fee for selected students

QUESTIONS

For general inquiries, see the link below.
Washington Uni Pre-College Summer Programs

For specific concerns, please contact Sonia Gonzalez, Director of Educational Partnerships & Alumni, sonia.gonzalez@squashandeducation.org