The newly elected chancellor Andrew D. Martin at Washington University has launched a couple grants that will assist first-year students attend college. The one-time grants are a $500 grant for computer costs and a $1,500 startup grant for books, winter clothing and housing supplies. Eligibility to apply includes first-year students with families earning less than $75,000 or who are receiving federal Pell Grant. Additionally, the university will waive the $1550 summer earnings expectations for incoming first-year students. Other programs at the university that support low-income students include The Student Success Fund covering academic, medical, and expenses and the Deneb STARS, offering academic mentorship services.
“Talented lower-income students who attend a top university like Washington University are more likely to graduate and access more opportunities,” Martin expressed. “Our university — and our nation — benefit when students reach their full potential.” Washington University’s mission is committed to provide services and access for low-income students. “Our students, staff and faculty are united in our mission to enhance socio-economic diversity at Washington University,” Provost Holden Thorp stated. “I’m proud of our work to fund programs and initiatives that are as innovative as they are effective.”
Interested applicants can find more information about the diversity of programs offered at the Washington University and apply online at studentsuccess.wustl.edu/toss-programs.
DISCLAIMER: This article is a condensed version of another article that can be accessed at https://source.wustl.edu/2019/02/university-launches-grants-for-low-income-first-year-students/