McDonnell International Scholars Academy

From the program's call for applications: "The McDonnell International Scholars Academy fellowship program cultivates a community of culturally and academically diverse leaders who will address the world’s most complex challenges by driving positive and lasting change. Through its longstanding international partnerships, the program is an incubator of groundbreaking ideas that advance collaborative interdisciplinary research. A transformational experience, the Academy enhances leadership capacity through mentorship, professional development, and unique engagement opportunities. It is this foundation that builds the character and conviction to lead with a global mindset and social responsibility. McDonnell Scholars are selected based on their ability to emerge as leaders who are experts in their fields with perspectives that reflect cultural competence. Scholars are given a generous financial package to support their graduate and professional degree studies at Washington University in St. Louis." International students are eligible to apply.


This fellowship opportunity is open to prospective students applying to pursue an eligible full-time graduate or professional degree program at Washington University in St. Louis. Applicants from all countries are welcome. 

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When to Apply

Applicants should begin the process in the Fall semester of the academic year in which they plan to submit the application, though they can begin working with CUSE at any time.

Next Steps

  1. Review the most recent Call for Applications (PDF).
  2. Contact Dr. Thibert, director of CUSE, at if you would like assistance with the application process.