McDonnell International Scholars Academy

From the program's call for applications: "The McDonnell International Scholars Academy is an endowed fellowship program that offers generous financial support towards graduate and professional degree studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Applications are accepted from graduates of universities across the world, with a special interest in those students from its network of partner universities. Founded in 2005, the McDonnell Academy strives to develop a community of future global leaders. To that end, the Academy provides its Scholars with leadership training, mentorship by dedicated faculty members, and unique global engagement opportunities. It also facilitates collaborative research with its partners across disciplines and countries." 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. 

Official Website

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.