The College Prep Program, an innovative initiative that prepares talented low-income, first-generation high school students from the St. Louis region for college, graduated its second cohort of scholars. All 34 members received college admission, and 11 will be attending Washington University through the College Prep Scholarship.
As part of its ongoing commitment to recruit and support low-income students, Washington University in St. Louis has joined QuestBridge, a leading nonprofit that connects high-achieving, low-income students with the nation’s best colleges. Starting this fall, high school students may apply to Washington University through QuestBridge’s National College Match program.
Deneb Stars is providing community and support to low-income students. It’s a segment of the population that often reports feeling left out on a campus where students wear Canada Goose parkas and vacation abroad during breaks.
Washington University in St. Louis welcomed the 1,780 members of the Class of 2021 on Thursday, Aug. 24. This year’s class includes six members of the first cohort of the College Prep Program, which prepares talented, first-generation students for life on a college campus.
A new report from a universitywide socioeconomic advisory group provides Washington University in St. Louis a roadmap to better serve its growing number of low-income and first-generation students. Recommendations include helping students better transition to college life, providing the resources students need to engage in academic and campus life and creating a university culture that welcomes and values every student.