Martin to launch humanities program for promising local students

Lerone A. Martin, associate professor of religion and politics at Washington University in St. Louis, has received a $250,000 grant from The Teagle Foundation to implement “Citizenship and Freedom: From Plato to Maya,” an intensive three-week summer humanities seminar and school-year civic engagement program for promising, underserved high school students from the St. Louis region enrolled in […]

Increasing Access to a WashU education

college prep program

Over the coming months and years, I plan to continue championing these efforts.  It’s going to take time. It’s going to take financial resources. It’s going to take careful attention to everything we do inside and outside of the classroom.  And it’s going to take a commitment from all of us.  But over time, I […]

Washington University announces local College Prep scholars

Washington University in St. Louis has admitted 49 rising high school sophomores to its innovative College Prep Program, a multiyear initiative that prepares high-achieving students with limited financial resources for college.

College Prep scholars join the Class of 2021

First-year students Denye Mickens and Meris Saric already know the provost, the best dishes at the Danforth University Center and the difference between Umrath Hall, Umrath House and Umrath Lounge. As members of the first cohort of the College Prep Program, they lived and learned on the campus of Washington University in St. Louis for […]

His father is a Washington University janitor.

There’s still a picture that floats around the house of Meris Saric as a toddler wearing an adult-size Washington University sweatshirt that he got from his dad. But the photo and the sweatshirt have a new meaning to Saric, 18, now that he is moved in for his freshman year on the campus he grew […]

Washington University in St. Louis announces CollegePrep scholars

Washington University in St. Louis has admitted 50 rising high school sophomores to its innovative College Prep Program, a multiyear initiative that prepares high-achieving students with limited financial resources for college. Washington University in St. Louis announces College Prep scholars

College Prep scholars urged to shine their light

Lerone A. Martin, assistant professor of religion and politics in the Danforth Center on Religion and Politics, had these words of advice for the inaugural cohort of the College Prep Program at Washington University in St. Louis: Go to office hours. Take the classes you enjoy.  And never hide your light. College Prep scholars urged to shine […]

University announces College Prep Scholarship

Washington University in St. Louis has announced a major new scholarship initiative that will support low-income and first-generation students from the St. Louis region. University announces College Prep Scholarship