Monday, September 8, 2008

Potential Class of 2009 -- John B. Ervin Scholars for Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL)

My son is a John B. Ervin Scholar. As a Scholar of the program, he is currently providing recommendations of potential "John B. Ervin" candidates for the Class of 2009. This Fall of 2008 marked the first year that students with family income of $60,000 and below would attend free and those with up to $100,000 would be adjusted. In case you didn't know, Washington University cost about $50,000 a year to attend (includes tuition, room and board). Washington University school workload is considered the 2nd heaviest in the country, but you can graduate within 4 years and also do it with a dual major.

The Ervin Scholars Program is competitive; awards are based on academic achievement, leadership, and service. They encourage students to apply who are U.S. citizens, who have challenged themselves and excelled academically, who have demonstrated leadership, who have engaged in or shown a commitment to community service, who can demonstrate their commitment to bringing diverse people together (as, for example, by
having been involved in diversity initiatives in their schools or communities), who have demonstrated a commitment to serving historically underprivileged populations, and/or who can demonstrate achievement and determination in the face of personal challenges. Ervin Scholars should embody the spirit of John Ervin and continue his legacy in the Washington University community.

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