​Ways to Give

As we build for the future, we rely on your support to help fulfill Olin’s mission — to create knowledge, inspire individuals, and transform business.

Annual support is the lifeblood for Olin Business School, providing vital resources for scholarships, faculty recruitment and retention, and state-of-the-art facilities that are essential to our school's future.

William Greenleaf Eliot Society recognizes giving of $1,000 or more. Members are invited to enjoy exciting events on campus year-round. Century Club recognizes donations of $100 or more in unrestricted gifts.

Endowment: The interest from gifts to Olin’s endowment provides long-term funding for important initiatives involving scholarships, faculty, and facilities.

Scholars in Business

Scholars in Business Over 40 percent of BSBA students, and a larger fraction of MBA students, need financial assistance to attend Olin. Established in 1979, this named scholarship program is supported by more than 150 individuals and companies who provide more than 200 named scholarships to Olin students. As a scholarship sponsor, you can direct your support to either MBA or BSBA students and name the scholarship any way you choose (e.g., honoring a loved one, a mentor or a teacher). The school assigns the awards to students in the fall, gives student biographies to the sponsors, and invites students and sponsors to the annual scholarship dinner in November. The majority of these awards are partial scholarships, with the balance of funds provided by loans, work-study income, and the school's unrestricted gifts from other donors.

Options for sponsoring scholarships:

  • An annual gift of $5,000 or more qualifies individual donors for membership in the William Greenleaf Eliot Society.
  • A permanently endowed scholarship can be funded with a gift of $100,000 or more, which can be paid over a period of up to five years. Income from this fund is then used to provide a named scholarship in perpetuity.

Many sponsors develop relationships with their scholarship recipients. Not only do you see firsthand the impact of your contribution, but your investment also pays dividends in the student's educational and personal growth. For more information, contact Anne Peterson in the Alumni and Development Office at 314-935-5872 or

Visit Ways to Give for information about Washington University's annual fund and endowment support.