The Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellowship for Women in Graduate Study
Since 1974, the Olin Fellowship Program has made it possible for women of exceptional promise to become leaders in society. From a group of seven, the Olin Fellowship Network has grown to encompass more than 400 women — the women supported by the Olin Fellowship are citizen scholars, committed to the betterment of humanity.
Olin Fellows have become professors, doctors, artists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and public servants, and continue to make a difference in our world. Today this legacy is stronger than ever. Our program is home to remarkable scholars from a considerable range of fields, each of whom builds on the legacy of the women who preceded them.
The Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellowship for Women in Graduate Study is co-sponsored by the Monticello College Foundation and by Washington University. The Foundation continues the mission of Monticello College, the second-oldest women's college in the United States, to promote women's education.
To prepare elite women in graduate study to serve and lead at the highest levels of society
To provide exceptional resources and support to academically and artistically talented women in graduate study who will contribute to the fellowship and grow our network of fellows and alumnae
- Leadership: encourage opportunities that positively impact the experiences of fellows and others
- Service: promote a culture of service that guides fellows to a lifetime of contributions to society
- Integrity: embrace sensibilities of the Midwestern value system: honesty, cooperation, and hard work
- Inclusion: contribute to the creativity of thought and a robust learning environment for all our fellows