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Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellowship Program

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. 

Our Vision

To prepare elite women in graduate study to serve and lead at the highest levels of society

Our Mission

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

Our Values

  • 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

Special Events

Programming for Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellows

Explore the workshops, speakers and programs designed for our Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Fellows.

Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin events

Financial Support

Incoming Olin Fellows of Fall 2021 receive a $36,720 annual stipend, full tuition remission, and a $600 travel award. This award supports fellows through their program length*, which varies by degree type. Visit our Funding and Support pages for more information.

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Application Information. 


You can find FAQs and information about applying to the Olin Fellowship by visiting our admissions page below.