In 1966, the McKelvey School of Engineering established an academic fellowship program to provide funding opportunities for students who have high academic potential. Incoming first-year students with exceptional promise are selected as Langsdorf Fellows to receive 100% tuition for four years of undergraduate study. Learn more about the fellowship at admissions.wustl.edu
Langsdorf Scholars must maintain a satisfactory academic record in order to receive tuition and lab fees associated with courses required for their degree(s). Other fees and private lessons of any kind (such as those for art, sports, music, and theatre, among others) are not included.
Langsdorf Scholars Weekend
- Welcome dinner
- Scholar celebration dinner and glass blowing demonstration at Third Degree Glass
- Engineering lab tours and research mentorship introduction
- Engineering student groups
- Olin Business School and Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts tours and information
- Entrepreneurship opportunities
- Study abroad programs overview
About Alexander S. Langsdorf
Distinguished engineer, educator and author, Alexander Langsdorf contributed significantly to engineering education at Washington University.
A native St. Louisan, Langsdorf graduated from Washington University in 1898 with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering and from Cornell University in 1901 with a master of mechanical engineering. In 1910, he returned to Washington University and was named Dean of the School of Engineering & Architecture, serving until 1920 when he left to work in industry. In 1926, Langsdorf returned as Director of Industrial Engineering and was appointed Dean of Engineering again in 1928, a position he held until 1948.
As professor of electrical engineering and dean for 30 years, he worked tirelessly for the advancement of new curricula, expansion of scholarship and loan funds and the development of engineering graduate programs.