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Sam Fox Ambassadors Graduate Fellowship
Education St. Louis, US

Sam Fox Ambassadors Graduate Fellowship


The Sam Fox Ambassadors Graduate Fellowship awards 10 full-tuition scholarships each year to outstanding candidates for graduate study at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, US.

Ambassadors will be selected from top applicants to the following degree programs: Master of Architecture, Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art, Master of Fine Arts in Illustration & Visual Culture, Master of Landscape Architecture, and Master of Urban Design.


All applicants to graduate programs at the Sam Fox School will be considered for the Sam Fox Ambassadors Program; no separate application is required. Finalists will be asked to participate in a remote interview with Sam Fox School faculty.

Criteria for selection of Ambassadors include:

  • Academic excellence
  • Strength of portfolio and written application materials
  • Capacity for creative and technical distinction in chosen field(s)
  • Demonstrated intellectual curiosity, initiative, and perseverance
  • Commitment to participating in an interdisciplinary community


Ambassadors will also receive an annual $750 travel stipend to support individual research or School-sponsored travel. The tuition waiver and stipend will be renewed annually for Ambassadors in good standing.

In addition to the tuition waiver and stipend, Ambassadors will participate in a series of events each year designed to build deep and meaningful connections across disciplines that advance their creative work and scholarship.


Key dates:

  • January 15, 2020: Applications due for graduate architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design programs

  • February 3, 2020: Applications due for graduate visual art and illustration and visual culture programs

  • Mid-February 2020: Ambassador finalists identified; interviews scheduled

  • Early March 2020: Notification of admittance and Ambassador selections