The Wendt Fellowship Program in St. Louis School Leadership


Washington University in St. Louis is committed to attracting and educating a new generation of leaders in urban public schools—the best and brightest professionals committed to urban education.

Our MSW/MAEd joint degree program allows you to earn a Master of Social Work degree from the Brown School and a Master of Arts in Education degree from Washington University’s Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

With this comprehensive, cross-disciplinary training, you’ll be prepared to pursue effective education reform, leading a holistic approach to improving student success.

Read more about the MSW/MAEd joint-degree program and download the MSW/MAEd overview (PDF)

Wendt Fellowship Program in St. Louis School Leadership

Our prestigious Wendt Fellowship Program in St. Louis School Leadership provides full-tuition financial support to a select number of MSW/MAEd joint-degree students. Each Wendt Fellow will be paired with an outstanding school leader as a mentor.

Wendt Fellows commit to a minimum of three years in urban public schools in the greater St. Louis region upon graduation from Washington University to be eligible for loan forgiveness. Washington University has deep ties within the St. Louis community, and Wendt Fellows will be part of promoting systemic change in our region.

The Wendt Fellowships are made possible through the generosity of Gregory W. Wendt, in honor of his mother Joan Wendt. Wendt is deeply invested in the success of urban education in St. Louis. He was the founder of both Teach For America and KIPP’s efforts in St. Louis, and was each organization’s first Board Chair.

To learn more about the Wendt Fellowship and the MSW/MAEd joint degree, watch this Google Hangout or reference the Google Hangout Q&A, featuring several of the faculty and staff who lead each program.



The application to the Wendt Fellowship Program in St. Louis School Leadership is available online and will close on March 1, 2017. Interested applicants should plan to submit their completed applications (MSW application; MAEd application; Wendt application) no later than March 1, 2017.