Summer 2024 tuition is $2,400 for three undergraduate credits from Washington University in St. Louis.
Housing and living expenses are the responsibility of each trainee.
Clinical Research Enrichment Scholarship and Training Award (CREST Award)
The ASPIRE program is excited to offer the Clinical Research Enrichment Scholarship and Training (CREST) Award program. CREST Awards are available exclusively to Washington University undergraduate students who meet one or more of the diversity and equity requirements listed below. The CREST Award provides full tuition plus monthly living stipends and housing allowance.
While the CREST Award is open only to WashU undergrads, the ASPIRE program application is open to current full-time undergraduate students from any college or university.
CREST Award Diversity and Equity Requirements
- Have a disability, defined as those with a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one of more major life activities, as described in the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
- Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, defined as those who meet two or more of the following criteria:
- Were or currently are homeless, as defined by the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
- Were or currently are in the foster care system, as defined by the Administration for Children and Families
- Were eligible for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch Program for two or more years (view Lunch Program Eligibility)
- Have/had no parents or legal guardians who completed a bachelor’s degree (Read about First-Generation and Continuing Generation College Students)
- Were or currently are eligible for Federal Pell grants (view Pell Grant Eligibility)
- Received support from the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) as a parent or child (view WIC Eligibility Requirements)
- Grew up in one of the following areas:
- a U.S. rural area, as designated by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Rural Health Grants Eligibility Analyzer
- Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services-designated Low-Income and Health Professional Shortage Areas (qualifying zip codes are included in the file)