Students are encouraged to apply to the PhD Program in Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering, and all admitted students are financially supported with a stipend and full tuition waiver for the entire duration of the program provided they meet the academic milestones. 

In addition, the Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering has a range of different Fellowships and Scholarships that it offers to qualified students based on merit. A listing is provided below. Please contact the Graduate Director for more information.

EECE Named PhD Fellowships

Due by date of PhD application: Dec. 15

First Year Fellowships

  • James M. McKelvey Chemical Engineering Graduate
  • ENVIRSAN Graduate
  • Charles A. and Marlene S. Buescher Graduate
  • Henry G. Schwartz, Jr. Graduate
  • Sverdrup Corporation Graduate
  • Cecil & Bertha Winingham Lue-Hing Environmental Engineering Graduate
  • Otis, Dorothy and Bryce Sproul Family Graduate
  • Forrest and Patricia McGrath Graduate
  • John L. & Julianne J. Stein Graduate
  • Charles A. and Marlene S. Buescher Graduate
  • Bruce Rittmann and Marylee MacDonald Fellowship
  • Cecil & Bertha Lue-Hing Environmental Engineering Graduate
  • Dr. Lilia Abron Environmental Engineering Graduate

Other fellowships

The Ann W. and Spencer T. Olin – Chancellor’s Fellowship About the Ann W. and Spencer T. Olin – Chancellor’s Fellowship
Five Year Fellowship


McDonnell International Scholars Academy Fellowship with travel to home country
Five Year Fellowship

Nominated by Faculty.
Essay by Feb. 1

Dean's Select Fellowship for WashU UG or
WashU Summer Interns
Dean Select Fellowship
One-time $5,000 award with EECE PhD Fellowship

Nominated by department.
Request by Oct. 15

Taiwanese Ministry of Education Ministry of Education for Taiwanese Students