Please consider supporting the Prison Education Project.

$16,000 – Funds graduation ceremony every other year for students in the program.

Impact: 32 students graduated with an associate’s or bachelor’s degree.

$5,000 – Provides a stipend for one world-class WashU instructor per class.

Impact: 142 courses taught by instructors at both PEP campuses.

$1,000 – Covers textbooks for 20 students in one in-person course.

Impact: Average student course load of 8 credits per semester.

$550 – Purchases one secure laptop approved for usage in a correctional facility.

Impact: Every student in PEP can access digital learning resources to complete their courses.

$280 – Provides six months of individualized reentry support for one alum.

Impact: 100% employment rate for PEP alumni reentering their community post-incarceration.

$100 – Buys school supplies for one student for a full academic year.

Impact: Average student GPA of 3.32.

$45 – Funds one in-person tutoring session for a PEP student with a WashU graduate student or industry professional.

Impact: 24 students appointed to the Dean’s List in Fall 2022.

You may also call us or mail a check to the address below. Please make checks payable to Washington University, and include a note on the check indicating that your gift is for the Prison Education Project.

Elizabeth Lanier-Shipp
Director of Advancement, School of Continuing & Professional Studies
Washington University in St. Louis
University Advancement Programs
MSC 1060-HAN-900
101 South Hanley, Suite 900
St. Louis, MO 63105


Thank you for your generosity and support!