Other Scholarship Opportunities
- The Bonner Scholars Program
- The Lewis Scholarships
- The Gilreath Honor Scholarship
- The Weinstein Scholarship
- The National Merit Scholarship
The Bonner Scholars Program is a leadership development program for students with an interest in meaningful service and civic engagement. Applications for the program are accepted on a rolling basis from Feb. 1 until March 15. Click here for more information on the Bonner Scholars Program.
The J. Edward Lewis Scholarship Trust is intended to provide financial assistance to Washington and Lee students who are deserving graduates of West Virginia's Oak Hill High School, secondarily to graduates from any high school in Fayette County, West Virginia, and lastly to any deserving graduates from any high school in the state of West Virginia.
Requirements: Must be a resident of West Virginia. Must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 in order to renew the award annually. Must maintain full time student status with Washington and Lee University to renew annually.
The J. Edward Lewis Scholarship Trust is administered by JP Morgan. In order to request an application or for further information regarding this scholarship, please contact Mrs. Melony Pickens.
Mrs. Melony Pickens
Vice President & Trust Advisor
1000 Fifth Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
The Gilreath Honor Scholarship was established in 1983 by the estates of Professor Esmarch S. Gilreath and Mrs. Sara T. Gilreath to recognize an entering first-year student with an exemplary academic and extracurricular record, coupled with an interest in chemistry. This is a full tuition award renewable for four years of work at Washington and Lee, provided the recipient maintains a 3.3 grade point average. Only students intending to pursue a career in chemistry are eligible for this award.
To be considered for the Gilreath Honor Scholarship - or any merit-based awards at W&L - students must apply for the Johnson Scholarship Program. Students must indicate chemistry as their intended major on their application for admission in order to be considered for this award.
Only students invited as finalists for the on-campus Johnson Scholarship competition are eligible for this scholarship. Finalists who are being considered for the Gilreath Honor Scholarship will be notified of their candidacy for the award when they arrive on campus for the Johnson Scholarship competition and will participate in an additional interview, conducted by the faculty in the Chemistry Department, during the Johnson Competition.
The Max and Sylvia Weinstein Scholarship was established to recognize an entering first-year student with an exemplary academic and extracurricular record. It is a unique opportunity for students of the Jewish faith who hope to become involved in Washington and Lee's vibrant Jewish community. The scholarship is for full tuition and is renewable for four years of work at Washington and Lee, provided the recipient maintains a 3.3 grade point average.
To be considered for the Weinstein Scholarship - or any merit-based awards at W&L - students must apply for the Johnson Scholarship Program. Because we do not always know students' religious background or their interest in joining a religious community in college, we ask those who wish to be considered for the Weinstein Scholarship to submit a brief statement of interest with their Johnson Scholarship application.
Only students invited as finalists for the on-campus Johnson Scholarship Competition will be considered for this scholarship.
National Merit Scholarships (www.nationalmerit.org) are available to students enrolling at W&L who are named Finalists in the National Merit Program and who list W&L as their first choice school. They receive either a Corporate award or an institutional award from W&L. The amount of the Corporate award varies based upon the sponsoring corporation. The amount of the institutional award is as follows:
For a student who is already receiving a merit-based award from Washington and Lee, the National Merit Award is $750.
For a student who is already receiving a need-based award from Washington and Lee, the National Merit Award is $2000.
For a student who is not receiving merit- or need-based aid from Washington and Lee, the National Merit Award is $750. In addition, these students will receive a $5000 Gaines Scholarship which will be renewed each year and which will not increase or decrease in value, provided the recipient maintains a 3.3 grade point average.