Other Scholarship Opportunities

The Albemarle Corporation Honor Scholarship (formerly The Ethyl Corporation Honor Scholarship) was created in 1986 by a gift from the Ethyl Corporation to recognize an entering student with an interest in chemistry, chemistry engineering or business related to the petrochemical or chemical industry. The scholarship is awarded to recognize superior achievement in academics, extracurricular activities and community service. 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.

To be considered for the Albemarle Honor Scholarship - or any merit-based awards at W&L - students must apply for the Johnson Scholarship Program. Students must indicate chemistry or chemistry-engineering 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 will be considered for this scholarship. Finalists who are being considered for the Albemarle Corporation Scholarship will participate in an additional interview, conducted by the faculty in the Chemistry Department, during the Johnson Competition.

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 for more information on the Bonner Scholars Program.

The New Orleans Area/David B. Favrot Jr. ‘82 Honor Scholarship was created in 1995. The scholarship recognizes superior achievement in academics, extracurricular activities and community service. Supported by W&L alumni, parents and friends from the New Orleans alumni chapter, the scholarship provides full tuition assistance to a student from the Southern Louisiana/Mississippi Gulf area. The award is renewable for four years of undergraduate study, contingent upon satisfactory personal performance and attainment of a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.3.

To be considered for the Favrot Honor Scholarship - or any merit-based awards at W&L - students must apply for the Johnson Scholarship Program. Only students from the Southern Louisiana/Mississippi Gulf area will be considered for this award.

Finalists who are being considered for the Favrot Scholarship will be notified of their finalist status in late January, and will participate in a personal interview, conducted by New Orleans area alumni and a representative from the W&L Office of Admissions, in March. Winners will be notified by the end of March.

The Houston Honor Scholarship is awarded to recognize superior achievement in academics, extracurricular activities, and community service. This scholarship, supported by Washington and Lee alumni, provides full tuition assistance to an entering first-year from the Houston area. The award is renewable for four years of undergraduate study, contingent upon satisfactory personal performance and attainment of a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.3.

To be considered for the Houston Honor Scholarship - or any merit-based awards at W&L - students must apply for the Johnson Scholarship Program. Only students from the Houston area will be considered for this award.

Finalists who are being considered for the Houston Honor Scholarship will be notified of their finalist status in late January, and will participate in a personal interview, conducted by Houston area alumni and a representative from the W & L Office of Admissions, in March. Winners will be notified by the end of March.

The Keelty Honor Scholarship, endowed in 1981 by Joseph S. Keelty '44, recognizes superior achievement in the areas of academics, extracurricular activities and service to others. Recipients must display exemplary traits of character; preference in awarding this scholarship will be given to students from the Baltimore area who would be financially unable to attend Washington and Lee without such assistance. The Keelty Honor Scholarship is a full tuition award that is renewable for four years of undergraduate study, assuming satisfactory personal performance and attainment of a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.3.

To be considered for the Keelty Honor Scholarship - or any merit-based awards at W&L - students must apply for the Johnson Scholarship Program. Only students from the Baltimore area will be considered for this award.

Finalists who are being considered for the Keelty Scholarship will be notified of their finalist status in late January, and will participate in a personal interview, conducted by Baltimore area alumni and a representative from the W & L Office of Admissions, in March. Winners will be notified by the end of March.

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 Mr. Michael Smith.

Michael B. Smith
Executive Director
J.P. Morgan Private Bank
800 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 9th Floor
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 533-2102
michael.b.smith@jpmorgan.com

The Nelda Reymann and Emmett W. MacCorkle Honor Scholarship is awarded to an incoming first-year who intends to pursue a major in journalism and mass communications or a career in journalism. Financial need is to be a factor in the award of the scholarship. The MacCorkle Scholarship is to be held during a student's full undergraduate career, as long as an interest in journalism and high achievement in academic studies are maintained.

To be considered for the MacCorkle Honor Scholarship - or any merit-based awards at W&L - students must apply for the Johnson Scholarship Program. Students must indicate journalism 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 will be considered for this scholarship. Finalists who are being considered for the MacCorkle Scholarship will participate in an additional interview, conducted by the faculty in the Journalism Department, during the Johnson Competition.

The Edward R Mitchell Memorial Honor Scholarship was established in 1999 by an estate gift by Grace McPhail Mitchell to recognize an entering first-year student with an exemplary academic and extracurricular record coupled with an interest in engineering.

This is a full tuition award renewable for four years of work at W&L, provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 GPA. Only students interested in pursuing a career in engineering and who demonstrate financial need are eligible for this award.

To be considered for the Mitchell Honor Scholarship - or any merit-based awards at W&L - students must apply for the Johnson Scholarship Program. Students must indicate Engineering 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 will be considered for this scholarship. Finalists who are being considered for the Mitchell Scholarship will participate in an additional interview, conducted by the faculty in the Engineering Department, during the Johnson Competition.

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 not receiving merit-based aid from Washington and Lee, the National Merit Award is $750. In addition, these students will receive a $3000 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.

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.