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Frequently Asked Questions
The following list is by no means exhaustive. If you have questions that are not answered below, please
What does the “competition” consist of?
What does a Johnson Scholarship cover?
Are Johnson Scholars afforded any extra benefits as students at W&L?
The deadline for the Johnson Scholarship is earlier than the Regular Decision deadline. Does this mean that I have to apply Early Decision to apply for the Johnson Scholarship?
If I am applying Early Decision 1, do I have to submit my Johnson Scholarship application by November 1?
What is the difference between the Johnson Scholarship and the R. E. Lee Scholarship?
Before You Apply
What is the application deadline?
I will not be taking the SAT/ACT/SAT Subject Tests until the December test administration, after the December 1st deadline. Can I still be considered for the Johnson Scholarship?
How do I apply?
What does it take to be named a Johnson Scholarship finalist?
When will I know if I have been named a finalist in the competition?
After You Apply
If I have been selected as a finalist, does that mean that I am admitted to Washington and Lee University?
I was not named a finalist. Are there other scholarships for which I may apply?
When is the competition?
What should I pack for my visit to campus?
Can I make my own flight arrangements?
I am flying into Roanoke. How will I get to campus?
Is there another way to get to Washington & Lee?
Why is this an on-campus competition? Why can’t I just be named a scholarship winner on the basis of my application materials?
What costs are associated with the competition?
What constitutes reimbursable travel expenses?
Where will I stay if I come to campus as a finalist?
What if I cannot attend the competition?
Can my parents attend the competition?
When will I find out if I won a scholarship?
Jon Salm '13
Jon Salm is an English major with a minor in philosophy from Lakeland, Fl. He traveled to New York City to complete an internship with the Business Outcomes division of Peppercom, a leading public relations and strategic communications firm.
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