Applying for the Johnson Scholarship by the December 1st deadline does not mean that you are applying Early Decision (ED). W&L's ED plans are binding, which means students admitted ED must withdraw all their applications from other colleges and confirm their intention to enroll at W&L with a $1000 reservation deposit.
Please understand that final scholarship decisions are not made until after the Early Decision application process has concluded. Therefore, students whose enrollment at W&L depends on winning a Johnson Scholarship should not apply under our binding Early Decision plan.
Johnson Scholarship applicants may apply Early Decision if they choose (and are at no disadvantage in the Johnson Scholarship competition), or they may wish to be considered under the Regular Decision plan. Either way, the complete application for admission plus the Johnson Scholarship application must be in our office by December 1st, to be considered for any merit-based scholarships.