The John and Mimi Elrod Fellowship The John and Mimi Elrod Fellowship is a competitive program for recent Washington and Lee undergraduates that helps place them in paid positions with innovative public service organizations that address significant social issues in the fields of healthcare, law, education, economic development and housing. They also benefit from the mentorship of alumni in the cities where they serve.
Holleman Fellowship The Holleman Fellowship was established in memory of Vernon W. Holleman Jr., a member of the Washington and Lee Class of 1958, a University trustee and recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award. One Holleman Fellowship of up to $5,000 is awarded each spring to a student from the metro D.C. area to work or study in the United States or abroad the following summer.
Shepherd Internship Program SIP The Shepherd Internship Program (SIP) unites students from member institutions with agencies that work to benefit disadvantaged communities and members of society. Students learn first-hand about the multiple dimensions of poverty in the United States by working for eight weeks to strengthen communities and work alongside individuals seeking to improve their communities. The agencies, located in various urban and rural sites in the United States, focus on education, healthcare, legal services, housing, hunger, social and economic needs, and community-building efforts. Students work with agencies that fit their intellectual interests in order to develop their experience and skills for future civic involvement and employment.