The following scholarships are not awarded from income derived from Washington and Lee endowment funds, but are sustained on a year-to-year basis by direct gifts to the University.
Students interested in applying for scholarships should contact the Financial Aid Office.
Visit the Gift Guide to learn about minimum gifts needed to establish various scholarships.
Academy of Science Scholarships. The University offers annually two scholarships to the finalists of the Student Science Talent Search, conducted under the auspices of the Virginia Academy of Science.
The Paul A. Brower, M.D. Scholarship, established in 1983, is to be awarded annually to a biology major, who in the opinion of the Department of Biology, has excelled in academic achievement and University service.
The Chriss Family Scholarship was established in 2008 in loving memory of Christ and Chrissie Alevizatos by their son, Evan Alevizatos Chriss '42, and their grandsons, Timothy Demetri Alevizatos Chriss '72 and Andrew Jeremy Alevizatos Chriss '74. The scholarship is to be awarded annually to a financially deserving undergraduate student who personifies the Washington and Lee spirit based on academic achievement, strength of character and leadership ability. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years contingent upon a satisfactory academic and personal record and will be administered by the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid or his/her designee. The recipients of the scholarship are to be known as "the Chriss Scholars".
The Shelby Davis/United World Colleges Scholarships were established in 2001 through the generosity of the Shelby Davis Foundation and an anonymous alumnus of the University. The scholarships were created to increase international student enrollments at Washington and Lee University, specifically from the various United World Colleges. The scholarships are awarded annually, on a competitive basis, to students enrolling at Washington and Lee from any of the United World Colleges.
The Westmoreland Davis Memorial Scholarships are made possible by generous grants from the Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation, Inc., set up in memory of the late Governor of Virginia. The awards are to be given to deserving students from Virginia.
Foreign Student Grants are awarded by the University annually to foreign students who will be in residence for one year of special study. Applications are processed through the Institute of International Education before coming to Washington and Lee for final action by a special student-faculty committee headed by the faculty adviser to foreign students.
The William A. Glasgow, Jr. Scholarship was established in 1940 under the will of Mrs. William A. Glasgow, Jr. in memory of her husband, a distinguished alumnus. Preference shall be given to any applicant who is related by blood to Mr. Glasgow.
The W. Baker Hall Scholarships provide tuition aid to students from West Virginia. The scholarships are jointly administered by the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation and Washington and Lee University.
The Heinz Scholars Program was established in 2001 through the generosity of the H. J. Heinz Company Foundation. The program provides scholarships designed to encourage the enrollment at Washington and Lee University of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, who participate in extracurricular activities, who are curious about the world around them, who embody leadership qualities, and who demonstrate a generosity of spirit. These scholarships are comprehensive, covering tuition, room and board, student activity fees and other academic expenses. Further, they are renewable for each undergraduate year, assuming satisfactory academic progress. Recipients also participate in internships with the Heinz Corporation and enjoy the possibility of employment with the H. J. Heinz Company upon graduation from Washington and Lee.
The McCardell Family Scholarship of Annual Grant was created in 1996 by Adrian L. McCardell Jr., Class of 1929, and continued by his brother Robert C. McCardell, Class of 1934. The scholarship is to be awarded annually to a student from Frederick County, Maryland, or if there is not a qualifying student enrolled from Frederick County, Maryland, then to a qualified student from the state of Maryland.
Modern Language Scholarships. The University offers annually two scholarships to first-year students in the University on the recommendation of the Modern Language Tournament of Virginia, one in French and one in Spanish.
Rockbridge County Grants are awarded by Washington and Lee to full-time, degree-seeking undergraduates who have been legal residents of the County for the five years prior to first enrollment in the University. Grants are made in the amount of one half of annual tuition and are not made for more than four years of enrollment. Renewal is contingent upon maintenance of satisfactory academic progress, as established for Washington and Lee grants.
The U.D.C. Scholarship, endowed by the United Daughters of the Confederacy, was conferred in 1911 on Washington and Lee as "the most typical Southern university." It is open to applicants as first-years from any state, with the stipulation that each applicant must be at least 17 years of age and a lineal descendant of a Confederate veteran; that he must be endorsed by the president of the division and the chairman of the committee on education in his state; and that he must meet the requirements for admission to Washington and Lee University.
U.D.C. First-year Scholarships. The University has placed at the disposal of each of the divisions of the United Daughters of the Confederacy a scholarship to be awarded for one year to students entering the University as first-year students. The mode of selection is left to the discretion of the authorities of the U.D.C., but each recipient must conform to the general regulations covering endowed scholarships.
Ruth S. Widener Scholarship was established by Mrs. Ralph W. Widener Sr. of Dallas, Texas, and is administered by the United Daughters of the Confederacy. The Ruth S. Widener Scholarship annually provides scholarship support to a student of Confederate ancestry who majors in history, English, computer science, or business administration.