The Johnson Program

The Johnson Program in Leadership and Integrity

W&L's Johnson Program in Leadership and Integrity offers campus-wide programming, including grants that enable students to pursue independent projects in the U.S. and around the world and lecture and symposia where students learn from and engage with leading scholars in their fields. 

Johnson Scholars

The Johnson Scholarship at W&L is an opportunity for high achieving students to build a rewarding college experience, prepare for their future and graduate without debt. Each year, up to 44 entering first-year students are selected as Johnson Scholars on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated leadership and potential to contribute to W&L’s intellectual and civic life, as well as the world at large. 

Johnsons receive at least full tuition, room and board merit scholarships plus up to $7,000 for internships, community-service projects, faculty-supervised research, international experiences and leadership projects during summer.

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Opportunity Grants

Johnson Opportunity Grants are awarded on a competitive basis and are open to any rising junior or senior at W&L. Grants cover travel, living expenses, and other costs associated with a proposed project or summer activity. Past projects include national and international conferences, research travel, and community leadership service projects. 

Elizabeth Knapp

Johnson Program Director

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Endowed Faculty

The Johnson Program supports two full-time faculty positions, one in the Williams School and one in The College.