The Johnson Program

The Johnson Program
for Leadership and Integrity

For generations, Washington and Lee University graduates have made substantial contributions to society. In communities all over the world, they have provided invaluable leadership guided by an ethic of personal integrity and service to others.

The Johnson Program for Leadership and Integrity was established in 2008 to further W&L's mission to prepare graduates to meet the challenges and opportunities of a global and diverse society. The program offers a competitive, merit-based scholarship to roughly 10% of each incoming first-year class, plus on-campus programming, faculty support, and summer enhancement funding to allow W&L students to employ their talents across the globe.

The Program @ Work

The Johnson Scholarship

The Johnson Scholarship recognizes and rewards students on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated leadership and integrity, and their potential to contribute to the intellectual and civic life of the W&L campus and the world at large in years to come. 

Johnson Scholars receive merit scholarships covering full tuition, housing, and meals, plus up to $10,000 for internships, community service projects, faculty-supervised research, international experiences, and leadership projects during the summer.

Opportunity Grants

Johnson Opportunity Grants are awarded on a competitive basis and are open to any returning W&L student. Grants of up to $6,000 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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