Apply for the Johnson Scholarship

Students who wish to be considered for a Johnson Scholarship — or any Washington and Lee merit-based scholarship  must submit a complete Common Application, including the W&L Writing Supplement, no later than December 1. All Johnson Scholarship application instructions are included in W&L's Writing Supplement to the Common Application.

It is not necessary to apply under W&L's binding Early Decision I plan in order to be considered for the Johnson Scholarship or other merit-based awards.

Finalists for the Johnson Scholarship will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and demonstrated leadership. They will be judged on their potential to contribute to the intellectual and civic life of the W&L campus and of the world at large in years to come. Writing samples, teacher recommendations, and records of leadership, citizenship, and involvement in non-academic activities will be weighed.

All QuestBridge finalists are automatically considered for the Johnson Scholarship.

A complete application consists of:

Office of Admissions

Gilliam House
19 Letcher Avenue
Lexington, Virginia 24450