The Johnson Scholarship

One idea about the kinds of leaders our world needs has inspired the creation of Washington and Lee University's Johnson Scholarship Program.

Designed to attract students with proven academic achievement, demonstrated leadership and profound curiosity, the Johnson Scholarship program supports recipients in their studies so they are able to graduate debt free. These men and women of integrity seek a college experience where their superior talents will be valued and nurtured within a community of engaged, ambitious students.A Johnson Scholarship is awarded to approximately 10% of each entering class. Winners of the Johnson Scholarship receive awards of at least tuition, room and board to attend Washington and Lee University. Students with financial need higher than this amount will have any additional need met by the scholarship.

In addition, Johnson Scholars receive funding in the amount of $7,000 to support summer experiences during their time at Washington and Lee. Internships, volunteer experiences or research projects are just a few of the ways Johnson Scholars may use these funds to explore the world and their own potential for leadership.

Other Scholarships and Financial Aid

Applying for a Johnson Scholarship ensures consideration for all other available honor scholarships. Visit Other Scholarship Opportunities for a list of regional and departmental awards available this year. While these scholarships are separately named, students must apply for the Johnson Scholarship in order to be considered for them.

Washington and Lee University's need-based financial aid programs are among the nation's strongest and complement the Johnson Scholarship Program. Please visit our Office of Financial Aid for more information and keep in mind that the deadline for all need-based forms is February 15. Early Decision applicants have earlier need-based aid application deadlines (ED I - Dec 1; ED II - Jan. 15).