A full college education cannot exist within the walls of a classroom alone. That’s why we encourage and support students who decide to pursue nationally competitive fellowships.

Awards represent hundreds of thousands of dollars that allow students to pursue goals such as researching small-scale fishing in the South Pacific, investigating intervention services for people with disabilities in India, completing a master’s degree in scriptwriting in the U.K., teaching English in Austria and co-creating an anthology of stories in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

The Office of Fellowships is dedicated to helping students identify and apply for opportunities they feel will most benefit them both during and after their time at W&L. For the fourth consecutive year, W&L is on the list of U.S. colleges and universities that produced the most 2021-2022 Fulbright U.S. Students. 

Matthew Loar, Ph.D.

Director of Fellowships

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Fellowship Stories

A record number of nationally competitive fellowships were awarded to W&L students in 2021 and that number keeps rising!

Fulbright to Study in Hungary

Troy Larsen '22

Troy, a math and classics major, will spend a year studying at the Budapest Semesters in Mathematics and participating in research at the Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics.“Over the last four years, I have dedicated myself to creating spaces in which students, especially those from marginalized backgrounds, grow and find success. I hope to help foster such an environment by providing instruction in mathematics and advice on collegiate success to the historically underserved Roma communities in Budapest.”

Beinecke Scholarship for Graduate Study

Tanajia Moye-Green '23

Tanajia, a sociology major and poverty studies and data science minor, has won a Beinecke Scholarship to help fund her graduate studies. Tanjian is interested in criminal justice reform and portraying the ways in which mass incarceration has harmed Black communities. She has focused a portion of her studies on understanding the effects of poverty on economic mobility and the consequences of adverse childhood experiences.

Gilman Scholarship to intern in Spain

Gavron Campbell '22

Gavron, a business administration major and digital culture and information minor, will be interning in Barcelona Spain after being awarded a Gilman Scholarship. "I truly cannot thank the university enough for the endless opportunities they have made available to me. Interning abroad is a daunting experience, but because of this award, I feel like I have all the support I need to succeed.”

Boren Scholarship

Ana Estrada Hamm ’22

"The Boren opens doors for me not only to study abroad with the support of the U.S. government, but also to a future career in international development with the U.S. government, which has been a longtime dream of mine. Now it feels like more of a reality. This would not have been possible without the incredible support of my professors and the university.”


W&L’s Gillian Holloway ’24 Earns Fulbright to Spain

Holloway was selected for a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach English in Spain.

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W&L Alumni and Student Awarded NSF Fellowships

Emma Aldrich ’22, Tanajia Moye-Green ’23 and Jules Seay ’24 have received pre-doctoral graduate research fellowships from the National Science Foundation to support their research.

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W&L’s Demetri Patrinos ’25 Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

Patrinos is one of three W&L students selected for the scholarship this spring.

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W&L’s Austin Molitor ’25 Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

Molitor is one of three W&L students selected for the scholarship this spring.

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W&L’s Sarp Sahin ’26 Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

Sahin is W&L’s first sophomore to receive the scholarship since 2009.

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W&L’s Benton Copeland ’24 Awarded Fulbright to Taiwan

Copeland has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach English in Taiwan.

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W&L Alumna Lane Johansen ’22 Selected for Fulbright to Poland

Johansen has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to teach English to students in Poland.

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W&L’s Brandon Bishop ’26 Awarded the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Fellowship

Starting in July, Bishop will participate in a year-long cultural immersion program in Germany.

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Record Number of W&L Students Awarded Critical Language Scholarship

The Critical Language Scholarship Program funds a summer of overseas language and cultural immersion.

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Two W&L Students Awarded Public Policy and International Affairs Fellowship

Jessica Pachuca ’25 and Gabe Miller ’25 will attend the PPIA Junior Summer Institute at Carnegie Mellon University this summer.

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W&L a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Students for Sixth Straight Year

Washington and Lee was ranked third among the baccalaureate institutions recognized by the Fulbright Program.

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Life After Fulbright

W&L alumni’s Fulbright experiences expand their worldviews and shape their post-graduate careers.

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