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 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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Six W&L Students Awarded Gilman Scholarships to Study Abroad

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards of up to $5,000 to U.S. undergraduate students who are Pell Grant recipients.

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Katie Yurechko '24

W&L’s Katie Yurechko Among 2024 Class of Marshall Scholars

Yurechko ’24 is the university’s first Marshall Scholar.

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W&L Alumni Receive Omicron Delta Kappa Scholarships

Three Washington and Lee University graduates received scholarships from the National Leadership Honor Society to support graduate and professional study.

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W&L’s Alina de Zoysa ’25 Awarded the Obama-Chesky Scholarship for Public Service

De Zoysa is the university’s first recipient of the two-year scholarship for juniors interested in a public service career.

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W&L Outcomes: Tahri Phillips ’23

Tahri Phillips ’23 will be pursuing a master’s degree at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar.

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Meet a Colleague: Matthew Loar

Matthew Loar serves as director of fellowships and student research.

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W&L Named a Top-Performing Institution for Boren Scholarships

Washington and Lee is the only liberal arts college to be named among the top five institutions for producing Boren Scholarship recipients.

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W&L Outcomes: Ellie Penner ’23

Ellie Penner ’23 received a Boren Scholarship to study Hindi in India.

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Caleb Dance

W&L’s Caleb Dance Awarded Prestigious Margo Tytus Visiting Fellowship

Classics professor will use the fellowship to research his project “Annotated Amores” at the University of Cincinnati this spring.

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Eight W&L Students Awarded Gilman Scholarships to Study Abroad

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards of up to $5,000 to U.S. undergraduate students who are Pell Grant recipients.

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