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
Leyburn Library 114
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, Virginia 24450

Fellowship Stories

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