Support for Students
The following are minimum levels at which a donor may establish an endowment to support W&L's highest fundraising priorities today.
Full Scholarships Providing Tuition, Room & Board: $1,600,000 minimum
These are individual named merit-based or need-based scholarships. Named scholarship endowments at this level are intended to cover a substantial portion of the costs of tuition, room and board for scholarship recipients, and help Washington and Lee attract and support the very best students from around the world.
Full Scholarships Providing Tuition: $1,200,000 minimum
These are individual named scholarships covering the full cost of tuition for scholarship recipients. Donors may select broad preferences for the award.
Distinguished Scholarships: $750,000 minimum
These named scholarship endowments support part of the cost of tuition for students. Donors may select broad preferences for the award.
Washington and Lee Scholarships: $100,000 minimum
These named scholarship endowments support part of the cost of tuition for students, and are usually pooled with other funds to create aid packages.
Endowments Supporting Student Learning Experiences: $150,000 minimum
Gifts supporting student learning experiences may be directed to support one or more of a variety of learning opportunities at Washington and Lee, including:
- Summer internships
- Study abroad experiences
- Faculty-mentored summer research
- Externship / Clinical Travel Fund for law students