2024 Application Guide for Washington & Lee University Johnson Scholarship Program


Scholarship Awarding University: 
Washington and Lee University

Type of degree: 

Scholarship Deadline: 
Applications for this scholarship will close on the 1st of December 2023.

Scholarship Summary: 
W&L's Johnson Scholarship Program selects students (domestic and international) on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated leadership and their potential to contribute to the intellectual and civic life of the W&L campus and of the world at large in years to come. Johnson Scholarships are awarded to approximately 10% of each entering class.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria: 
Approximately 10% of each entering class for the Johnson Scholarship will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and demonstrated leadership. They will be judged on their potential to contribute to the intellectual and civic life of the W&L campus and of the world at large in years to come. Writing samples, teacher recommendations, and records of leadership, citizenship, and involvement in non-academic activities will be weighed.

Value of Scholarship: 
Johnson Scholarships cover tuition and fees, housing and food, and $10,000 in funding for a summer experience — a grand total of more than $83,000 per year. 

Students with additional financial need may also see their scholarship amount increased to cover additional costs of attendance, which may include textbooks and supplies, travel expenses, and technology costs.

Scholarship Application Guide: 
i. A complete application consists of:
  • A complete Common Application including the W&L Johnson Scholarship supplement, which consists of a second personal essay.
  • An official copy of your high school transcript
  • Self-reported or official scores from the SAT or ACT (optional) {W&L's SAT code is 5887 and W&L's ACT code is 4430}
  • Two Teacher recommendations
  • One school counsellor recommendation and secondary school form
ii.  Finalists for the Johnson Scholarship will be notified in early February and invited to campus for the scholarship selection competition. All costs associated with attending the competition will be paid by Washington and Lee University, including travel expenses (airfare or mileage costs), meals and lodging for the duration of the competition.

iii.  Scholarship winners will be notified in mid-March with full details about the scholarship award.

Scholarship Website: 
Find further information on this scholarship opportunity at the W&L Johnson Scholarship Page.