2024 Application Guide for Washington & Lee University Freshman Scholarships


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: 
Washington & Lee is committed to meeting 100% of every admitted student's demonstrated financial need through grants, scholarships and guaranteed campus work without the need for loans. W&L also provides need-based grants to students whose families demonstrate financial need. Eligibility for these grants is based on an assessment of the family’s income and assets. 

All First-Year applicants including domestic, international and undocumented students are eligible and encouraged to apply for the W&L freshman scholarships.

Scholarship Applicant Criteria: 
There are no set criteria but merit scholarships are awarded by the university for academic and other achievements.

Value of Scholarship: 
The Washington & Lee Merit Scholarships vary in amount but on average, half of each entering class receive an average student aid award of more than $50,000.

Scholarship Application Guide: 
To apply
For Merit-based Aid
i. Complete the Johnson Scholarship application by December 1 to be considered for a merit-based scholarship.
A complete Johnson Scholarship 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 Guidance Counsellor recommendation and secondary school form
For Need-based Aid
i. Complete the financial aid process as described here by the stated deadlines.

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