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Scholarships for Admitted Students

Learn more about scholarship opportunities for the Class of 2024.

merit-based scholarships

At the time of admission, students will be notified of their eligibility for merit-based scholarships. Awards generally range from $18,000 to $30,000, renewable annually.

All admitted National Honor Society and Cum Laude Society students who have an unweighted GPA of 3.0 or better receive at least $18,000 in an academic tuition award. 

additional scholarship opportunities

Once offered admission, students may be invited to apply for one of these additional scholarship opportunities. These are only available to students who have been admitted to Washington College.

Toll Fellowship Program

Toll Apprentices assist faculty and senior Toll Fellows in their original research, attend small group discussions with faculty and visiting speakers, visit regional research facilities, and tour federal laboratories.

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Sophie Kerr Gifts in English Literature

Admitted students who show outstanding promise and interest in the field of English or creative writing and who intend to major in English may submit a portfolio of work to compete for the Sophie Kerr Scholarships. 

A total of six (6) $1,500 tuition scholarships will be made, renewable annually for four years. The English Department faculty selects the scholarship finalists. Details on the portfolio submission will be shared with admitted students in January.

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Quill & Compass Scholarships

Admitted students who are interested in exploring history, political science, pre-law or American studies as a major, minor or area of focus are encouraged to apply for the Quill & Compass Scholarship.

A total of ten (10) $1,500 tuition scholarships will be made, renewable annually for four years.

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Eastern Shore Society Scholarship

Admitted students from Maryland’s Eastern shore or of Eastern Shore heritage who are interested in a major in environmental science or studies are encouraged to apply for the Eastern Shore Society Scholarship.

One (1) $1,500 tuition scholarship will be offered, renewable annually for four years. Additionally, the chosen scholarship recipient will receive a one-time grant of $2,000 to offset the cost of the Chesapeake Semester. 

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Presidential Scholarships

Available only to admitted students who are invited to join Presidential Fellows.

As a Presidential Fellows candidate, you have the opportunity to apply for additional scholarships, ranging from the highly-selective George Washington Signature Scholarship—a full-tuition, four-year scholarship available to two (2) students, to the selective Francis Waters Scholarship, up to $5,000, available to multiple students.

Presidential Fellows programs and scholarships are invitation only. 

The Environment and Society Fellowship

Admitted students who are interested in exploring environmental science or studies as a major, minor, or area of focus are encouraged to apply for the Environment and Society Fellowship.

A total of ten (10) $1,500 tuition scholarship will be made, renewable annually for four years. 

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The Cincinnatus Scholarship

This $2,500 scholarship with an extra $5,000 stipend for experiential learning opportunities through The Institute of Religion, Politics and Culture at Washington College, is renewable and awarded annually to one admitted student per year with a strong interest in the study of religion’s influence on American and world history, as well as its contemporary importance for cultural and political life. Offering experiential learning opportunities such as the Oxford Research Seminar and the Cincinnatus Leadership Scholars Program among many others, the Institute of Religion, Politics and Culture helps students explores a range of pressing issues facing contemporary society and the enduring value of America’s founding principles.

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