Washington College

Scholarships for Admitted Students

Learn more about scholarship opportunities for the Class of 2023.

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 $15,000 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.

The Constance Stuart Larrabee Scholarship

Admitted students who have a proven talent in art, music, or theatre, but who do not necessarily intend to major in the arts, are encouraged to submit a portfolio of work to compete for the Constance Stuart Larrabee Scholarship.

A total of eight (8) $1,500 tuition scholarships will be made. Two (2) students from each area of art and theatre will be awarded a $1,500 annual scholarship.  Four (4) students from music will be awarded a $1,500 annual scholarship. The scholarship is renewable each year for four years provided the recipient maintains a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0. Recipients do not have to declare a major in the Arts. Music students are expected to enroll in a 1-credit large ensemble and enroll in applied music lesson (1 or 2 credits) during all four years.

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.


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.


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. 

Presidential Scholarships

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

As a Presidential Fellow, 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.

A link will be sent to those students qualified to apply.