Washington College

Scholarships for Admitted Students

Learn more about scholarship opportunities for the Class of 2022.

By keeping tuition as low as possible and making financial aid available to those who need it, we help every academically-qualified student benefit from the exceptional education Washington College has to offer. Make sure to check out our newest affordability initiative - FixedFor4 - offering fixed-rate tuition to students!

merit-based scholarships

At the time of admission, students will be notified of their eligibility for merit-based scholarships. Awards generally range from $13,500 to $23,500, 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 or more 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 (2-credits) during first two years.

Deadlines: March 15 for Music and March 31 for Art and Theatre.

Apply for this scholarship.

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 three (3) $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.

Deadline: March 9

Apply for this scholarship.

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 three (3) $1,500 tuition scholarships will be made, renewable annually for four years.

Deadline: April 15

Apply for this scholarship.

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.

Deadline: March 31

Apply for this scholarship.


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.