Available Scholarships

Learn more about scholarship opportunities for the Class of 2025


At the time of admission, students will be notified of their eligibility for merit-based scholarships. Awards generally range up to $35,000, 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 $25,000 in an academic tuition award. 


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

The Sophie Kerr Scholarship is a $1,500 scholarship, renewable annually, offering $6,000 in scholarship funds to students interested in English, Creative Writing, or Journalism, Editing & Publishing. Sophie Kerr scholars also get the chance to take full advantage of everything Washington College has to offer aspiring writers: one-on-one mentorship with award-winning writers, a thriving community of student writers from every discipline, and guidance from professors who are themselves publishing journalists, novelists, poets, and scholars. Learn more about the Sophie Kerr Schoalrships here.

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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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 one (1) student, 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 twelve (12) $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 explore a range of pressing issues facing contemporary society and the enduring value of America’s founding principles.

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The Ornithology Scholarship

Admitted students who have experiences as a birder, wildlife enthusiast, or conservationist are encouraged to apply for the Ornithology Scholarship.

A total of three (3) $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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The Kent County Vincent Hynson ’87 Scholarship

The Kent County Vincent Hynson ’87 Scholarship honors the memory of a Washington College graduate who led an exemplary life as a teacher, coach, pastor and leader in the Kent County community. Hynson, a graduate of Kent County High School, attended Washington College as a non-traditional student, receiving a degree in history in 1987.

The scholarship ensures that full direct cost financial need is met after family contribution and federal and state sources are considered. The recipient must apply for and accept all federal and state need-based aid, including grants and student loans. 

To be considered for this scholarship, you must graduate from a Kent County high school, file a FAFSA by March 1, and complete an on campus interview. 

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The Chairman's Scholarship

The Chairman's Scholarship, which is funded by GE Chairman and Washington College alum H. Lawrence Culp, Jr. and his wife Wendy Culp, selects up to five recipients to receive a $20,000 scholarship renewable for an additional three years – up to $80,000 total per recipient. Recipients must be children of current GE employees at the time of the application.

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Washington Scholars Program

The Washington Scholars Program was developed to provide the benefits of a Washington College education to students who may have not have had the opportunity because of substantial financial need. Washington Scholars receive full tuition and fees, as well as room and board. This program seeks high-performing students who are passionate about and dedicated to their academic and extracurricular pursuits. While relieving financial concerns is a major benefit, the College recognizes that there is more to a transformative college experience than financial resources; hence, Washington Scholars is a program, not merely a scholarship.

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