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Washington College Scholarships

Hodson Trust Scholarships

Admitted applicants of exceptionally high academic standing are designated as Hodson Trust Scholars. Typically, this designation occurs after May 1. Renewal criteria for the merit-based academic tuition scholarship awarded to Hodson Trust Scholars includes both full-time enrollment and a minimum cumulative grade point average in the range of 2.5. Hodson Trust Scholarships are made possible by grants from the Hodson Trust.

Hodson Trust Scholarships for Children of Former Beneficial Employees

Children of former full-time Beneficial employees, with two or more years of service with Beneficial Corporation and its subsidiaries immediately prior to June 30, 1998 are potential candidates for these full-tuition scholarships.

To qualify, students must satisfy all three of the following conditions:

  1. Submit a letter requesting scholarship consideration prior to or concurrent with the submission of their application for admission. The letter must include a notarized statement from his or her parent indicating such parent’s relationship to the applicant, as well as such parent’s employment history with Beneficial prior to June 30, 1998.
  2. Present a three-year weighted grade point average of 3.25 or better (on a 4.00 scale).
  3. Present an SAT CR+M score of 1170 or better or an ACT Composite score of 24 or better.

Students who are determined to be eligible for the full-tuition Hodson Trust Scholarship for Children of Former Beneficial Employees will receive their scholarship award letters at the time of admission. The scholarships will be renewed annually provided that the recipient maintains continuous full-time enrollment status and a minimum cumulative Washington College grade point average of 2.5.

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, are invited to compete for the Sophie Kerr Scholarships by submitting a portfolio of work.

Eastern Shore Society Scholarship

The Eastern Shore Society scholarship shall provide financial support for students from Maryland’s Eastern Shore or of Eastern Shore heritage who are interested in pursuing environmental studies and/or work tied to the Center for Environment and Society. 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..

Quill & Compass Scholarships

The Quill and Compass Scholarships are awarded to admitted students interested in exploring history or American studies here at one of the most historic colleges in the nation. Recipients will have opportunities to sail the Chesapeake Bay on an 18th-century schooner and learn the art of leadership as practiced by the great figures of American history. You will be able to study in small seminars with leading scholars and conduct original research under the one-on-one guidance of a faculty mentor.

The Environment and Society Fellowship

This $1,500 scholarship is renewable and awarded annually to high-achieving incoming students with an interest in the environment. Environment and Society Fellows also receive priority consideration for CES internships and our flagship Chesapeake Semester program, as well the chance to work on research skills, meet with visiting experts, and take behim, the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, the National Aquarium in Baltimore, and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

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.