Fellowships and Grants for Students

Washington and Lee students and graduates have had considerable success in obtaining prestigious national and international grants and fellowships for graduate study outside Lexington. The Class of 2007 included five Fulbright Fellows, a Watson Fellow, and a Beinecke Scholar. The University was recently designated one of the top 25 Fulbright-producing liberal arts colleges in the country, and one of only two in the South.
An exhibit on display in Leyburn Library’s Main Floor lobby highlights some of these programs and recent W&L winners.
Information regarding fellowship opportunities for graduate study is available from the Office of the Associate Dean of the College. Such opportunities include the Fulbright, Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, and Gates fellowships for formal study abroad, as well as the Cooke, Ford, Javits, Mellon, National Science Foundation, and Soros fellowships for graduate study in the United States.
Sophomores and juniors may consider applying for Goldwater, Udall, Truman, and Boren fellowships which are considered stepping stones toward larger and more lucrative awards designated for seniors and recent graduates pursuing advanced degrees in various fields.
The library exhibit will remain on display through December.