Honors Fellowships

Honors Fellowships are interest-based scholarships that offer a variety of opportunities throughout the recipient's time at Washington College, continue below to learn more about each individual Honors Fellowship.

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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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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 tuition scholarship, available to multiple students.

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Presidential Fellows programs and scholarships are invitation only. 

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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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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.

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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 Environment & 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.

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A total of twelve (12) $1,500 tuition scholarship will be made, renewable annually for four years. 

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The Eirik A. T. Blom Ornithology Scholarship

Admitted students who have experiences as a birder, wildlife enthusiast, or conservationist are encouraged to apply for The Eirik A. T. Blom Ornithology Scholarship.

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

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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.

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A total of eight (8) $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, communications and media studies, pre-law or American studies as a major, minor or area of focus are encouraged to apply for the Quill & Compass Scholarship.

Quill & Compass recipients are considered for special opportunities such as internships and are invited to participate in unique opportunities and lectures.

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A total of ten (10) $1,500 tuition scholarships will be made, renewable annually for four years.

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Toll Fellows 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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*Toll Fellows recipients are not awarded additional scholarship upon acceptance into the program. 

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