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Honor Scholarships

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The Albemarle Corporation Honor Scholarships (formerly The Ethyl Corporation Honor Scholarships) was created in 1986 by a gift from the Ethyl Corporation to endow an honor scholarship to be awarded an entering student with an interest in chemistry, chemical engineering, or business related to the petrochemical or chemical industry. The recipient will be expected to participate in a summer internship program with the Albemarle Corporation. The award is renewable for four years and will be made to a student with a record of exceptional academic and personal achievement. It is administered by the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid.

Alumni Association Sponsored Scholarships:

The Baltimore Honor Scholarship
The Dallas Alumni Honor Scholarship
The Dallas Honor Scholarship
The Houston Honor Scholarship
The Houston/Fox Benton Honor Scholarship
The Mid-South Honor Scholarship

These scholarships are awarded to recognize superior achievement in academics, extracurricular activities, and community service. The scholarships, supported by Washington and Lee alumni from the seven chapters, provide full tuition assistance each year to entering first-years. The awards are renewable for each year of undergraduate study, contingent upon satisfactory personal and academic performance. A grade-point average of B (3.000) is the minimum required for renewal. In the scholarship competition, recipients will be selected on the basis of secondary school preparation and contributions outside the classroom, through joint deliberations of the Washington and Lee admissions staff and committees composed of area alumni.

The Theodore Lawrence and Minnie Compton Bear Honor Scholarship Endowment was established in 1995 through the Estate of Clyde S. Bear '29 and named in loving memory of his parents. The Theodore Lawrence and Minnie Compton Bear Honor Scholarship Endowment provides full-tuition scholarship awards for entering first-years who present outstanding records of academic and extracurricular achievement in secondary school and who demonstrate unusual promise for future service and leadership. These awards are renewable annually, as long as the recipients maintain satisfactory personal and academic records. Mr. and Mrs. Bear of Montgomery, Alabama, sent six sons to Washington and Lee University: Theodore Lawrence Bear '24, Fred C. Bear '26, Clyde S. Bear '29, Carl W. Bear '33, Joe F. Bear '33 and Jack C. Bear '38.

The Robert O. and Elizabeth M. Bentley Honor Scholarship was created in 1993 by Elizabeth M. Bentley in memory and honor of her husband Robert O. Bentley, Class of 1926 Law. The scholarship supported by the Bentley Endowment is to be equal to Washington and Lee's tuition and is to be awarded to an undergraduate student who demonstrates unusual promise for future service and leadership. The scholarship is renewable for each of the recipient's undergraduate years upon the attainment of a cumulative average of B (3.000).

The Laurent and Elizabeth Boetsch Honor Scholarship was established in 2002 by the University's Board of Trustees to recognize the unwavering and resolute leadership Larry Boetsch provided as the 23rd president of Washington and Lee University during the 2001-02 academic year. The award recognizes, as well, the tireless service of his wife, Elizabeth, as an ambassador of the University to alumni, parents, and the Washington and Lee community at-large. Created in deep and profound gratitude for the efforts of Larry and Elizabeth Boetsch in advancing the mission of the University, this prestigious full-tuition scholarship is to be awarded to an incoming first-year who exhibits promise as a student of the Romance languages and who intends to pursue such studies at Washington and Lee University. Further, the scholarship is renewable for each year of undergraduate study, assuming satisfactory personal deportment and the maintenance of a cumulative grade-point average of at least a B (3.000).

The Darnall W. Boyd Jr. Memorial Honor Scholarship was created in 1989 by the family, friends, and classmates of Darnall W. Boyd Jr., Class of 1978, who lost his life in March 1985. This full scholarship is awarded every other year to an incoming first-year, preferably from the Columbia, S.C. area, who is to hold the scholarship throughout his or her undergraduate career based on high standards of character and academic achievement. The award is to be made regardless of financial need.

The Jack S. Callicott '49 Honor Scholarship was established in 1999 in honor of Mr. Callicott at the time of his 50th reunion. This endowed fund provides an honor scholarship to an undergraduate student every four years, with the result being one Callicott Scholar enrolled at any point in time. The scholarship is to be awarded with preference to students who require financial assistance. There are no geographical or academic preferences.

The John F. Carrere Memorial Honor Scholarship was created in 1994 by Mr. Carrere's family, his widow Elizabeth Lykes Havens, his daughter Margaret C. Johnson, and his three sons, Michael, John and Joseph. The scholarship is to be awarded to an incoming first-year student, with preference for students from New Orleans, Tampa or Atlanta. If there is no availability of incoming first-year students from the preferred geographic areas who meet the honor scholarship criteria, the scholarship may be awarded to a student from the preferred geographic areas based on financial need. Award decisions are to be made by the Director of Financial Aid.

The Class of 1937 Scholarship was endowed through resources generated by that class and established in 1988. The Honor Scholarship Committee will award this scholarship to students who have exhibited superior academic talents and have contributed to the life of their schools and communities. Recipients of this prestigious award will have demonstrated exceptionally high interest in their own education and the ability to work closely with the University's faculty. The scholarship is awarded regardless of need and is renewable for each of the recipient's upperclass years with the attainment of a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B).

The Class of 1958 Lew and Annette John Honor Scholarship was established in 1998 in celebration of the 40th Reunion. The scholarship was renamed in 2008 to honor Lew and Annette John in celebration of the class' 50th Reunion. Lew John is a member of the Class of 1958 who taught at W&L for more than 40 years and served as dean of students for 21 years. This is a permanently endowed fund at Washington and Lee University providing scholarship support for an eligible undergraduate student each year as determined by the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid.

 The Class of 1969 Leyburn Honor Scholarship was established by members of the class in 1994 as part of their 25th reunion celebration. The purpose of the fund is to recognize outstanding academic and personal achievement worthy of a Washington and Lee Honor Scholar. Awards are made to students with financial need whose intellectual strength, character, and leadership recall the ideals exemplified by James G. Leyburn, former dean of the University and professor of sociology and anthropology. The scholarship is renewable for four years contingent upon a satisfactory academic and personal record.

The Class of 1973 Honor Scholarships were established by members of the class in 1998 as part of their 25th reunion celebration. The scholarships are to be awarded to first-year students who demonstrate superior achievement in academics, extracurricular activities, and community service and who emulate the University's commitment to honor, integrity, and service to others. These full-tuition awards, made without regard to financial need, are renewable each year of the recipients' undergraduate career, contingent upon the maintenance of high standards of character and academic success. At a minimum, a grade-point average of B (3.000) is required for renewal.

The Class of 1980 C. William Pacy, Jr. Memorial Honor Scholarship was established by members of the class as part of their 25th Reunion to honor the memory of a classmate who died at the start of his first year. The award will go to a deserving individual who otherwise could not afford to enroll as determined by the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid or his/her designee.

The A. B., Dolly, and Ralph Cohen Honor Scholarship is made possible by the generous gift of the A.B., Dolly and Ralph Cohen Family Foundation and Mrs. Julia W. Cohen. The scholarship was established in 1986 in memory of Ralph Cohen who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1943 and died in 1974. This scholarship is awarded to students who have exhibited superior academic talents, leadership abilities, and exceptional achievement in the arts, extracurricular activities or community affairs. This prestigious award is renewable for each year of the student's undergraduate work at Washington and Lee, provided the recipient maintains at least a 3.000 G.P.A. Those who are finalists for this award will be invited to the campus, at University expense, for an interview with members of the Honor Scholarship Committee.

The John L. Crist Jr. Honor Scholarship was established in 1995 as a tribute to a much beloved member of the Washington and Lee family through the generosity of the friends and family of John L. Crist Jr. '45, a trustee emeritus of the University. This scholarship shall be awarded to an entering first-year on the basis of academic merit, financial need and demonstrated leadership potential. This scholarship shall be renewed for each of the recipient's undergraduate years with the maintenance of a satisfactory academic record.

The Delmarva Honor Scholarship, equal to the amount of tuition, will be awarded each year to a student from the Delmarva Peninsula. Provided the recipient maintains a satisfactory personal record and an academic average of at least B (3.000), the scholarship will be renewed for each year of the student's undergraduate work at Washington and Lee. Hence, a new Delmarva Scholar will usually be named every four years. Finalists in the competition will be chosen on the basis of proven academic ability, superior achievement in extracurricular activities, and exemplary traits of character; preference will be given to students who would be unable to attend Washington and Lee without such assistance. Finalists will be invited to Lexington, at University expense, for a series of required interviews with members of the Honor Scholarship Committee.

The William C. Dyer Honor Scholarship Fund was established as a memorial in 1988 by the Dyer family. This endowed fund provides two full-tuition scholarships awarded in alternate years to entering first-years selected by the University's Honor Scholarship Committee. Dyer Scholars must present outstanding records of academic and extracurricular achievement in secondary school. They must also demonstrate unusual promise for future service and leadership. The awards are renewable annually for the three subsequent years of undergraduate study, provided the recipients maintain satisfactory personal records and achieve cumulative grade-point averages of at least B (3.000).

The R. Kent Frazier Memorial Honor Scholarship was created in 1981 by members of Mr. Frazier's family, friends, classmates and alumni of Washington and Lee University. Mr. Frazier was a member of the Class of 1961 and was president of the Student Executive Committee in his senior year. The awards are to be made to deserving students evidencing strong traits of character and records of achievement.

The Francis P. Gaines Honor Scholarships, established in 1976, honor the 17th president of Washington and Lee. Dr. Gaines' dynamic leadership brought the institution through the challenges of the Depression and World War II to a position of preeminence in American higher education. A limited number of these scholarships, each with annual stipends for the first year, are awarded annually to outstanding high school seniors whose residence is outside the state of Virginia. The scholarships are renewable for each of the recipient's upper-class years upon the attainment of a cumulative B (3.000) academic average.

The Garner Family Honor Scholarship was created in 1995 by J. Michael Garner, Class of 1960L, his wife, Martie, and The Garner Foundation, Inc. The first of its kind at Washington and Lee University, the scholarship endowment makes possible an honor scholarship award in the undergraduate school in every other entering class and an honor scholarship in the School of Law in every other entering class, with result being four Garner Scholars enrolled, two in each of the undergraduate and law divisions. The awards are based on merit. Financial need may be taken into consideration. There are no geographical preferences.

The Frank J. and Louise Gilliam Honor Scholarship was established in 1992 through lifetime and estate gifts of Christine Hale Martin and James Bland Martin. Mr. Martin was a member of the Law Class of 1931, and Mrs. Martin was a member of the Washington and Lee Board of Trustees from 1978 to 1981. The Gilliam Scholarship honors the former dean of students and his wife, and is awarded without regard to financial need through the University's annual honor scholarship competition to a student who demonstrates both superior academic achievement and strong leadership promise.

Esmarch S. and Sara T. Gilreath Honor Scholarship was created by the estates of Professor of Chemistry and Mrs. Gilreath in 1983. Awards are to be made to outstanding students whose collegiate interests are centered upon the Department of Chemistry. Professor Gilreath was a member of the University's faculty from 1946 to 1975.

The Charles C. Holbrook Honor Scholarship was established in 1994 through the Estate of Charles C. Holbrook Jr. '72. The scholarship provides full-tuition support for the best and brightest of students seeking admission to Washington and Lee. Recipients of the Holbrook Scholarship are recognized both for their outstanding record of achievement in secondary school and for their promise as stewards of the Washington and Lee tradition of service.

The William B. Hoofstitler Honor Scholarship was established in 2002 by a generous bequest through the estate of William B. Hoofstitler, Class of 1936. The scholarship is to provide assistance with tuition only to undergraduate students, based on financial need or not, at the discretion of the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. The scholarship is renewable for each of the recipients' four undergraduate years, contingent upon maintaining a cumulative grade-point average of at least a B (3.000 on a 4.000 scale).

The Johnson Scholars Program was created in 2007 by Rupert H. Johnson Jr. '62 to become a signature feature of Washington and Lee University by attracting to campus students with exceptional academic and personal promise regardless of their financial situation. The intent of the program is to support undergraduate students in their academic endeavors so that they are able to graduate debt free. All students awarded full merit scholarships will be designated Johnson Scholars, even though the gift from Rupert Johnson supports scholarships only for those scholars who would otherwise have qualified for need-based financial assistance. The Johnson Scholars program is the first of several core elements of the Rupert H. Johnson Jr. Program in Leadership and Integrity. It is administered by the Provost working with the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid.

The Earl T. Jones Honor Scholarship will be awarded to students with outstanding records of achievement in secondary school and will serve to attract to Washington and Lee University young men and women who demonstrate unusual promise for future service and leadership. The Earl T. Jones Scholarship is emblematic of the University's dedication to the principle that it can be no stronger, in human or academic terms, than the students who seek to join this academic community. Preference will be given to students from Virginia or North Carolina.

The Keelty Scholarship Endowment, established in 1981 by Joseph S. Keelty '44, is a permanently endowed fund at Washington and Lee University providing financial aid for students from Maryland with a preference for the Baltimore metropolitan area (including the Eastern Shore). Mr. Keelty's desire is to support those students deserving of a Washington and Lee University education who would not otherwise be able to afford the cost of attendance.

The Ralph C. Kemp Honor Scholarship was created in 1984 by Mr. Ralph C. Kemp of Baltimore, Maryland. The endowed fund provides one scholarship each year to be awarded to a student who has demonstrated notable academic achievement, with preference to students from the greater Baltimore area.

The Shirley A. Kimmel Honor Scholarship was established in 1991 by William J. Kimmel III, Class of 1969, in honor of his mother. The scholarship is awarded, based on need, to a deserving student with no geographical requirements.

The Robert E. Lee Honor Scholarship Fund was established in 1955 by John Lee Pratt of Fredericksburg, Virginia. In 1965 Pratt gave an additional gift. Each year seven or eight entering first-years will receive Lee Scholarships, with annual stipends based on individual need. These will be awarded on the basis of character, academic record, clear demonstration of financial need, and particular promise of leadership and future usefulness. Personal interviews will be held on campus with finalists in the Lee Scholarship competition.

The Lemon Family Honor Scholarship, established in 2006 by William J. (Class of 1955A and 1959 Law) and Barbara B. Lemon, is a permanently endowed fund at Washington and Lee providing an annual scholarship to an outstanding undergraduate student as determined by the Director of Financial Aid.

The Elizabeth M. and J. Edward Lewis '29 Memorial Honor Scholarship, established in 1983, will provide financial assistance to deserving graduates of Collins High School of Oak Hill, West Virginia. If this condition cannot be met, the scholarship may be awarded to deserving graduates who apply from any high school within Fayette County, West Virginia, or in the absence of any of these students, then to deserving graduates from any high school in the state of West Virginia. Both honor and regular grants are available.

The Lucile E. and Stuart A. MacCorkle Honor Scholarships Endowment was created by the joint estates of Lucile and Stuart MacCorkle in 1996. Stuart MacCorkle was a long-time professor of political science at the University of Texas and a member of the Washington and Lee Class of 1924. The scholarships are to be awarded to students in the undergraduate school who demonstrate unusual promise for future service and leadership and have achieved distinction in their academic work, as well. The scholarships are to be awarded by the honor scholarship committee. Although financial need is to be taken into consideration in the award of the scholarships, it is not a prerequisite.

The Nelda Reymann and Emmett W. MacCorkle Honor Scholarship is to be awarded to an incoming first-year who intends to pursue a major in journalism and mass communications or a career in journalism. Financial need is to be a factor in the award of the scholarship. The MacCorkle Scholarship is to be held during a student's full undergraduate career, as long as an interest in journalism and high achievement in academic studies are maintained.

The Lawrence L. and Marjorie C. McCarthy Honor Scholarship Fund was established by action of the Board of Trustees in 2007 in recognition of the great generosity of Marjorie McCarthy through a bequest to Washington and Lee. The trustees recognized this legacy as an extension of the lifetime philanthropy of Mr. and Mrs. McCarthy creating this honor scholarship to be awarded to students who have demonstrated superior academic achievement and strong leadership promise as directed by the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid or his/her designee. Demonstrated financial need is not an award requirement but may be taken into consideration.

The James William McClintock III Honor Scholarship was established in 1995 as a memorial to the life of Bill McClintock by his family, classmates, and friends. Bill, a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and ODK graduate of the Class of 1953, served Washington and Lee through membership on its Board of Trustees, Alumni Board, and as chairman of the 1979-81 Annual Fund drives. The scholarship is awarded to an entering undergraduate student who presents an outstanding record of personal and academic achievement, and who shows promise for future leadership and service to others. Preference is given to students residing in small towns, away from major metropolitan areas, in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. The scholarship is renewable during the three subsequent undergraduate years, provided the student maintains at least a 3.000 grade-point average, demonstrates the highest standards of character, and shows involvement in extracurricular student activities. The award is to be made without regard to financial need.

The William Tucker McGhee Honor Scholarship was established in 1996 under the will of his daughter, Althea C. Bland of Gordonsville, Virginia. Mr. McGhee entered Washington and Lee University in 1872 and was a longtime resident of Raleigh, North Carolina. The scholarship may be awarded without geographic restrictions.

The Edward R. Mitchell Memorial Honor Scholarship was established in 1999 by an estate gift by Grace McPhail Mitchell. Preference will be given to students pursuing engineering majors and who are academically deserving and in need of financial aid.

The H. Lamar Mixson, Jr. '70 Scholarship Fund, established in 2001 by H. Lamar Mixson, Jr. '70, is a permanently endowed fund at Washington and Lee University providing scholarship support for outstanding students who demonstrate promise for academic achievement and/or the ability to make noteworthy contributions to the University. Recipients will be selected by the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. A scholarship recipient himself, H. Lamar Mixson, Jr. '70, benefitted from the philanthropy of others and established this award to assist future generations.

The Edwin A. Morris Honor Scholarship, created in 1988 by Edwin A. Morris, Class of 1926, is awarded annually to deserving students with notable achievement in academic and extracurricular endeavor. The scholarship is awarded with preference for students from North Carolina.

The Margaret and Barton W. Morris Honor Scholarship Endowment, established in 1999, is awarded quadrennially to an enrolling first-year who has achieved an exceptional academic and extracurricular record in secondary school, and who possesses unusual promise for future service and leadership. Financial need will be a criterion for awarding this scholarship. The award-an amount equal to tuition-will be renewable for up to three additional years, provided the recipient maintains a grade-point average of B (3.000) or higher. Preference is given to Virginians and, in particular, to residents of Southwestern Virginia.

The Mason T. New '62 Memorial Honor Scholarship was created in 1996 in memory of Mason New by his family, many friends, and business associates. The scholarship is awarded based on financial need to a student who displays the same characteristics of leadership and compassion for others as evidenced through the life of Mason New. Mr. New was a member of W&L's Board of Trustees from 1995 to 1996 and a former Chairman of the University's Annual Fund.

New Orleans Area/David B. Favrot Jr. '82 Honor Scholarship was created in 1995. The scholarship is awarded to recognize superior achievement in academics, extracurricular activities and community service. Supported by W&L alumni, parents and friends from the New Orleans alumni chapter, the scholarship provides full tuition assistance each year to a student from the Southern Louisiana/Mississippi Gulf area. The award is renewable for each year of undergraduate study, contingent upon satisfactory personal and academic performance.

New Orleans Area/Joseph Merrick Jones Jr. '57 Family Honor Scholarship was created in 1999 by the Eugenie and Joseph Merrick Jones Family Foundation. The scholarship is awarded to recognize superior achievement in academics, extracurricular activities and community service. Supported by W&L alumni, parents and friends from the New Orleans alumni chapter, the scholarship provides full tuition assistance each year to a student from the Southern Louisiana/ Mississippi Gulf area. The award is renewable for each year of undergraduate study, contingent upon satisfactory personal and academic performance.

New Orleans Area/John Minor Wisdom Honor Scholarship was created in 2003 in honor of Judge John Minor Wisdom, a 1925 graduate of Washington and Lee University. Judge Wisdom was appointed by President Eisenhower to the U.S. 5th Circuit Appeals Court in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he served with great distinction from 1957 until his death in 1999. The scholarship is awarded to recognize superior achievement in academics, extracurricular activities and community service. Funded by W&L alumni, parents, and friends from the New Orleans alumni chapter, the scholarship provides full-tuition assistance each year to a student from the Southern Louisiana/Mississippi Gulf Coast area. The award is renewable for each year of undergraduate study, contingent upon satisfactory personal and academic performance.

Parmly/Tucker Honor Scholarships, endowed by Ruth Parmly of New York City and Col. John H. Tucker Jr. of Shreveport, Louisiana, through their estate plans, were established by the University Board of Trustees to recognize exceptional personal and academic merit. Recipients will be chosen from the entering undergraduate first-year class by the Honor Scholarship Committee. The Scholarship is renewable, provided the academic and personal record of the recipient meet standards set by the Honor Scholarship Committee.

The Philip Morris Honor Scholarships, endowed by Philip Morris Incorporated in honor of President Robert E. R. Huntley, are awarded primarily on merit and are designed to attract to the University students who demonstrate unusual promise for future service and leadership. Each Philip Morris Honor Scholar will receive financial aid in the full amount of Washington and Lee's annual tuition.

The M. J. Reis Honor Scholarship Fund was established in 1995 by Judson P. Reis, Class of 1964, in memory of his father, a Washington and Lee graduate, Class of 1930. The purpose of the fund is to attract outstanding undergraduate candidates to the University. This full-tuition honor award is to be made every four years to an entering first-year, whom the Student Financial Aid Committee believes has the potential to make an important contribution to Washington and Lee through academic excellence, leadership in curricular and extracurricular activities or service to the community. Financial need is not a requirement in the selection process but may be taken into consideration. This award is to be reviewed each year to ensure that the recipient is meeting the criteria upon which the award is given.  In 2003 Mr. Reis established a second M. J. Reis Honor Scholarship Fund in memory of his father with the same criteria and award.

The Richmond Area Honor Scholarship was established initially as the Richmond Area Scholarship by a Washington and Lee alumnus who requested anonymity. This very generous alumnus and other like-minded alumni and friends in the greater Richmond area continued to contribute to the scholarship fund, bringing it to the honor scholarship level in 1999. The scholarships are awarded to incoming first-year who demonstrate superior achievement in academics, extracurricular activities, and community service, and who emulate the University's commitment to honor, integrity, and service to others. These full-tuition awards are intended for students who demonstrate financial need, and are renewable each year of a recipient's undergraduate career, contingent upon the maintenance of high standards of character and academic success.

The Robertson Honor Scholarship was created in 1993 by Dr. and Mrs. Marion G. "Pat" Robertson '50, in memory of Dr. Robertson's father and mother, The Honorable A. Willis Robertson, former U.S. Senator for the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Gladys Churchill Willis Robertson. This scholarship shall equal the full amount of tuition and shall include an additional stipend to defray the recipient's living expenses. It shall be awarded to an incoming first-year who is interested in pursuing a career in public service, who demonstrates the highest standards of character and academic achievement, and who displays unusual promise for future service and leadership. The scholarship is renewable for each of the recipient's undergraduate years, subject to maintaining a satisfactory personal and academic record.

The Richard T. Sloan Honor Scholarships, established in 1990 by Richard T. Sloan '42 of Harrisonburg, Virginia. Mr. Sloan's gift to Washington and Lee, by means of a unitrust he created in 1979, is among the largest made to the University for scholarship purposes. The scholarships are renewable, equal to the amount of tuition, for each year of undergraduate work, provided the recipient maintains a satisfactory personal record and an academic average of at least a B (3.000).

The Robert Van Buren Family Honor Scholarship was created in 1994 by Robert Van Buren, Class of 1950, father of Robert Scott Van Buren, Class of 1982, and brother of William B. Van Buren III, Class of 1944. The scholarship, awarded with preference given to students from New Jersey, shall be equal to the full amount of annual tuition and is awarded on the basis of character and potential of leadership capacity. The scholarship is renewable for each of the recipient's undergraduate years, subject to satisfactory personal performance and the maintenance of a cumulative grade-point average of at least a B (3.000).

The Susan D. and M. Theodore Van Leer/Farris P. Hotchkiss Honor Scholarship was created in 2001 by Sue and Ted Van Leer to recognize Farris Hotchkiss and to express deep appreciation for his extraordinary service and devotion to Washington and Lee University. The gift also marks the 50th anniversary of Ted Van Leer's graduation from Washington and Lee in 1951. The scholarship is to be awarded to an incoming first-year who demonstrates superior achievement in academics, extracurricular activities, and community service, and who emulates the University's commitment to honor, integrity, and service to others. Preference is given to students living in Latin America or students interested in the culture, history, and economy of Latin American countries, Argentina in particular. The award, made without regard to financial need, is renewable each year of the recipient's undergraduate career, contingent upon the maintenance of high standards of character and academic success. At a minimum, a grade-point average of B (3.000) is required for renewal.

The Elizabeth and Jonathan W. Warner Honor Scholarship, established in 2002 by Jonathan W. Warner '40 in honor of his wife Elizabeth, will provide scholarship support for students on the basis of merit. Candidates must demonstrate outstanding academic promise and a distinguished record of leadership in secondary school activities.

The George Washington Honor Scholarships, established in 1976, honor the first major benefactor of the University and one of the two great Virginians whose name the school now bears. George Washington Scholarships, with an annual stipend, are awarded to a limited number of applicants from the Commonwealth of Virginia for the first-year. These scholarships are renewable for each of the recipient's undergraduate years at the University, upon the attainment of a cumulative B (3.000) academic average.

The Washington and Lee University Merit Scholarships are open to finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program competition. Washington and Lee, as a college sponsor under the program, annually sponsors a minimum of five Merit Scholarships, which are awarded by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation to members of the entering first-year class. Each University Merit Scholarship carries an annual honorary stipend and is renewable each year, as long as the recipient remains academically eligible to continue his or her undergraduate studies at the University. Individual financial need beyond the amount of honor award will be met by a University Merit Scholarship grant and other University financial aid resources, as determined by evaluation of the Financial Aid Form.

The Max and Sylvia Weinstein Honor Scholarship was established in 1984 by Judge Paul Weinstein, Class of 1955, to promote Judaic studies at Washington and Lee University. The scholarship, which is awarded to entering students and is renewable, is awarded to outstanding students interested in Judaic studies and related activities.

The Marjorie O. and Ernest Williams II Honor Scholarship Endowment was established in 1994 by Mr. Williams '38 and his wife Marjorie. Awards are to be made to students with outstanding records of academic achievement and strong traits of character. Need may be taken into consideration but is not to be an overriding factor.

The Jean K. and William Lyne Wilson II Honor Scholarship, established in 1991 by a bequest from the estate of William Lyne Wilson II '27, is awarded to the most promising incoming first-year who is interested in the study of economics or politics. The full-tuition scholarship is renewable for four years, subject to annual review of the progress and achievement of the Wilson Scholar.

The John and Anne Wilson Honor Scholarships were established in 1995 to honor the 21st president of Washington and Lee University and his wife upon President Wilson's retirement. In appreciation and acknowledgement of this honor, President and Mrs. Wilson have expressed the hope that the scholarship will be awarded to students who, at a minimum, have demonstrated notable academic achievement and scholastic motivation and for whom academic distinction at Washington and Lee can be confidently predicted. Beyond the basic assumption of academic excellence, Wilson Scholars should harbor various worthy personal attributes. First, they should be young women or men who possess a fondness for athletics or sports and keep physically fit. In addition, and in reflection of the Wilsons' love for music and theater, Wilson Scholars will share in and demonstrate that same love of the arts. And finally, Wilson Scholars should present evidence of an uncommon determination to succeed in life; such evidence to include, and to be informed and shaped by, intellectual curiosity, civic-mindedness, moral courage, and an infectious goodwill.

Each Wilson Scholar is designated by the University's Admissions Committee and is selected from candidates in the University's annual honor scholarships competition. Selection is made without regard to personal need.

The Yevich Family Scholarship Fund, established in 2001 by Robert H. Yevich, Class of 1970, is a permanently endowed fund at Washington and Lee University providing a merit scholarship award to an undergraduate student as determined by the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid or his/her designee. This scholarship may be renewed beyond first year provided the student is eligible under criteria established by the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid.