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Recruit and Support Students with Exceptional Personal and Intellectual Characteristics

Washington and Lee is committed to recruiting and supporting students with exceptional personal and intellectual characteristics regardless of their financial circumstances. By supporting scholarships, loan repayment funds, and international study opportunities, you help bring outstanding students of character and intellect and provide them with the opportunity to take full advantage of everything the University offers.

  • Scholarships Remember the Twombly Family
    Cy Twombly Scholarship
    The Twombly Foundation, based in New York, comprises an educational center and museum that honors renowned artist Cy Twombly '53. The foundation further strengthened Twombly’s ties to W&L by awarding the University a $400,000 grant to help fund two scholarships--the Class of 1943/Cy Twombly Scholarship and The Edwin Parker "Cy" Twombly Scholarship.
  • A Great Education
    Jim Baird '75
    Jim Baird '75 has made a six-figure commitment to establish the Baird Family Scholarship. "I wanted the scholarship to encompass my entire family, so they all could feel that they are participating in it," he explains.
  • Keeping the Master G. Maxwell McGrew Scholarship Growing
    Class of 1987
    In May 2012, as part of their 25th reunion gifts, many members of the Class of 1987 supported the McGrew Scholarship, a decade after its inception, in order to increase its value. The scholarship was created by several close friends of Mac McGrew ’87 after the tragic loss of the infant son of McGrew and his wife, Georgeann. That group includes Mike McGarry '87, Reese Lanier '88, Jimmy Sloan '87 and Joe Luter '87.
  • A Tribute to a Father and an Alma Mater
    Graig Fantuzzi '96
    Graig Fantuzzi '96 has made a generous commitment to establish the Al Fantuzzi Scholarship Fund in memory of his father. "My father passed away my junior year at W&L. He was an incredible figure in my life, and he embodied the values the school promotes--integrity, honesty and discipline," he says.
  • Funding the Future
    Joe Keelty '44
    Joe Keelty '44 has made a six-figure outright gift to support the Keelty Honor Scholarship, which he endowed in 1981. A full-tuition award renewable for four years of undergraduate study, the scholarship has benefited 22 students from the Baltimore area.
  • Beloved Brother and Classmate
    Joseph R. Martin '72
    The family and numerous friends of Joseph R. Martin '72 (1950-2004) created the Joseph R. Martin Prize to honor his memory. Joseph, whom nearly everyone, including his family, knew affectionately as "JoJo," co-captained the 1971 W&L football team. An honors graduate with a B.A. in history, he was a lifelong devotee of the fine arts.
  • Enriching through Competition
    Matthew Goodwin '94
    Thanks to Matthew Goodwin, Washington and Lee will add its 24th varsity sport--women's intercollegiate golf--to begin competition in 2012.
  • An Update on the Johnson Program in Leadership and Integrity
    Meet the inaugural class of Johnson Scholars. Among their ranks are W&L legacies, as well as first generation college students. They include international travelers and prep school students, as well as students who attended public high schools and worked jobs to supplement their families' income. Two of the Johnson Scholars were home-schooled. Two more already own small businesses. The group also includes accomplished athletes, formidable debaters, team captains, an Eagle Scout, a congressional page, a Tae Kwon Do black belt, a child actress, and a nationally ranked Irish dancer.