The Board of Directors of the Washington-Lee High School Education Foundation is pleased to announce that the Foundation will be awarding $1000 scholarship renewals to some past Foundation scholarship recipients who are continuing their undergraduate studies. All past winners will receive an “Intent to Renew”survey by April 5, 2019 and applications will be accepted beginning June 1, 2019. Please read the following before applying!
Who is eligible to apply?
You must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible:
- You have been a Washington-Lee High School Education Foundation Scholarship recipient
- You will be a full-time undergraduate student for the next academic year at an accredited institution of higher education
- You are currently a student in good academic standing
How many scholarships will be renewed?
The number of scholarship renewals will depend on the funds the Foundation raises during its Annual Giving Campaign, which begin in February with a bulletin mailed to all W-L alumni and faculty in the Foundation database–about 15,000 potential donors!
Will the scholarship renewals be competitive?
YES…since the number of renewals scholarships will be limited by available funds, these scholarships will be competitive. Use the on-line application form accessible at the bottom of this page. Decisions on winners will be based on the stated criteria. Please follow instructions precisely because incomplete/incorrect forms will automatically be disqualified.
When will the scholarship renewals be announced?
All applicants will receive an email notice regarding renewal status from the W-L Foundation followed by an official confirmation letter, no later than July 31, 2019. Checks will be mailed to your home soon after.
How do I apply for a renewal scholarship?
First, make arrangements with your Registrar to have your official transcript sent to the Foundation (postmarked) by June 30, 2019Washington-Lee HS Education Foundation
P.O. Box 41595
Arlington, VA 22204
Official transcripts must include grades from the most recent spring semester/quarter. Applications without an official transcript will be considered incomplete and ineligible for renewal consideration.
Because the application cannot be saved between writing sessions, it is suggested that you create a document and copy/paste your responses to the two essay questions. Responses to each prompt can be no more than 250 words. When you are satisfied with your responses to the two prompts, submit the on-line application by 11:59 PM, July 1, 2019.
Applications are accepted after June 1st, 2019.