Benefactors and Funds

The Center for International Education thanks the following benefactors for their generosity in supporting student international experiences.   

The John M. Evans Fund for International Experiences

Established in 2010 under the leadership of William M. Webster IV '79 on behalf of himself and other alumni and friends of John M. Evans, this is a permanently endowed fund at Washington and Lee University. It encourages and enables W&L students to take advantage of international experiences regardless of financial circumstances. Enhanced international opportunities could include but not be limited to study abroad, formal exchange programs, international internships, faculty-mentored student research abroad, a Spring Term course abroad and multiple international experiences that build upon themselves and offer a coherent sequence.   

The Goldman Sachs Endowment for International Student Experiences

This Endowment will be used to provide students with financial need various international opportunities including but not limited to study abroad, formal exchange programs, international internships, or faculty-mentored student research abroad.  Use of the income will be determined by the Provost in consultation with academic deans and the Director of the Center for Global Learning and the students selected to receive support shall be chosen by the University at its discretion and in accordance with the University's financial aid policy, which may be modified by the University from time to time, and applicable federal and state laws.  Recipients must be in good standing in all areas of the University to be eligible.

The Rusty '86 and Rene Johnson Endowment for Experiences Abroad

The Rusty '86 and Rene Johnson Endowment for Experiences Abroad is a permanently endowed fund at Washington and Lee University supporting Washington and Lee students studying abroad  during the summer.  The program's intent is to provide a foreign study opportunity to students who have not had such opportunities in the past and, further, to encourage the exploration of countries outside the developed West. Successful candidates will propose study abroad programs that take place in emerging or developing economies and it is hoped that the program will encourage study in countries which are majority Muslim. The endowment is administered by the director of international education in consultation with the provost.

The Daniel Miller, III and Phoebe T. Miller Endowment

The M. Daniel Miller III and Phoebe T. Miller Endowment, a permanently endowed fund at Washington and Lee University, provides financial assistance to undergraduate students planning to study abroad and will be awarded with term and country preferences for academic year and semester-long experiences in China and Japan. The income is to be awarded to a student, but it is not restricted to the stated preferences, if no students meet those preferences.

The Erik T. Woolley Fund for International Internships

These fellowships were established by Dr. Paul O. Woolley Jr. in 2001 in honor and memory of his son, Erik. Woolley. Fellowships are awarded to Washington and Lee University students on an annual basis to support educational internship experiences overseas, usually during the spring term or the summer. With an expectation that students must prepare themselves for an ever deeper global engagement, regardless of their field of student or career interests, the goal of an internship will be to foster exposure to and experience in both international professional practice and cultural understanding.

The Allen Schanck Roberts '85 Scholarship Fund

The Allen Schanck Roberts '85 Scholarship Fund was established in 1993 by family and friends to honor the memory of Allen Roberts (1963-1993). It provides assistance to undergraduates for an internship abroad. Along with foreign language skills, consideration also will be given to qualities of the heart and mind that distinguished Allen Roberts - curiosity, independence of thought and an ability to give voice to the concerns and aspirations of people of diverse backgrounds and stations in life.

A member of the Class of 1985, Allen Roberts was a reporter for The Journal of Commerce, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot, the Dayton Daily News and the Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise.

The Department of Journalism and Mass Communications administers the income from the Allen Schanck Roberts '85 Scholarship Fund.