Educational Opportunities

Black Alumni Student Experience

A fund established by W&L black alumni and their supporters in 2019 to support deserving students who demonstrate the need for financial assistance in order to take advantage of a high- impact learning opportunity outside of the classroom. 

What is it for? Students can use the award for learning opportunities that could take many forms: 

  • Funding for a conference presentation
  • Summer research funding for a research opportunity with a W&L faculty member
  • An internship 
  • Career exploration trip off campus  
  • Travel for research work
  • Support for co-curricular opportunities

Apply here

Udall Scholarship

Current sophomores and juniors who are Native Americans or Alaska natives, and who have an interest in a career related to tribal policy or Native health care, are eligible to apply for the Udall Scholarship, which provides up to $7,000 toward eligible undergraduate academic expenses. 

The scholarship is also open to all sophomores and juniors (not just Native Americans or Alaska natives) who are interested in conservation and environmental issues. 

Applications due date is TBD. Interested students should set up an appointment with Dr. Matthew Loar, Director of Fellowships, through Handshake.