Student Experience Fund A Special 2019 Giving Opportunity for Washington and Lee Black Alumni
W&L is grateful for your past support of the Annual Fund — your contributions make a difference in the university’s ability to support its students.
In connection with the March 8-9 Black Alumni Reunion on campus, the alumni planning committee hopes to do even more through black alumni charitable gifts to create a $10,000 Student Experience Fund.
These funds will make it possible for several undergraduate students in the 2019-20 academic year to take advantage of a high-impact, outside-the-classroom opportunity they cannot otherwise afford. These activities are an important aspect of the full W&L experience.
The scholarship is open to students receiving financial aid whose enrollment promotes and expands student body diversity. Preference will be given to students who demonstrate interest in African-American culture and studies.
Some examples include a trip sponsored by the Career and Professional Development office to learn about industries and job opportunities in a major city, a summer internship or a faculty-mentored summer research experience. The fund would support students on financial aid whose circumstances preclude them from participating in these activities. The students chosen for support will know that their grants are thanks to the generosity of black alumni.
We will be in touch with further information about this exciting idea, and we look forward to seeing you on campus March 8-9!