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Winners of Johnson Opportunity Grants Announced

— by on April 6th, 2009

The Johnson Program in Leadership and Integrity at Washington and Lee University has announced the eight inaugural recipients of the Johnson Opportunity Grants. The grants are funded by a gift to W&L which also created scholarships, a lecture and symposia series focusing on leadership and two endowed professorships.

The grant will support students in a variety of off-campus summer projects which will help them in their chosen careers and fields of study. These first eight winners are part of a pilot program for the Johnson Opportunity Grants, which will be fully operational in 2010-2011, at which time between 25-30 students will be chosen yearly.

The grants will vary in amount from $1,000 to $4,500 depending on budgets, travel costs, living expenses and other necessary expenditures. The first eight recipients of Johnson Opportunity Grants are: