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W&L Announces Winners of 2012 Johnson Opportunity Grants

— by on March 6th, 2012

Eight Washington and Lee University students have been selected for the spring/summer 2012 Johnson Opportunity Grants. This is the first group of students chosen by the Johnson Program on Leadership and Integrity, which awards 25 to 30 grants each year.

The students will participate in a variety of projects in far-flung locations in the United States and abroad. These range from the Summer Olympics in London to a human rights society in Russia; from a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Palestine to the Infectious Disease Research Institute in Washington, D.C.

The grants cover living, travel and other costs associated with the students’ proposed activities, which are designed to help them with their future careers and fields of study. The grants vary in amount from $1,000 to $4,500 and are funded as part of the Johnson Program in Leadership and Integrity. The second round of successful applicants will be announced in late March.

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