Our Mission

scholars on beachThrough the 1693 Scholars program, William & Mary will honor not only academic achievement, but also character, leadership, vision and commitment to service.The program takes inspiration from such leaders as Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, John Marshall and John Tyler -- all William & Mary alumni who exemplify both intellectual achievement and true citizenship.

In this spirit, the College is seeking students demonstrating both outstanding academic promise and the desire to engage with and enrich the world around them -- individuals with imagination, insight and conviction. It will provide these scholars with remarkable opportunities to realize their potential, and it will look for them to excel in their chosen fields and contribute to their communities in positive and original ways.