Hannah London

Murray 1693 Scholar

Hometownhannah london

Washington DC
(St. John’s College HS)

Areas of Interest

Art History, International Relations, Government

Why W&M

The first time that I visited William & Mary was the summer before my junior year of high school. I was blown away by its history, academic rigor, and strength in the arts. Despite the numerous college campus visits up and down the Eastern Seaboard that followed, my interest in William & Mary only grew.

Visiting again the following summer for my interview excited me even more; talking with a current student left me with a deep understanding of the passion that William & Mary students have for both their scholarly pursuits and their school. What made my decision absolutely certain was the 1693 Scholars Finalist Weekend. That's when I really learned about the quality and breadth of the support and resources I would have access to, especially the dedicated advising, research funding, and a special freshman seminar. No other college that I considered demonstrated such commitment to the interests of its students. More than anything, I was impressed by the current scholars and my fellow finalists. Their brilliance, enthusiasm, and diversity made clear to me that the 1693 Scholars Program was exactly what I wanted: a tight-knit community that would support me and drive me to be my best.

High School Activities
  • Congressional Intern
  • Senior Representative of Student Government
  • International Thespian Society
  • National Art Honors Society
  • National Honors Society
  • Ski Club
Awards/Distinctions
  • Recipient of the Spanish Honor Society's Bertie Green Travel Award
  • Recipient of the Brother Martin Zewe English Award
  • Recipient of the San Miguel Febres Cordero Award
  • De La Salle Scholar
  • National AP Scholar