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The W&M Study in DC Scholarship Fund

Help W&M Students Study in DC!


Help provide scholarship support for William & Mary students to study and engage in the Washington, DC area, through study opportunities, student-centered events, class and organization visits, and student-alumni mentoring and networking opportunities. Our opportunities expose William & Mary students to the dynamic governmental, business, cultural, and non-profit, and social institutions of the region, helps integrate them into DC’s vibrant William & Mary alumni network, and allows them to begin exploring their career paths in the “real world.” 

Unfortunately, we’re seeing these incredible opportunities denied to an increasing number of the William & Mary students who most need them due to financial constraints. 

Accordingly, the W&M Study in DC Scholarship Fund provides grants to these students. 

Study in DC Scholarship Fund Quick Facts
  • Since 2016, 54% of Study in DC Scholarship Fund applicants have been high need.
  • Since 2016, 80% of high need Study in DC Scholarship Fund applicants have been awarded a scholarship.
  • 28% of high need Study in DC Scholarship Fund recipients dropped from their Study in DC opportunity despite receiving a partial scholarship.

Please help the W&M Washington Center allocate Study in DC Scholarship award money to 100% of high need applicants!

Contribute Securely Online

You can contribute online now, using W&M’s secure web server. Anything you donate, whether $5.00 or $5,000, will make a tremendous difference in the lives of our students. 

  • On the online donation page, search for "W&M Study in DC Scholarship Fund" (4290)
Where Does Your Money Go?

Every dollar you donate will go directly to W&M students enrolled in a W&M academic experience.  Examples of W&M student needs include:

  • Housing costs
  • Meals
  • W&M academic program tuition, fees, and books
  • Metro fare
More Ways to Contribute

To contribute by mail, make your check payable to William & Mary. Please be sure in your check's memo area to note how you are designating your gift.


Gifts of securities, such as stocks and mutual funds, can be a strategically effective way to support the programs at William & Mary. Please contact the Gift Accounting Office at (757) 221-1080 to make your gift using securities.

Deferred Gifts

We encourage you to consult the Gift Planning Office when making a bequest provision in your will, retirement plan, or other estate plan. This office can provide the appropriate legal name and language to ensure that your bequest can be used the way you intend.

For More Information

To further explore giving options that will be meaningful and beneficial to you, please contact University Advancement at (757) 221-1001.

Gifts supporting William & Mary are tax-deductible according to regulations governing section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code.