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Charles West Scholar Perseveres to Finish Five-year Journey at W&J

December 10, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (December 10, 2021)—Though 1922 Rose Bowl Legend Charles West hasn’t played colligate football in nearly a century, he’s still scoring touchdowns for Washington & Jefferson College by empowering students like Jayla Harshey. 

W&J Junior Earns UNCF Award for Women in STEM

April 29, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (April 29, 2021)-Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) biology major Emree Downey ’22 has a message for future generations following in her footsteps: “To all the little Black boys and girls: You belong. You will always belong,” she said. The W&J junior earned the Rooted In Science Scholarship from UNCF (United Negro College Fund) to …  

Junior Emree Downey to receive Rooted in Science Scholarship

April 27, 2021

Procter & Gamble haircare brands Royal Oils by Head & Shoulders and Gold Series from Pantene announced the 11 recipients of the first annual Rooted in Science Scholarship. The scholarships were awarded to Black women pursuing a degree in STEM fields at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and UNCF (United Negro College Fund)-member schools. UNCF…

W&J student receives national Hispanic honor society award

April 13, 2021
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WASHINGTON, PA (April 13, 2021)-Washington & Jefferson College junior Clara Sherwood is one of just four undergraduate students in the nation to receive a study abroad award from the Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society. Clara plans to study abroad in Sevilla, Spain during Fall 2021 to complement her designed major, Music & …  

W&J Selects Merck Scholars for Summer 2021

March 23, 2021
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Washington, PA (March 23, 2021) – Eight Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) students have been selected to receive stipends from W&J’s Merck Internships for Excellence in Science program to support off-campus biomedical research internships in Summer 2021. The program, which began with a gift to W&J from the Merck biopharmaceutical company’s Merck Institute for Science …  

W&J Junior Earns Prestigious Award from U.S. Department of State

May 26, 2020
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WASHINGTON, PA (May 26, 2020)—Clara Sherwood ’22 is ready to take on the world. The International Studies and Spanish major came to Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) with dreams to travel the world and chose the W&J based on its reputation for providing high-quality, internationally oriented educational opportunities. “The most attractive aspect of W&J was …  

W&J freshman earns scholarship honoring late friend

July 22, 2019

Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) freshman Ryan Bannon ’23 earned the Big Waves Foundation’s inaugural Vaughn Bigelow Jr. Memorial Scholarship, named for Ryan’s friend and fellow water polo athlete.

Kevin Bergen ’20 Receives User Experience Research Internship at Vineyard Vines

June 25, 2019
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Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) senior Kevin Bergen ’20 wanted an internship that utilized both his Computer & Information Studies and Psychology majors. He found it as a UX (User Experience) Research Intern with Vineyard Vines in Stamford, Conn.

Charles West Scholars Spotlight: Meet Joshua Lacks

May 15, 2019

At Washington & Jefferson College (W&J), we pride ourselves on our partnerships with other institutions that provide pathways to higher education. Through our Charles West Scholars Program, W&J’s Office of Diversity and Leadership Initiatives provides unique programming and service opportunities for black-identifying students from Pennsylvania.

Leslie Watkins ’21 Receives Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

May 13, 2019
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Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) sophomore Leslie Watkins ’21 is one of only 496 undergraduate sophomores and juniors selected nationwide for a Goldwater Scholarship, the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship given in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics in the United States.