Chris Myers of Essex Receives Johnson Scholarship at Washington and Lee University

Chris Myers of Essex Receives Johnson Scholarship at Washington and Lee University

 

LEXINGTON, VA Chris Myers of Essex, Conn., has received a Johnson Scholarship to attend Washington and Lee University.

Myers, a graduate of Valley Regional High School, began classes at W&L in September. Myers was among 40 winners of the prestigious scholarships for 2013.

The Johnson Scholarship program was established in 2007 as a result of an historic $100 million gift to the university. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis, and candidates are chosen on the basis of exceptional academic and personal promise. The scholarships provide at least tuition, room and board, and allow students to graduate debt-free.

Myers won the scholarship in competition against about 190 other finalists who participated in on-campus interviews last spring.

The Johnson Scholarship is part of a program that includes a lecture and symposia series on topics in leadership, supports two professorships, and awards grants to about 30 students to conduct off-campus research during the summer before their junior or senior years.