Earn a scholarship by participating in the Garvey Scholarship Competition!

The Garvey Scholarship Competition is an essay competition with a 75 minute time limit used to determine Garvey Scholarships. Essays should be between 200 and 300 words and in response to the following prompt:

"Washburn’s motto is Non Nobis Solum, Not for ourselves alone, which is ingrained in what it means to be an Ichabod. How will you, as a student at and alumnus of Washburn, embody this motto?"

High school seniors with a 3.25 or higher cumulative GPA are eligible to participate in the Garvey Scholarship Competition. Garvey Scholarships are $1,500 and can be received up to four consecutive years or until you complete your first bachelor's degree, whichever comes first. To renew the Garvey Scholarship, you must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and successfully complete a minimum of 27 credit hours at Washburn in the fall, spring and summer semesters.

This competition is offered to high school seniors annually in late November and early December, with multiple test data and location options available. Candidates will only participate in the competition once.

A student studies in the Welcome Center of Morgan Hall.

2023 Garvey Scholarship Competition Dates

Dates for the 2023 Garvey Exam have already passed.


Washburn University Admissions
Morgan Hall Suite 100
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

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