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Every gift, every year helps GW students reach their potential in the classroom, and in life.  The stories below reflect the impact of philanthropy on our GW community.

Student Support

Men’s Water Polo Wins Buff & Blue Fund Challenge

February 28, 2017
GW men’s water polo earned $10,000 in the Buff & Blue Fund Challenge, earning both the first-place and most improved prizes.

New Endowed Scholarship Fund Creates Paths to Opportunity

January 30, 2017
The belief that education can be a positive force for change and social mobility is what motivated GW alumnus Ali Kolaghassi and his wife, Lama.
Jordan Williams

Student Spotlight: Jordan Williams, SEAS ’17

November 22, 2016

Jordan Williams chose GW because the school gave him the platform to be his whole self, a “science nerd by day, aspiring jazz musician by night.”

Sormeh Harounzadeh, SMHS ’17

SMHS Alumnus Honors His Mother by Helping a Nurse

October 31, 2016

Upon graduating from medical school, young physicians frequently begin their careers burdened by significant debt.

Donor Honey Nashman, Students Share Perspectives on Giving

August 29, 2016

“GW is a great university with a heart,” says Honey W. Nashman, associate professor emerita of sociology and human services. And she should know.

Cisneros Recipients Say ‘Thank You’

July 12, 2016

Meet Abril, Victoria, Guillermo, and Isaac. They are the first GW students to benefit from the Cisneros scholarships and the Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute.

Mentorship Program Teams Up Former and Current Student-Athletes

March 25, 2016
A new program, the GW Athletics mentorship program, pairs athletics alumni with student-athletes in their junior and senior years.

Engineering an “Only at GW” Education

March 10, 2016

“She really enjoyed that Kit-Kat.”

Sebastian Weinmann

Scholarship Sets Up Sophomore to Serve

February 15, 2016

The George Washington University has always attracted young minds with a passion for politics.

Maen Hammad, ESIA ’17

Maen Hammad, ESIA ’17, is On a Roll

November 17, 2015
Maen Hammad’s father, who spent much of his life in a Palestinian refugee camp, used to tell him that “an education is more powerful than any weapon because it can never be taken from you.” To this day, Maen, ESIA ’17, lives by these words.

GW Law Student Leverages Scholarship to Promote Human Rights

August 12, 2015

Wendy Aluoch, a third-year law student at GW, has a seemingly simple goal: to make a difference.

Allison Hoff, MD ’15, and Russell Libby, MD ’79

Let the Healing Commence: GW’s First Adopt-a-Doc Scholar Graduates

June 18, 2015
Four years ago, Allison Hoff, MD ’15, became GW’s first recipient of an Adopt-a-Doc scholarship, a unique initiative that provides alumni and friends the opportunity to support incoming students throughout all four years of medical school.

Donors and Recipients Share their Stories

April 15, 2015

During this spring’s annual Power & Promise event, two scholarship recipients met their donors for the first time. We captured these rare first moments on video during the event.

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