Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

Our students pour their hearts into their work (students poring plaster into mold)

 The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) is the academic heart of the George

Washington University. As practitioners of “the engaged liberal arts,” Columbian College opens minds.

At Columbian College, students inhabit the space where the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences converge.

Students meet tomorrow's challenges here, and they need your support.

To learn more:

  • Contact Elizabeth Burns, assistant vice president of development, at [email protected] or at 202-994-1766.

Support CCAS


Stories of Impact

Moshe Pasternak, CCAS '17

Support and Cultivate the Best Talent

"I know I will leave Foggy Bottom with much more than a diploma. At GW, I am confident the support and role models will lead me down a road that would have been closed were it not for your tremendous support. I cannot thank you enough."
-Moshe Pasternak, CCAS '17, scholarship recipient

Read more of Moshe's story

Build Leading Institutes and Centers

The Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute encompasses a pre-college summer program, college scholarship/mentorship support, a post-doctoral fellowship, and public and academic programming.

Watch Isaac's story



Supply students with the supplies for research.

$25 - Provides laboratory or studio supplies for one student.

Icon - open book - provide a student with the materials for learning

$100 - Buys a textbook for a semester course.

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$5000 - Supports a summer research scholarship or fellowship.



Kerry Washington Creates $1 Million Earl and Valerie Washington Endowed Scholarship Fund to Open Doors to a Liberal Arts Education at GW

September 29, 2023

Emmy-winning actor, producer, activist, former trustee and GW alumna establishes need-based scholarship in honor of her parents.

Dina Biblin Gives Back to Move the World Forward

July 10, 2023

The double alumna created a scholarship for exceptional women interested in international affairs.

Leader of the Nashville COVID-19 Response Credits GW for Career Success

February 13, 2023

Alex Jahangir, B.S. ’99, said attending GW "fundamentally changed" his life.

Body of Work: Student Artist Deconstructs Stereotypes

March 8, 2022

After being partially paralyzed in an accident, Wes Holloway focused his work on body images that challenge society’s expectations.