Student Support

 

 

 

Our culture promotes a commitment to service and real-world participation that teaches our students to lead effectively and imaginatively. 

We’ve strengthened our commitment to financial aid to ensure that all students have the opportunity to find their #OnlyatGW moments.

With the help of gifts to Power & Promise for Student Aid, GW has significantly increased the amount of financial aid offered to undergraduate and graduate students to more than $275 million in fiscal year 2017. Approximately 70% of undergraduates receive financial assistance from the university; the average need-based award for full-time undergraduate students is $29,000+.

With your support, we will:

To thrive in the years ahead we must open the university’s doors to qualified students, regardless of their financial resources, and provide programs and services that enhance student learning, career development, wellness, and success.

 

Because of You

Claudia Ojeda, LAW '18

Claudia Ojeda, LAW '18

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Demetria Clark, GSEHD '17

Demetria Clark, GSEHD '17

Mary Hatwood Futrell Scholarship Recipient

Thanks to support from the Mary Hatwood Futrell Scholarship, Demetria is excelling at GSEHD. She says that her GW education has taught her to better educate at-risk youth in the nation’s capital and enhance the lives of students who cannot advocate for themselves.

"My students’ academic progress, as well as attendance, has been on a steady incline since my enrollment in GW."

Read more of Demetria's Story
 


Philanthropy Spotlight - Student Support

Tara Scully, Director of the Harlan program

Harlan Trust Leaves Legacy for Research and Discovery

$9 million bequest provides scholarships and stipends to undergraduate researchers allowing them to continue their studies in biology year round.

The opening of the  Cisneros Institute.

Cisneros Institute Encourages Students to Reach Their Potential

A $7 million gift from Gilbert Cisneros, BA ’94, and his wife, Jacki created The Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute to provide students with scholarships and fellowships to address undermatching, when students of high potential do not matriculate to selective universities.

Communicating for Good

“When I decided I wanted to pursue a career in politics…my family suggested that if I was going to do this, I should do it right, and learn from the best, at the source: at GW in D.C.” -Joseph Kast, GSPM '15, Lane Graduate Scholarship in Political Management