Student Services

As we continue to support students in the classroom through scholarships it is equally important that we enrich their co-curricular experiences by providing programs and services that foster career and professional development; community, citizenship, and leadership; and wellbeing. Here are a few highlights of philanthropic impact from the past few academic years.

Support the Student Experience


Career and Professional Development

Students and Alumni engaged with Career Services (career coaching, student employment, career workshops and employer events)

Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund

  • $775,000+ awarded to 654 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students during the last 5 years
  • Since the program’s inception in 2013, we’ve funded approximately 30% of applications


Community, Citizenship, and Leadership

Community Service is an integral part of GW's identity.


Pre-Semester Adventure Bound Programs

  • 105 participants on 6 trips, including GWilderness, Whitewater, Ocean, Appalachian Trail - McAfee Knob, Shenandoah, and Harpers Ferry
  • Have reduced costs to students by 68% since 2012 to support GW's commitment to inclusion

Support Alt Breaks

Military and Veterans Student Services

  • 1800+ students with military backgrounds, including veterans, active-duty individuals, reservists, ROTC students, and dependents

Support Veterans Services


Student success is also determined by their health and wellbeing


Ronald W. Howard Student Assistance Fund

  • Offers financial assistance to students who incur unexpected expenses that they cannot cover, including providing a ticket home to see a dying parent, a warm coat during a harsh winter, or those last few textbooks
  • 22 Awards Totaling $39,700

Support Student Assistance

The Store: GW's Food Pantry

  • Opened in District House in fall 2016 as a resource for the approximately 25% of students who reported not having enough to eat on a weekly basis.

Support the GW Store

Philanthropy Spotlight - Student Services

New Colonial Connection Call Center Space

Colonial Connection Unveils New Call Center

It’s been said that younger generations are scared to pick up the phone, but that’s not the case for the student callers at Colonial Connection, GW’s call center.

Schmidt meets with current students involved in the LGBTQIA Resource Center for a roundtable luncheon.

Supporting LGBTQIA Students

When Michael Schmidt, BA ’78, MBA ’85, first came to GW, he had every intention of pursuing his interest in Political Science, but after a foray into acting, he decided to transfer to t

Aaron Banas (right) leads a nature retreat for D.C.-area veterans.

Supporting Veterans and the Environment

Aaron Banas, MP ’17, came to GW’s Professional Psychology Program because of its “unique approach to treat the whole person.”