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 2015-16 academic year.

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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

  • $132,000 awarded to 81 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students
  • Since the program’s inception in 2013, we’ve received 862 applications and funded approximately 30%


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

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Military and Veterans Student Services

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

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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

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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.

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Philanthropy Spotlight - Student Services

Tyler McManus, CCAS '18 at Veterans Memorial Park

Crowdfunding effort improves the Military Community Center

Before the Military Community Center opened in 2016, a few things were not quite in order.

Steve and Terry Godfrey with daughter, Brigid and son, Kieran.

Family Supports Student Services

As the first in her family who will graduate from college, Gaby Madrid, GWSPH ‘17, is forging a new path.