Power & Promise Fund for Student Aid

Power and Promise

The Power & Promise fund for student aid represents the George Washington University's commitment to the power of education and the promise of tomorrow's leaders.

Launched in 2009, Power & Promise ensures that qualified students, regardless of financial resources, can take full advantage of a GW education.

Power & Promise helps reduce the loan burdens of GW graduates so the cost of their education will not limit their ability to make their mark on the world, no matter what they choose to study or the professional paths they pursue.

Give Now to Power & Promise

To learn more about supporting Power & Promise:

Ensure that Cost is Not a Barrier

Financial aid is more important now than at any time in the university's history. Our success as an institution depends on making it possible for the most talented students to come to GW and to thrive. Power & Promise represents an affirmation of the future, and an investment not just in the lives of those receiving scholarships and fellowships, but in the lives of all who will be touched by the achievements of these students.

GW has made tremendous strides in strengthening our commitment to financial aid, today supporting nearly two-thirds of all undergraduate students with need- or merit-based financial assistance, and establishing scholarship and fellowship programs for students in graduate and professional programs.

Your generous support makes it possible for the most talented students to come to GW, choose a field of study not determined by its future income, and receive an education enhanced by our location in Washington, D.C.

Funds raised through the campaign will enable GW to make tremendous strides in ensuring that cost is not a barrier for the best and the brightest students.

Because of You

  • William Murphy, SEAS '16 attends GW thanks to philanthropic scholarship support.
  • Maddison Bruer
  • Marwan Sulaiman
  • Morgan Viehman, GW class of 2014

My name is William Murphy and I am an engineer, a cancer-researcher, a life-long learner, and a Colonial. And I am making history.

William Murphy, SEAS '16

"I don’t know if people realize that money is hope for people in my situation. GW provided me with the funds to attend college. GW believed in me and where I was going."

Maddison Bruer, Elliott School '15

“People had more faith in me than I had in myself. I woke up with an email in my inbox saying I had received the Dirk Brady Scholarship and it will cover all four years at GW. That moment changed my life.”

Marwan Sulaiman, ESIA '14

“By providing me with the opportunity to follow my passion—something I once thought I could never afford to do—the Elsie M. Carper Scholarship Fund makes a difference in my life every day.”

Morgan Viehman, SMPA '14

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