Yessenia Gonzalez, ESIA '16
“When you’re the first of your family to go to college, there’s a lot of pressure to succeed, to make your family proud, and to set an example for your cousins, nieces, and nephews,” she explains. “The support I received eased the financial burden, so that was one pressure that I didn’t need to worry about.”
Maen Hammad, ESIA ’17, is On a Roll
From building skateboard parks in occupied Palestine to volunteering to end discrimination across the United States, Maen is pursuing his dream to study international affairs at the Elliott School and help bring change on a larger scale thanks to the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Fellowship Fund.
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‘Knowledge in Action’ Grants Lower the Cost of Unpaid Internships
Dream internship opportunities are part of the "Only at GW" experience, but the cost of taking on a full-time, unpaid internship is often too much. More than 265 GW students have benefited from the Knowledge in Action Fund.
Opportunities to Explore the Natural World
GW senior Katherine Berry studies pollination, or palynology, by observing pollen forager bees by tracking, marking, and collecting their pollen. Her research is in part made possible thanks to the Wilbur V. (Bill) Harlan Scholarship Trust.
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70% of Undergraduates
Receive financial assistance from the university.
Total graduate and undergraduate financial aid is more than $275 million. We rely on philanthropic support to help us ensure cost is not a barrier to aspiring GW students.
"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
"The Trachtenberg Scholarship was a game changer for me. It's such a transformative experience when you see one of your peers apply for and receive the scholarship—just seeing what doors and opportunities that opened up for them made it something I really wanted to strive for."
Will Alexander, SEAS '04, GWSB '06
"There is something priceless about an unexpected hug from a child and the genuine gratitude from parents who feel like you have taken the time to talk to them and have taken good care of their children. I look forward to these moments and knowing that I can make an impact on others’ lives."
Suet Kam Lam, MD/MPH, SMHS '13
"As a young girl, I lost my mother to asthma. I felt helpless, and that was when my desire to change lives through medicine was first sparked. When I learned that I received a scholarship from GW, it was an overwhelming experience because my desire to pursue a career in medicine has been a lifelong goal."
Theiline Gborkorquellie, M.D., SMHS '13