Power & Promise Fund for Student Aid

Support for Power & Promise student aid ensures that qualified students, regardless of financial resources, can take full advantage of a GW education.

Student aid 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 their area of study or professional path. Show your commitment to the power of education and the promise of tomorrow's leaders.

Give Now to Power & Promise Student Aid

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Because of You

  • Sara Pool, BA ‘16 & Janet Lambert
  • Dr. Ellen Dawson, Howard W. Dawson, and Victoria Hevener
  • Marwan Sulaiman
  • Morgan Viehman, GW class of 2014

"I think there's something incredible about someone who, without having met you, is willing to say that, 'your dreams are my dreams, and my resources are your resources'."

Sara Pool, BA '16, [with her scholarship donor Janet Lambert]

"I've always wanted to be a nurse practitioner, and I've always wanted to work in my community, and this [scholarship] is allowing me to do that."

Victoria Hevener, BSN '16, [with her scholarship donors Dr. Ellen Dawson, Professor Emeritus, and Howard W. Dawson, U.S. Navy (Ret.)]

“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

Opportunity for Students

Alum Ali Kolaghassi and his wife, Lama, created a scholarship to provide opportunities for future GW students..

Kolashassi Scholarship Brings Opportunity for Future Students.

The belief that education can be a positive force for change and social mobility is what motivated GW alumnus Ali Kolaghassi and his wife, Lama, to make a philanthropic commitment to the George Washington University to establish the Ali and Lama Kolaghassi Scholarship Fund.

Read more about this scholarship
Morgan Rollo, SON '17

A Healthy Investment

The first recipients of the Johnson-Pawlson Scholarship for Enhanced Quality and Safety at the School of Nursing share their their stories and future plans.

Read more about these School of Nursing scholars

Ensure that Cost is Not a Barrier

Power & Promise Dinner

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.

Read More on the GW Impact Blog