Enhance Academics

Newseum Class

GW utilizes Washington, D.C., as an extended classroom. Faculty members hold classes in the U.S. Capitol, the Newseum, and the Folger Shakespeare Library. Guest lecturers like Ben Bernanke and José Andrés contribute real-world context and vision to the unique GW academic classroom. 

Our highly collaborative, hands-on culture provides incredible opportunities for students and faculty alike to use the knowledge they gain in the classroom, the lab and the clinic to change the world.

From Dr. Toni Marsh’s paralegal students traveling to Tanzania to help its citizens rewrite their Constitution; to our Museum Studies students gaining invaluable experience at the Smithsonian Institution; to GW Law students receiving constitutional law lectures directly from Supreme Court Justices. These “only at GW” experiences are made possible by you.

Additional philanthropic resources will enable us to:

Researchers for the Chemistry department.

Promoting Undergraduate Research

The Center for Undergraduate Research assists students in attaining research positions in all disciplines across the University.  These positions deepen the educational experience, offer faculty mentorship and develop future employment experience.  Even small gifts can help a student researcher expand their knowledge in their chosen field.

Support Undergraduate Research
Career Fair

Optimize Internship Opportunities

We’ll allocate significant funds to enhance coordination among academic advising, career services, and study abroad programs to optimize internship experiences by aligning them with relevant coursework, professional goals, and global sensibility.

Support the Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund
Frank Sesno

Hire Distinguished Faculty

We'll hire 70-100 renowned faculty members committed to collaboration that educates and inspires our students.

Learn more about endowed faculty positions
Storage facility at VSTC

Enable Scholarship and Research

GW's new museum will serve as a modern learning laboratory for students, faculty, and scholars. 

Learn more about this hub of interdisciplinary work
Graduate Student Working in Tompkins Hall

Institute Aid Packages for Top Graduate Students

With the addition of 30-50 new fully-funded aid packages, GW will recruit top graduate students.

Expand aid for graduate work

Read More on the GW Impact Blog