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Our culture promotes a commitment to service and real-world participation that teaches our students to lead effectively and imaginatively. 

We’ve strengthened our commitment to financial aid to ensure that all students have the opportunity to find their #OnlyatGW moments.

With the help of gifts to Power & Promise Student Aid, GW has significantly increased the amount of financial aid offered to undergraduate and graduate students to more than $275 million in fiscal year 2017. Approximately 70% of undergraduates receive financial assistance from the university; the average need-based award for full-time undergraduate students is $29,000+.

With your support, we will:

  • Meet a higher proportion of financial need and make a GW education accessible to a more diverse group of qualified students
  • Develop programs and partnerships that help students immerse themselves in other cultures while conducting research and service projects
  • Maximize experiential learning, career development, and student wellbeing

To thrive in the years ahead we must open the university’s doors to qualified students, regardless of their financial resources, and provide programs and services that enhance student learning, career development, wellness, and success.

Give to Power & Promise Student Aid

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Support Student Services

KACIF grants help students on unpaid internships.

Support Students: Career Development

Knowledge in Action Career Internship Fund Grants help alleviate the costs of unpaid internships. 81 GW students received $132,000 last year, enabling them to learn on the job while making ends meet.

Learn more about career support
GW students embody community and citizenship in their daily work.

Support Students: Citizenship and Community

Over 1,800+ students come from a military background to GW, and all benefit from the exceptional military and veteran services that GW offers.

Learn more about supporting our citizen leaders
Promote wellbeing for GW students.

Support Students: Wellbeing

The Ron W. Howard Student Assistance Fund helps students who find themselves in extraordinary circumstances that affect their life and their studies, by helping to cover expenses and relieve financial stress.  22 awards for $39,700 were given last year.

Learn more about supporting health and wellness

With your generous support, we will:

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Help Veterans Achieve New Goals

Since 1944, when the first veteran of WWII attended on the newly-passed G.I. Bill, GW has been providing financial and logistical resources to help veterans make the transition from combat to classroom.

Support GW Veterans Initiatives
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Make Education More Accessible

We’ll meet a higher proportion of financial need and make a GW education accessible to a broader, more diverse group of extraordinary students. 

Extend opportunities to more students
Freshman Day of Service

Build Stronger Student Communities

Student Organizations bring students together outside the classroom to build stronger student communities.

Help support student organizations

Our Students are Committed to Service and Real World Participation

  • Law School Networking

    Support Students Slider: Internship Experience

    More than 90% of our students have at least one internship or hands-on learning experience before they graduate.

  • Lemonade Day

    Support Students Slider: Volunteer Service

    Last year, the GW community logged a record 655,192 hours of community service, most of which was performed by students.

  • Inauguration

    Support Students Slider: White House Internships

    Our students have interned at the White House since FDR was in office, and the Princeton Review has declared our students as the "most politically active" in the nation.

Read More on the GW Impact Blog