GW Elliott School of International Affairs

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The Elliott School of International Affairs builds leaders for the world, those who are ready to meet this moment. Your support empowers students to excel in coursework, internships, and research to maximize their impact in our changing world. Faculty meet the global challenges that threaten the world’s health, peace, and prosperity with analysis and policy recommendations supported by our community.

Through pandemic and protest, social change, and an election, our community has shown over the past year that the Elliott School prepared them to face the planet's most pressing challenges with the skills gleaned from the classrooms, internships, and practitioners that you support.

The Elliott School prepares our community to fight the world’s fight. Your support on Giving Day enables us to educate the next generation to tackle tomorrow’s global challenges for the betterment of our community, our society, and our world.


“I wanted to expand my education beyond the traditional classroom setting, and the Dean’s Scholars program looked like the perfect opportunity, so I decided to apply. My research looks at what the future of gender-based violence activism looks like in Cape Town, South Africa. This program has been invaluable in teaching me how to design and carry out an independent study. This has also been very useful in applying for internships and jobs. A large reason I was offered an internship at Freedom House was because of my in-depth knowledge of the research process.” Leah Berkman, ESIA ’21


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ESIA Student Aid 

Gifts to student scholarships ensure that qualified students, regardless of financial resources, can take full advantage of an Elliott School 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. A contribution of any size to support student aid bolsters the education of tomorrow’s leaders.

The Elliott School Dean’s Fund

Your support enables students to conduct field research, present research at conferences, and attend Site Visit Days and Career Treks. Funds support the graduate Global Capstone Program, providing a platform for students to share their unique research project, often involving global travel with a professional client. The Dean’s Fund also supports unique alumni programming, ensuring that current students can meet and learn from the leaders who share their Elliott School experience. A gift of $500 can support student travel to conduct research around the world in furtherance of their degree.

Elliott School Dean’s Scholars

The program allows selected juniors and seniors the opportunity to research a topic of their interest, interact with a variety of practitioners in the field, and strengthen their research, writing, and presentation skills. Through mentorship and personalized guidance from a faculty mentor, students in this program pursue their passion for research and explore fellowships that will prepare them for their career journey.

Elliott School Graduate Fellowships 

You can empower students to pursue a master’s degree at the Elliott School that would otherwise be outside their financial reach. The importance of enrolling a student population of all backgrounds and nationalities at a school of international affairs is paramount. Graduate fellowships provide an opportunity for students from the U.S. and around the world, particularly those from developing nations, to obtain an Elliott School education at a cost that will not set them back in their pursuit of changing the world.

Elliott School LEAP Initiative

By exploring the topics of leadership, ethics, and practice (LEAP) through high-profile speakers, skills-based courses, and full-time scholars who focus on ethics-relevant fields, LEAP empowers Elliott School students to navigate the difficult ethical challenges they will encounter during their careers. Your support enables the school to expand this program, which is the only one of its kind at a professional foreign affairs school. A gift of $100 helps bring a guest speaker to campus, while $500 can support a large career development event.

International Women of Elliott 

International Women of Elliott (I/WE) brings together women in leadership positions for robust dialogue on the unique opportunities and challenges they face. All funds raised support scholarships and fellowships for female undergraduate and graduate students at the Elliott School. A gift of $50 establishes general membership in the group, and additional levels of increased support allow donors to join the I/WE Leadership Circle and Executive Circle. Following a gift to support these scholarships and fellowships, a member of the Elliott School development team will be in touch to discuss membership in the group with you.

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