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Change a Student’s Life and Change the World

For the last 200 years, GW students have been changing the world. The knowledge, talent, and accomplishments of our community raise GW higher every day. By supporting GW students this Giving Day, you are laying the foundation for future generations for the next 200 years and beyond. Will you join us and help to build the future?  

Ways you can support GW:

Student Scholarships

  • Increasing the amount of need-based scholarship support available for students has been identified as a critical need. In spring 2020, almost 43 percent of the 10,365 undergraduate students received need-based scholarships or grant aid. Without additional philanthropic investment, students’ full need is unable to be met. By supporting scholarships, the generosity of donors helps to ensure that qualified GW students, regardless of financial resources, can pursue their studies and take full advantage of the GW experience. 


“Thank you so much for sponsoring this scholarship! This scholarship gave my family and me a sigh of relief, knowing that financing my education would not be as difficult as we assumed. With this scholarship, I no longer feel worried about the financial aspect of college and can focus more on my academic career while at GW.” Rachel Aragona, SEAS ’21

Student Programs and Support

  • Direct student support is one of the most impactful ways to make a difference at GW. These critical funds help to ensure that all of our students have access to the resources they need to succeed both inside and outside the classroom. High-priority funding areas provide GW students access to programs that help to build personal and academic support networks and engage our students and alumni in developing a sense of the GW community no matter where they are in the world. Gifts made to these areas positively affect the lives of students at the university now and for years to come.

“The GW Cares Assistance award was a 'breath of fresh air' in a difficult time. I had been searching for ways to cater to my financial needs during the COVD-19 pandemic because I was unemployed. To the donors of this award, I want to express my heartfelt gratitude. I was blessed because you gave. Thank you!” Anonymous Graduate Student, GWSPH

University Initiatives

  • University-wide initiatives offer the opportunity to have the largest possible impact on students at GW. Whether that support is through student organizations, the Thurston Hall renovation, or increased library access and resources, these crosscutting funds are pivotal in ensuring that GW remains a world-class university. Throughout his tenure, President Thomas LeBlanc has maintained that the student experience and accessibility to GW remain top priorities. University-wide initiatives affect the widest array of students and reflect the university’s commitment to achieving preeminence as a global research university.

“The GW Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, through its various programs and mentors, has done an exceptional job guiding my team and me to shift our focus from the laboratory to the market and approach the challenges of commercializing life science technologies from a unique point of view.”  Lucas Vining, CCAS ’22

Schools and Units

  • Part of the GW experience is finding a sense of community in the campus area that fosters a student’s growth both academically and personally. By supporting schools, colleges, and athletics, you are directly impacting the areas on campus that shape the direction of a student’s life. Whether it is taking part in research, being part of a team, or listening to an award-winning professor, these experiences shape who our students become. Make a gift to schools, colleges, and athletics, and make a difference.  

Make a gift this Giving Day. Change the world one GW student at a time.


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Giving Day Fund Leaderboard
FundDonors$ Raised
GW Power and Promise Fund for Student Aid124$255,593
Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund443$57,813
GW Power and Promise Fund for Law Student Aid26$40,518
GW Power and Promise for SEAS Student Aid28$33,089
GW Power and Promise for CCAS Student Aid89$26,153
GW Power and Promise for GSPM Student Aid18$20,968
Elliott School Dean's Fund22$17,431
Newcomer Scholarship for Social Equity20$16,595
Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute37$15,445
School of Engineering and Applied Science Annual Support20$14,145
GW Investment Institute 26$12,614
School of Business Dean's Fund35$12,209
GW Power and Promise for GWSB Student Aid50$10,653
Buff and Blue Fund90$9,755
Milken Institute School of Public Health Annual Fund36$9,143
Law School Dean's Fund34$8,615
MHA Power and Promise Student Aid21$6,670
Planet Forward Fund8$6,270
Elliott School Graduate Fellowships8$5,630
GW Power and Promise for ESIA Student Aid32$5,520
Knowledge in Action Career Services Internship Fund (KACIF)5$5,271
GW Power and Promise for SPH Student Aid31$4,851
GW Power and Promise Fund for SMHS Student Aid21$4,285
GW Cares Student Assistance Fund22$4,202
GW Power and Promise for SON Student Aid55$4,130
GW Medicine Fund11$3,626
International Women of Elliott (I/WE)6$3,325
The Store25$2,876
GW Power and Promise for GSEHD Student Aid25$2,372
SEAS Center for Women in Engineering12$1,828
Health Sciences Scholarship Fund6$1,801
Corcoran School of Arts and Design17$1,545
Global Women's Institute10$1,500
Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence6$1,500
Environmental and Energy Futures Fund6$1,435
GSEHD Dean's Fund7$1,411
Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center2$1,010
Multicultural Student Services Center14$962
Institute for Corporate Responsibility4$800
GSPM Dean's Fund8$776
GW Power and Promise for CPS Student Aid7$745
National Security, Cybersecurity, and Foreign Relations Law Program5$725
GW Cancer Center Fund3$700
Military and Veterans Student Services9$639
Knowledge in Action Career Intern Fund - SEAS1$500
Public Interest/Public Service Law Fund9$463
Elliott School Dean's Scholars3$400
Thurston Renovation Fund6$350
Police Science Program3$350
CPS Annual Fund6$313
Elliott School LEAP Initiative3$280
COVID-19 Response Fund4$242
Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy Student Aid3$231
Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship1$200
Libraries and Academic Innovation Dean's Fund3$175
Physician Assistant Scholarship Fund2$115
CPS - Information Technology Program2$100
Native American Political Leadership (NAPLP)0$0
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