Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) offers many funding opportunities for its graduate students. Many departments offer graduate teaching assistantships or University fellowships to full-time degree candidates. Students must reapply each year for these merit-based awards, which include a salary, stipend, and 18-credit-hour tuition award. Please contact the department for specific details on awards, and for application forms.

A few departments also offer research assistantships; contact the department in which you plan to study for specific information. Other departmental awards, with the appropriate contact person, are listed below

Computer Security and Information Assurance Scholarship

GW, as a National Security Agency (NSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, offers full scholarships for U.S. graduate students to study computer security and information assurance. To date, a number of students are pursuing their bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees with federal funding from the National Science Foundation and the Defense Department. For more information and application materials go to the CSIA Scholarship Information page.

This opportunity is applicable to graduate students in the Forensic Sciences and the field of Public Policy and Public Administration.

Presidential Management Fellowship

To obtain application materials for the Presidential Management Fellowships (PMF), please visit the PMF page at the Office of Personnel Management website. To obtain information about GW's nomination process for the PMF, please contact your school dean's office unless you are in one of the following schools/programs, in which case you should contact the specified individual.

Columbian School of Arts and Sciences – Contact the department Chair. If the Chair cannot be reached, please contact Associate Dean Wallace, tgw@gwu.edu, (202) 994-6644

Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration – Contact Bethany Pope, bpope@gwu.edu, (202) 994-6295

Departmental Fellowships and Scholarships


OGSAF Fellowships and Scholarships