Full-time graduate students are eligible for assistance, most of which is merit-based and includes research assistantships, teaching assistantships, scholarships, fellowships, awards, and employment opportunities. Research assistantships make up the largest portion of aid available to students in the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS). For more information on assistantships and general fellowships, contact SEAS Graduate Admissions. For details on departmental scholarships, fellowships, and awards, contact the chair of the department in which you plan to study.
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.
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.
Employment and Career Services
The SEAS Office of Career Services offers assistance in securing full-time, part-time and summer positions. Very often our graduate students work during the day and attend classes in the afternoon and/or evening. Students have been placed at a variety of companies and Federal agencies including Sprint/Nextel, Google, IBM, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the U.S. Army Research Institute, the Jarvik Heart Institute and the National Institutes of Health. For more information, please contact the Director of Career Services at (202) 994-7892.
Departmental Fellowships and Scholarships