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GW to Double Impact with Landmark Dollar-for-Dollar Match


Third Century Scholarship Endowment Match



GW announced a major new initiative to dramatically accelerate investments in endowed scholarships to offer critical financial support to undergraduate students. The Third Century Scholarship Endowment MatchUnlocking Access to Undergraduate Education is the most significant fundraising match in GW’s history and will double transformative new gifts to need-based, undergraduate scholarship endowments. This dollar-for-dollar match will exponentially increase scholarships for generations of GW students.

"Scholarships enable our students to realize their full potential, both in and out of the classroom, and endowed funding enables the university to support our students in perpetuity," President Mark S. Wrighton said.




Photo of Ryan Salandy, Mohammad Dembele and Sean Connelly

Learning While Earning

During National Apprenticeship Week, GW’s Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship celebrates its partnerships with D.C. tech apprentices.


Geography students looking at curbs on D.C. street

For Geography Students, D.C. is their Classroom

Professor David Rain’s Geography Pro Seminar is a senior capstone course that combines seminar-style discussion with real-world exposure to geography challenges. Splitting into five teams, students spread out across the D.C.-area to collect data, conduct surveys and advise city agencies and stakeholders on best practice solutions as they investigate the rising demands on D.C. curbsides.

student walking at commencement on the national mall

GW Premieres Four New Documentary Films

During Alumni & Families Weekend, GW premiered four short films: Gelman Library and Favorite Study Spots, GW’s Global Women’s Institute, D.C. as a Classroom and Commencement on the National Mall. Two additional films, To Bigotry, No Sanction, and GW Open Doors, were also shown. These new  films highlight only-at-GW experiences that shape our lifelong community.


"Thomas Buergenthal visited my Holocaust class @GWtweets today and I’ll never forget it. It was the first time in my life hearing from a Holocaust survivor directly. Research through text is one thing. Hearing directly from the person is another."


Gavin Coble
BA Political Science


A Diverse Community is a Strong Community

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