2017 Book Award

GW Book Award

George Washington’s Leadership Lessons

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Alumni Relations at The George Washington University are excited to present outstanding high school juniors from participating high schools with the George Washington University Book Award. The GW Book Award recognizes high school juniors who embody the GW drive and spirit, specifically with their academic excellence, leadership outside of the classroom, diversity of thought, and ability to put knowledge into action. We encourage school counselors to nominate one qualified high school junior each year.

The Award

Nominees will receive George Washington’s Leadership Lessons, their application fee will be waived, and if admitted, become eligible for the GW Book Award Scholarship.

The Book

George Washington’s Leadership Lessons is written by the late James C. Rees (GW Class of 1978), former Executive Director of the Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens. The book brings to light how President Washington developed his leadership skills to become a visionary and inspirational leader who ultimately guide our nation on a path of greatness.


Counselor Information

For more information about the GW Book Award, please email bookaward@gwu.edu. If you are interested in nominating a high school junior for the GW Book Award, please submit the GW Book Award Nomination Form.