Presidential Academic Scholarships
All first-year applicants are considered automatically for these tuition scholarships. Presidential Academic Scholarships are awarded to the most competitive applicants in the pool.
International Baccalaureate (IB) Scholarship
First-year applicants who are on track to graduate secondary school with an IB Diploma are automatically considered for the IB Scholarship.
Cisneros Scholars take part in an innovative leadership development program throughout their entire undergraduate career. Students must apply on the Common Application and are selected based on academic achievement and a demonstrated commitment to service and leadership in the Latino community. For more, visit the Cisneros Scholars page.
Corcoran Scholars are supported in their artistic pursuits as they explore a diversity of practices and interpretations across disciplines, gaining a deeper understanding of the creative process and its place in a greater cultural context. Students must apply on the Common Application. For more, visit the Corcoran Scholars page.
FIRST Robotics Scholarship
FIRST Robotics Scholarship Students who have participated on a FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) team may apply for the FIRST Robotics Scholarship. Students must submit an additional application to be considered. For more information, visit GW's FIRST Robotics Scholarship page.
The School of Engineering and Applied Sciences offers a generous program of scholarships through the Presidential Academic Scholarship Program and all applicants are considered for these awards. You are required to enroll in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to receive the award.
Clark Engineering Scholarship
Outstanding engineering students may apply for the Clark Engineering Scholars program, which seeks students with strong leadership skills and a keen interest in the engineering profession. Each student selected will be awarded an annual scholarship, renewable each year based on academic performance, financial need, and participation in the program.
To be eligible, a student must be:
- a U.S. Citizen entering their first year of college
- studying full time in pursuit of a B.S. from SEAS Scholars are selected based on academic performance, engagement in engineering, financial need, and leadership skills
Established in January 2011 with a generous gift from the late Mr. A. James Clark, Eng.D. ’10, the Clark Engineering Scholars program includes a leadership boot camp, seminars, community service, internship opportunities, and study abroad.
GW's District Scholars program makes it possible for GW to meet full demonstrated financial need for qualifying residents of the District of Columbia. Find more information and the complete criteria on GW's District Scholars page.
Stephen Joel Trachtenberg (SJT) Scholarship
Outstanding graduates of District of Columbia high schools who have been nominated by their school counselors are considered for SJT Scholarships. These awards cover full tuition and fees (beyond the D.C. Tag Program allowance), room and board and include a book allowance. Candidates must be residents of the District of Columbia, attend a regionally accredited D.C. high school, and have applied for financial assistance. Students must be nominated by a high school/CBO counselor to be considered. Find more information on GW's SJT Scholarship page.
Scottish Rite Scholarship
A limited number of merit scholarships, up to a maximum of half of tuition costs, established through a gift of the Scottish Rite Foundation, are awarded annually to full-time undergraduates at GW. To be eligible, a father, grandfather, brother, uncle, or student must be affiliated with the Scottish Rite Foundation. Students must also have strong academic credentials as submitted with the application of admission and full-time attendance at GW. Students must submit an additional application to be considered. The Scottish Rite Scholarship application is available from October 1 through February 1 each year.