GW Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

$210,110
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84% of $250,000 goal
322
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An Anonymous DonorMeghan Bernstein matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $25Just for Class of 2015

An Anonymous DonorJay Goff matched $10 for each donor, donating a total of $1,000Just for Faculty/Staff

An Anonymous DonorFrank Sesno matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Planet Forward Fund

An Anonymous DonorJerry Bloom ('74 and '76) matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $5,000Just for Planet Forward Fund

An Anonymous DonorAn Anonymous Donor matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Newcomer Scholarship for Social Equity

An Anonymous DonorThe Honorable Gilbert R. Cisneros, Jr & Mrs. Jacki Cisneros matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $10,000Just for Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute

An Anonymous DonorLonnie Giamela '99 matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $15,000Just for Cokie Roberts Tuition Relief Fund

An Anonymous DonorThe CCAS National Council of Arts & Sciences matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $111,900Just for GW Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

An Anonymous DonorAve Tucker 'The Tucker Challenge' matched $1 for each $1 donated, donating a total of $250,000
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An Anonymous DonorCynthia Figueroa gave $250 because 5 donors gaveJust for Alumni (2012)

An Anonymous DonorGWAA Executive Committee gave $21,000 because 2183 donors gave

An Anonymous DonorAve Tucker 'The Tucker Challenge' gave $100,000 because $250,000 was given by donors
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About

Today’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences students become the global leaders of tomorrow, helping to solve the world’s most pressing issues. 

Scholarship support – regardless of the amount – changes lives and enables Columbian College to attract a talented and diverse student body. Student aid helps ensure that qualified students, regardless of financial resources, can take full advantage of a GW education. Your support opens doors to CCAS’ experiential learning, career development, and student wellbeing opportunities.

Create a greater world for tomorrow by building their world today. Open a door for the next generation of leaders at GW.

"This scholarship has greatly relieved some anxiety I've experienced due to financial issues, it has allowed me to better focus on my education. Additionally, I feel this scholarship demonstrates the wonderful and giving community present at GW." Marisol Cabrera, CCAS ’22


Priorities

GW Columbian College Endowed Scholarship

For many outstanding Columbian College applicants, a GW education is simply not possible without scholarship support. Annual unmet financial need for Columbian College students totals $9.8M. To assist in funding the gap between what students can afford and the cost of a GW education, open the door to the engaged liberal arts by generously contributing to the Columbian College Endowed Scholarship. Financial support helps attract a broader group of highly talented students from across the country and around the world.

Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute

The Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute’s Cisneros Scholarship offers a scholar-cohort program providing culturally-competent financial, academic, and social support for students with significant financial need, who are predominantly first-generation, throughout their undergraduate career at GW. Cisneros Scholars participate in a professional development series and mentorship from faculty and staff who support the students’ growth into the leaders of their generation, committed to service to their community. Each gift makes a positive impact on the lives of students and goes to support the Latinx community on and off campus in a variety of ways including scholarships, paid internships, summer programs, and executive coaching.

Cokie Roberts Tuition Relief Fund

Cokie Roberts was known to millions for both her reporting and her commentaries, as she easily moved among radio, television and print to explain the impact of world events and the intricacies of policy debates. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, her husband, Steve Roberts, the J.B. and M.C. Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs, established this fund to provide emergency tuition relief to School of Media and Public Affairs students. This scholarship, which has been awarded to 54 students to date, serves as a lasting tribute to a pioneering journalist.

Corcoran School of Arts and Design

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design develops the next generation of cultural leaders, artists, designers, and scholars, creating a community of civically engaged artists and practitioners who impact the world through social change. Students develop expertise, hone their craft, and refine their skills to prepare for exciting careers after graduation. Gifts to the Corcoran help support students, faculty, exhibitions, scholarships, fellowships, and academic enrichment activities, including guest speakers, visiting artists and symposia. Every gift makes a positive impact on our educational mission and furthers our standing as one of the nation's preeminent art schools at one of the world's most respected universities.

Dr. Kathryn E. Newcomer Scholarship for Social Equity in Public Service

This fund supports a scholarship awarded to a Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration (TSPPPA) student who values and is dedicated to equity and public service and/or to recruit and retain students from diverse, historically underrepresented populations. This scholarship honors Dr. Kathryn Newcomer who has been the linchpin of public affairs education, research, and public service for more than 35 years. During Dr. Newcomer’s tenure, thousands of students have pursued graduate programs and completed degrees that prepared them for active and reflective engagement in local, national, and global policy and governance and nonprofit, academic, and research organizations, both domestically and internationally. 

Planet Forward Fund

Launched in 2009 by Emmy Award-winning journalist Frank Sesno, Planet Forward — a project of GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs — has worked with thousands of diverse students from across the country who share a passion for the planet and the ideas that move it forward. Planet Forward’s mission is to teach and empower the next generation of sustainability storytellers to inform, inspire, and generate positive social and environmental impact. Students produce stories for PlanetForward.org, attend the annual Planet Forward Summit in Washington, D.C., and experience life-changing storytelling expeditions. Financial support provides travel stipends for students to get on-the-ground experience to create compelling narratives that prompt change.

"Planet Forward has given me the tools and once-in-a-lifetime experiences to hone my environmental storytelling skills. From an internship at Mongabay to a fellowship with Comcast, Planet Forward has connected me with some of the most influential media outlets in the environmental space and given me the platform to share my stories with the world. Most recently, Planet Forward gave me the life-changing opportunity to attend COP26, where I learned so much about the future of climate action and the role that storytelling plays in this movement." Francesca Edralin, ESIA ’22

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Class LeaderboardThe Class Leaderboard reflects giving from Alumni, Students, Parents, Former Student-Athlete Alumni
AffiliationDonors$ Raised
19993$15,023
20076$2,860
19801$2,000
202416$1,765
20227$1,750
202518$1,562
19912$1,500
20012$1,050
20218$921
20111$750
20063$650
19982$600
20043$500
20095$375
19971$350
202311$348
19905$325
20155$285
20024$265
20102$250
19851$250
19831$250
19934$244
19961$230
20262$225
20053$205
20002$200
19823$200
20122$200
19692$200
19793$186
20195$170
19872$150
19561$100
19741$100
20171$100
19781$100
19731$100
20182$75
19651$50
19701$50
19661$50
20202$50
20142$45
20081$42
19891$36
20162$30
19591$25
19811$25
Donor Affiliations
Gradhat icon50%Alumni
Book icon23%Students
Suitcase icon15%Faculty/Staff
Friends icon10%Friends
Parent icon10%Parents
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Ave Tucker 'The Tucker Challenge'
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The CCAS National Council of Arts & Sciences
Heart icon matched a total of $111,900
Ave Tucker 'The Tucker Challenge' photo
Ave Tucker 'The Tucker Challenge'
Gave $100,000 during a Challenge!
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Simon
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Anonymous
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Anonymous
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Gary
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GWAA Executive Committee
Gave $21,000 during a Challenge!
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Elizabeth Haslup Lowe, M.D
Heart icon matched a total of $20,000
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