“We want to make sure that talents aren’t wasted…that aspirations are met, that dreams are realized. That’s what Power & Promise is all about.”
– Steven Knapp, President, The George Washington University
Power & Promise is GW’s flagship initiative to raise money for financial assistance, representing a commitment to the power of education and the promise of tomorrow’s leaders. GW is focused on developing a student body that is diverse in all senses of the word, and our success as an institution depends on our ability to to attract, support, and empower talented students and philanthropy is an integral part of this equation.
Scholarships and fellowships also help reduce loan burdens, so students’ abilities to make a mark on the world is not limited by the cost of education.
Financial aid is more important now than at any time in the university’s history, and was a key pillar of Making History: The Campaign for GW. Therefore, we are immensely grateful to donors who collectively contributed more than $145 million during the Campaign. Their generosity is helping make education at GW possible for the most talented students—regardless of their financial resources.