Merit-based Tuition Awards at the Trachtenberg School
All applicants who indicate interest on their application and submit by the January 5 deadline are automatically considered for partial tuition fellowships and assistantships within the Trachtenberg School. No other application is required for consideration. For more information about what these fellowships and assistantships look like, please email your questions to tsadmit@gwu.edu.

Minority Serving Institution Award 
Graduates from a select list of minority-serving institutions are eligible for an application fee waiver and a tuition award of at least 40%. Students who submit their application by February 1 will automatically be considered for this award.

Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, and Teach for America Alumni
Students who have completed the AmeriCorps, Peace Corps or Teach for America programs are eligible to receive a one-time award of $5,000. Due to the large number of applicants who have this background, not every applicant will receive the award. In order to be considered, students should upload an addendum to their application stating alumni status and requesting financial aid consideration. Additionally, these applicants may request a fee waiver for their application fee.

Recent graduates and seniors at GW may receive a 10% tuition discount for master’s level study at the Trachtenberg School. A separate Grad2Grad Fellowship enrollment form is required to receive this award.

GW Employee Benefits
GW employees may be eligible for 90% of 6 credit hours each semester (fall, spring, and summer and their family members may be eligible for up to a 40% reduction in tuition. A separate tuition remission application is required for each semester the student wishes to request the benefit.

Awards from the Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships (OGSAF)
As members of the GW community, Trachtenberg School students also qualify for various grants and fellowships offered throughout the University.

  • The Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships provides information on funding opportunities at the master's and PhD levels.

  • A list of GW fellowships that Trachtenberg Students may find particularly applicable include the following:

  • OGSAF also provides a database for external, private scholarships and fellowships. An example is the Marjorie Cook Scholars Program, which is available for female Maryland Residents pursuing a degree in public policy.