Undergraduate Funding & Resources

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WGSS Program Awards and Scholarships 

Outstanding Contribution by an Undergraduate Major Award

Deadline: March 15; Award Value: $100

This award is open to WGSS majors and acknowledges outstanding commitment to the interests of women by way of activism, service and scholarship. Students may also nominate peers for this award.

To apply, please submit an application to the WGSS Program office (via email or hard copy) that includes:

  • Cover sheet with your full name, address and GWID number
  • WGSS courses you have taken
  • Activities you participate in related to the field
  • Names of two faculty members who have agreed to act as referrals
  • A statement about how your work either helps to advance our knowledge of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies or how activism plays a role in your life

Undergraduate Feminist Scholarship Award

Deadline: March 15; Award Value: $100

This award is open to WGSS majors and minors and acknowledges outstanding undergraduate scholarship. Applicants must submit a paper (via email or hard copy to the WGSS Program office) on a topic related to feminist scholarship.

Submission Requirements

  • Cover sheet with applicant’s full name, address and GWID
  • Paper is a minimum length of seven pages.
  • If previously submitted for a course, paper indicates the name of the course, the name of the professor and any requirements for the paper.


GW Funding and Aid Resources

  • Center for Career Services
    Take advantage of career and job search coaching, self-assessment services, résumé development, networking and more. (Services offered to students and alumni.)
  • Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research
    Search and apply for undergraduate fellowships and research awards. 
  • Columbian Women Scholarship
    Learn if you might qualify to a scholarship from this alumnae group based on academic merit and financial need.
  • Student Accounts Office
    View current tuition and aid information. Applicants who request financial aid will be considered for all forms of aid available based on criteria including undergraduate GPA, courses taken, recommendations, extracurricular activities and GRE scores. 
  • Student Financial Assistance
    Look for scholarships, Federal Work-Study positions, military benefits and other funding assistance.
  • Student Research Commons
    Find paid research jobs, fellowships, seminars and other events available in the GW community.
  • Undergraduate Research Award
    Apply for this $5,000 research award, open to first-years, sophomores and juniors.


GW Academic Resources

  • Academic Commons
    Book peer tutoring or review sessions, research and writing help, step-by-step study strategies, language support and more.
  • Blackboard Syllabi Repository
    Visit the online repository of syllabi to help inform decisions about course registration.
  • CCAS Undergraduate Advising
    Get assistance from your Columbian College academic advisor to navigate declaring a major or minor and other academic support.
  • Grad2Grad
    Receive a tuition discount if you are a current undergraduate GW student enrolling in a GW graduate program.
  • GW Libraries
    Explore on-campus libraries and online research databases such as JSTOR. 
  • Language Center
    Sign up for English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses, practice with language meet-up groups, take a language exam or talk to someone about waiving language requirements.
  • Writing Center
    Make a free appointment to work with a writing consultant on your next project, from the brainstorming phase through drafting and revising.