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GSEHD Giving Opportunities

At the Graduate School of Education and Human Development (GSEHD), our mission is bold and optimistic. Our work is based on the simple proposition that education is the engine that drives human progress in a complex world. Our students develop the skills, knowledge, and values needed to lead the many facets of the education profession. As scholars and teachers, our faculty stimulate creativity and prepare our students to tackle the most challenging problems in education through research, policy and practice – regionally, nationally, and around the world.

Through philanthropy, you can help GSEHD continue to address these issues in education and human development. Endowment gifts secure the future of programs, facilities, and assets, including our most important assets— our faculty and students. Gifts designated for current use enable us to plan new programs and become entrepreneurs for educational improvement.


Funding Opportunities


The Annual Fund

Gifts to the Annual Fund benefit every facet of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development. They support student financial aid, advance cutting-edge research, attract top-tier faculty, and strengthen our academic departments and community programs.
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Dean's Special Projects Fund

Our Foggy Bottom campus is located three blocks from the World Bank, four blocks from the White House and seven Metro stops from the Capitol. But proximity to these hallowed institutions does not guarantee influence in the world of policy and practice. With funding, though, we can capitalize on our geographic and intellectual advantages and enhance student experiences through a vigorous program featuring public seminars, major speakers, innovative lecture series, town hall debates, conferences and other gatherings. Such forums, supported by the Dean’s Special Projects Fund, build on GSEHD’s foundation of scholarship and amplify our unique capacity to convene and conduct national and international conversations on seminal issues in education and human development.
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GSEHD Student Support Fund

GW is expanding access to the transformative power of a GW education through scholarships and fellowships. Open Doors: The Centuries Initiative for Scholarships & Fellowships charts a course to expand opportunity for the next generation of leaders at GW.
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ELP Founder's Scholarship

The ELP alumni came together for the 25th Anniversary of the program and established a scholarship that will help defray the cost of research for student dissertations.
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