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The George Washington University

Partnerships and Collaborations (202) 994-6360

The George Washington University (GW), a preeminent research university in the nation’s capital, is dedicated to educating and preparing future leaders. Our mission is to provide an environment where knowledge is created and acquired and where creative endeavors enrich the experiences of the global society.

Summer Session at GW:
Summer session takes place May through August and serve primarily to enhance academic engagement by providing rigorous courses and intellectually stimulating programs to students. Our programs reflect GW’s signature strengths and faculty expertise in areas such as global development, international relations, public policy, business administration, politics, diplomacy, the sciences and the arts. Summer study at the George Washington University offers a unique learning experience that introduces students to a collegiate experience, enriched by the wealth of political, cultural and intellectual resources of our city.

About GW Pre-College:
The GW Pre-College program enrolls high school students in academic programs that integrate lectures and seminars with and applied exploration of an area of study. Our programs build on the academic strengths of our institution, the expertise of our faculty, and the strategic advantage of our location. Programs are enhanced by experiential learning which offer hands-on learning opportunities for students to connect theoretical concepts to real-world practice. Students also engage in co-curricular and recreational programs which introduce them to prospective fields of interests through site visits around Washington, D.C. Students can participate in college readiness seminars that engage them in an understanding of the admissions process and the student experience, as they prepare for their college future. Students enjoy a range of recreational programs and participate in excursions to cultural and historic sites around Washington, D.C.

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2017 Scholarship Opportunities:
The GW Pre-College Program offers scholarship opportunities for eligible students, as outlined below. The deadline for consideration for all scholarship programs is March 1st.

Caminos al Futuro is a full scholarship program which seeks to cultivate leadership potential and scholarship in students who desire to shape issues impacting Hispanic and Latino communities. Tuition, room and board, and travel are covered.

The science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scholarship opportunity is available to students who live in Washington, D.C. and who attend a D.C. Public or Public Charter school. Applicants who meet these eligibility requirements and who apply to the College Intensive Students who apply for the Introduction to Engineering course (3 credits), or the Summer Immersion non-credit programs in biomedical engineering, pre-medicine, crime scene investigation, computer science and robotics will automatically be considered.

To Apply:
GW must be in receipt of a full application with supporting documents by March 1st for scholarship consideration. Eligible students will be considered and notified if they are selected for a scholarship. We welcome students outside of Washington, D.C. to apply to any of our programs, and to that end GW will waive the application fee for NSHSS students interested in applying to all GW Pre-College programs. These program applications are due by May 15th.

Contact GW Pre-College:
Address: 1922 F St, NW, Suite 304, Washington, DC 20052
Telephone: (202) 994-6360
Fax: (202) 994-9360


Apply for GW Pre-College Program before Wednesday, March 1st:



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