Another Reason to Check Out GWU

Jan 02, 2012

The George Washington University in Washington, DC offers their students over 50 public service fellowships, including The Knapp Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Service-Learning. This fellowship provides graduate and undergraduate students $10,000 to bring innovative ideas into practice that align with his or her academic goals.

“Our hope is that this award will help students make a difference.”, says GWU President, Steven Knapp. “Since arriving at George Washington three years ago, we have been struck by our students’ passion for changing the world and by the imaginative and intellectually serious way in which they harness that passion by developing concrete, innovative projects.”

GWU grad Melissa Eddison received the inaugural fellowship award for creating the GW Student Food Co-Op, which sells locally grown foods on the GWU campus. Melissa helped manage GWU’s community gardens and taught others how to grow and compost food.

If you are a GWU student, Knapp Fellowship proposals are due Friday, February 17.  Good luck!