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The Knapp Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Service-Learning

The Steven and Diane Robinson Knapp Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Service-Learninghas been established at the George Washington University by Steven Knapp and Diane Robinson Knapp to recognize, reward, and facilitate creative public service and academic engagement. The award is a catalyst for new ideas and a way for students to turn their education into action. GW undergraduate or graduate students are selected to design and implement entrepreneurial service-learning projects. Fellows work with the Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service, a faculty member and may work with other students or community partners to execute a project that makes a significant difference to the lives of others in the DC community.

The Knapp Fellowship makes it possible to recognize one or more innovative proposals each year and help provide support for their implementation. Up to $10,000 is awarded each academic year.

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“Our hope is that this award will help students make a difference.   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.” -President Steven Knapp

The award is a catalyst for new ideas and a way for students to turn their education into action. GW students have a strong track record for turning their ideas into action.

Examples include:

  • A sports empowerment program for young women in Uganda
  • Fundraising and programming to send low-income DC students to the World Cup in South Africa around HIV/AIDS education
  • A summer program that brings disadvantaged students to Washington, DC for civic leadership education and the opportunity to meet with government leaders.


Public Service Grants

The Public Service Grant Commission encourages innovative, student-led service opportunities by providing the financial means and institutional support to individuals and organizations in GW’s spirit of service.Thanks to the continued financial support from Student and Academic Support Services and a generous gift by a donor, the Commission is able to provide funding each year. 

We encourage students to engage in entrepreneurial community service in the greater Washington DC community. We are looking for talented, civic-minded students who wish to serve the DC area with innovative service projects and initiatives.

Have a creative idea? Need funding to turn that creative idea into action?  The GW PSGC is here to support your ambition!

Questions? Please contact or check out their blog.

Interested in volunteering time in a different issue area?  Check out upcoming opportunities in other service categories.


Video Game Addiction Student Research Grant

Video Game Addiction Student Research Grant awards a $1,500 student research grant each semester, to study
the social and psychological effects of video game addiction.

  • All undergraduate & graduate students can apply
  • Applicants must be enrolled in an accredited college or university in the
  • U.S.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • 750 to 1,000-word essay is required
  • Basic research outline is required

Deadline: September 30, 2017

For more information or to submit an application online, please visit the
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