Public Service Grant Commission

Supporting GWU's student ideas in action
PSGC Offers up to $20,000 annually in Funding

The Public Service Grant Commission encourages and cultivates student-led social innovation by providing institutional support to individuals and organizations to carry out innovative, feasible community service programs and ideas. 

Founded in 2009, the Public Service Grant Commission is the Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement’s social innovation fund supporting GW students’ entrepreneurial passions for stimulating change and delivering solutions through student-led service projects and initiatives in partnership with Washington, DC area organizations.

 A photo of our wonderful present/past Knapp Fellowship/ PSGC recipients at 2017 GW's Earth Day event. Left to Right: Maranda Ward - Knapp Fellow 16-17 Gayatri Malhotra - Knapp Fellow 17-18 Eve Schwartz - PSGC 16-17 Max Grossman - PSGC 15-16

 A photo of our wonderful present/past Knapp Fellowship/ PSGC recipients at 2017 GW's Earth Day event.

Left to Right:
Maranda Ward - Knapp Fellow 16-17
Gayatri Malhotra - Knapp Fellow 17-18
Eve Schwartz - PSGC 16-17
Max Grossman - PSGC 15-16

 

Past PSGC Grantees

Read brief descriptions of five previously funded PSGC projects. These projects represent the diversity of projects received this academic year. These funded projects represent ongoing, thoughtful and impactful service projects led by students through service organizations, service-learning classes, and relationships with faculty advisors.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Public Service Grant Commission, made up of one faculty and five student commissioners, is a $20,000 fund dedicated to supporting GW students’ passion for performing innovative service projects with organizations based in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.