Knapp Fellowship Grant Awardees for 2017-2018 School Year

The Knapp Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Service-Learning grant awardees have been named for the 2017-2018 school year. 

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. 

“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

This year, funding was awarded to one graduate student studying Global Health and Epidemiology and Disease Control, Gayatri Malholtra, and one undergraduate student studying International Affairs and Environmental Studies, Chloe King. 

Ms. Malholtra's project, titled, "Girl Rising Gender Equality" will partner with the global Girl Rising female education program and apply it to community centers in Delhi, India. 

Ms. King's project is titled "A National Food Conservation Challenge" and utilizes a partnership with the World Wildlife Federation to create a pilot program in local schools to teach young children about mitigating food waste. 

We wish them the best of luck and congratulations on their receipt of this renowned grant funded by Steven and Diane Knapp. 

You can read more about the Knapp Fellowship and get ready to nominate someone for the next Knapp Fellowship cycle here.