Undergraduate Scholarships

We are pleased to offer two types of undergraduate scholarship opportunities for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

George Washington Scholarship 

$5,000 each - open to majors in civic and economic thought and leadership

The George Washington Scholarships were created to honor outstanding academic achievement and leadership ability by majors in the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership. 

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Founders Scholarship

$2,000 each - open to majors and minors in civic and economic thought and leadership

The Founder Scholarships were created to honor excellent academic achievement and leadership ability by a major or minor in the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership. 

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Application Requirements

The application requirements for both scholarships are the same. Majors are encouraged to apply for both scholarships, and if they are not awarded the George Washington Scholarship, they will be considered for the Founders Scholarship if they have applied. 

Required application materials: 

  • A leadership philosophy essay (500 words). 
  • Name and email address of a faculty member in the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership you would like to submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. An email will be sent to the faculty member. 
  • Statement regarding financial obstacles toward college expenses. 
  • CV/Resume.

Apply now. 

"The George Washington Scholarship has made it such that I have been able to pursue new and exciting opportunities at ASU through my clubs and organizations rather than having to find another job." - Julia J. 

Additional Information

Students are encouraged to apply for both the George Washington and the Founders scholarships However, a student may receive only one kind of scholarship. Financial need is a consideration in awarding Founders Scholarships.

Application deadline: April 10, 2020

Scholarship Announcements: April 2020

Scholarship Disbursement: Academic Year 2020-2021

If you have additional questions, please contact the school's academic advising manager, Frank Pina by email, or by scheduling an advising appointment below. 

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