The Stephen Joel Trachtenberg (SJT) Scholarship is an annual award that covers tuition, room and board, books, and fees at the George Washington University (GW) for incoming freshmen from the District of Columbia. The SJT Scholarship is designed to seek out and contribute to the advancement of the best and brightest youth in the nation’s capital, providing opportunities for continued academic advancement, professional development and community involvement while studying at GW. The scholars are hand-picked based on exceptional academic performance, leadership and extracurricular activities including community service.
Graduating high school seniors in the District of Columbia who have submitted a complete application for admission to GW and are nominated by their high school counselor afterward are eligible for the scholarship.
On campus, the scholars participate in a variety of service-oriented and scholarly activities. In addition to their academic pursuits, scholars serve as student leaders, and are called on regularly to represent the university in a variety of capacities.