Named for Rimon’s Stephen Trachtenberg, GW program grants 10 full-ride scholarships
News Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · March 24, 2017
Every year the George Washington University grants ten full scholarships to incoming freshmen, covering four years’ tuition, room, board and books. Created in 1989, the program was renamed the “Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarship Program” in 1999 to honor GW’s President Emeritus and Professor of Public Service — and Rimon Partner — Stephen Joel Trachtenberg.
This year, the winning students were surprised in their classrooms as their families, University President Steven Knapp, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions Costas Solomou, and the Colonial mascot arrived with the news that they had won full rides to the University.
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.
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