Alexandria Partnership Fellowship
Deadline: Not Available for the 2020-21 Academic Year


The GW and City of Alexandria Partnership Fellowship is intended for a student who is a citizen of or working or interning full- or part-time in the City of Alexandria. Applicants must have applied to and have been admitted to graduate (Graduate Certificate, Master's or Doctoral) study at the GW Alexandria Graduate Education Center. Assumed is that the awardee will employ the new knowledge and skills from their courses at GW in the workplace or internship siteand will return the benefit to the City in appropriate community-based service during the year(s) of the fellowship.


The award will cover 100% of tuition (excluding fees). The fellowship is renewable, but the recipient must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.4 each semester while receiving fellowship funding.

Only one award will be available for the 2019-20 academic year. This award cannot be held with any other tuition awards funded by GW or externally. No exceptions.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be citizens of the City of Alexandria or employed or interning full- or part-time in a position in the City. See City of Alexandria Zip code map for eligible areas (outlined in dark border).
  • Applicants must be incoming graduate students at the GW Alexandria Graduate Education Center beginning in the Summer 2019, Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 semesters.
  • Applicants must possess a minimum GPA of 3.4.
  • Applicants must give back to the City of Alexandria through appropriate community-based service during the year(s) of the fellowship.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.


College of Professional Studies

  • Healthcare Corporate Compliance - Graduate Certificate
  • Law Firm Management - Graduate Certificate and Master of Professional Studies
  • Publishing - Master of Professional Studies
  • Paralegal Studies - Graduate Certificate and Master of Professional Studies
  • Publishing - Master of Professional Studies
  • Strategic Public Relations – Master of Professional Studies

Columbian College of Arts and Sciences

  • Art Therapy – MA
  • Forensic Psychology - MA
  • Survey Design and Data Analysis - Graduate Certificate

Graduate School of Education and Human Development

  • Educational Leadership and Administration – MA and EdS, Post-Master's Certificate
  • Educational Administration and Policy Studies – EdD
  • School Counseling – MA

Required Documents:  All application material must be submitted via the online fellowships application portal. Instructions on how to apply through the portal can be found here.

  • Application
  • Essay
    The essay will be the most heavily weighted factor in your application package. Your statement must not be more than two pages, should be double-spaced, and reference your academic and professional interests. This essay should describe:

1. What your eligibility for the fellowship is based on (indicate all that apply):

a. I am a citizen of the City of Alexandria

b. I am employed in the City of Alexandria – please include employer name and address.

c. I am an intern in the City of Alexandria– please include internship supervisor's name and address.


  • In addition to the above, please note applicants must be U.S. citizens and possess a GPA of 3.4.

2. How your academic program enhances your skills and knowledge for your (paid or unpaid) current or future work and how your participation will benefit the Alexandria Community.

3. Where your community service will take place and how the service will return the benefit of the fellowship to the City of Alexandria, during the year(s) of the fellowship. If awarded the fellowship, the applicant agrees to submit two or more performance reports describing the goals and accomplishments of the community-based service. The reports will be sent to Annette Allgood (

  • Transcripts
    You must submit all transcripts from any post-secondary school attended.
  • Resume
    Your resume should include relevant work and internship experiences, degree(s) earned, honors and/or awards, and community service activities.
  • Recommendations
    Two recommendations are required. One should be from a professor. If you are working or interning in Alexandria, your second recommendation must be from the employer or internship supervisor. If the latter does not apply to you, your second recommendation should be from another professor.
  • Community Service Site Supervisor Letter
    This letter should certify acceptance as a volunteer from the community service supervisor.



Please email for general questions. If you have questions about programs at the GW Alexandria Graduate Education Center, please contact Annette Allgood (