Bryce Harlow Fellowship Program
Deadline: 29 April 2018


Optional GWU Essay Review: 10 April 2017

Please send your essay drafts to gradfell@gwu.edu and The Office of Graduate Student Assistantships and Fellowships will provide feedback and comments on your essays. Note that it will take seven to ten business days to read and review drafts.


The Bryce Harlow Foundation Fellowships are targeted for graduate students (J.D. students are also eligible) who are studying part-time while working full-time. Students must express a firm desire to enter the advocacy profession in public affairs, government relations, or lobbying. Generally, Bryce Harlow Foundation Fellowship recipients are studying public policy, political management, legislative affairs, business, or law. Applicants must clearly indicate the courses and specific focus of their studies that will lead to a career in government relations and lobbying.


The awards of $8,000 ($4,000 per semester) will help defray tuition and will be paid directly to the University.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students must be currently enrolled or accepted for admission to a graduate degree program at the George Washington University.
  • Students must plan to be enrolled in part-time graduate studies for credit at GW for at least two semesters of the next academic year (Fall and Spring).
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a substantive interest in, and potential for, an advocacy career in public affairs, government relations or lobbying.

Applicants are responsible for submitting the following to the Foundation via its online application system:

  • Application form
  • Written statements 
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcripts

Please visit the Bryce Harlow application page for detailed application instructions.


Applicants whose files are completed by the deadline will be notified of the Foundation's decision in early August. Please contact the Bryce Harlow Foundation if you have not received notification by that time.