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Ten Students Granted Full-ride Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarships

News Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · March 22, 2019

The Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarship Program, named after President Emeritus, University Professor of Public Service and Rimon Partner Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, covers tuition, room, board and books. Since 1989, the SJT scholarship program has enrolled 184 District of Columbia students with full-ride scholarships covering all four years of their undergraduate education. GW selects students based on high school academic performance, strength of curriculum, recommendations, leadership qualities, community service, extracurricular activities and achievements and standardized test scores, should they choose to submit them.

The SJT scholarship program is one of many GW initiatives aimed at improving access to a college education for high-achieving students of all backgrounds.

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Stephen Joel Trachtenberg is President Emeritus and University Professor of Public Service at The George Washington University. He served as GW’s 15th president from 1988 to 2007. Trachtenberg came to GW from the University of Hartford, where he had been president for 11 years. He also held positions as Vice President for academic services and Academic Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Boston University, and was the Special Assistant to the U.S. Education Commissioner, Department of Health, Education and Welfare. Read more about Mr. Trachtenberg.