Gifts to the Department of Economics support student and faculty research and travel, as well as fellowships and enrichment activities, including visiting faculty lectures and symposia. Every gift, large or small, furthers our educational mission and cements the Columbian College’s standing as one of the nation’s preeminent liberal arts colleges.
Ways to Give
- Give online through our secure donation page to the Economics Department or to a specific fund.
- Mail your check, made out to “The George Washington University” and with “The Department of Economics” or another specific fund in the memo line, to
The George Washington University
P.O. Box 98131 Washington,
- Call the GW Division of Development and Alumni Relations at 1-800-789-2611 to make a donation by phone.
Choose a Fund
In accordance with the university’s endowment policy and purpose, annual income from endowed funds will be spent at the discretion of the GW Office of Graduate Student Assistants and Fellowships, the dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences and the chair of the Department of Economics, in consultation with the Provost.
Named for John Stuart Whetzell Jr. (BA ’68), this undergraduate scholarship provides need-based awards to economics majors and minors in the Department of Economics. To donate, visit our donation page and enter “John Stuart Whetzell Jr. Endowed Economics Scholarship” in the Comments field.
This fund was established to provide annual scholarship support for graduate students pursuing an advanced degree in economics. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, demonstrate financial need and be pursuing an advanced degree in economics.
Providing annual discretionary income to the chair of the Department of Economics, the Robert M. Dunn Jr. Memorial Endowment Fund memorializes one of the department's esteemed former faculty. Dunn retired in 2009 after more than 40 years of teaching economics at GW.
Income from the endowment supports a $1,000 prize for undergraduate students pursuing international economics, as well as needs approved by the department chair, including faculty or student research, curricular enrichment, travel and more.
This fund was established to name the GW Research Program on Forecasting (RPF) in honor of Herman Stekler, professor emeritus of economics. Stekler shared his passion for forecasting through his teaching, research, mentoring and co-authorship.
The fund supports activities through the RPF to help students conduct forecasting research, including awards for independent or faculty-led projects, the purchase of datasets and software for research and funds to help students submit their work to conferences and journals.
BA ‘20, Recipient of the John Stuart Whetzell Jr. Endowed Economics Scholarship
"I am so grateful for the donor who made my scholarship possible. ... It was a struggle to pay for school last year, so having this scholarship really changed everything."