Apply for a DSS Scholarship

Academic Year 2021-2022

Application Deadline: Rolling Basis

DSS awards scholarship money to assist eligible disabled students with their studies at GW. These awards cover costs associated with tuition, books, adaptive equipment, transportation and other disability-related needs.


To be eligible to apply for a DSS scholarship, you must:


Scholarship Selection

Which scholarship are you applying for?
Check all that apply.

Applicant Contact Information

Your GWID starts with a "G."
Please enter your GW email address. For example,,,, etc.

Applicant Education Information

B.A., M.S. Ph.D., etc.
Upload an unofficial transcript from the current or last school attended. PDF files preferred.
One file only.
256 MB limit.
Allowed types: txt, rtf, pdf, doc, docx, odt, ppt, pptx, odp, xls, xlsx, ods.

Personal and Financial Statements

Personal Statement

Applicants must submit a letter describing their disability status and outlining the expenses that the DSS scholarship(s) would cover. Applicants should clearly demonstrate that no other resources are available to address their particular needs, describing in detail the circumstances that merit the award of the scholarship. The personal statement should also include a discussion of each applicant’s personal, educational, and career goals. Finally, applicants must include a description of their anticipated course loads (part-time or full-time status) for the upcoming academic year.

Financial Statement

Applicants should append to their personal statements a detailed list of anticipated disability-related expenses.  These expenses can include costs incurred for personal care, specialized equipment, medications, etc.

PDF, DOC, and DOCX files preferred.
One file only.
256 MB limit.
Allowed types: gif, jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, eps, tif, pict, psd, txt, rtf, html, odf, pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx, xml, avi, mov, mp3, mp4, ogg, wav, bz2, dmg, gz, jar, rar, sit, svg, tar, zip.

Signature Certification

By signing below, I certify that the information submitted on this application is true to the best of my knowledge and that if substantial changes occur, I must notify the application committee in writing.