The Knapp Fellowship for Entrepreneurial Service-Learning

The Steven and Diane Robinson Knapp Fellowship has been established at the George Washington University by Steven Knapp and Diane Richardson Knapp to recognize, reward, and facilitate creative public service and academic engagement. GW undergraduate or graduate students are selected to design and implement entrepreneurial service-learning projects. Fellows work with the Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service, a faculty member and may work with other students or community partners to execute a project that makes a significant difference to the lives of others.

One or more Fellowship awards will be distributed annually, within the range of $2,500 to $10,000. Fellows may apply for this award to assist with conducting research and an action project for an independent study course. However, funds cannot be used for tuition. Fellows will receive professional development opportunities as they will be able to work with community partners and/or faculty members who are subject experts. Additionally, faculty advisor will receive funding for their role as an academic advisor to selected fellows.

For more information and to apply, visit  The application deadline varies annually, but is within the November to January time frame.