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Scholarships

Service Scholarships

Jesuit Volunteer Corps Service Scholarship
City Year Alumni University Partnership
Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Program

Additional Scholarships

World Bank Group Staff Association Scholarship
LaFarge BALS Scholarship
Walter Ciszek BALS Scholarship
Osher Reentry Scholarship
Semester in Washington Program Scholarship
DC Building Industry Association (DCBIA) Opportunity Scholarship

Service Scholarships

The Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies awards various scholarships for students who have completed service terms with eligible organizations. See below for information regarding eligibility. Please email scsscholarships@georgetown.edu with any questions or concerns.

Jesuit Volunteer Corps Service Scholarship

Former Jesuit Volunteers bring unique, valuable perspectives to the classroom through their experiences serving their communities. In keeping with Georgetown's Catholic and Jesuit heritage, and informed by our commitment to living as women and men in service to others, we honor those who have served for at least one (1) year with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps or Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest by applying a tuition discount to eligible students.

Applicable programs: All Master of Professional Studies (MPS) programs, Executive Master of Professional Studies (EMPS) programs, and Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (BALS) and Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) programs.

Discount amount: Former Jesuit Volunteer Corps and Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest members are eligible for a 15% tuition discount during each semester in which they are registered for classes. Tuition rates are adjusted annually and go into effect at the conclusion of each spring semester. This scholarship shall not apply to study abroad programs or any additional fees levied by Georgetown University.

Student Requirements: As part of the application process, former Jesuit Volunteers interested in receiving the 15% scholarship must submit with their application a letter of recommendation from the Jesuit Volunteer Corps or Jesuit Volunteer Corps Northwest certifying that the applicant is in good standing and completed the requisite period of service. This letter is due within two weeks of confirming intention to enroll at Georgetown SCS and must be attached in an email to scsscholarships@georgetown.edu.

Students must remain in good academic standing according to the standards set by their program and the Office of Academic Affairs and Compliance for the duration of the program in order to continue receiving the tuition discount. More information can be found here

City Year Alumni University Partnership

Former City Year volunteers bring unique, valuable perspectives to the classroom through their experiences serving urban communities across the country. In keeping with Georgetown's Catholic and Jesuit heritage, and informed by our commitment to living as women and men in service to others, we honor those who have served for at least one (1) year with City Year by applying a tuition discount to eligible students.

Applicable programs: All Master of Professional Studies (MPS) programs, Executive Master of Professional Studies (EMPS) programs, and Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (BALS) and Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) programs.

Discount amount: Former City Year volunteers are eligible for a 15% tuition discount during each semester in which they are registered for classes. Additionally, one student is eligible for a 25% discount during each semester in which they are registered for classes. Tuition rates are adjusted annually and go into effect at the conclusion of each spring semester. This scholarship shall not apply to study abroad programs or any additional fees levied by Georgetown University.

Student Requirements: As part of the application process, former City Year volunteers interested in receiving a scholarship must submit with their application a letter of recommendation from City Year certifying that the applicant is in good standing and completed the requisite period of service. This letter is due within two weeks of confirming intention to enroll at Georgetown SCS and can be obtained by following the steps outlined here.

Students must remain in good academic standing according to the standards set by their program and the Office of Academic Affairs and Compliance for the duration of the program in order to continue receiving the tuition discount. More information can be found here

Segal AmeriCorps Education Award Program

Former AmeriCorps volunteers bring unique, valuable perspectives to the classroom through their experiences serving at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith based groups across the country. In keeping with Georgetown's Catholic and Jesuit heritage, and informed by our commitment to living as women and men in service to others, we honor those who have served for at least one (1) year with AmeriCorps by applying a tuition discount to eligible students.

Applicable programs: All Master of Professional Studies (MPS) programs, Executive Master of Professional Studies (EMPS) programs, and Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (BALS) and Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) programs.

Discount amount: Former AmeriCorps volunteers are eligible for a 15% tuition discount during each semester in which they are registered for classes. Tuition rates are adjusted annually and go into effect at the conclusion of each spring semester. This scholarship shall not apply to study abroad programs or any additional fees levied by Georgetown University.

Student Requirements: As part of the application process, former AmeriCorps volunteers interested in receiving a scholarship must submit with their application a letter of recommendation from AmeriCorps certifying that the applicant is in good standing and completed the requisite period of serviceThis letter is due within two weeks of confirming intention to enroll at Georgetown SCS and must be attached in an email to scsscholarships@georgetown.edu.

Students must remain in good academic standing according to the standards set by their academic program and the Office of Academic Affairs and Compliance for the duration of the program in order to continue receiving the tuition discount. More information can be found here

Additional Scholarships

World Bank Group Staff Association Scholarship

World Bank Staff Association Members accepted to Master of Professional Studies degree and Executive Master of Professional Studies degree programs at Georgetown SCS are eligible for a tuition discount during each semester in which they are registered for classes.

Applicable programs: All Master of Professional Studies (MPS) programs, Executive Master of Professional Studies (EMPS) programs, and Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (BALS) and Master of Arts in Liberal Studies (MALS) programs.

Discount Amount: Current World Bank Staff Association members are eligible for a 10% tuition discount during each semester in which they are registered for classes.

Student Requirements: In order to receive the tuition discount, students must submit a letter at the beginning of each term from the World Bank Staff Association certifying that the student is still an employee of the World Bank and a member of the World Bank Staff Association in good standing. This letter is due within two weeks of registration for classes each term and must be attached in an email to scsscholarships@georgetown.edu.

Students must remain in good academic standing according to the standards set by their academic program and the Office of Academic Affairs and Compliance for the duration of the program in order to continue receiving the tuition discount. More information can be found here

LaFarge BALS Scholarship

The LaFarge Scholarship program awards two scholarships: one to a student entering the Georgetown University’s Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program after studying at Northern Virginia Community College and one to a student entering the program after studying at Prince George’s Community College.

The two LaFarge Scholarships provide each awarded student with a 50 percent reduction in tuition costs for the duration of the student’s time as a degree-seeking student in the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program, as long as the student maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 in Georgetown courses.

The Rev. John LaFarge Jr, SJ, was an American Jesuit priest. For decades, he served as an editor and writer for the Jesuit magazine America. He was noted for his efforts to promote racial tolerance.

More information available here.

Walter Ciszek BALS Scholarship

A total of 10 or more Walter Ciszek Scholarships, up to $5,000 each, are dedicated to existing students who are in the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program.

The Walter Ciszek Scholarship program honors students who can:

  • Demonstrate outstanding academic achievement in the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program.
  • Show financial need requiring them to juggle work and studies to complete their degrees.

The Walter Ciszek Scholarship program is named for Walter J. Ciszek, S.J., a Polish-American Jesuit priest known for his clandestine missionary work in the Soviet Union between 1939 and 1963. Ciszek spent 23 years imprisoned in the Soviet Union and was known for his service to others.

More information available here

Osher Reentry Scholarship

A total of 10 or more Osher Reentry Scholarships, up to $5,000 each, are dedicated to newly admitted students who are entering the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program for the first time.

Osher Reentry Scholarships are aimed at students who:

  • Have experienced a cumulative gap in education of five or more years.
  • Anticipate workforce participation for a significant period of time after graduation.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Show academic promise and a commitment to graduating with a degree.

The Osher Reentry Scholarship program is made possible by the Bernard Osher Foundation, headquartered in San Francisco and founded in 1977 by Bernard Osher, a respected businessman and community leader. The foundation seeks to improve quality of life through support for higher education and the arts. The foundation provides postsecondary scholarship funding to colleges and universities across the nation, with special attention to reentry students.

More information available here.

Semester in Washington Program Scholarship

Scholarship applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Only complete applications received by the deadline will be considered for scholarship. Scholarship awards are strictly for tuition. Awards are based on financial need and academic merit. Applicants are responsible for confirming with the Semester in Washington Program receipt of all scholarship materials.

Applicable programs: Semester in Washington program

Deadlines

  • Summer priority deadline: May 1                   
  • Fall priority deadline: June 1            
  • Spring priority deadline: November 1

Student requirements:

1. Complete and submit the online Semester in Washington Program application including all required documents.

2. Submit the following for scholarship consideration to semesterinwashington@georgetown.edu:

  • A completed Partial Tuition Scholarship Application
  • A financial aid award letter from your home institution for the academic year, if applicable
  • Essay (two pages or less):
    • a) explain how you will contribute to the learning environment in the classroom and why you think you will succeed in the internship. 
    • b) describe any financial needs that you may have in funding your enrollment in the program and state a scholarship amount you are seeking (note: only partial tuition scholarships are available for Summer, Fall and Spring).

DC Building Industry Association (DCBIA) Opportunity Scholarship

One DCBIA Opportunity Scholarship will be given to a student entering the MPS Real Estate program in the fall 2016 semester.  Please follow the directions below to apply for this full tuition, need-based scholarship.

Applicable program: Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Real Estate.

Discount Amount: DCBIA will fund one scholarship to cover 100% of the cost of tuition needed to complete the MPS Real Estate program.

Student Requirements: Applicants must be new students starting in the fall 2016 semester. Students must be a resident of District of Columbia in order to be eligible.

The scholarship will support a student in need of financial resources who is a resident of the District of Columbia and whose background or experience, when evaluated holistically, suggests he or she is uniquely able to contribute to the diversity of the Georgetown community. Factors which may be considered include the student’s socioeconomic, cultural and/or family background, personal experiences and challenges, and/or demonstrated ability to develop and support diversity and cultural understanding. Please note that financial need is just one aspect of consideration.

In order to be eligible to be considered for the DCBIA Opportunity Scholarship, students must submit a 300-word essay together with their completed admission application by July 1, 2016.  The winner of the scholarship will be announced by August 1, 2016.

The selected DCBIA Scholarship recipient must remain in good academic standing according to the standards set by the MPS Real Estate academic program and the Office of Academic Affairs and Compliance for the duration of the program in order to continue receiving the scholarship.

300 Word Essay Prompt

In order to be considered for the DCBIA Opportunity Scholarship, applicants must submit a 300 word essay on the following topic. Completed essays should be sent as Word document to: scsscholarships@georgetown.edu.

Please describe your personal and professional goals for applying to the Master of Professional Studies in Real Estate program. How will you strengthen and support greater diversity within the student body and your chosen area of focus in real estate?

The DCBIA scholarship is only available to new students who are applying to begin the MPS in Real Estate program for the fall 2016 semester. Scholarship essays and completed admissions packages must be received by July 1, 2016 in order to be considered for the scholarship. One winner will be selected by August 1, 2016.

Applicants must also submit a 2016-2017 FAFSA by the July 1, 2016 deadline in order to be considered for this scholarship. 

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