Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies

Scholarships

In keeping with the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence and community engagement, the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program is proud to offer three distinct scholarships. To be considered for a scholarship, students in the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program must first submit a FAFSA to the federal government, requesting that a Student Aid Report be sent to the Georgetown University Office of Student Financial Services (code 001445) by the deadline for each semester.

Application Deadlines for All Scholarships

  • Spring Term - December 1
  • Summer Term - May 1
  • Fall Term - August 1

Osher Re-entry Scholarship

The Osher Re-entry Scholarship awards up to $5,000 per student per academic year and is dedicated to both newly admitted and current students in the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program.

Osher Re-entry 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 Re-entry 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 post-secondary scholarship funding to colleges and universities across the nation, with special attention to re-entry students.

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Walter Ciszek Scholarship

The Walter Ciszek Scholarship awards up to $5,000 per student per academic year and is dedicated to both newly admitted and current students 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.

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Crankstart Foundation Re-entry Scholarship

The Crankstart Foundation Re-entry Scholarship awards up to $5,000 per student per academic year and is dedicated to both newly admitted and current students in the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program.

Crankstart Foundation Re-entry 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 Crankstart Foundation is the charitable enterprise of Michael Moritz and Harriet Heyman. The couple's philanthropy in the California Bay Area is mainly focused on education, and arts and culture, but support has also gone to parks and human services. The Crankstart Foundation Re-entry Scholarship is made possible only by the generosity of Mr. Moritz and Mrs. Heyman.

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LaFarge Scholarship

The LaFarge Scholarship awards two scholarships per academic year: one to a student who studied at Northern Virginia Community College and one to a student who studied 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.

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Phi Theta Kappa Bridge Scholarship

The Phi Theta Kappa Bridge Scholarship is awarded to one student each year entering the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program at Georgetown University. The scholarship grants the student a 50 percent reduction in Georgetown 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 3.5 in Georgetown courses.

PTK Bridge Scholarship honors students who:

  • Are a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Have completed at least 35 credits from their 2 year institution
  • Demonstrate academic excellence and financial need.

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