Scholarships

Students who receive a scholarship and plan to apply for Federal Financial Aid should contact the Office of Student Financial Services to inquire as to how it may affect their financial aid award. E-mails should be sent to scsfinaid@georgetown.edu.

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. All supporting documentation must be received by the Add/Drop deadline stated in the SCS 3-year Academic Calendar. Scholarships may not be used in conjunction with one another. Please email scsscholarships@georgetown.edu with any questions or concerns. 

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
Osher Reentry BALS Scholarship
D.C. Mayor’s Scholars Undergraduate BALS Scholarship
Crankstart Foundation Re-entry BALS Scholarship
Phi Theta Kappa Bridge BALS Scholarship
Executive Certificate in Transformational Leadership Scholarship Fund

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.

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 can be obtained by following the steps outlined here. All supporting documentation must be received by the Add/Drop deadline stated in the SCS 3-year Academic Calendar. Scholarships may not be used in conjunction with one another. 

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 Programs

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 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 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 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 recipient 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.

Osher Reentry BALS Scholarship

The Osher Reentry 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 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.

D.C. Mayor’s Scholars Undergraduate BALS Scholarship

The Mayor’s Scholars Undergraduate Program provides need-based funding for eligible DC residents earning their first associate’s or bachelor’s degree at select area colleges and universities. Recipients of Mayor’s Scholars funding can receive up to $4,000 per academic year, for up to four years for an associate’s degree, and up to six years for a bachelor’s degree. The funds are available first-come, first-serve, and applicants must re-apply each year. There is no guarantee applicants will receive funding, as funds are only available until they run out.

More information available here.

Crankstart Foundation Re-entry BALS 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.

Phi Theta Kappa Bridge BALS 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 two year institution
  • Demonstrate academic excellence and financial need

Executive Certificate in Transformational Leadership Scholarship Fund

The Executive Certificate in Transformational Leadership Scholarship Fund allows Georgetown University to further the mission of the Institute for Transformational Leadership (ITL) to develop leaders who will create a more sustainable and compassionate future. The scholarship will be awarded to student leaders who best exemplify Georgetown’s Jesuit values of Women and Men for Others and Community in Diversity through their work in social justice and diversity and inclusion.

Applicable Program: Executive Certificate in Transformational Leadership

Scholarship Amount: Tuition scholarships will be awarded up to $10,000.

Student Requirements:

Factors which may be considered in a holistic review process include the student’s:

  1. Professional experience and goals
  2. Academic background
  3. Leadership journey and path
  4. Work and commitment towards social justice and diversity and inclusion

How to Apply:

Applicants can apply for the scholarship by uploading an additional essay to their application for the Executive Certificate in Transformational Leadership program. The essay (~1000 words) must address the following questions:

  • In your professional work, how you are striving for social justice and to increase diversity and inclusion?
  • How will this scholarship, if awarded, make a difference in your leadership development and your professional work?