Georgetown University Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) provides special award opportunities to encourage local talent to stay local as they pursue biomedical graduate education. BGE is pleased to announce the launch of its “DMV (DC/MD/VA) Hoyas Biomedical Academic Scholarship” program with the intention to attract high quality graduates from DC/MD/VA schools.

This scholarship will provide a partial tuition assistance credit of $10,000.00 total (awarded to the student via their student account as $5,000.00/semester (2 semesters maximum)) to a maximum of ten newly admitted students who currently reside in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia and satisfy the eligibility qualifications outlined below. Eligible and qualified students will have a record of superior academic achievement (including factors such as grade point average, honors, or other designation), show a commitment to biomedical research and graduate studies at the Masters’ level, and demonstrate their creative thinking ability through an essay.

Award Eligibility

The DMV (DC/MD/VA) Hoyas Biomedical Academic Scholarship program* is open to newly admitted students in a Georgetown University Biomedical Graduate Education M.S. degree program who:

  • have a record of superior academic achievement (including factors such as grade point average, honors, or other designation);
  • have been offered admission to an eligible M.S. program for a start in the Fall semester;
  • must be enrolled and remain as a full-time student in the semesters in which they are receiving funds;
  • are U.S. citizens or permanent residents; and
  • reside in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia (will need to submit one (1) acceptable Proof of Residency Document as defined below).

​As part of the scholarship program, BGE may provide a partial scholarship to a maximum of ten (10) newly admitted students in the amount of $10,000.00 total (awarded to the student via their student account as $5,000.00/semester (2 semesters maximum)) to each awarded student. If awarded, scholarship will be applied automatically to the student’s tuition account.

How to Apply

As BGE M.S. applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, here are the steps to apply for the scholarship:

1) Submit your scholarship essay no later than two weeks after submitting your M.S. program application. For example, if you submit your application in Apply Yourself on February 1, you have until the end of the day on February 15 to complete and send in the scholarship application. If you submitted your application on ApplyYourself on or before January 24, 2017, you have until 4:00PM on February 14, 2017 to submit a scholarship application. For the scholarship application, please submit the following:

  • Write a creative essay in response to ONE of the topics below (1000 words or less): 

Topic 1: In your opinion, how do we encourage intelligent and career-minded students, who are from or currently living in the DC/MD/VA area, to stay in the DC/MD/VA area?

Topic 2: If you were given an unlimited amount of money, to spend freely as you choose, to improve any industry or problem/challenge that currently exists within a STEM field, what would it be, and why? 

  • E-mail your completed essay (as a .pdf) to The subject of your e-mail should read: DMV (DC/MD/VA) Hoyas Biomedical Academic Scholarship Essay – Topic 1 or Topic 2 (as applicable). Once we receive your scholarship submission, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.
  • The content of this essay must be different from any other written samples included in your program application, including the Statement of Purpose.

2) In the same email, please provide a Proof of Residency Document. A Proof of Residency Document must include applicant’s name and residence address and reflect a current date. Subject to those conditions, any of the following may serve as a Proof of Residence Document: Vehicle registration and title; utility, telephone or cable/satellite TV bill; checking or savings account statement; property tax bill or receipt; mortgage account or proof of home ownership; residential rental contract (apartment leaser or other rental of real property); major credit card bill; department/retail store credit card bill; or canceled check with imprinted name and address.

*Scholarships apply only to students enrolled in the eligible Masters’ programs within the Georgetown University Medical Center (excludes programs offered by Georgetown’s School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Continuing Studies). Find eligible M.S. programs and apply now.