Georgetown University Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) is committed to creating a diverse community composed of the most qualified students. BGE is pleased to announce the launch of its “Hoyas for Science” merit scholarship program.

This scholarship will provide partial tuition assistance for up to 1 year (distributed at the beginning of each semester, up to 2 semesters maximum) to newly admitted students who meet the eligibility requirements below. Eligible and qualified students will have a record of superior academic achievement (including factors such as grade point average, honors, or other designation) and demonstrate a commitment to biomedical research and graduate studies at the Master’s level.

Factors Considered

The Hoyas for Science merit scholarship will be awarded to newly admitted students in a Georgetown University Biomedical Graduate Education M.S. degree program* whose background or experience, when evaluated holistically, suggests they are uniquely able to contribute to the diversity of the BGE community.

The factors which may be considered include:

  • a student’s socioeconomic, cultural and/or family background (i.e., first-generation or first-in-family to attend college, parents’ level of education and income, region of residence, high school or undergraduate institution attended);
  • personal experiences and challenges; and/or
  • demonstrated ability to develop and support diversity and cultural understanding.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must demonstrate a record of superior academic achievement (including factors such as grade point average, honors, or other designation); and
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

As part of the scholarship program, BGE may provide scholarships to newly admitted students in the amount equal to twenty percent (20%) of tuition costs for one academic year. Scholarships will be applied to the then-current tuition rates applicable at the time the student enrolls in an eligible Master’s program. Scholarships will be applied each semester (maximum 2 semesters) to the student account prior to the student bill due date. Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 (out of 4.0) in their first semester of the M.S. program in order to be awarded the twenty percent (20%) tuition scholarship for the second semester and must remain enrolled as a full-time student.

How to Apply

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

1) You need to 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 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 an essay (1,000 words or less) explaining how you meet one or more of the factors listed below. In your response, reflect on how you are uniquely able to contribute to the diversity of the BGE community.
  • The content of this essay must be different from any other written samples included in your program application, including the Statement of Purpose.

The factors which may be considered include:

  • a student’s socioeconomic, cultural and/or family background (i.e., first-generation or first-in-family to attend college, parents’ level of education and income, region of residence, high school or undergraduate institution attended);
  • personal experiences and challenges; and/or
  • demonstrated ability to develop and support diversity and cultural understanding.

Please e-mail your completed essay (as a .pdf) to JL2242@georgetown.edu. The subject of your e-mail should read: Hoyas for Science Scholarship Essay. Once we receive your scholarship submission, you will receive a confirmation e-mail.

*Scholarships apply only to students enrolled in the eligible Master’s programs within the Georgetown University Medical Center (excludes the G2 Advanced Biomedical Science certificate program, and programs offered by Georgetown’s School of Medicine, School of Nursing and Health Studies, and School of Continuing Studies). Eligible M.S. programs can be found here.

Meet our Scholarship Recipients

2016-2017

2015-2016