Ignatian Hoya Biomedical Academic Scholarship

Georgetown University, a leading academic and research institution, offers a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. Our vibrant community of exceptional students, faculty, alumni, and professionals dedicates itself to real-world applications of our research, scholarship, faith, and service. Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university. Drawing upon the 450-year-old legacy of Jesuit education, we provide students with a world-class learning experience focused on educating the whole person through exposure to different faiths, cultures, and beliefs. Georgetown challenges students to engage in the world and individuals in the service of others, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the community. These values constitute the core of Georgetown’s identity, binding members of the community across diverse backgrounds. The “Ignatian Hoya Biomedical Academic” merit scholarship program was started in 2019 to advance this aim.

As part of the scholarship program, BGE will provide scholarships to newly-admitted students in the amount equal to 20% of tuition costs for one academic year. 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 in their first semester of the master’s program in order to be awarded the 20% tuition scholarship for the second semester and must remain enrolled as a full-time student.

The scholarship will be offered to selected eligible newly-admitted students who represent the Ignatian ideals in their personal accomplishments. 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 master’s level, and demonstrate their commitment to Jesuit ideals and call to service through an essay.

The Ignatian Hoya Biomedical Academic Scholarship program is awarded to newly-admitted students in a Georgetown University Biomedical Graduate Education master’s degree program who:

The following are required components of the Ignatian Hoya Biomedical Academic Scholarship Application:

  1. Write an essay in 1,500 words or less in response to the following prompt:
    How have you been “challenged to engage in the world and become individuals in the service of others, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the community?”
  2. The content of this essay must be different from any other written samples included in your program application, including the Statement of Purpose.
  3. File Formatting Guidelines
    • Have the following information at the top of the file: your name and Ignatian Hoya Biomedical Academic Scholarship
    • Save scholarship essay as a PDF
    • Format the file name to be “First Name Last Name – Ignatian Essay
      Example: Jack Bulldog would name his file as “Jack Bulldog – Ignatian Essay

If you have any questions regarding your Ignatian Hoya Biomedical Academic application, please contact bgestudentservices@georgetown.edu.


The Ignatian Hoya Biomedical Academic Scholarship Application is due 14 days after submitting the program admissions application to an eligible master’s program. For example, if you submit your application on the 1st of the month, you must submit your scholarship application by midnight on the 15th of the month.