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 become men and women in the service of others, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the community. These values constitute the core or Georgetown’s identity, binding members of the community across diverse backgrounds.

This scholarship will provide a partial tuition assistance credit of $15,000 (awarded to the student via their student account as $7,500/semester over a maximum of 2 semesters). The scholarship will be offered to selected eligible newly-admitted students who graduated from a Jesuit college/university and 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. Scholarship applications are only accepted from applicants who have successfully submitted their program admissions application by May 15th. 

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

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

  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 men and women 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


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.