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 area.

This scholarship will provide a partial tuition assistance credit of $10,000 total (awarded to the student via their student account as $5,000/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. If awarded, the scholarship will be applied automatically to the student’s tuition account.

Eligible and qualified applicants 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.

Application Requirements 

The DMV (DC/MD/VA) Hoyas Biomedical Academic Scholarship program is awarded to newly admitted students in a Georgetown University Biomedical Graduate Education Master's degree program who:

  • Have a record of superior academic achievement (including factors such as grade point average, honors, or other designation)
  • Have submitted an admissions application to an eligible master's program for a start in the Fall semester
  • Intend to enroll and remain as a full-time student in the semesters in which they are receiving scholarship
  • Are U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Reside in the District of Columbia, Maryland or Virginia (will need to submit one acceptable Proof of Residency Document as defined below)

How to Apply

The following are the required components of the DMV Scholarship Application:

  1. Write a creative essay in response to one of the topics below.
    The creative essay should be 500 to 1,000 words. The content of this essay must be different from any other written samples included in your program application, including the Statement of Purpose.
    • 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?
  2. 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 Bill
    • Telephone bill
    • 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
    • Canceled check with imprinted name and address


The DMV Scholarship Application is due two weeks after submitting the online application for your master's program. For example, if you submit your application in ApplyYourself on February 1, you have until the end of the day on February 15 to complete and submit the scholarship application.