Georgetown University Biomedical Graduate Education (BGE) provides special award opportunities to encourage local talent to stay local as they pursue biomedical graduate education. The DMV (DC/MD/VA) Hoyas Biomedical Academic Scholarship program is designed to attract exceptional scholars from DMV college/universities.

The DMV Scholarship program awards $10,000 for one academic year to newly-admitted students who received their undergraduate degree from a college/university that is physically located in Maryland, Virginia or the District of Columbia. Applicants should satisfy the eligibility qualifications outlined below. If awarded, the scholarship will be credited to their student account as $5,000/semester (2 semesters maximum).

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 Master's level, and demonstrate their creative thinking ability through an essay. Scholarship applications are only accepted from applicants who have successfully submitted their program admissions application by May 15th. 

Who We Look For

The DMV (DC/MD/VA) Hoyas Biomedical Academic Scholarship 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 the scholarship
  • Are U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • Will have an undergraduate degree conferred by a college/university that is physically located in Maryland, Virginia, or the District of Columbia 

How to Apply

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

  1. Respond in a creative and persuasive essay to the prompt below in 750 to 1,000 words. 
    • Prompt: If you were given an unlimited amount of money to address any problem or challenge that currently exists within a STEM field, what would it be, and why?
  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
    • Type your name and "DMV Hoyas Biomedical Academic Scholarship" in the header of your essay
    • Save the scholarship essay as a PDF
    • Format the file name to be "Last Name, First Name - DMV Essay"
      Example: Jack Bulldog would name his file as "Bulldog, Jack - DMV Essay"


The DMV 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. The DMV Scholarship Application portal closes on June 1st, 2019 for Fall 2019.