Hoyas for Science Scholarship

2018 Hoyas for Science Scholarship recipients
2018 Hoyas for Science Scholarship recipients

Georgetown University Biomedical Graduate Education strives for equity, diversity and inclusion. The Hoyas for Science merit scholarship program was started in 2015 to advance this aim by rewarding applicants whose experience, when evaluated holistically, suggests they are uniquely able to enrich the BGE community.

Hoyas scholars receive an award that covers 20% of their tuition costs for one academic year. Scholarships will be applied each semester (maximum 2 semesters) to the student account before the student bill due date. Scholars must begin their program in the Fall and remain enrolled full time with a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be awarded the 20% tuition scholarship for the Spring semester.

Qualified applicants will have a record of superior academic achievement, including factors such as grade point average, honors or other designation, and will demonstrate a commitment to biomedical research and graduate studies at the master’s level.

Hoyas for Science Scholarship applications are reviewed on a rolling basis for eligible incoming Fall semester applicants. Early applications are strongly encouraged. The application form is open until July 1 or until all of our scholarship funds are awarded, whichever comes first.

The Hoyas for Science merit scholarship is awarded to newly admitted students in Georgetown University Biomedical Graduate Education master’s degree programs who:

  • Have a record of superior academic achievement (including factors such as grade point average, honors or other designation)
  • Have submitted an application for admission to an eligible BGE master’s program to start in the Fall semester
  • Begin in the Fall and remain registered full time
  • Are U.S. citizens or permanent residents

The following are required components of the Hoyas for Science Scholarship Application:

  1. Write an essay of 1,500 words or less describing how economic, historical, cultural, institutional or interpersonal factors have challenged your academic experience. What obstacles have you experienced and what insights have you gained in your academic journey?
    • The content of this essay may not include text from your program application, except for the Optional Statement (Diversity, Personal Background, and Contributions).
  2. Follow the file formatting guidelines:
    • Have the following information at the top of the file: your name and “Hoyas for Science Scholarship”
    • Save the scholarship essay as a PDF
    • Format the file name as “First Name Last Name – Hoyas for Science Essay

Hoyas for Science Scholarship applications are reviewed on a rolling basis for eligible incoming Fall semester applicants. Early applications are strongly encouraged. The application form is open until July 1 or until all of our scholarship funds are awarded, whichever comes first.

Questions?
If you have any questions regarding your Hoyas for Science application, please contact bgestudentservices@georgetown.edu.


Maria Rose Belding

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