There are many possible sources of funding to help defray the costs of graduate education. BGE has curated a list of opportunities within Georgetown and from external sources.
Grants and loans can help you cover the costs of your degree. Visit the Office of Student Financial Services website to learn about financing your graduate education and the types of need-based aid.
You will apply for need-based aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your aid package will be posted to your MyAccess account, at which point you can accept or decline any available funding.
For more information or assistance with the financial aid process, contact email@example.com.
Students are encouraged to apply for awards and grants available through Georgetown University, as well as opportunities offered by external organizations.
BGE Merit-Based Scholarships
While applying to a graduate program, you may also apply for various BGE funding opportunities.
- Scholarships for New Master’s Students – Program applicants may also apply for these opportunities.
- Ph.D. Tuition & Stipend – Incoming Ph.D. students are eligible for merit-based assistantships, fellowships and scholarships.
BGE also offers merit-based scholarships to a limited number of Master of Science students based on the recommendation of individual programs. Please contact your M.S. program regarding merit-based scholarships.
You may also browse graduate student awards from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.
BGE Service-Based Scholarships
We encourage our students and alumni to serve in communities at home and around the world. These scholarships reward students who have performed service activities before starting their graduate education at BGE.
- Federal Academic Alliance Scholarship – For civil servants pursuing a master’s or certificate.
- Jesuit Volunteer Corps Service Scholarship – For those who have served with JVC.
- Segal AmeriCorps Education Award – Matching scholarship for award recipients.
External Merit-Based Aid
Our students and postdocs receive various external awards and grants each year. Meet our External Fellowship & Award Recipients.
Notable External Awards & Grants
Many of our students and postdocs have received funding from the below sources. View the External Fellowship & Award Recipients page for awardee profiles.
- Mistletoe Research Fellowship
- National Institutes of Health National Research Service (F30)
- National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship
- NCI & NIDCD Ruth L. Kirschstein Diversity National Research Service Award (F30)
- NCI Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Transition Fellowship (F99/K000)
- NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00)
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
- NSF Fellowship
External Ph.D. Fellowships
- ProFellow Fellowship Board
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- Johns Hopkins graduate student funding opportunities list
- University of Colorado Bolder fellowships list
national fellowships available to graduate students
- Pathways to Science Ph.D. funding list
- Pathways to Science Ph.D. short-term funding list
funding for short-term opportunities such as travel or workshops
Research and Travel Awards
Research projects and conference travel present additional costs. Georgetown and external organizations offer funding to support your work and achievements.
- Funding for biomedical research
- Graduate School of Arts & Sciences research and travel awards
- ARCS Scholar Awards (BGE students may be eligible)
- Main Campus Research funding
- Medical Center Graduate Student Organization grants
- Student Research Day presentation awards (Ph.D. students only)
- Harold N. Glassman Distinguished Dissertation Awards (Ph.D. graduates only)
External Travel Awards
- Office of Graduate Fellowships & Awards: external funding opportunities
- BioLegend Travel Awards
monthly drawing for $500 travel award to an immunology- or cell biology-related scientific meeting
- Bio-Techne Travel Awards
monthly drawing for $1,000 travel award
- Cayman Chemical Travel Awards
- Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Early Career Research Travel Grants
members may apply for awards to specific Scientific Sessions to present their research
- Hello Bio Travel Awards
monthly drawing for $500 travel award
- Histochemical Society Travel Awards
members of the Histochemical Society can receive up to $1,000 for a Society-sanctioned workshop
- Microbiology Society Travel Awards
members may apply for travel awards four times a year (March, June, September and December 1)
- Open Bioinformatics Foundation Event Fellowships
applications due twice a year (April and October 1)
- Physiological Society Conference Attendance Awards
members may apply for awards; applications due at the end of the month
Students from outside the United States must adjust to a new country and a different set of financial rules and opportunities. The Office of Global Services’ Financial Aid & Money Matters page offers guidance for funding and paying graduate school expenses.
Please reference the OGS International Scholarships and Private Lenders By Country guide for more information on opportunities based on your home country.
The Office of Student Financial Services manages an Outside Scholarship Search website. Some scholarships may include a U.S. citizenship requirement.
International students may wish to consider private education loans to meet college expenses. You may be required by the lender to get a credit worthy co-signer who is a U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen.
Military and Veterans
Servicemembers and veterans should visit the University Registrar’s Veterans page for guidance on accessing education benefits. You can find further support via Georgetown’s Military and Veterans’ Resource Center and by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Federal Academic Alliance Scholarship – For civil servants pursuing a master’s or certificate.
BGE partners with universities and other institutions around the world. If you are a member of one of these partners, you may be eligible for partial scholarships.