Scholarships & Funding

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.

Need-Based Aid

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 osfsgradfinaid@georgetown.edu.

Merit-Based Aid

Students are encouraged to apply for awards and grants available through Georgetown University, as well as opportunities offered by external organizations.

BGE Merit-Based Aid

While applying to a graduate program, you may also apply for various BGE funding opportunities.

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.

Georgetown Merit-Based Aid

External Merit-Based Aid

Our students and postdocs receive various external awards and grants each year. Meet our External Fellowship & Award Recipients.

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

Research and Travel Awards

Research projects and conference travel present additional costs. Georgetown and external organizations offer funding to support your work and achievements.

International Students

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.

Via OGS:

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 militarybenefits@georgetown.edu.

Federal Academic Alliance Scholarship – For civil servants pursuing a master’s or certificate.

Partner Institutions

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 scholarships.