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Ensuring our student community thrives

access & excellence

We want the world’s best students from all backgrounds to choose Georgetown and participate fully in their college experience, contributing their ambition and talents to our campus community. Our Jesuit tradition of cura personalis, care of the whole person, calls us to make that possible.

Every student brings a different constellation of financial, academic, spiritual, mental, physical, and professional needs. Meeting those needs—through scholarships and support across all dimensions of learning and formation—strengthens our university and gives the world its strongest citizens and creative thinkers.

A Testimonial

safa wardere

“Georgetown’s Jesuit value of people for others inspires me to make sure that I make the most of my time here and graduate with all the tools I need to be a person for others. As I get a better idea of my career goals and what I would like to accomplish in the future, I am constantly wondering how whatever path I choose will help my community.”

—Safa Wardere (C’25), scholarship recipient, first-generation college student, and participant and mentor in the Georgetown Scholars Program, which provides robust wraparound services and resources for low-income and first-generation college students

Increasing the number of philanthropically funded undergraduate scholarships is the university’s foremost fundraising priority. Scholarships help ensure that every student we choose can choose Georgetown, too, and donor support for financial aid enables us to compete with the best universities for the best talent.

Learn about how scholarships set in motion the exponential impact of a Georgetown education. Read on >

We will create an environment where every student can flourish.

  • Charlene Brown-McKenzie (C’96)

    Charlene Brown-McKenzie (C’96)

    Director of Georgetown’s Center for Multicultural Equity and Access, home to the Community Scholars Program

    “The Community Scholars Program helps first generation, low-income students establish community and increase their social capital and confidence so they can thrive in a highly competitive, predominantly white, affluent, elite atmosphere. The program has really elevated the university as a national elite institution dedicated to community and diversity.”

  • arthur Milhomens

    Arthur Milhomens (B’24)

    Veteran and first-generation student

    “My time in the military taught me many things, but above all, professionalism, resilience, and confidence. It can be nerve-racking to start a brand new experience, especially when the military is so ordered and the path is preordained, but in the uncomfortable is where we grow.” Georgetown University is a proud participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program in partnership with the Department of Veteran Affairs to enhance access and affordability for military-connected students

  • Tony Mazurkiewicz

    Tony Mazurkiewicz

    Chaplain to Georgetown Athletics

    “My role is to accompany student-athletes, coaches, and staff in support of their ongoing spiritual growth and formation. That means meeting [them] where they are. I celebrate the joys they’re experiencing in their sports and in their lives. I walk with them, particularly as a listener when they experience challenges.”

andy marquez

One of the core Jesuit values that animates the Georgetown experience is cura personalis, or a profound care for the whole person and their unique circumstances, gifts and possibilities. As…

durriya meer

Durriya Meer, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist with more than 20 years of experience in higher education counseling and psychology, has joined Georgetown as the new director of Counseling and Psychiatric…

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Called to be a partner in this work

We invite our exceptional community of alumni, family, and friends to join us in realizing this ambition. Thank you for supporting Georgetown as we strive to become the university we are called to be.

To learn more or to contribute to these priorities, please contact us at giving@georgetown.edu.