Community Scholars

The Community scholars program

The Soul of Georgetown

The Community Scholars Program provides Georgetown students with the unique opportunity to thrive. Each year, sixty Scholars are selected during the admissions process based on their academic achievement, impressive co-curricular accomplishments, and commitment to service. They typically represent diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds, and are often first generation college students.

The Community Scholars Program encompasses six core components:

  • Summer Program - Scholars have the opportunity to spend four weeks during the summer before their first year in residence at Georgetown.
  • Continuation of Humanities and Writing 009 course into the Fall semester. This course counts as six (6) credits.
  • Fourth Hour Study Group for Core Course - Led by former students who excelled in the course.
  • First Year Support - This support includes mandatory attendance at workshops, meetings with the Academic Advisor, and various social events.
  • Ongoing Support - Ongoing activities throughout the remainder of a Scholar’s Georgetown career. iScholarship - Scholars who have received a need-based financial aid package may be eligible for a $1,700 scholarship to compensate for lost summer wages.

For more information about the Community Scholars Program, please visit them on the web or contact Devita Bishundat, Assistant Director of CMEA (Center for Multicultural Equity & Access), at db1208@georgetown.edu.