Grants & Scholarships

Federal Grants Information


These grants are awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to students determined to have significant financial need. The amount of each individual grant award depends the student's eligibility and enrollment status.

Students apply for the Federal Pell Grant by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For more information about these grants visit the U.S. Department of Education's Federal Student Aid Gateway


Georgetown receives a small allocation of SEOG funds from the U.S. Department of Education each year. These funds are awarded to students with the greatest financial need, most of whom will also be federal Pell Grant recipients.

SEOG funds are used in conjunction with Georgetown University scholarship funds to meet the need for undergraduate scholarship assistance.

Scholarship Opportunities


Georgetown University offers many scholarships to eligible undergraduates and graduate students. Each year Georgetown University awards several hundred need-based scholarships to eligible undergraduates. Individual awards range in value from $1,000 to more than $60,000 per year, depending on the student's financial need. The Georgetown University Graduate School offers a limited number of scholarships, assistantships, and fellowships based on academic qualifications to students admitted to the various graduate programs.

For more information on eligibility and awards visit our University Scholarships page.


Many organizations offer grant and scholarship awards based on financial need, academic merit and/or other criteria such as ethnic background, residency or employment affiliation. Visit our Outside Scholarships page to learn about some of the common types of outside scholarships offered and to search for these types of scholarship opportunities. 

We highly recommend you visit our Policies on Outside Scholarships in order to learn about how these sorts of scholarships will be incorporated into your financial aid award.