In recognition of Georgetown University's numerous important partnerships with the District of Columbia, former University President Leo J. O'Donovan, S.J. established this program to provide need-based awards for students from high schools located in the District of Columbia to study at Georgetown.
The following endowment funds support this program:
The Father Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Scholarship Fund. Father Edward B. Bunn, S.J. was president of Georgetown for 12 years-from 1952 to 1964. Father Bunn's accomplishments were immense: a ten-year building program was completed; two new schools were added; the student body grew from 4,700 to 7,500. Under Father Bunn, Georgetown moved into the ranks of the nation's great universities. This scholarship fund was established in his memory by alumni and friends of the University.
The Ellen S. Devine Scholarship Fund. This scholarship fund was established in 1971 through a bequest of Ellen S. Devine of Wilmington, Delaware, to provide financial assistance to Georgetown University undergraduates at the discretion of the University President.
The President's DC Scholarship Fund. This endowment fund of discretionary gifts was established by the University President to support the DC Scholarship program.