Georgetown Scholarships

OGE Semester Scholarships

The Office of Global Education automatically considers all semester and full year applicants for the need-based scholarships. No additional application is necessary. OGE works in conjunction with the Office of Student Financial Services to identify and notify scholarship recipients.

The Steven de Balmaseda Champion Scholarship

Students studying abroad on Georgetown-approved programs in non English-speaking countries in Western Europe are automatically considered for the Champion Scholarship; no application is necessary. Preference is given to students with financial need applying for a full-year program in Spain, France and Italy. OGE identifies grant recipients in coordination with the Office of Student Financial Services.

The Michael Jurist Memorial Scholarship for Study Abroad

This scholarship was established in memory of Michael Jurist (SFS ’07), who studied at Sciences Po Lyon in the spring of 2006 and was tragically lost shortly after graduation. Funded by a generous endowment from Michael’s parents, this award intends to increase accessibility to study abroad in France by covering students’ transportation and immigration costs.

The Michael Jurist Memorial Scholarship is an award based on financial need and academic interest. Successful applicants will be current recipients of financial aid able to demonstrate how they will use the funding and able to articulate a genuine interest in the French language and culture.

Students on Georgetown-facilitated programs in Lyon, Strasbourg and at Sciences Po Paris are eligible to apply. In cases when there are a significant number of applicants, those going to Lyon will be given priority.

Applicants may learn more about Michael’s life by visiting his memorial website.

Interested students should download the application and discuss any questions they may have with the Global Education Advisor for France. Applications are due by January 31st for the fall semester and September 15th for spring semester. Should a specified deadline fall on the weekend, applicants may submit their materials the following Monday.

Penner Family Experiences Award

The Penner Family Experiences Award offers the opportunity for students to apply for an award up to $1,500.00 to support experiential learning activities, including study abroad.

Full-time students with active applications to an OGE-sponsored study abroad program and demonstrated eligibility for need-based financial aid, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Services, may apply. For more information, interested students may visit the Penner Family Experiences Award page.

Arielle Kasey DaCosta Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created by the family of Georgetown student Arielle Kasey DaCosta C’11, an alumna of Villa Le Balze who passed away in 2009.  The scholarship supports students with financial need who are studying at the Villa during the summer term.  Priority is given to students majoring in the arts or humanities, or studying these subjects at Villa Le Balze. Students who meet these criteria will be automatically considered for the scholarship; no application is necessary. Awards may vary on a yearly basis, up to $5,000.  OGE identifies recipients in coordination with the Office of Student Financial Services.