Post Tagged with: "Georgetown Scholarship Program"

SOPHIA NUNN FOR THE HOYA

GSP Holds 8th Annual Style Workshop for Women at LOFT

More than 100 senior women in the Georgetown Scholarship Program attended the eighth annual LOFT Styling Workshop earlier this month to learn tips for dressing in the workplace and select professional clothing provided by LOFT. The event took place at the women’s clothing retailer’s branch on Wisconsin Avenue and was[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Holding On to Home

The most heart-wrenching moment of my life was right after new student convocation, when my mom told me that she and my dad were “not as smart” as I am. The two of them had tickets for seats in the gym but no idea how to find the building. I[Read More…]

by November 13, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Embracing Uncertainty

Pebbles of uncertainty litter the path of life. At every turn, every step, we encounter these pesky little rocks. Sometimes one of them makes its way inside your shoe and becomes a more obvious annoyance than usual. At the same time, these frustrations are an opportunity to determine our futures.[Read More…]

by November 12, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
REYES & SORTO: Closing the Knowledge Gap

REYES & SORTO: Closing the Knowledge Gap

Although we came from different backgrounds, we are often reminded that as first-generation students from immigrant households, our paths to Georgetown University shared many similarities. Growing up, our parents constantly reminded us about the importance of obtaining an education. We would hear our moms say, “The two happiest days of[Read More…]

by April 19, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

SINGH: The Badge of Inferiority

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I felt inferior when navigating the chasms and paradoxes of Georgetown’s campus. This feeling did not stem from any comparison I attempted to make with other Georgetown students. Rather, something more powerful strained my mind. As I talked more with fellow[Read More…]

by March 12, 2018 2 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
JOUBERT: Fighting for Connections

JOUBERT: Fighting for Connections

When I was a young boy, success meant making my parents happy. When I became a teenager, it meant earning money to help my family. Now that I’ve transitioned into adulthood, I define success as making and maintaining a broad range of connections. Attending Georgetown University has taught me how[Read More…]

by February 6, 2018 5 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
RICE: More Than an Education

RICE: More Than an Education

People always think they have you “figured out” by just observing simple, everyday things. They think they know what kind of person you are based on the way you dress, how you talk, how you look or where you come from. People generally look at those things and associate them[Read More…]

by January 23, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
LUC NIKIEMA FOR THE HOYA
The ProudToBeGSP campaign runs Nov. 13 to 17 and highlights stories of the more than 650 students in the Georgetown Scholarship Program.

ProudToBeGSP Campaign Empowers Story-Telling

The Georgetown Scholarship Program held its fourth annual ProudToBeGSP promotional campaign to highlight its support for first-generation and low-income students. The ProudToBeGSP week, running from Nov. 13 through Nov. 18, started as an initiative to spread awareness about low-income and first-generation students at Georgetown. GSP provides more than 650 undergraduate[Read More…]

by November 17, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
RICHARD SCHOFIELD FOR THE HOYA
The Georgetown Scholarship Program offers support to 650 students, most of whom are first-generation, to attend college.

Missing Out: The GSP Students Who Would Have Been

Like many Georgetown University students, Teodora Lancaster (COL ’20) expected her time on the Hilltop to be a balancing act of classes, internships, healthy social outings and sightseeing. But just over a year into her time at Georgetown, Lancaster is coming to understand the severe constraints imposed by her financial[Read More…]

by October 6, 2017 3 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: My Unexpected Path to Georgetown

If you were raised in an upper — or middle — class family and your parents went to college, think about what your family and school counselors told you about college growing up. You were likely told to start preparing for your college application in your junior year of high[Read More…]

by October 5, 2017 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top