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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
GUSA FILE PHOTO SUBUL MALIK/THE HOYA

The overall budget increased by 6.5 percent to $1,066,020 from last year’s $1,000,640.

GUSA’s Mental Health Stipend Program Moves Forward

A pilot program to subsidize off-campus mental health care has moved closer to implementation in the 2017-18 academic year after the Georgetown University Student Association presented Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson with a proposal Dec. 1. University President John J. DeGioia committed to investing resources into making health[Read More…]

by December 6, 2017 0 comments Campus News, News
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

VIEWPOINT: Taking Pride in Our Stories

On the first day of sixth grade, my father warned me not to get too attached or comfortable, as we would probably not be living in this school district by the end of the year. After an expensive, drawn-out divorce involving encounters with the police and my father losing his[Read More…]

by November 10, 2017 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

EDITORIAL: Inequity of Unpaid Internships

For many students looking to gain valuable work experience and make an income, unpaid internships can be an unfortunate reality. Although the Georgetown University Student Association should be commended for its recent efforts to financially support students pursuing these opportunities, it is vital that both GUSA and the university actively[Read More…]

by October 13, 2017 1 comment Editorial
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
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Finding a Home on the Hilltop With GSP

Eleanor Tolf is a Hoya Staff Writer. Every year, hardworking, high-achieving students arrive on Georgetown’s campus anxious about the costs of higher education. Around 10 percent of Georgetown’s entering class are low-income students — with average earnings between $18,871 and $47,177 for a family of three. Over 70 percent of low-income[Read More…]

by September 8, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, The Guide