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The admissions yield remained constant, with a disparity in yield for those who did and did not apply for financial aid.

Admissions Yield Holds Steady

Georgetown University’s admissions yield for the Class of 2020 remained steady, increasing slightly to 48 percent from last year’s rate of 47.6 percent, as of May 2. The admissions yield refers to the number of accepted students who choose to enroll in the university. The target enrollment for each class[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
Georgetown Scholarship Program 
GSP sponsored a trip to New York City and the Today Show Studio for students during  Spring Break. GSP is seeking to raise $25 million to fund an endowment for its programs.

GSP Seeks Endowment To Expand Impact

When the Georgetown Scholarship Program was founded 10 years ago, GSP Program Director Melissa “Missy” Foy said she could not have anticipated the impact it would have on first-generation and low-income students from around the country who apply to Georgetown every year. At the time of its founding, GSP was[Read More…]

by April 8, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

Support for All Students

Georgetown’s recent increase in financial aid represents a commitment to low-income students that goes beyond money and seeps into most aspects of Georgetown’s admissions office. From recruitment tactics to four-year support on campus, under-resourced Georgetown students receive support, unlike students at most universities nationally.  According to U.S. News and World[Read More…]

by March 1, 2016 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Money to Thrive

The Georgetown Scholarship Program held its annual Thrive summit on Wednesday, Jan. 27. It is an event to congratulate first-year students on completing their first semester of college, which can certainly be a rough transition period for GSP students. The Thrive summit also pushes students to develop their Hilltop experience,[Read More…]

by January 29, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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The Georgetown Community Partnership plans to announce the 2017-37 Campus Plan framework in early June.

Student-Led Initiative Funds Winter Break Housing

The Students of Georgetown, Inc., the Georgetown University Student Association, the Georgetown Alumni Association, the Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union, the Office of the Provost and the Office of the President contributed to the funding of a temporary house for students in unstable living situations for the[Read More…]

by December 8, 2015 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Access Affordability

Access Affordability

The Georgetown administration has historically demonstrated a strong commitment to creating a diverse student body. But doing so requires supporting low-income students through an extensive need-based scholarship and mentorship program, and recently, as reflected in the university’s drop to 88th from 46th in The New York Times’ ranking of colleges[Read More…]

by October 27, 2015 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Low-Income Accessibility Falters

Low-Income Accessibility Falters

Georgetown dropped in The New York Times’ rankings of colleges doing the most for low-income students, falling from 46th to 88th among the 179 schools on the list, released Sept. 16. Launched in 2014 by The Upshot, the newspaper’s politics, policy and economic analysis section, the rankings are based on[Read More…]

by October 2, 2015 0 comments City News, News, News - Top
New Students, All Hands on Deck

New Students, All Hands on Deck

As Georgetown enters a new year, it faces a broad set of complicated challenges and opportunities. I believe as students, we have the desire and potential to affect great change on this campus. I want to enumerate some of the areas where students can make progress this upcoming school year[Read More…]

by September 29, 2015 4 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top
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The Georgetown Scholarship Program has offices in Healy Hall, where it employs student staff and offer guidance for its scholars.

GSP Celebrates 10 Years

Tuesday marked the 10th anniversary of the Georgetown Scholarship Program, which provides financial aid and a robust support system to 625 students from all 50 states and nine countries, particularly those who come from low-income backgrounds or are first generation college students. According to GSP Program Director Missy Foy (COL[Read More…]

by November 21, 2014 0 comments Campus News, News

‘Project Move-In’: Making the Hilltop a Home

For many students with parents by their sides for the big move, it can be hard to imagine a New Student Orientation free of a farewell hug. But for students receiving the 1789 Scholarship from the Georgetown Scholarship Program each year, this void can be a reality. This year to[Read More…]

by September 2, 2011 0 comments Opinion