Ensuring our student body reflects our world
For the Walsh School of Foreign Service to compete at the highest level, we must increase our capacity to provide financial aid for accepted students—especially international students—in graduate and undergraduate programs. Making SFS accessible and affordable is crucial as we work to convene and connect people from diverse places, backgrounds, and experiences.
Expanding undergraduate and graduate scholarship support
With its multidisciplinary curriculum and its outreach to the world, the SFS consistently attracts talented students from around the globe. The school’s continued growth—and its distinction as as the nation’s premier academic and research institution for international studies—hinges on its ability to bring together international and U.S. students, creating leaders who understand the impact of their decisions in a truly global context.
Each year, more than half of all Georgetown undergraduates receive some form of financial assistance. This need is acutely felt by international students, who qualify for far fewer financial aid awards than students who are residents of the United States.
While Georgetown provides approximately $1 million each year to fund scholarships for international students, the demand consistently exceeds our ability to meet it.
Strategic investments to support a global student body
To ensure that the SFS is accessible and affordable to a broader community of talented admitted international students—even those unable to pay in full or at all—we seek to increase financial aid available for these students.
The partnership of our alumni and friends will be critical to achieving this goal. There are a range of opportunities to support this effort, including:
- Naming and endowing a global scholarship fund
- Funding a current use global scholarship
- Contributing to the existing SFS Global Scholarship Fund
With your support, SFS will be able to attract the very best, most internationally diverse undergraduate and graduate student body in the world.
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