Georgetown University is proud to serve those who have served our country. Our office serves to support the opportunities of military members accessing higher education to ensure a campus culture that cares for the entire spectrum of military students. The mission of our services is to instill the Jesuit spirit of cura personalis into everyday connections among the military community. Our website is designed to provide information on GI Bill benefits, financial information, and university resources to assist military students transitioning to campus life.
Georgetown University's Veterans Office serves military connected students as they apply to, attend and advance beyond Georgetown. The Veterans Office connects military students with the resources they need to successfully transition from combat to classroom to career. This includes assistance navigating the admissions process, applying for financial aid and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits, academic assistance, health and wellness, and preparing to re-enter the workforce. The veterans office is located in 224 Car Barn and can be reached at either (202) 687.2708 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Now Accepting the Pat Tillman Foundation 2016 Scholars Applications
Founded in 2004, the Pat Tillman Foundation invests in military veterans and their spouses through academic merit-based scholarships – building a diverse community of leaders committed to service to others. The scholars chosen show extraordinary academic and leadership potential, a true sense of vocation, and a deep commitment to create positive change through their work in the fields of medicine, law, business, education and the arts. Georgetown University is considered as a University Partner and collaborates with the Pat Tillman Foundation to select Tillman Scholars each year. Award amounts are determined by the Pat Tillman Foundation on a case-by-case basis to meet the needs of each scholar.
The application process to become a 2016 Tillman Scholar opens on February 2, 2016 and closes March 1, 2016. For more information about the application process and requirements, please refer to the application description and Frequently Asked Questions.
Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary at Georgetown University
Secretary Robert McDonald visited Georgetown University on January 29, 2016 to give a presentation on "Values Based Leadership." Secretary McDonald shared his experiences that help frame the key points he believes makes an effective leader. The presentation can be applied to those with military connections and in the civilian world. To watch the presentation, you can access the link here.
Military Hoyas in the Media
Ben Brooks, SFS '16, is a dependent of a U.S. Marine and is receiving a scholarship from the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation. Ben was featured in the Washington Post in an article highlighting how the Marine Corps Scholarship allowed him to excel as a student and give back to the community.
Vet Ally Program
The 2016 Vet Ally Program will be held on Tuesday, February 23rd from 1000-1200 (10AM-12 Noon) in the Healey Family Student Center Social Room. This training introduces faculty and staff on contributions and challenges America's military service members and families face in our community. By becoming a VET Ally you can help create an open environment for military students and contribute to their success as they reintegrate into the academic and professional society. There are limited seats for this year's training so please register early. For additional information on the Georgetown Veterans Office or the VET Ally Program please contact our office.
Now Accepting Mujica Stipend Applications
Dr. Barbara Mujica is a professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, acclaimed author, GUSVA's Faculty Advisor, and dedicated advocate for military students at Georgetown University. Dr. Mujica donates to the Mujica Student Veteran Stipend to provide financial support to Graduate School of Arts and Sciences student servicemembers and veterans pursuing their degree at Georgetown University.
The application period for the 2016-17 Mujica Student Veteran Stipend is January 11, 2016 through April 6, 2016. The Mujica Student Veteran Stipend is a $1,500 grant to be given once per year to a student who is a U.S. military veteran or is serving on active duty and is enrolled in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (includes SFS, MSPP, and NHS), preferably in an area of importance to national security, including, but by no means limited to, science, mathematics, security, diplomacy, government, languages, medicine, etc. These funds may be used for any general cost of attendance, including tuition, books, and supplies, but not for travel. For more information about required materials and how to apply, please refer to the application description.
In Memormoriam of Father Curry
It is with a heavy heart to share that Father Rick Curry, S.J. passed away on December 19, 2015. Father Curry was a beloved professor of Catholic studies and theater at Georgetown, in addition to his advocacy for military students and families in Washington D.C. Father Curry founded Dog Tag Bakery to support disabled veterans transition to a new normal and civilian employment. He will truly be missed on campus, but may his spirit and mission continue to thrive in the Georgetown community.
Benefits Request Form Updates
The Spring 2016 Benefits Request Form is live, and can be found here. You can also access the link on the Using Military Education Benefits tab for instructions and the link to the BRF. Please remember that you must be logged into your Georgetown email account to access the form.
Georgetown University is excited to host the Armed Services Arts Partnership, also known as ASAP for the 2015-2016 academic year. ASAP offers community-creating, expressive arts programs at no cost to military students. Information regarding upcoming events can be found on ASAP's website.
The Four Block Foundation works with transitioning student veterans attain internships and full time employment through career building workshops and networking events. Four Block launched their Washington D.C. program in September and is looking for interested student veterans to sign up for their program for the Spring 2016 season starting on February 9, 2016. Learn more.