Scholarship Opportunities for Military-Connected Students

Scholarship Opportunities for All Students at Georgetown University

Georgetown University offers a number of scholarships to both undergraduate and graduate students. For more information about institutional aid, please go to the Office of Student Financial Services. To be considered for an institutional scholarship, please be sure to complete the FAFSA and necessary procedures listed on the Office of Student Financial Services’ website

Some graduate academic programs offer merit scholarships to their students. Please contact your academic program directly to determine if there are scholarships available and how to apply.

Georgetown-Specific Military-Connected Student Scholarship Opportunities

Mujica Graduate Student Veteran Stipend
Dr. Barbara Mujica is an acclaimed author and recently retired as a professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and GUSVA's Faculty Advisor. She is a 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 Mujica Student Veteran Stipend is a $2000 grant to be given once a year to a student veteran (not a dependent) enrolled in at least six credit hours per semester in a graduate degree program in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (including the School of Foreign Service, School of Nursing and Health Studies, McCourt School of Public Policy, and the McDonough School of Business), preferably in an area of importance to national security, including, but by no means limited to, science, mathematics, security, diplomacy, government, languages, biomedical sciences, business, etc. These funds shall be used for tuition and mandatory lab fees and no other purpose.

Candidates will apply by completing an application, writing a one-page, single-space essay explaining their need, qualifications, and the relevance of their field to national security. They will also supply two letters of recommendation and their transcript. Candidates must provide a copy of their DD-214 (with blacked out file-number) or current Military ID card. Applicants must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher. The winner will be chosen by a committee selected by the Dean of the Graduate School and will include a representative of the School, a professor, and the Director of the Veterans Office. The winner will be announced at the GUSVA Spring Reception on April 11, 2017 and is expected to be present to receive the award.

The application window for the 2017-2018 Mujica Graduate Student Veteran Stipend is open between February 13, 2017-March 17, 2017.  More information about eligibility and how to apply can be found here.

The Pat Tillman Foundation Scholars Scholarship
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.

Eligibility to be considered as a Tillman Scholar include:

  • Veteran and active-duty military service members
  • Honorably discharged of pre-and post-9/11 service
  • From all branches of the U.S. Military including National Guard and Reserve
  • Current spouses of veterans or active-duty service members, including surviving spouses
  • Pursuing a degree as a full-time student in an undergraduate degree (Bachelor’s or above), graduate or professional degree at a public or private, U.S.-based accredited institution

The application process to become a 2017 Tillman Scholar is open between February 1, 2017 through March 1, 2017. FAQs about the Tillman Scholar criteria, application, and awards, can be found here.  Learn more on how to apply.

The Marine Corps GU Scholarship
This scholars was donated in 2004 by the King family to honor the men and women of the United States Marine Corps and to provide scholarships to eligible undergraduates who demonstrate financial need for Georgetown scholarship aid. Contact your Financial Services Counselor to learn more about eligibility and how to be considered.

National Military Family Association (NMFA) Nursing Scholarship
The NMFA Nursing Scholarship is available to military spouses enrolled in the Master of Science Nursing Online program. Scholarships up to $7,500 are available. Applicants for the scholarship must register with NMFA and speak with to an Admissions Advisor with the School of Nursing program. Learn more.

SoldierStrong Soldier Scholarship
The Master in Science in Foreign Service is a University Partner with the non-profit organization SoldierStrong to offer merit-based scholarships to students enrolled in the MSFS program. Eligible recipients must be a United States active duty service member, reservist, veteran or military spouse enrolled full time in the MSFS program. Learn more.

Security and Software Engineering Research Center
The Security and Software Engineering Research Center works on research projects with the goal of creating opportunity though securing America’s, and the world’s, networks. Current programs include cyber threat intelligence sharing and the transition of the national phone network to an all-IP network. Projects span scientific, engineering, economic, legal, policy, and other disciplines. The center looks for a reservist or honorably discharged veterans who is currently pursuing either an undergraduate or graduate degree, preferably in STEM field at Georgetown to support the Center. The position hours fall between 5-20 hours a week and are compensated with a competitive hourly rate. Interested applicants can contact Dr. Eric Burger.

National Military-Connected Student Scholarship Opportunities

AFCEA War Veterans Scholarship
The AFCEA Educational Foundation is dedicated to providing academic support to U.S. military personnel. Merit-based scholarships of $2,500 will be awarded to persons on active duty in the uniformed military services, to honorably discharged U.S. military veterans (including Reservists and National Guard personnel) of the Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan or Iraqi Freedom Operations (years 2004-present) who are currently enrolled and attending classes in an Undergraduate program part time or full time in an eligible STEM major degree program at an accredited four year college or university in the U.S (see eligibility section paragraph 4 for list of acceptable STEM majors). Learn more.

Air Force Association Scholarships
The Air Force Association offers various scholarships to United States Air Force service members and spouses. Learn more.

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Foundation Military Veterans Scholarship Program
The American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) Foundation’s United States Military Veterans Scholarship Program (MVSP) is designed to promote the advancement of student veterans in educational geoscience programs at the undergraduate level. The program aims to promote education and career opportunities to the veterans, aid in the transition of veterans to educational and civilian technical professions and advance and promote geoscience programs in higher education institutions.

Those encouraged to apply for these scholarships include both active U.S. Military service members (including National Guard and Reserve) or veteran members separated from active military service who have been honorably discharged and are entering or reentering a post-secondary undergraduate or program in a field of geoscience full-time or part-time at a four-year accredited college or university. Scholarship awards from $2,000-$4,000 are available and may be used for educational and expenses covering cost of attendance. Learn more.

Anchor Scholarship Foundation
The Anchor Scholarship Foundation is awarded to family members (children and spouses) of qualified Surface Navy sailors. Recipients are selected on the basis of four equally weighted criteria: academic performance, character, extracurricular, and financial need. Anchor Scholarships must be applied to tuition and tuition related expenses only. Dependent children must be pursuing a 4-year degree and dependent spouses may be pursuing an Associates or 4-year degree. Anchor Scholarships cannot be used to fund Graduate degrees. Learn more.

Folded Flag Foundation Scholarship
Folded Flag is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization focused on raising and awarding money in the form of educational scholarships to surviving family members of military and government employees who have lost their lives in combat while serving our country. The scholarship opportunities offered by The Folded Flag Foundation include children's education scholarships for private school tuition and educational programs and for children in grades K-12 and scholarships for spouses and dependents to attend college or technical/trade school.

The Folded Flag Foundation was formed as a non-profit organization that relies on public donations to help supplement the current death benefits available to the dependents of United States military personnel and other government employees who have lost their lives in defense of our country. In its inaugural year last year, The Folded Flag Foundation awarded 12 scholarships. Learn more.

Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation exists to provide financial assistance to the children of Marines and of former Marines pursuing higher education at accredited universities and colleges, or vocational schools. America's most precious resource is its children, and their development as responsible citizens and civic leaders requires education. Learn more.

MilSpouse
Various scholarships for military families. Learn more.

NAVPA Scholarship Program
The National Association of Veterans' Program Administrators (NAVPA) is proud to introduce the National Scholarship Program. The Scholarship Program offers either scholarships, one to each of the eight NAVPA regions of the United States. The NAVPA scholarship is available to veterans, service members, and their dependents. Learn more.

Orent Law Offices Scholarship for Military Families
The Orent Law Offices offers a $2,000 scholarship opportunity for military children as a way to assist families who have so graciously given back to the community. Applicant eligibility includes undergraduate or graduate students who will graduate in 2017 or actively enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university and have biological or step parent who has served (previously or currently active duty) in any U.S. military branch. Learn more

Scholarships for Military Children
The Scholarships for Military Children Program was created to recognize the contributions of military families to the readiness of the fighting force and to celebrate the role of the commissary in the military family community. Learn more.

Special Operations Warrior Foundation
The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) provides college scholarship grants, along with financial aid and educational counseling, to the children of Special Operations personnel who were killed in an operational mission or training accident. Learn more.

Student Veterans of America (SVA) Scholarship Programs
To provide Student Veterans of America (“SVA”) members the opportunity to apply for a competitive scholarship that will assist them in completing their studies while helping to accomplish their chapter’s mission at the local level. While many members of SVA are recipients of the New GI Bill at their respective institutions, many of these students lack adequate funds to pay for school. Groups with access to the VA educational funds often find that the financial burden limits the scope and purpose of their SVA activities.

In order to facilitate the activities of individual members on chapter activities, SVA will provide access to scholarships to facilitate SVA chapter activities on and off-campus. These funds will be managed by SVA and distributed to students on school year basis. SVA will use standard application, standard guidelines and existing system of communication to streamline the request process and ensure mass communications. Questions may be directed to scholarships@studentveterans.orgLearn more.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Military Scholarship
The VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" will provide service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. United States active duty service members, reservists, and veterans who have separated or is currently holding a military ranking of E-5 or below may be eligible to receive a scholarship up to $5,000. Learn more.

Veterans United Foundation Scholarship 
The Veterans United Foundation Scholarship creates opportunities for surviving spouses or children of a deceased veteran of the United States Military to achieve their educational dreams. In Spring 2016, Veterans United Foundation will award up to three (3) scholarships to eligible recipients. Each award is up to $20,000 and is nonrenewable. Learn more.

**Scholarships listed on this page are limited to military-connected specific scholarships. If you would like to have a military-connected specific scholarship listed on our website, please contact our office. If you are interested in sharing scholarship opportunities for all students, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services. **