Carol Cooke (C’74) with Georgetown students at the Annual GSP Tailgate

“GSP is cura personalis in action – seeing how we educate the whole person, connecting with the students one on one, making a difference one student at a time, living the ethos that is Georgetown.” Barbara Crocker (I’75, GSP Board Member)

The Georgetown Scholarship Program was founded in 2004 and since then it has served over 1000 Georgetown students. Currently, GSP provides programmatic support for almost 650 undergraduates, ensuring that all 1789 Scholarship students have the resources and support networks they need to succeed at Georgetown.

The program consists of alumni, parents, and friends of Georgetown University committed to providing resources and support to all deserving students, regardless of socioeconomic status. By receiving a 1789 Scholarship, a student is admitted into the Georgetown Scholarship Program, where they have access to a vast alumni network, career and academic help, mentorship programs, and campus support.

Students at the GSP Induction Ceremony in September 2010.

GSP Student Facts

  • 27% of GSP students have a GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • GSP students come from all 50 states and 9 countries
  • Graduates of GSP have received prestigious scholarships like the Pickering, the Gilman, the Marshall, and the Fulbright!
  • The majority of GSP students are first generation college bound.
  • The majority of incoming GSP freshmen were valedictorians
  • Scholars GSP has supported since its inception in 2004: 1,407+
  • GSP Graduates: 764
  • GSP Students currently on campus: 643
  • GSP Students in the incoming class of 2020: 178
  • GSP Students have a graduation rate of 96.4%

How does the 1789 Scholarship Imperative Impact GSP?

  • All funds raised through the 1789 Scholarship Imperative provide financial aid awards to students in the Georgetown Scholarship Program
  • The 1789 Scholarship Imperative seeks to raise over $500 million for scholarships by 2014. To learn more and to contribute, click here.
  • All 1789 Awards are 100% funded through alumni and supporter donations
  • The yield for admitted students who attend Georgetown is 46%. For students offered the 1789 Scholarship and admittance into GSP, the yield is 61%

Financial Aid Facts

  • Georgetown University has met full demonstrated need for domestic undergrads for 30 years
  • Approximate current annual cost of attendance at Georgetown: $72,00
  • GSP awards students an annual $3,000 in loan relief, totaling $12,000 over 4 years
  • According to Harvard’s income threshold for calculating financial need, only about 3% of Americans can afford a Georgetown education without scholarship
  • Over 70% of GSP students are first-generation college-bound


For more information please check out the GSP Brochure!