Alumnus Andy Marquez describes how he experienced the university’s commitment to cura personalis—a profound care for the whole person and their unique circumstances, gifts, and possibilities—through the Georgetown Scholars Program.
Launched in 2015, a mentorship program for students participating in the Georgetown Scholars Program (GSP) offers a valued relationship-building opportunity for the university’s first-generation and low-income students—and their alumni mentors.
Alumni gathering in Boston heard from GSP alumnae, staff, and supporters on the program’s groundbreaking approach to supporting first-generation students to and through college.
This week marked the Georgetown Scholars Program’s fifth-annual GSProud campaign, which celebrates first-generation and low-income students on the Hilltop and seeks to build allyship on campus.
The new ground floor will be home to the Georgetown Scholars Program, as well as spaces for student gatherings, health and wellness programming, and a Catholic Student Life Center.
A new survey of first-generation college students from Inside Higher Ed and College Pulse sheds light on students’ awareness of available supports and which they consider especially crucial.
Thanks to a generous anonymous challenge match from a foundation and support from additional donors, the Georgetown Scholars Program is close to fulfilling its ambition to permanently endow the program’s Necessity Fund, which provides modest grants to students encountering unexpected, out-of-pocket expenses.
Hoping to shed light on the unspoken expectations of higher education, a new series shows how first-generation students are navigating the “hidden curriculum” on college campuses.
New research explores the landscape of institutional support systems for first-generation and low-income students across 1,200 colleges, highlighting five best practices—and calling out the Georgetown Scholars Program Necessity Fund as “a model.”
Even minor unforseen costs can pose a formidable challenge for low-income students. Colleges are finding ways to ensure that temporary hurdles don’t have lasting consequences.
This college leader says an institution-wide commitment is critical—and shares three ways her primarily white college is supporting students of color.
A new study calls attention to some of the unique hurdles faced by first-generation college students as they prepare for and conduct their job search.