SCHOLARSHIPS & PHILANTHROPY

PHILANTHROPY


The Corp Philanthropy Committee strives to engender a philanthropic spirit within the Georgetown community by supporting meaningful traditions and fostering original student service initiatives.

The Corp Philanthropy Committee aims to be a philanthropic resource to all Georgetown University students by reinvesting profits into campus groups and service-related projects, thereby serving the community twice over. In doing so, the CPC seeks both to give students the opportunity to develop and implement their own philanthropic initiatives and to strengthen Georgetown traditions.

By supporting such innovation we encourage Georgetown students to make a lasting impact on the campus community, and to promote the ideals of ‘service’ and ‘giving back.’ Additionally, we seek to connect students with broader charitable interests, enabling those who wish to extend their philanthropic impact throughout Washington D.C. and beyond. We support service in all its various forms, from events and groups, to starting conversations and raising awareness.

SCHOLARSHIPS


The Corp strives to contribute to the student community, giving out over $45,000 scholarships every year. A variety of scholarships are offered and all are open to current students. Everybody is highly encouraged to apply – check below for important information and deadlines!

Active now: The Hilltoss Environmental scholarship. Apply today! 

If you have any questions, please reach out to Kobby Adu-Diawuo: philanthropy@thecorp.org.

 

BY SERVICES

IT+M SCHOLARSHIP

Overview

Presented by the IT+Marketing department & The Corp Philanthropy Committee, The Corp’s “Dream Big” Scholarship is intended to cover the costs of materials for a new academic year. The winner will be awarded a MacBook Air, Apple Care, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).

DEADLINES

Total Allocation: MacBook Air, Apple Care, Microsoft Office
Application Released: September 12, 2016
Application Due Date: September 26, 2016

UNCOMMON GROUNDS SCHOLARSHIP

Overview

A monetary award given to undergraduates to fund arts projects in the medium of their choosing. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit artistic samples as a supplement to their application. The majority of the prize money is to be spent on production materials, for which receipts are generally collected, but the allocation of any remaining funds is at the winner’s discretion. Before the scholarship check is presented, the recipient must meet with the UG Director and/or UG Director of Marketing to discuss how their project will be displayed in Uncommon Grounds by February 1st. The winner will sign a contract saying that they will display their art in Uncommon Grounds.

DEADLINES

Total Monetary Allocation: $1000
Application Released: September 26, 2016
Application Due Date: October 10, 2016

MIDNIGHT MUG SCHOLARSHIP

Overview

The Midnight MUG Textbook Scholarship will provide a monetary award to undergraduate students in order to purchase books for the upcoming academic year. Preference will be given to those students that demonstrate significant financial need as determined by their application. Additionally, the scholarship will begin the Midnight MUG Lending Library inside the store with donated textbooks from the GU community. At the end of the fall semester, students are encouraged to return the books from the scholarship to the Midnight MUG so that other students may borrow these books for a night.

DEADLINES

Total Monetary Allocation: $1,500
Application Released: September 12, 2016
Application Due Date: September 26, 2016

VITAL VITTLES SCHOLARSHIP

Overview

Of the many diverse interests that Vital Vittles employees have, athletics has always been one that brings us together. This year, the Vital Vittles Scholarship aims to support a philanthropic or community service event that incorporates athletics or competition. Your event could be anything from a volleyball tournament to support DC soup kitchens, or a 5K run to support victims of a natural disaster. etc.

Students can apply as individuals or as a team and must submit a budget proposal detailing the requested grant amount along with how that money will be spent to philanthropy@thecorp.org

 

DEADLINES

Total Monetary Allocation: $1,00
Application Released: October 26, 2016
Application Due Date: November 13, 2016

APPLY NOW

THE HILLTOSS SCHOLARSHIP

Overview

The Hilltoss Scholarship will fund one Hoya’s initiative or projects that seeks to improve the environment. Students who apply for this scholarship must present a detailed initiative they would like The Hilltoss to sponsor. This idea should be specific, and feasible to execute over the course of the year.

DEADLINES

Total Monetary Allocation: $1,000
Application Released: Nov 14th, 2016
Application Due Date: November 28, 2016

APPLY NOW

MUG SCHOLARSHIP

Overview

A monetary award given to undergraduate or graduate students that exhibit being “international” in some way, be it literally or figuratively. In their signed scholarship agreement, recipients agree to put the award money toward the purpose identified in their application, though the final allocation is of the winner’s choosing. These winners often have unique stories to tell, and they, like the winners of the other scholarships, will be featured in a Behind the Counter post.

DEADLINES

Total Monetary Allocation: $8,000
Application Released: Dec 13, 2016
Application Due Date: January 14th, 2016

CATERING SCHOLARSHIP

Overview

Corp Catering will award an in-kind donation to a campus organization. Catering up to the monetary value of the scholarship will be provided at an event of their choosing during the 2017 spring semester. All undergrads, grad students, faculty, and staff are eligible to apply on behalf of their department or organization.

DEADLINES

Total Monetary Allocation: $1,000
Application Release Date: January 23, 2017
Application Due Date: February 6, 2017

HOYA SNAXA SCHOLARSHIP

Overview

A monetary award given to a current sophomore who has applied or been accepted to study abroad during the fall 2017 semester. Winners will be selected once acceptance has been confirmed. Prize money is designed to defray travel costs to/from the study abroad location or recreational travel while abroad. Before the scholarship check is presented, the recipient must meet with the Hoya Snaxa Director to discuss how photos or other elements from their abroad experience will be displayed in Hoya Snaxa during the 2017-2018 academic year.

DEADLINES

Total Monetary Allocation: $4,000
Application Released: February 13, 2017
Application Due Date: February 27, 2017

ACCOUNTING SCHOLARSHIP

Overview

The Accounting Scholarship is for one or more Hoyas who wants to be CPA certified and cannot afford the additional financial burden it requires. The CPA certification requires additional credits, practice courses, and the exam. A student does not have to be in the MSB to qualify for this scholarships.

DEADLINES

Total Monetary Allocation: $250
Application Released: March 20, 2017
Application Due Date: April 3, 2017

BY CORPWIDE

HR SWEET IDEAS SCHOLARSHIP

Overview

The Corp is always looking for ways to better its customer service, storefront experience, internal operations, and philanthropic impact. This scholarship will recognize a proposal that will make a lasting change and improve the company. The “best” idea, as determined by the HR department, for improving some aspect or service at The Corp will receive the cash prize and help implement the idea. *Note: only Corpies may apply for this internal scholarship. Corpies may submit an idea individually or in teams!*

DEADLINES

Total Monetary Allocation: $500
Application Released: September 26, 2016
Application Due Date: November 16th, 2016

TEXTBOOK SCHOLARSHIP

Overview

A monetary award given to freshmen and/or sophomore students for the purpose of purchasing spring books. Preference will be given to those students that demonstrate significant financial need as determined by their application.

DEADLINES

Total Monetary Allocation: $2,000
Application Released: November 21, 2016
Application Due Date: December 5, 2016

SEASONAL SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP

Overview

A credit-based award designed to cover travel expenses for awardees to return home for the five-day Easter recess. Applicants are asked to identify the approximate cost of their trip using the most affordable means of transportation available. Recipients will be given a price-cap, a set dollar amount that their travel expenses cannot exceed; they will be responsible for covering the difference, if necessary. Due to cost, preference will be given to those traveling within the continental US, though applications from international students will be considered (these students may apply to go home or to an American destination of their choosing).

DEADLINES

Total Monetary Allocation: $2,000
Application Released: January 9, 2017
Application Due Date: January 23, 2017

SUMMER IN DC SCHOLARSHIP

Overview

The Summer in DC Scholarship is intended for students who are seeking additional financial support in order to have an internship or job in DC over the summer. Any current freshman, sophomore, or junior at Georgetown University may apply.

DEADLINES

Total Monetary Allocation: $1,500
Application Released: March 6, 2017
Application Due Date: March 20, 2017

SENIOR TRIP SCHOLARSHIP

Overview

The Senior Trip Scholarship is offered to Georgetown seniors who are interested in traveling over the summer! This initiative sponsors a summer getaway whether you’re visiting extended family overseas, taking a road trip across the country, engaging in an international service project, or finally getting that “study abroad experience” that you didn’t get to have. We want to give you the chance to have that trip of a lifetime and really make a final lasting memory of your life on the Hilltop. A detailed itinerary with a breakdown of costs is required in the application.

DEADLINES

Total Monetary Allocation: $1,000
Application Released: March 6, 2017
Application Due Date: March 20, 2017

CORP-COKE SCHOLARSHIP

Overview

The Corp-Coke Scholarship is an annual partnership between The Students of Georgetown, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company, which rewards three Georgetown undergraduates for outstanding service to the community. This scholarship, awarded at the end of each academic year, serves as a way to highlight those students, including at least one employee of The Corp, who most embody The Corp’s mission of “Students Serving Students,” and it is a way to promote The Corp’s ongoing philanthropic partnership with The Coca-Cola Company. The allocation of the prize money is at the recipient’s’ discretion.

DEADLINES

Total Monetary Allocation: $3,000
Application Released: April 10, 2017
Application Due Date: April 24, 2017