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LOVE: Finding Community in GSP

LOVE: Finding Community in GSP

The first night I spent at Georgetown University was at the university hotel, with my mom and I in a bed and my dad on a couch somewhere. I spent the night in stressful tears that didn’t subside when my mom told me it would be okay. I was going[Read More…]

by September 13, 2019 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

Georgetown Opens Student Equity and Inclusion Office

The university announced the creation of the Office of Student Equity and Inclusion as well as the appointment of its associate vice president for student equity and inclusion to improve resources for first-generation and minority students on campus. The OSEI will oversee the Georgetown Scholars Program, the Community Scholars Program[Read More…]

by May 15, 2019 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

3rd Annual UndocuWeek Features Expanded Programming

A Georgetown University group that promotes accessible education for youth without documentation hosted three more events than last year and increased the number of co-sponsorship opportunities with student organizations during its third annual UndocuWeek.   Through UndocuWeek, which runs from April 6 to April 12, GU Undocumented Student Support Services aims[Read More…]

GSP/FACEBOOK | The Georgetown Scholarship Program held its inaugural speaker series event Thursday as part of its annual GSP Advocacy Week.

GSP Debuts Speaker Series, Celebrates Advocacy Week

The Georgetown Scholars Program emphasized allyship through its family dinner, a film screening and the organization’s first speaker series event during its fifth annual GSP Advocacy Week, also known as GSProud. Founded in 2004, the Georgetown Scholars Program has served over 1,600 first-generation and low-income Georgetown students and currently provides[Read More…]

by March 22, 2019 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top
Jim Gaffigan (MSB '88), John Mulaney (COL '04) and Mike Birbiglia (COL '04) perform at a New York City comedy fundraiser to benefit the Georgetown Scholarship Program on Jan. 14.

Notable Comedian Alumni Raise $1 Million for GSP

Comedians Jim Gaffigan (MSB ’88), Mike Birbiglia (COL ’00) and John Mulaney (COL ’04) raised $1 million at a New York City comedy fundraiser for the Georgetown Scholars Program to benefit low-income and first-generation students at Georgetown. Gaffigan, Birbiglia and Mulaney performed for the audience at the sold-out event at[Read More…]

by January 25, 2019 1 comment News, News - Top

GSP Holds 8th Annual Style Workshop for Women at LOFT

More than 100 senior women in the Georgetown Scholarship Program attended the eighth annual LOFT Styling Workshop earlier this month to learn tips for dressing in the workplace and select professional clothing provided by LOFT. The event took place at the women’s clothing retailer’s branch on Wisconsin Avenue and was[Read More…]

by November 30, 2018 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

VIEWPOINT: Holding On to Home

The most heart-wrenching moment of my life was right after new student convocation, when my mom told me that she and my dad were “not as smart” as I am. The two of them had tickets for seats in the gym but no idea how to find the building. I[Read More…]

by November 13, 2018 0 comments Opinion, Opinion - Top

VIEWPOINT: Embracing Uncertainty

Pebbles of uncertainty litter the path of life. At every turn, every step, we encounter these pesky little rocks. Sometimes one of them makes its way inside your shoe and becomes a more obvious annoyance than usual. At the same time, these frustrations are an opportunity to determine our futures.[Read More…]

by November 12, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top
REYES & SORTO: Closing the Knowledge Gap

REYES & SORTO: Closing the Knowledge Gap

Although we came from different backgrounds, we are often reminded that as first-generation students from immigrant households, our paths to Georgetown University shared many similarities. Growing up, our parents constantly reminded us about the importance of obtaining an education. We would hear our moms say, “The two happiest days of[Read More…]

by April 19, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top

SINGH: The Badge of Inferiority

As a first-generation college student from a low-income family, I felt inferior when navigating the chasms and paradoxes of Georgetown’s campus. This feeling did not stem from any comparison I attempted to make with other Georgetown students. Rather, something more powerful strained my mind. As I talked more with fellow[Read More…]

by March 12, 2018 1 comment Opinion, Opinion - Top