In supporting students in pursuing meaningful research experiences, we are committed to helping students not only to think deeply and critically about complex issues but also to become engaged student scholars contributing to the production of new knowledge. Through research, students develop the intellectual building blocks for creative problem-solving, learning by doing.

Through guiding students and alumni in pursuing competitive national and international fellowships, we seek to help them imagine how they might develop and apply their academic strengths, passions, and talents in the service of the greater good. In the process, fellowship candidates deepen their expertise, refine their thinking, chart their futures, and learn how to tell their story.


2024 Marshall Scholars

A collage of five portrait-style photographs of the 2024 Marshall Scholarship recipients at Georgetown

Five Hoyas have been named 2024 Marshall Scholars. Georgetown now joins the ranks of Harvard University, Yale University, Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University as the only institutions that have produced five or more Marshall Scholars in any given year. Read more about recipients, left to right, Anya Wahal (SFS’23), Naomi Greenberg (C’24), Hari Choudhari (SFS’24), Michael Lundgren (SFS’22), and Adrian Ali-Caccamo (SFS’24).

2024 Rhodes Scholars

One Georgetown student and two alumni are 2024 Rhodes Scholars, including Thomas Batterman (C’22) and, pictured left to right, Asma Shakeel (SFS’24) and Zhicheng (Charlie) Wang (SFS’22). This is the first time in nearly 30 years that three scholars have been selected from Georgetown in the same year. 

The Top Fulbright Producer: 2023-2024

Georgetown students and alumni won the highest number of Fulbright scholarships out of any other college or university in the U.S. for the 2023-2024 academic year, the State Department announced Feb. 13. Learn more about this achievement.

2023 Laidlaw Scholars

2022 Laidlaw Scholar Renée Clark (C’24) was profiled as part of Georgetown’s 2023 summer adventure series. Read more about Renée’s work with Legal Aid of West Virginia.

Voyager Scholarship

Isabella Stratta stands outdoors in front of the gray stones of Healy Hall
Isabella Stratta (SFS’25) is the first Georgetown University student to be selected as a Voyager Scholar, a program created by President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama and Airbnb’s Brian Chesky. This scholarship is for young leaders who want to make their mark in public service.

National Science Foundation: Graduate Research Fellowships Program

This year, five alumnae of the College of Arts & Sciences were awarded fellowships through the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowships Program. The five alumnae who were awarded fellowships are Victoria Boatwright (C’22, pictured right), Chloe Fishman (C’20, pictured center), Olivia Gadson (C’23, pictured left), Virginia Glick (C’18) and Catherine E. McCarthy (C’22). Read more from the College of Arts & Sciences.

2023 Yenching Academy Scholars

Left to right: Nozomi Asamura (SFS'23), Isabella Lu (SFS'20), Michelle Ng (SFS'22), and Serena Liu (SFS'22) are the four Georgetown University graduates who were selected as Yenching Academy of Peking University Scholars. The four pose in front of a Yenching Academy banner for the 2023 opening ceremony.
Left to right: Nozomi Asamura (SFS’23), Isabella Lu (SFS’20), Michelle Ng (SFS’22), and Serena Liu (SFS’22) are the four Georgetown University graduates who were selected as Yenching Academy of Peking University Scholars. The four pose in front of a Yenching Academy banner for the 2023 opening ceremony.

2023 Boren Fellowships

Nisrine Hilizah (G’23), who graduated with a Master of Arts in Arab Studies (MAAS) and a certificate in Refugees, Migration, and Humanitarian Emergencies from the School of Foreign Service, is one of six Georgetown Boren Fellowship recipients this year. Read a recent story about Hilizah and her goal of pursuing a career in humanitarianism.

2023 Goldwater Scholars

Biology of global health major Roma Dhingra (CAS’24) and biology major Naomi Greenberg (CAS’24) were selected in March 2023 as Goldwater Scholars. Learn more about applying to the Goldwater Scholarship. Read news coverage of Dhingra and Greenberg’s selection.

Pickering and Rangel Fellowships

Three portrait-style photographs in a photo collage.
Left to right: Eduardo Torres (SFS’23) was selected for the 2023 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Graduate Fellowship. Zahra Wakilzada (SFS’23) and Roger Rolando Reyes (SFS’12) have received the 2023 Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship. Read School of Foreign Service news coverage.

2023 Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford

Alumna Salome Mikadze (MSB’22) has been named a Knight-Hennessy Scholar at Stanford University, a prestigious graduate program that prepares students for international leadership. Visit a story on the Georgetown University website.

Samvid Scholars Recipient

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Kiki Schmalfuss (NHS’22), who studied global health, was selected as a 2023 Samvid Scholar. Learn more about Schmalfuss, who is now studying at Harvard Medical School.

2023 BIG EAST Undergraduate Research Symposium

A collage of photographs from the Big East Undergraduate Research Symposium including attendees posing by Big East signs and a student featured on the large-screen TV at the basketball game in Madison Square Garden
On March 11, 2023, Georgetown participated in the BIG EAST Undergraduate Research Symposium at Madison Square Garden. Claire Cushman, pictured left, received first prize, and Kate Reeves, pictured at right with her poster, received honorable mention. Georgetown attendees at the symposium are pictured at top right, including, left to right, Colleen Dougherty, Dr. Rhonda Dzakpasu, Reeves, Kathryn Yang, Cushman, Lance Li, Matthew Carvalho, Dr. Tammi Damas, and Dr. Bill Cessato. Visit coverage of the event on the Provost’s Office’s website. Visit another story on the College of Arts & Sciences’ website.