GOFAR supports students and alumni in preparing competitive applications for prestigious, merit-based scholarships and fellowships.  Developing a competitive fellowship application is a process of reflection, self-discovery, and learning.

Beyond the outcome, we are more interested in helping individuals define a future path that makes a transformative impact – the fellowship is merely the vehicle for making a difference in the world.

In designing a fellowship application, regardless of outcome, we are committed to helping students think deeply and critically about complex issues and to providing them with a constructive space in which to examine, and imagine, how their strengths and talents may be developed in service of the greater good.

Preparing a competitive fellowship application takes developing expertise in a subject or problem and learning-by-doing. Here, GOFAR has complied a range of resources – from research opportunities to a resource toolkits– that will enable you to pursue transformative educational experiences and prepare your fellowship candidacy.


Preparing a fellowship application “provides talented students with the space and resources to question, explore, and thrive.”

Peter Prindiville, C’14, Mitchell Scholar Class of 2016

2019 – 2020 Fellowship Recipient Highlights

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Anna Landre (SFS’21) Awarded Truman Scholarship

Throughout her time at Georgetown, Anna Landre has been a champion of disability rights, both on and off campus. Now, as one of just 62 recipients of the prestigious Truman Scholarship, she plans to attend graduate school to help to build a career advocating for people with disabilities around the world.

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Joey Fernandez (SFS’20) Wins Pickering Fellowship

Joey Fernandez was named one of thirty winners of the Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship, a State Department program administered by Howard University that aims to prepare outstanding young people—especially women, individuals from low-income communities, and members of historically underrepresented minorities—for careers in the Foreign Service.

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Sally Matson (C’20) Named 2020 Marshall Scholar

Sally Matson, a Georgetown senior who wants to use machine learning to combat climate change, is one of two Georgetown students named a 2020 Marshall Scholarship recipient. As one of this year’s 46 scholars from across the country, she will pursue a master’s degree in climate change at the University of East Anglia and a master’s degree in machine learning and machine intelligence from the University of Cambridge.

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Alumni Sarah Baran (C’14) and Christopher Stromeyer (SFS’14) to Pursue Graduate Studies as Prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholars
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