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

2018 – 2019 Fellowship Recipient Profile Highlights


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Erica Bullock, C’17 awarded Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

Erika is the first Georgetown graduate selected as a Knight-Hennessy Scholar to pursue graduate studies at Stanford University. One of only 69 scholars selected from around the world, she will study higher education history and innovation in order to develop structural and pedagogical reforms that help students flourish.

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Angela Bai, C’17 awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarship

Yu “Angela” Bai (C’17), who hopes to pursue a career in sustainable urban planning, won a prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, awarded each year to only 90 students around the world. At Cambridge, she plans to research how cities can be made more sustainable in that university’s architecture and urban studies program.

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Brian Ferguson, C’18 awarded Marshall Scholarship

Georgetown alumnus Brian Ferguson (C’18), once wrongfully incarcerated for homicide and exonerated after serving 11 years of a life sentence, has won a prestigious Marshall Scholarship to pursue a master’s of comparative social policy at the University of Oxford. He is one of only 48 students across the nation to receive the award.

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