In July 2018, the Community Scholars Program (CSP) welcomed a new cohort of diverse and accomplished Scholars. Hailing from 24 different states across the country, these students of varying racial, ethnic, gender, sexual, and religious identities came to Georgetown to successfully complete CSP's five-week summer program, but they left Georgetown with even more: a strong community to return to at the start of the fall semester. CSP's commitment to community-building and holistic support of first-generation, low-income students make this program and its students the unique "soul of Georgetown," and the academic and personal success of Scholars continues to build a legacy that speaks for itself.
From 2012-2016, Scholars' graduation rate was 92%, and the classes of 2019-2021 accomplished an extremely impressive first-to-second year retention rate of 98%.
Below, you will find data on the impact of our summer program, specifically--though the support of the Community Scholars Program follows Scholars throughout the entirety of their time at Georgetown:
Pre-Community Scholars Statistics
69% of Scholars felt academically prepared for their first semester at Georgetown in the Fall.
54% of Scholars felt familiar with academic resources at Georgetown.
62% of Scholars felt socially connected at Georgetown.
Post-Community Scholars Statistics
97% of Scholars felt academically prepared for their first semester at Georgetown in the Fall.
96% of Scholars felt familiar with academic resources at Georgetown.
96% of Scholars felt socially connected at Georgetown.
93% of Scholars are comfortable reaching out to another Scholar for support.
100% of Scholars would recommend the program to a prospective student.
Community Scholars Diversity Statistics
The 2022 class of 75 Community Scholars are 100% first-generation students, of over 10 different religious affiliations, represent 24 states, D.C., Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands identified with diverse racial, ethnic, and citizenship backgrounds.