In July 2017, the Community Scholars Program (CSP) welcomed a new cohort of 75 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 2012-2015, Scholars' graduation rate was 91%, and the classes of 2019 & 2020 accomplished an extremely impressive first-to-second year retention rate of 98.5%.
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
- 62% of Scholars felt academically prepared for their first semester at Georgetown in the Fall.
- 31% of Scholars felt familiar with academic resources at Georgetown.
- 47% of Scholars felt socially connected at Georgetown.
Post-Community Scholars Statistics
- 89% of Scholars felt academically prepared for their first semester at Georgetown in the Fall.
- 87% of Scholars felt familiar with academic resources at Georgetown.
- 86% of Scholars felt socially connected at Georgetown.
- 91% of Scholars are comfortable reaching out to another Scholar for support.
- 100% of Scholars would recommend the program to a prospective student.
Community Scholars 2017 Diversity Statistics
The 2017 class of 75 Community Scholars are
- 100% first-generation students
- of over 10 different religious affiliations
- from 24 different states in the U.S.
- identified with diverse racial, ethnic, and citizenship backgrounds