Scholarships & Fellowships
For additional information, including application procedures and deadlines, please see Graduate Admissions.
Georgetown Graduate Tax Scholars
Each year the Law Center designates up to ten incoming Tax LL.M. students as Graduate Tax Scholars based on their demonstrated interest in tax policy and their potential to excel in tax scholarship. All scholars receive full or partial tuition awards and participate in an enrichment program with leading tax scholars, practitioners, and government officials. The number and size of scholarships awarded each year depends on applicants' prior academic achievements.
Graduate Tax Scholars must complete a substantial research paper on a tax-related topic, either in a seminar course or as a Graduate Independent Research. These scholarships are available to both U.S. and foreign-trained Tax LL.M. students, and are limited to applicants who will be matriculating as full-time students. Scholars may generally not accept paid employment outside of the Law Center during the academic year, although they are free to apply for academic externships.
Leonard B. Terr Memorial Scholarship
In honor of the late Leonard B. Terr, a former Tax Partner at Baker & McKenzie and an Adjunct Professor of Law, this $50,000 annual scholarship provides tuition assistance for a Tax LL.M. student who has demonstrated financial need, displays a commitment to pursuing a career in tax law and who embodies Georgetown's ideals of service to others.
Graduate Fellows in State & Local Taxation
In conjunction with the Council on State and Local Taxation (COST), the Law Center invites applications for two annual fellowships in State and Local Taxation, one of the fastest-growing disciplines. COST is a membership organization comprised of approximately 50 corporations engaged in multistate business. Fellows receive a $7,500 stipend and an internship at COST, which exposes students to cutting-edge state and local tax issues through participation in the preparation of amicus briefs and analysis of state legislation.
KPMG Tax Scholarship
This scholarship of up to $10,000 is awarded annually on the basis of academic achievement and financial need. Students may not intend to specialize in any particular area of tax law in order to apply. This scholarship is made possible by the generosity of the tax professionals at KPMG and by matching gifts from the KPMG Foundation.