Scholarships & Fellowships

For additional information, including application procedures and deadlines, please see Graduate Admissions.

Georgetown University Law Center 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 practitioners and government officials. The number and size of scholarships awarded each year depends on applicants’ prior academic achievements.

Scholars generally are not permitted to accept paid employment outside the Law Center during the academic year; questions about, or requests for exception from, this policy should be directed to the Director of the Graduate Tax Program. Scholars are free to apply for an academic externship (which involves academic credit rather than compensation) through the Law Center’s Spring academic externship program, although they must first consult with the Director of the Graduate Tax Program. In addition, Tax Scholars must complete a 2-credit Graduate Independent Research Project or a 25-page paper in a regular seminar course.

Georgetown University Law Center/Council on State Taxation (COST) Graduate Fellowship in State and Local Taxation

Georgetown University Law Center and the Council on State Taxation (COST) invite applications for the Fellowships in State and Local Taxation. The students chosen for the Fellowships will receive a $7,500 stipend and an internship at COST in Washington, D.C. Please note that the COST Fellowship may affect financial aid packages. Preference is given to full-time LL.M. (Taxation) students.

COST was formed in 1969 by a handful of companies under the aegis of the Council of State Chambers of Commerce, an organization with which COST remains associated. Today, COST membership has grown to approximately 575 multistate corporations engaged in interstate and international business. The objective of COST is to preserve and promote equitable and nondiscriminatory state and local taxation of multi-jurisdictional business entities.

The Fellows will enroll as students in the Georgetown LL.M. program in Taxation and will commit to an internship with COST for approximately ten hours per week during the school year. COST's office is located approximately four blocks from the Law Center. COST Fellows are exposed to state and local taxation communications with the membership, contribute in the preparation of amicus briefs at the U.S. Supreme Court and state supreme courts, assist with planning for educational conferences and schools, and analyze state legislation. As a condition of the Fellowship, a COST Fellow must complete the State and Local Taxation course and the Graduate Honors Seminar entitled Selected Topics in State and Local Taxation.

KPMG Tax Scholarship

The KPMG Tax Scholarship is a partial scholarship awarded annually on the basis of financial need and academic proficiency in the field of taxation. It is open to both U.S. and foreign-trained applicants. There's no additional application procedure for this scholarship; selected candidates will be invited to apply based on their LL.M. application materials.

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