Taxation LL.M. Scholarships and Fellowships

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Georgetown offers one fellowship and two scholarships for incoming Taxation LL.M. students.  For a detailed description of each scholarship and the fellowship, please click here.

Georgetown University Law Center Graduate Tax Scholars

Each year the Law Center designates up to ten incoming full-time Taxation LL.M. students as Graduate Tax Scholars based on their demonstrated interest in tax policy and their potential to excel in tax scholarship. Scholars receive partial tuition awards and participate in an enrichment program with leading tax practitioners and government officials.

The selection of Graduate Tax Scholars will be based on academic merit and demonstrated potential for excellence in the field of taxation.  The program is open to both U.S.- and foreign-educated applicants.  To apply for the program, indicate your interest in being considered for the scholarship on your LL.M. application form, and submit a supplemental essay of no more than 500 words on an issue of tax law or policy that is of interest to you. Applications to the Graduate Tax Scholars program will be considered on a rolling basis, as soon as your LL.M. application is fully completed and we receive your supplemental essay. Applications should be submitted by February 10, 2017.

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

Fellowship Description: In conjunction with the Council on State Taxation (COST), the Law Center invites applications for fellowships in State and Local Taxation, one of the fastest-growing tax disciplines. A COST  Fellow receives a $7,500 stipend for a two-semester internship at COST. A COST Fellow is expected to commit 15 hours per week to COST during the school year (excludes final exams) and COST will pay its fellows for any work in excess of 15 hours and for work conducted during winter break. Please note that the COST Fellowship may affect financial aid packages. Preference is given to full-time LL.M. (Taxation) students. Past COST fellows (post LL.M. program) obtained full-time tax positions with top accounting, consulting, law firms, and Fortune 500 company tax departments.

About COST: COST is the premier state tax organization representing taxpayers. COST is a nonprofit trade association consisting of nearly 600 multistate corporations engaged in interstate and international business. COST's objective is to preserve and promote equitable and nondiscriminatory state and local taxation of multijurisdictional business entities. For more information about COST, its mission, its people, and its activities, please see

Position Description: A COST fellow assists COST legal staff with a range of core COST activities including substantial writing for COST publications; supporting COST's educational and advocacy activities through legislative analysis and other legislative support activities; updating and revising presentation materials; research, analysis, and compilation of information for COST "scorecards" on state tax administration; and assisting with research and writing amicus briefs filed with the highest state and federal courts on significant state tax issues. 

Selection Criteria: The selection of Georgetown/COST fellows is based on academic merit, experience, and interest in the field of state and local taxation. Qualifies applicants with a demonstrated interest and accomplishments in the field of tax law are preferred; however, significant exposure to state and local tax issues is not required. Candidates must have proficient writing and communication skills, and a successful candidate will enjoy working as part of a team.

Application Method: To apply for a COST Fellowship, please submit a completed Georgetown University Law Center LL.M application to the Taxation program (including all required supplementary materials) and indicate your interest in the COST Fellowship on your LL.M. application form. A writing sample of at least 5 pages (10 pages if double spaced) in length must be submitted to the Graduate Admissions Office by June 30, 2017. Program applicants may be interviewed and fellows are typically selected at the beginning of the fall semester.

KPMG Tax Scholarship

The KPMG Tax Scholarship, awarded annually in the amount of $7,500, is made possible by the generosity of the tax professionals at KPMG and by matching grants from the KPMG Foundation. The award is based on financial need and academic proficiency in the field of taxation. It is open to both U.S.- and foreign-educated full-time applicants. There is 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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