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

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. 

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.

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