Applying to the Program

Each year, a small number of Georgetown University College of Arts & Sciences sophomores are selected through a rigorous application and interview process. 

Applications are reviewed by a group of Baker Scholar Trustees and program administrators from the Georgetown University College of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office, followed by interviews with current Baker Scholars. Selected finalists are invited to participate in a one-day series of interviews with groups of Baker Scholar Trustees and the decanal representative, to inform final selections.

Baker Scholars are required to be on campus and part of the program for a minimum of three semesters. Therefore, students who plan to spend the entirety of their junior year abroad are not eligible. Likewise, students who study abroad for a semester and are planning on graduating early may not be a part of the program.

Information Sessions

Current Baker Scholars hold a series of information sessions before and during the application period. One information session will be held in the fall semester and four information sessions will be held in the spring semester. Prospective applicants should plan to attend at least one of the information sessions.

Additional Events

Application Process

The Baker Scholars Program Application Form for the Class of 2026 is now open. The application deadline will be Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at 12:00 pm noon ET.

  1. Read the application carefully and follow the instructions explicitly.
  2. Complete the application, adhering to the word limits for each question. If a question does not apply to you, please respond Not Applicable for that question.
  3. Submit a one-page résumé through the online application system. This résumé should outline your education, activities, community service, and employment history. It must be submitted in PDF form.
  4. Provide one letter of recommendation from an individual who can speak to your character. We recommend a Georgetown professor or administrator, coach, high school teacher or counselor, or employer. Provide the recommendation form to your recommender in advance of the deadline. Your recommender must email the recommendation to the Baker Scholars Program at no later than Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at 12:00 pm noon ET.

Baker Scholars Program Application Form
for the Class of 2026 is now closed.

Important Dates for Spring 2023


For more information, please contact Program Coordinator.