Penner Family Experiences Award


Summer 2021

Co-curricular experiences are a cornerstone of the Georgetown education. Hoyas can participate in experiential learning opportunities in various forms, such as specially designed learning opportunities structured through courses, fellowships, independent and mentored research, study abroad, laboratory research, field work, community-based programs or internships. 

These opportunities should be accessible to all students. However, the costs of pursuing experiential learning opportunities may present a financial barrier for some Georgetown students. Participation in an experiential learning opportunity may require you to be responsible for costs such as: housing, transportation, travel, food, professional attire, and work/research-related supplies, without financial compensation for those expenses. You may also bear the lost costs of not earning and saving while pursuing an unpaid experiential learning opportunity. 

Georgetown is committed to making these experiences accessible to all students, once admitted to the University. Through the Penner Family Experiences Fund students can apply to receive an award of up to $4,000.00 for the Summer 2021 term to assist with alleviating some of the financial burden of participating in an experiential learning opportunity while enhancing their Georgetown experience. 

Notes on Eligibility

  • You must have demonstrated eligibility for need-based financial aid, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Services when you reapply for financial aid each year.
  • Graduating seniors are ineligible for the Summer 2021 Penner award, unless they have an August graduate date and are enrolled in credit-bearing courses through the summer.
  • To be eligible for a Summer 2021 Penner Award, you must be enrolled at Georgetown University at least part-time in the Spring 2021 semester and you must have at least the expectation to enroll in the Fall 2021 semester for at least part-time status.

If you are interested in pursuing an unpaid internship, conducting research, or participating in a social action or community-engaged project in Summer 2021, apply by April 5, 2021 for the Penner Family Experiences Award using the appropriate link below for your desired opportunity. 

Hoyas, fill out this form to RSVP and receive a Zoom link for an upcoming information session as well as to receive updates and reminders about the Penner Family Experiences Fund. Serious applicants are encouraged to attend an information session (Friday, March 12 at 1pm EST or  Wednesday, March 17 at 10am EST).

If additional information is needed, please contact

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