Applying to the Program


Each year, a small number of Georgetown College 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 College 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 that 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 prior to 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.


Optional Events

VIRTUAL PANEL: Liberal Arts to Business: Baker Scholars Beyond the Hilltop
Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm EST
The George F. Baker Scholars Program invites you to this virtual panel which will feature five Baker Scholars Program alumni who have used their liberal arts degrees to cultivate successful business careers in a variety of industries. Join us to learn more about the Baker Scholars Program and the paths of Baker alumni after the Hilltop!

Panelists include:

  • Brad Glasser (C’11), Corporate Communications at Amazon
  • Kelsey Tsai (C’13), Vice President at Sandbox Clinical Ventures & Blue Venture Funds
  • José Madrid (C’14), Judicial Law Clerk at the Colorado Supreme Court
  • Katie Mangialardi (C’16), Principal at Autism Impact Fund
  • Sean Melville (C’20), IG Credit Trading Analyst at Citigroup

Application Process

The Baker Scholars Program Application Form (new window) is now available. The application deadline is Wednesday, February 2, 2022, 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 (new window) to your recommender in advance of the deadline. Your recommender must email the recommendation to the Baker Scholars Program at bakerscholars@georgetown.edu no later than Wednesday, February 2, 2022 at 12:00 pm noon ET.

NOTE: You may wish to see the questions (new window) and draft your responses ahead of time. You will not be able to save a partially completed application.

Baker Scholars Program Application Form (new window)


Important Dates

  • Application deadline, including letter of recommendation and résumé: Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at 12:00 pm noon ET
  • Email notification of applicant’s status from Ms. Candace Mosely to all applicants: Friday, March 4, 2022
  • Semi-finalist virtual interviews with current Baker Scholars: Monday, March 14, 2022 – Sunday, March 20, 2022
  • Email notification of semi-finalist’s status from Ms. Candace Mosey to all semi-finalists: Monday, March 28, 2022
  • Finalist Interviews with Trustees and Administrators: Friday, April 8, 2022
  • Selection results announced by phone from Ms. Candace Mosely to each finalist: Saturday, April 9, 2022 by 12:00 pm
  • Welcome Luncheon for the Baker Scholars Program Class of 2024: Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 1:00 pm

For more information, please contact Candace Mosely in the College Dean’s office at bakerscholars@georgetown.edu.