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Georgetown MS-ESM Program Partners With Fulbright Greece To Offer a Matching Scholarship

Aspiring students, residing in Greece, who want to tackle environmental concerns through the power of business can now pursue the Fulbright Georgetown Partner Award to support their tuition for the M.S. in Environment and Sustainability Management (MS-ESM) program at Georgetown University.

Candidates who have both been admitted to the MS-ESM program and nominated by Fulbright Greece will receive a matching scholarship award from Georgetown University to cover a significant portion of their tuition costs for the program. 

“It has always been our goal in the MS-ESM program to bring together diverse international perspectives in order to influence sustainability issues on a global scale,” said Maria Petrova, academic co-director of the MS-ESM program at Georgetown. “We hope the matching Fulbright scholarship will encourage Greek graduate students to make the business case for sustainability, and then use their degree to lead environmental conversations and make an impact in their home country.”  

The MS-ESM program is a joint degree among Georgetown’s Earth Commons Institute, McDonough School of Business, and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Pulling from principles in both business and environmental science, the MS-ESM delivers a multidisciplinary education to help students build a sustainable future within any organization. 

The first cohort of the program represents 20 different countries with a depth of educational background and expertise in both business and environmental subjects. The class includes 25% underrepresented minorities and 36% international students. The cohort also surpassed gender parity with 60% of students identifying as female. 

With new international scholarship opportunities, Petrova hopes to expand representation to bring students of all backgrounds and global perspectives to the program, which in turn, improves the classroom experience. 

“The more diversity in our classrooms, the more enriching the learning experience. When we can bring different people together who all share a passion for improving sustainable practices in business, we can have better conversations, understand new perspectives, and look at sustainable practices through a new lens.”

Greek residents interested in applying for the Fulbright Award will need to submit independent applications to the Fulbright Foundation and the MS-ESM program. To learn more about the application process, please visit the Fulbright Greece website. To apply for the MS-ESM program, visit

M.S. in Environment and Sustainability Management