McDonough School of Business

Business Scholars Program

Business Scholars Program Logo with bridge over

The Business Scholars Program (BSP) seeks to provide targeted support, academic resources, and co-curricular programming to promote the success of first-generation, limited income (FGLI) college students who pursue business as a field of study. Housed under Georgetown’s Center for Multicultural Equity and Access (CMEA), BSP offers first-year McDonough students opportunities throughout the academic year to promote the success and retention of underserved and FGLI students in business education.


Through early curriculum exposure and mentorship, BSP seeks to enhance each scholar’s introduction to both Georgetown and the McDonough School of Business. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion drives our pledge to scholars to continually bridge gaps for first-generation, low-income (FGLI) students in McDonough to ultimately expand access and growth opportunities in and out of McDonough. BSP values the unique backgrounds and experiences of our community and strives to empower all scholars. By providing access and programming to BSP scholars, we open the door for them to succeed and thrive both in and beyond the classroom.

Program Components

Before Year 1

Year 1

After Year 1

BSP Staff

Patricia Grant

Co-chair of Standing Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Senior Associate Dean, Undergraduate Program

Karthik Easwar

Associate Teaching Professor and Faculty Director for the Business Scholars Program

Nick Russo

Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Advising and Student Services, Undergraduate Program