My MPH Degree
The Bloomberg School awards highly competitive, merit-based tuition scholarships to a small portion of the admitted applicants to the program.
All applicants admitted to the MPH program are considered for a number of scholarships. Your admission application materials serve as your scholarship application.
With the exception of a few of the scholarships listed below, no additional forms need to be submitted in order to be considered for a scholarship.
Factors Considered by the Review Committee
All of our scholarships are merit-based. Important factors include academic excellence, leadership potential, a strong professional background and the potential to have an impact in the field of public health.
The Bloomberg School MPH program is very fortunate to attract outstanding applicants to our program. All aspects of the application are important for the scholarship review process, particularly personal statements, academic records and letters of reference. Timely submission of all admissions materials is important as well.
Applicants who elect to submit their application without a standardized test score are at a disadvantage.
Sommer Scholars Program
The Sommer Scholars Program is a prestigious scholarship that fully funds outstanding scholars and leaders who have the potential to become the public health heroes of the future. The MPH program awards these scholarships to full-time MPH students each year.
This full-tuition scholarship includes a living stipend as well. Both U.S. and international students are eligible. Applicants are encouraged (but not required) to indicate in their statements of goals and experience why they merit selection as Sommer Scholars.
Center for Global Health Scholarship
The Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health Scholarship is a full scholarship awarded to five full-time MPH students who aspire to work in an international context. The Center for Global Health coordinates the integrated efforts of professionals in the clinical, research, programmatic, policy and educational domains and collaborates with an extensive network of international colleagues and collaborators in order to combat threats to health, especially in developing countries. Recipients may be either international or U.S. students. Special consideration is given to nursing and medical students at Johns Hopkins University.
Reed Frost Scholarship
These scholarships cover approximately 75 percent of tuition for MPH students and recognize two giants of public health – Lowell J. Reed and Wade Hampton Frost. Wade Hampton Frost was a faculty member, dean and department chair at the Bloomberg School who developed methodological principles and techniques of epidemiology. Lowell Reed was also a faculty member, dean and department chair of the Bloomberg School, as well as president of Johns Hopkins University. He was instrumental in the growth of the discipline of biostatistics and was responsible for its evolution as an essential tool for public health work. The close collaboration between these two men manifested the Reed-Frost epidemic curve.
The Watt-Hansell Endowment was established in 1994 by James Watt, MD, DrPH '36, and Myron Wegman, MD, MPH '38. It provides funding for medical students at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine who wish to pursue public health training at the Bloomberg School. The late Dr. Watt was the first of four generations of Watt/Hansell Hopkins graduates to combine medical studies with training in public health. Dr. Watt was a Diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine. His crusade to promote public health led to the creation of the Watt/Hansell Endowment, which supports the cross training of students in the Bloomberg School and the School of Medicine. Typically, one full-time MPH student receives a full-tuition scholarship award funded by this endowment.
Pre-doctoral Clinical Research Training Program
The Pre-doctoral Clinical Research Training Program provides intensive learning experiences that will prepare Johns Hopkins medical students interested in clinical research careers to be exemplary researchers (in any discipline, speciality or subspecialty). The program has funding for eight to 10 students per year and includes partial tuition as well as stipend support. Students who are accepted into this program will be exposed to structured curricula in study design, epidemiology and biostatistics. They will also have the opportunity to work with a mentor who is a member of the Johns Hopkins faculty to design and implement a research study, and write up the results for publication. For more information, please contact Mr. Gregory Thornton, Senior Academic Program Coordinator.
Scholarships for Part-Time Students
The MPH Program provides partial scholarships for incoming part-time students. The application for admission serves as the application for scholarship awards. Both U.S. and international incoming part-time students are considered for this funding.
HRSA Training Grant
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Training Grant provides one to two partial or full scholarships for outstanding incoming full-time MPH students who are interested in working in leadership roles within the public health sector in several HRSA designated shortage areas: epidemiology, maternal and child health, biostatistics, environmental health, health services delivery, and public health preparedness.
American Indian Scholarship
The American Indian Scholarship provides funding and mentor support for American Indian masters students who aspire to serve the health needs of American Indian tribes. Scholarship awards vary from full to partial tuition, and include a small living stipend. Priority for the scholarship award is given to students who are enrolled in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This scholarship requires a separate application.
Endowed Student Funding
The Office of Student Funding Resources provides information on additional endowed student funding and partial scholarships to incoming MPH students. Your admission application materials serve as the application for these awards.
Scholarship Awards Notification
Students will typically receive a letter of acceptance into the program before scholarship decisions are announced.
Other Sources of Funding
The Office of Student Funding Resources provides information about other sources of funding such as the NIH National Research Service Award (NRSA), NIH Research Supplements, Fulbright Funding, Training Programs and the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans.
The School also has a Financial Aid Office whose primary role is to help domestic students apply for federal aid including a comprehensive listing of resources. Keep in mind that the National Institutes of Health will repay up to $35,000 in student loans each year for MD, PhD, or other post-doctoral students who qualify (you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident).