The Bloomberg School awards several competitive, merit-based scholarships to accepted students who are pursuing a full-time degree program.
If you are in the process of applying, keep in mind that your department/program will review your application for departmental funding eligibility. All of the materials you submit with your online application are important for the scholarship review process – especially personal statements, academic records and letters of recommendation.
Typically, no additional forms need to be submitted; however, there is an exception for the Bloomberg Fellows Program. Please see below for more information.
Most institutional scholarships are administered by the academic departments or the MPH program office. Examples of institutional scholarships include the Sommer Scholars and Johnson & Johnson Scholars. Availability of these scholarships can vary by department, degree program and from year to year.
BLOOMBERG FELLOWS PROGRAM
The Bloomberg American Health Initiative is a major effort to make progress on five major challenges facing health in the United States: addiction and overdose, environmental challenges, obesity and the food system, risks to adolescent health, and violence. For the 2017-2018 year, this initiative will make available a limited number of scholarships for the Bloomberg Fellows Program. This number is expected to grow over time to reach 50 within several years. The Bloomberg Fellows Program is designed for individuals who are currently working with U.S. organizations on the front lines of one of these five challenges. You will need to complete a separate application process to be considered for the Bloomberg Fellows Program.
MASTER’S TUITION SCHOLARSHIP
Some departments offer a Master’s Tuition Scholarship (MTS) to students in good academic standing pursuing their second year of study in a two-year master’s program. The scholarship provides a 75% discount in the second year’s tuition. Contact your program of interest for information regarding MTS eligibility.
All new Online/Part-time MPH students beginning the program effective January 2016 will be awarded the new $20,000 Welch Scholarship. This scholarship is in honor of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s 100th anniversary and our founding Dean William Henry Welch.
The Welch Scholarship is designated for tuition costs and will be disbursed incrementally for each credit (up to 80 credits) for students enrolled in the online/part-time MPH program. This funding can be used for online, in-person, institute or regular term courses.
OTHER SOURCES OF FUNDING
While the Bloomberg School provides scholarships for many students, there are some students we are unable to fund. These students will need to obtain outside funding. Resources for outside funding include the Bloomberg School’s Funding Opportunities Database, the Funding Resource Guide and the ASPPH “Financing Your Degree”.
In addition to scholarships and the funding found in the resources above, other sources of funding include federal aid and private loans. You can learn more about these sources from our Financial Aid Office.