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Sommer Scholars

About the Sommer Scholars

The goal of the Hopkins Sommer Scholars Program is to develop the next generation of public health leaders. 

Each Sommer Scholar receives full tuition and a stipend while pursuing the curriculum that best meets his or her unique needs and interests. When they graduate, scholars become members of a global network of leaders determined to make a difference in the world.

As the largest, oldest and most renowned school of public health in the world, the Bloomberg School attracts the brightest of the bright. However, excellent research alone does not improve the health of the world. As Dean Emeritus Alfred Sommer, MD, MHS ’73, attests, good data does not speak for itself. Translating knowledge into saving lives requires vision, dedication and leadership.

The Sommer Scholars Program has already helped more than 100 students develop leadership skills vital to their future careers. Each Sommer Scholar comes to the Bloomberg School with inspiration, experience and education. They leave with greater knowledge, enriched skills and the confidence to lead others to new frontiers in the field of public health.