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Sommer Scholars

FAQs

How do I apply for the Hopkins Sommer Scholars Program for MPH Students?

There is no separate application process for the Hopkins Sommer Scholarship. If you are interested in a Hopkins Sommer Scholarship, you must apply to and be accepted by the Master of Public Health (MPH) program at the Bloomberg School.

Those interested in the Hopkins Sommer Scholars Program are invited to address one of the following questions in the personal statement on the application for admission:

I want to earn a Master of Health Science (MHS) or a Master of Science (MSc) degree. Can I become a Hopkins Sommer Scholar?

No. To be considered for a Hopkins Sommer Scholarship, you must be a full-time student in the Master of Public Health (MPH) at the Bloomberg School.

What's the application deadline?

The MPH program application deadline is noted on the School's website. We recommend strongly that you make every effort to submit your completed application along with all the required supporting documents well before the deadline. Only completed applications can be reviewed, and only then can accepted students be nominated for a Hopkins Sommer Scholarship.

What happens after I have submitted my application?

The MPH office will review your application. If you are accepted for admission to the Bloomberg School, the program will consider nominating you for a Hopkins Sommer Scholarship.  The MPH program will nominate a few select individuals from among their accepted applicants to be considered for a Hopkins Sommer Scholarship.

What criteria are used to evaluate Hopkins Sommer Scholar nominees?

There are no set criteria such as minimum GRE scores, grade point averages or letters of recommendation. Successful candidates have excellent academic backgrounds and have demonstrated their ability to make an impact in the field of public health.

When will I know if I’ve been accepted as a Hopkins Sommer Scholar?

MPH students who are accepted as Hopkins Sommer Scholars will be notified in mid-March.

What kinds of people become Hopkins Sommer Scholars?

Hopkins Sommer Scholars have innate leadership skills in diverse areas including, but not necessarily limited to, public health. The program welcomes applicants from all backgrounds who want to make a difference by leveraging their previous professional experience to shape the public health policy of the future. Applicants may include writers, doctors, lawyers, scientists, politicians, business executives, journalists, engineers, financial analysts, economists and others who want to make a difference in the world and are seeking the tools to do so effectively.

What will be expected of me as a Hopkins Sommer Scholar?

Hopkins Sommer Scholars must remain full-time students in good standing, participate in Sommer Scholars Enrichment Program and conduct themselves in a way that brings credit to the Bloomberg School, Johns Hopkins University and the Hopkins Sommer Scholars Program.

Where can I find more information about the application process?

Go to the Bloomberg School’s Admissions website.