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The Bloomberg School awards several competitive, merit and need-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 and our need-based scholarship programs. 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.

The school also provides a limited number of need-based scholarships administered by the Financial Aid Office. These include the Baltimore Public Health Scholarship and the Public Health Grant programs.


The Bloomberg Fellows Program is a groundbreaking initiative to provide world-class public health training to individuals engaged with organizations tackling critical challenges facing the United States. Fellows receive a full scholarship to earn an MPH or DrPH degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The program is looking for individuals working in one of five focus areas: addiction and overdose, environmental challenges, obesity and the food system, risks to adolescent health, and violence. 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.


Some departments offer a Master’s Tuition Scholarship (MTS) to students in good academic standing in a two-year, full-time master’s program. The MTS is a 75% reduction in tuition for year two of an eight-term program. However, students in some programs do have the option of receiving a 25% reduction in tuition their first year and 50% in their second year.* Admitted students who choose the 25% MTS in year one and 50% in year two cannot change the distribution schedule after making the selection. Please contact your program of interest for information regarding MTS eligibility.

DegreeDepartments that Offer MTS
MHAHealth Policy and Management
MHSEpidemiology and Health, Behavior and Society*
MSEnvironmental Health (Toxicology for Human Risk Assessment)*
MSPHHealth, Behavior and Society*; Health Policy and Management; International Health*; and  Population , Family and Reproductive Health
ScM**Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Biostatistics; Environmental Health and Engineering; Epidemiology; and Molecular Microbriology and Immunology

*Students in the MHS in the Department of Health, Behavior and Society, MS in Environmental Health (Toxicology for Human Risk Assessment), and MSPH in the Departments of Health, Behavior and Society and International Health are required to receive their MTS entirely in the second year of their program.

**Students who transfer from the MHS into the ScM programs and qualify for the MTS will have the 75% scholarship distributed evenly throughout each term of the second year.

Welch Scholarship

All new online/part-time MPH students will be awarded the Welch Scholarship. This award 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). This funding can be used for online, in-person, institute or regular term courses.


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. We encourage you to visit our Funding Resources page to view various options for identifying funding sources for your education. You can also view the Funding Resource Guide which provides you with a list of resources that students have received grants and scholarships from to help them fund their 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.