EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC (EA) and the Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering (DoGEE) of the Johns Hopkins University established a Fellowship in 2005 to honor EA’s founder, Loren Jensen. The Fellowship funds professionally-oriented master’s students. Dr. Jensen, a limnologist, had dual appointments in DoGEE and JHU’s School of Public Health until he founded EA in 1973. EA and EHE now continue a long historical connection, from collaborating on projects and research to the hiring of numerous EHE graduates at EA. The Jensen Fellowship builds on that history of positive interaction. This program has been a tremendous success for the Fellows, for EA, and for EHE.
The Jensen Fellowship is essentially a “full ride” for engineers and scientists seeking to attain a Masters Degree (MSE, MS, MA in Geography and Environmental Engineering) from EHE. The Fellowship covers tuition and fees over two academic semesters and during a 6-month internship, and a $6,000 take-home stipend. The program is comprised of normal EHE coursework in a fall and subsequent spring semester, followed by 6 months of internship at EA premises. The internship portion is credit bearing and is required for graduation. The internship is tailored to the student’s interests and provides hands-on experience by working on a variety of EA environmental projects at EA’s Baltimore operations. (Several Fellows have also worked on projects at other EA locations, e.g., Dallas, Syracuse, Lincoln, and Honolulu.) Other than fulfilling the full 6-month internship, there is NO requirement for employment with EA beyond the internship, although several Fellows have elected to join EA after graduating.
How To Apply
You must first apply to and be accepted by JHU EHE under its Master’s Program in Geography and Environmental Engineering (application deadline: 1 December). If, during the application process, you gain an interest in the Jensen Fellowship, please communicate that interest as you apply. Once acceptance decisions are made, EHE identifies prospective Jensen Fellows, discusses potential interest with prospective candidates, and shares candidate information with EA. EA then interviews Fellowship candidates (typically during a March accepted-student visit to EHE) and selects one to three candidates to offer the Fellowship. EA seeks candidates who have a desire to eventually join the professional, practicing community. Those offered the Jensen Fellowship have until the normal April deadline to decide on their enrollment offer as a Jensen Fellow.