International Health Endowed Honors and Awards
Each year the Department awards multiple scholarships to exceptional students who have demonstrated continued academic and professional excellence as students here at the Bloomberg School and beyond.
These scholarships and endowed awards are made possible by generous donations from alumni, friends, and colleagues of the Department. The awards help us support students committed to helping vulnerable and disadvantaged populations around the world in keeping with the Department’s vision and values from out strategic plan.
Diana Hess Scholarship
In 1983 the Diana Hess Memorial Fund was established with contributions from her family and friends. Diana Hess, a former Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya, was devoted to improving public health in Africa. The Hess Fund provides an annual scholarship to students in the Department of International Health. The award is based on academic and professional accomplishments. Preference is given to those planning to work in Africa, but this is not a requirement for receipt of the award.
The 2023 recipient is Venessa Chen, MSPH student in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control.
Nancy Stephens Award
Established in 1970 as the International Health Fund, this fund provides grants to masters or doctoral students in the Department of International Health who are completing their degrees. For 37 years Nancy Stephens was an immensely popular student coordinator in the Department of International Health. At her retirement in 2001, Dr. Robert Black, chairman of the Department, honored her by renaming this fund the Nancy Stephens Student Support Fund.
Kirsty Sievwright, PhD in Social and Behavioral Interventions
Marina Schor, MSPH in Social and Behavioral Interventions
Mary & Carl Taylor Award
The Mary & Carl Taylor Fund was created in 1995 with contributions from faculty and alumni in honor of the Taylors’ commitment to the students of the School of Public Health and to improving international health through research and action. The fund provides support to a student working in the area of international bioethics.
The 2023 recipient is Miranda Bain, PhD in Health Systems
John Snow, Inc Award
John Snow, Inc.’s mission is to provide an extensive range of research and consulting services to the health care and service sectors. The International Division provides technical assistance designed to enhance the effectiveness and quality of public health programs. The John Snow, Inc. Award, an annual award created in 2001 provides financial assistance to outstanding, second-year master's students in the Department of International Health who are engaged in internships in the field.
Emma Miner, MSPH in Social and Behavioral Interventions
Yunxiang Sun, MSPH in Social and Behavioral Interventions
Richard H. Morrow Award
This scholarship is in honor of Richard H. Morrow, MD, MPH, who was a professor in the Department from 1991 until his death in 2013. Dr. Morrow, a pioneer in the field of health systems and international public health, is remembered for his brilliance, curiosity, humility, humor, generosity, grace, and above all, his integrity.
The 2023 recipient is Sumayya Beekun, PhD in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control
The Arole-Taylor Award
This fund will provide support for students to conduct research and/or carry out field work in an underserved community in order to advance primary health care/community health, which will empower populations to improve the health status of the most vulnerable members of their community
Veena Thamilselvan, MSPH in Health Systems
Huiyao Chen, MSPH in Social and Behavioral Interventions
Safia Jiwani, PhD in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control
Nihal Destan Aytekin, PhD in Human Nutrition
Humanitarian Assistance Scholarship
Humanitarian Assistance Scholarships are designed to support students who are committed to improving humanitarian response and health for refugees, displaced persons, and populations affected by conflict and natural disasters. The Humanitarian Assistance Scholarships provide travel and research support to promising MPH, MHS and doctoral candidates enrolled full time at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Sangyal Dorjee, MSPH in Global Disease Epidemiology and Control
Abinethaa Paramasivam, MSPH in Health Systems
SBI Alumni Award
Julia Burleson, MSPH in Social and Behavioral Interventions
Amal Abdulrahman, MSPH in Social and Behavioral Interventions
Manvi Poddar, MSPH in Social and Behavioral Interventions
Health Systems Program Award
Aditi Luitel, MSPH in Health Systems
Hakim Chaoui, MSPH in Health Systems
Iman Ahmad, MSPH in Health Systems
Muky Thanitsara Rittiphairoj, PhD in Health Systems
Onaopemipo Abiodun, PhD in Health Systems