Funding and Scholarships
There are a number of resources available to fund your Bloomberg School education and research interests, and we have gathered just a few for you here. Types of funding include loans, scholarships, student employment, travel awards, and grants. Successful individuals often utilize more than one source of funding, often from both School-affiliated and external sources.
Funding Resource Guide
The Bloomberg School and the Johns Hopkins University provide financial assistance to some students through federal loans, private loans, grants, and federal work study programs. Some scholarships are available to qualified students as well.
The Welch Medical Library has an array of resources and support networks for identifying funding opportunities. Resources include National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, other government funding, foundations and non-profits and public databases such as Guidestar, Research Toolkit, and other government databases.
(ASPPH) links applicants to large search engines, applicant-specific scholarships, and funding for minority and underserved populations.
Networking with faculty within the Bloomberg School allows students to connect with others who have the same research interests, training opportunities and academic pursuits.
Research in the greater Johns Hopkins University, including the medical campus, for additional training opportunities.
The Bloomberg School awards several competitive, merit, and need-based scholarships to accepted students who are pursuing a full-time degree program. For most of these awards (the Bloomberg Fellowship and Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative are the exception), there is no separate application process. Your department/program will review your application for admission for departmental funding eligibility. Therefore, all the materials you submit with your online application are important for the scholarship review process – especially personal statements, academic records, and letters of recommendation.
The Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative
The Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative (VTSI) is available for applicants to the PhD offered through the departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Biostatistics; Environmental Health and Engineering; and Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, from historically Black colleges and universities and minority-serving institutions. As PhD students at Johns Hopkins, Vivien Thomas scholars will receive the academic and financial support needed to ensure their success, including up to six years of full tuition support, a stipend, health insurance and travel funding, along with significant mentorship, research, professional development and community-building opportunities.
Applicants should submit their SOPHAS application no later than November 15 in order to gain access and submit the VTSI application by December 1. For a fee waiver, please contact the appropriate department prior to November 10.
Master's Tuition Scholarship
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.
|Degree||Departments that Offer MTS|
|MHA||Health Policy and Management|
|MHS||Epidemiology and Health, Behavior and Society*|
|MS||Environmental Health (Toxicology for Human Risk Assessment)*|
|MSPH||Health, 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 Microbiology 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.
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.
Other Sources of Funding
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.
Many Bloomberg School students seek outside funding sources. Our Funding Resource Guide provides a list of resources from which students have received grants and scholarships in the past.
You can also learn more about federal aid and private loans to fund your education from our Financial Aid Office.