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The Hodson Trust Scholarship (Top)

Awarded on the basis of academic and personal achievement, leadership, and contribution, these scholarships are awarded to fewer than 20 freshmen yearly through the Hodson Trust. The scholarships are automatically renewed each year, provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 grade point average.

All Freshman applicants for admission will be considered for the Hodson Trust Scholarship. A separate application is not required. Notification of selection will be made at the time of admission.

Charles R. Westgate Scholarship in Engineering (Top)

The Charles R. Westgate Scholarship in Engineering is made possible through a gift from Kwok-Leung Li, a graduate of the Electrical Engineering Department. Mr. Li achieved great success as an entrepreneur in the communications and network industries. The scholarships are named in honor of Professor Westgate who has dedicated his career to the education of undergraduate students. He has been widely recognized for his excellence in teaching and his interest in helping students in independent research and guided study.

These merit-based scholarships provide full tuition per year for four years of undergraduate study in engineering. Students in any engineering major may be considered for the scholarships. Up to two scholarships are available for entering students each year.

To be considered for this award, students must:

1. Apply for freshman admission to Johns Hopkins University by January 1, and indicate your interest in majoring in Engineering.

2. Present an outstanding high school record and achievements in other areas including leadership, success in science fairs, and evidence of independent research.

A scholarship committee will choose among the qualified applicants; no formal application is needed. Notification of selection will be made at the time of admission. The Westgate Scholarship may be renewed annually for a total of four years of undergraduate study based on:

1. Continued enrollment in the G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering

2. Maintenance of a 3.0 GPA of better


Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) (Top)

Two-, three-, and four-year renewable tuition scholarships, often with book allowances and monthly living stipends, are available through an on-campus Army ROTC program. Military service as a commissioned officer is required upon graduation. For more information, contact your local Army or Air Force recruiting officer, high school counselor, the Department of Military Science at Johns Hopkins 1-800-JHU-ROTC.

Air Force ROTC Scholarships (ROTC) (Top)

The Air Force offers competitive and non-competitive scholarships available to Johns Hopkins University students who join the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC). Each scholarship pays up to $15,000 toward tuition, $510 for books, and a monthly non-taxable stipend ranging between $300-$400. Contact (301) 314-3242 and check out our websites: or for additional information.


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