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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. For continuing students, the amount of the scholarship will stay constant throughout the student's four-year undergraduate program.

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)

Johns Hopkins University is pleased to announce the Charles R. Westgate Scholarship in Engineering. These scholarships were 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.

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 or 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.

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for
Undergraduate Study Abroad

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for Undergraduate Study Abroad
Online Application Available - Click on website below for Fall and Spring application deadlines

Founded under the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000 this congressionally-funded program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by the Institute of International Education. The Gilman Scholarship Program broadens the student population that studies abroad by supporting undergraduates who have been traditionally underrepresented in US study abroad and those with high financial need. The program aims to encourage students to choose nontraditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe and Australia, and aims to support students who have been traditionally underrepresented in study abroad. This includes but is not limited to, students with high financial need, community college students, students in underrepresented fields such as the sciences and engineering, students with diverse ethnic backgrounds, students with disabilities, and students of nontraditional age. The program seeks to assist students from a diverse range and type of two-year and four-year public and private institutions from all 50 states.

The Gilman Scholarship provides awards of up to $5,000 for U.S. citizen undergraduate students at two- and four-year institutions to pursue country-based undergraduate opportunities abroad of up to one academic year. To be eligible students must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application and cannot be studying abroad in a country currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or in Cuba. For more information, full eligibility criteria and the online application please access the Gilman Program website at or contact the Gilman office directly:

Gilman International Scholarship Program
Institute of International Education - Houston
520 Post Oak Blvd., Ste. 740
Houston, TX 77027
Toll Free: 888 887-5939
Phone: 713 621 6300

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