Vredenburg Scholarship

Want to travel abroad this summer…for FREE?

Check out the Vredenburg Summer Engineering Travel Scholarship!

The Vredenburg Scholarship allows outstanding engineering students at Johns Hopkins the opportunity to apply their engineering, technology, and applied science skills and training in an international setting. The Scholarship encourages students to broaden their engineering experience by giving them the chance to participate in international experiential activities through collaboration, investigation, and application.

Current engineering SOPHOMORES and JUNIORS may apply to become Vredenburg Scholars by proposing an international experience in the form of:

  • Research
  • Internship (paid or unpaid) OR
  • Service Project

(The Vredenburg Scholarship does not cover traditional “study abroad” experiences.)

Projects will be funded to a maximum of $8,000; the typical range of a Vredenburg Scholarship is between $5,500 and $6,500 depending on the location. The Scholarship covers airfare, housing, food and other reasonable expenses associated with the international experience. Financial need will not be a factor in selection of the scholars and funding of the proposals. However, students with demonstrated financial need may be eligible for an additional stipend.

  • Applications for the Vredenburg Scholarship are available in Shaffer 103 and at the link below.  Proposed projects must have an appropriate academic component.  Applicants must submit a justification for the requested funding, detailing their projected expenses for the summer.

    Vredenburg Application and Project Guidelines >

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    • Friday, February 26, 2016 – Applications due to Vredenburg@jhu.edu.
      • Applications (all components) are due by 11:59 p.m. 2/26/16. NO EXCEPTIONS.
    • Friday, March 11, 2016 – Award recipients notified
    • Late March / Early April – Budgets are reviewed and finalized; awards are distributed

    Applicants are encouraged to make alternate summer plans in the event that they are not awarded a Vredenburg Scholarship.

    • Monday, October 19, 2015; 2-3 pm; Croft G40

    • Monday, October 26, 2015; 2-3 pm; Croft G40

    • Thursday, November 05, 2015; 12-1 pm; Croft G40

    • Wednesday, November 11, 2015; 3-4 pm; Croft G40

    • Tuesday, November 17, 2015; 1-2 pm; Croft G40

    • Wednesday, December 2, 2015; 3-4 pm; Croft G40

    • Monday, December 7, 2015; 12-1 pm; Croft G40

    • Tuesday, December 8, 2015; 11 am-12 pm; Croft G40

  • The Office of Academic Affairs has contact information for past participants who are willing to share their advice and experiences. Email Vredenburg@jhu.edu for more info, or stop by Shaffer 103.

Recipient Type of Project Host Institution Travel Destination
Alexandra Berges ’17 (BME&CS) Research ICM/ARAMIS Paris, France
Andreas Chai ’17 (ChemBE) Research INSERM Paris, France
Karthik Chellamuthu ’17 (BME) Internship/Research SINAPSE/NUS Singapore
Xinyi (Cindy) Chen ’17, (ChemBE) Research UCL School of Pharmacy London. England
Michael Chickering ’16 (BME) Research Kyoto University Kyoto, Japan
Paola Donis ’17 (BME) Service Project EWH Summer Institute Nicaragua
Dmitriy Kats ’16 (MechE) Research EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Kristen Manto ’17 (ChemBE) Research Institut Curie Paris, France
Laura Marlowe ’17 (EnviroE) Internship/Service Project 3iDs Grand Canary Island, Spain
BaDoi Phan ’16 (BME) Research Oxford University Oxford, England
Erica Schwarz ’17 (BME) Internship/Research SERIUS/NUS Singapore
Benjamin Wheeler ’16 (BME) Research International Institute for
Integrated Sleep Medicine
Tsukuba, Japan
Recipient Type of Project Host Institution Travel Destination
Adrian Pearl, ’16 (MechE) Internship/Research University of Canterbury Christchurch, New Zealand
Amanda Facklam, ’15 (BME) Research EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Amy Sun, ’16 (BME & MechE) Internship/Research National University of Singapore (SERIUS) Singapore
Antonio Spina, ’16 (BME) Research University of Cologne-CECAD Cologne, Germany
Christopher Hunt, ’16 (BME) Research University of Tokyo Tokyo, Japan
Emily Rencsok, ’16 (BME & AMS) Research Trinity College- TCBE Dublin, Ireland
Hee Won Park, ’16 (ChemBE) Research University College London- Royal Free Hospital London, England
Henry Sanchez, ’16 (MatsSci) Internship/Research National University of Singapore (SERIUS) Singapore
Ka Ho (Nicholas) Cheung, ’16 (BME) Internship/Research EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
Lucas Shores, ’15 (BME) Research Seoul National University Seoul, Korea
Michelle Bohrson, ’15 (DoGEE) Research/Service Project National Engineering University Lima, Peru
Neil Rens, ’16 (BME) Service Project EWH Summer Institute Kigali, Rwanda
Rose Wall, ’16 (ECE) Internship/Research National University of Singapore (SERIUS) Singapore
Sakina Girnary, ’15 (BME) Research King’s College London London, England
Vamsi Chunduru, ’15 (ECE & CS) Research King’s College London London, England


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