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Full-Time Graduate Fellowships & Grants

School-Wide Fellowships

The Whiting School of Engineering offers a number of endowed fellowships that provide  financial aid to incoming and current full-time engineering students.  Full-time degree seeking graduate students are automatically considered for the fellowships.

The WSE fellowships include the following:

  • Bowles Fellowships
  • Bradford Fellowships
  • Brown Fellowships
  • Chertkof Fellowships
  • Cohen Fellowships
  • Creel Fellowships
  • Gregory Fellowships
  • Payback Fellowships
  • Pond Fellowships
  • Rob Roy Fellowships
  • Samstag Fellowships
  • Siebel Scholarship
  • William F. Ward Fellowship
  • Abel Wolman Fellowships
  • WSE-APL Research Assistantship
  • Heath Fellowship


Department-Specific Fellowships

Other Whiting School internal fellowships are administered by individual engineering graduate programs and are typically named post-admission. These include the following:

  • Bozzelli Fellowship – Biomedical Engineering
  • D’Alessandro Fellowship – Biomedical Engineering
  • Medtronic Fellowship – Biomedical Engineering
  • Richard A. and Rachel M. Swirnow Fellowship Fund – Biomedical Engineering
  • Schwarz Instructorship – Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
  • Hoomes Rich Fellowship – Civil Engineering
  • Meyerhoff Fellowship – Civil Engineering
  • Jun Wu and Yan Zhang Fellowship – Computer Science
  • Bodmer Fellowship – Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Hamburger Fellowship – Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Huggins Fellowship – Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Wysocki Fellowship – Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Halff Fellowship – Environmental Health and Engineering
  • M. Gordon Wolman Fellowship – Environmental Health and Engineering
  • Information Security Institute Fellowship – JHU Information Security Institute
  • Rodbell Fellowship – Materials Science & Engineering
  • Ross Fellowship – Materials Science & Engineering
  • Campbell Fellowship – Applied Mathematics & Statistics
  • Counselman Fellowship – Applied Mathematics & Statistics
  • Isaacs Fellowship – Applied Mathematics & Statistics


Targeted Fellowships

The following fellowships are part of the Whiting School’s efforts to recruit a diverse student population—a goal that is of vital importance to our educational mission and to enhancing the educational experience for all students.  The fellowships provide financial awards as noted to assist in the recruitment of graduate students from diverse backgrounds, including under-represented minority students, women, and students from economically or socially disadvantaged circumstances.

GEM Fellowship (The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science)

GEM awards fellowships to eligible students who pursue graduate education in engineering or science.  For more information, please visit  Prospective fellows apply to GEM and the sponsoring institutions at the same time.  Potential candidates must indicate on the JHU application that they have received or are being considered for a GEM Fellowship.

  • Master’s Candidate Awards: Full-tuition waiver, matriculation fee, health insurance, and a stipend of $7,000/semester for up to four semesters.
  • Doctoral Candidate Awards: Year 1: Full-tuition waiver, matriculation fee, health insurance, and a stipend of $20,000; Years 2-5: Full-tuition waiver, health insurance, and a research or teaching assistantship.

Morgan State University Fellowships

Two multi-year awards are reserved for Morgan State University graduates.  Fellows receive a full-tuition waiver and health insurance benefits.  Awards will be limited to four semesters for master’s candidates and five years for doctoral candidates.  Preference will be given to candidates who are U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents.  Potential candidates should notify the department to which they are applying that they would like to be considered for this fellowship.

William F. Ward Fellowship

The William F. Ward Fellowship, supports full-time WSE graduate students who are returning from US military service, preferably after three years of active duty, and who have received honorable discharge or medical discharge under honorable circumstances, or who remain in the military service.  Potential candidates should notify the department to which they are applying that they would like to be considered for this fellowship.

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