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Siebel Scholarship

Our program is one of few similar programs in the world recognized by the Siebel Scholars Foundation for groundbreaking research, excellence in education, and the high caliber of our students.

We offer five single-year awards for students in bioengineering fields who are at the top of their class based on academic results (including research), demonstrate excellence in terms of leadership qualities in the school community and in experience prior to graduate program, and have completed at least one year at the school and are reasonably expected to have only one year remaining. Candidates will be identified by the home department in the early summer; applicants need not nominate themselves. Awards are announced in the late summer.

  1. Interested students should talk to their advisors/faculty/department academic staff about the internal nomination process. Per #2 below, note that internal deadlines will be sooner than the final divisional nomination deadline of June 19, 2020.
  2. Departments nominate candidates through an internal selection process (month of June, internal deadlines vary) and submit final nominations to Dean’s Office by June-end(June 19, 2020).
  3.  JHU/Siebel Scholars Selection Committee identifies finalists (early July)
  4. Siebel Foundation reviews nominees and makes final decision (August/September)
  5. Students are notified (September)



Nominees must meet all of the following criteria at the time of selection:

  • Currently enrolled in either a master’s or PhD program
  • Research is in the Bioengineering field
  • Ranks within the top 10% of their Bioengineering class based on academic results (mostly As, no Cs, etc.)
  • Demonstrates excellence, in terms of leadership qualities, in academic pursuits, non-academic pursuits, and in experience prior to entering the graduate program.
  • Has a track record of distinguished research
  • Has completed at least one year at Johns Hopkins University and is reasonably expected to have only one year remaining in the Master’s or PhD program (one year remaining= two full semesters left in degree program but no more than 3 semesters).


Nomination Requirements
  • Resume (CV)
    • Listing publications with full citations (i.e., including page numbers)
    • Clearly stating the month and year of expected degree completion
  • Autobiographical sketch (150 words, maximum)
    • Including academic and non-academic leadership skills/experience
  • JHU Transcript
  • Up to two letters of recommendation (one must be written by the advisor; and we strongly recommend two)
  • Digital photograph (professional/business casual clothes/setting)

More information on the Siebel Foundation can be found at

Siebel Scholars

The Siebel Scholars Ambassador serves as the liaison from the University to the Siebel Foundation, organizes local events for the Siebel Scholars and provides information on the scholarship to the JHU community.

More information on the Siebel Foundation can be found at

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