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 >

    Timeline
    • Friday, February 27, 2015 – Applications due
    • Friday, March 13, 2015 – 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.

    • Wednesday, October 22, 2014; 2-3 pm; Croft 170
    • Monday, October 27, 2014; 2-3 pm; Croft 170
    • Thursday, November 06, 2014; 12-1 pm; Croft 170
    • Friday, November 14, 2014; 3-4 pm; Croft 170
    • Tuesday, November 18, 2014; 1-2 pm; Croft 170
    • Friday, December 5, 2014; 3-4 pm; Croft 170
    • Monday, December 8, 2014; 10 am-11 am; Croft 170
    • Friday, January 9, 2015; 1-2 pm; Croft 170
  • 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.

Vredenburg 2014 Recipients

Vredenburg 2014 Recipients

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
Recipient Type of Project Host Institution Travel Destination
Shaun McGovern ’14 (ChemBE) Research Institut Curie Paris, France
Richard Erb ’14 (Civil) Research Imperial College London London, England
Brandon “Jay” Bhasin ’14 (BME, AMS) Research Imperial College London London, England
Tiffany Chang ’14 (BME) Internship National University of Singapore (SERIUS) Singapore
Drew Petersen ’14 (ECE) Internship National University of Singapore (SERIUS) Singapore
Lindsay Bauer ’15 (BME) Research Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Haifa, Israel
Sarah Daggett ’15 (BME) Research Yonsei University Seoul, South Korea
Vivian Zhou ’15 (BME) Research University College London-Ear Institute London, England
Burak “Arda” Ozilgen ’15 (BME) Research Karolinska Institutet Stockholm, Sweden
Edward “Ned” Samson ’15 (MechE) Research University of Cambridge Cambridge, England
Jocelyn Hwang ’15 (DoGEE) Internship National University of Singapore (SERIUS) Singapore
WeiTong “Jeron” Chen ’15 (ChemBE) Research University College London London, England

 

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