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 >

    • 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

RecipientType of ProjectHost InstitutionTravel Destination
Adrian Pearl, ’16 (MechE)Internship/ResearchUniversity of CanterburyChristchurch, New Zealand
Amanda Facklam, ’15 (BME)ResearchEPFLLausanne, Switzerland
Amy Sun, ’16 (BME & MechE)Internship/ResearchNational University of Singapore (SERIUS)Singapore
Antonio Spina, ’16 (BME)ResearchUniversity of Cologne-CECADCologne, Germany
Christopher Hunt, ’16 (BME)ResearchUniversity of TokyoTokyo, Japan
Emily Rencsok, ’16 (BME & AMS)ResearchTrinity College- TCBEDublin, Ireland
Hee Won Park, ’16 (ChemBE)ResearchUniversity College London- Royal Free HospitalLondon, England
Henry Sanchez, ’16 (MatsSci)Internship/ResearchNational University of Singapore (SERIUS)Singapore
Ka Ho (Nicholas) Cheung, ’16 (BME)Internship/ResearchEPFLLausanne, Switzerland
Lucas Shores, ’15 (BME)ResearchSeoul National UniversitySeoul, Korea
Michelle Bohrson, ’15 (DoGEE)Research/Service ProjectNational Engineering UniversityLima, Peru
Neil Rens, ’16 (BME)Service ProjectEWH Summer InstituteKigali, Rwanda
Rose Wall, ’16 (ECE)Internship/ResearchNational University of Singapore (SERIUS)Singapore
Sakina Girnary, ’15 (BME)ResearchKing’s College LondonLondon, England
Vamsi Chunduru, ’15 (ECE & CS)ResearchKing’s College LondonLondon, England
RecipientType of ProjectHost InstitutionTravel Destination
Shaun McGovern ’14 (ChemBE)ResearchInstitut CurieParis, France
Richard Erb ’14 (Civil)ResearchImperial College LondonLondon, England
Brandon “Jay” Bhasin ’14 (BME, AMS)ResearchImperial College LondonLondon, England
Tiffany Chang ’14 (BME)InternshipNational University of Singapore (SERIUS)Singapore
Drew Petersen ’14 (ECE)InternshipNational University of Singapore (SERIUS)Singapore
Lindsay Bauer ’15 (BME)ResearchTechnion-Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifa, Israel
Sarah Daggett ’15 (BME)ResearchYonsei UniversitySeoul, South Korea
Vivian Zhou ’15 (BME)ResearchUniversity College London-Ear InstituteLondon, England
Burak “Arda” Ozilgen ’15 (BME)ResearchKarolinska InstitutetStockholm, Sweden
Edward “Ned” Samson ’15 (MechE)ResearchUniversity of CambridgeCambridge, England
Jocelyn Hwang ’15 (DoGEE)InternshipNational University of Singapore (SERIUS)Singapore
WeiTong “Jeron” Chen ’15 (ChemBE)ResearchUniversity College LondonLondon, England


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