Picture of Colonel Clarence Hodson

Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins—America's first research university—has led the world in discovery, education, patient care, and public service for more than a century. Home to some of the best minds in fields such as public health, engineering, medicine, the humanities, music, and education, the University is committed not only to the acquisition of knowledge but also to its application for the benefit of humankind.

Johns Hopkins University encourages students to explore, create, and discover. World-renowned professors at the forefront of their fields foster critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship in this unique educational environment. About two-thirds of undergraduates engage in some form of independent research. The University supports students wishing to engage in collaborative research through a variety of programs including the Provost's Undergraduate Research Awards (also funded by The Hodson Trust). In addition, undergraduates are empowered to develop their ideas and technologies into successful startups through training and resources in a collaborative, cross-disciplinary environment in partnership with Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures' FastForwardU.

Approximately 5,365 full-time undergraduates from all 50 states and 58 nations are enrolled at the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering, and the Peabody Institute. They also have the opportunity to study at other Johns Hopkins divisions located elsewhere in Baltimore, and in Washington, D.C., Bologna, Italy, and Nanjing, China. These divisions include the schools of Medicine, Nursing, Education, and Advanced International Studies; the Bloomberg School of Public Health; and the Carey Business School.

Nearly 50 percent of Hopkins undergraduates receive some form of financial assistance. Two of the most prestigious scholarships available to students are supported by the generosity of The Hodson Trust: the Hodson Trust Scholarship and the Hodson-Gilliam Success Scholarship.

Hodson Trust Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic and personal achievement and leadership, and provide approximately two-thirds of the annual tuition costs for around 20 exceptional first-year students. These scholarships are automatically renewed for three subsequent years of full-time undergraduate study provided the recipient maintains a 3.0 grade point average. In addition, Hodson-Gilliam Success Scholarships are awarded annually to new freshmen with demonstrated financial need who are outstanding students from under-represented groups. These scholarships, which are renewed based on continued financial need, allow recipients to complete their undergraduate education without taking out loans.

Together, the approximately 150 students receiving the Hodson Trust Scholarship and the Hodson-Gilliam Success Scholarship form a singular cohort that encourages students to connect across class years, schools, and majors for intellectual and social aims. To learn more about those initiatives, visit https://rising.jhu.edu/undergraduate-scholarships-hodson-trust.

For additional information about these and other scholarship and grant opportunities at the Johns Hopkins University, visit https://apply.jhu.edu/affording-hopkins. You may direct inquiries to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at gotojhu@jhu.edu or (410) 516-8171.

Back to Top