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For more than a century, Johns Hopkins—America's first research university—has been a world leader in discovery, education, patient care, and public service. Johns Hopkins is home to some of the world's best minds in fields ranging from public health to engineering, the humanities, music, medicine, and education. The University is committed not simply to the acquisition of knowledge but to its application for the benefit of humankind.

Johns Hopkins University encourages students to explore, create, and discover. About two-thirds of undergraduate students engage in some form of independent research or scholarship. World-renowned professors at the forefront in their fields foster critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship in this unique educational environment.

Approximately 5,365 full-time undergraduates from all 50 states and 61 nations are enrolled in the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering. Students attend classes on the Homewood campus—140 park-like acres just three miles north of Baltimore's Inner Harbor and less than an hour from Washington, D.C. They also have the opportunity to study at other Johns Hopkins divisions—the School of Medicine; the School of Nursing; and the Bloomberg School of Public Health, all in East Baltimore; the Peabody Conservatory of Music in downtown Baltimore; the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C.; the Carey Business School, with its four regional campuses; and the School of Education, with three local campuses. Johns Hopkins also has campuses in Nanjing, China, and in Bologna, Italy.

More than 46% of engineering and arts and sciences undergraduates receive some form of financial assistance. Two of the most prestigious scholarships available to students are made possible by the generosity of The Hodson Trust: the Hodson Trust Scholarship and the Hodson-Gilliam Success Scholarship.

The Hodson Trust Scholarship, which provides up to $31,500 per year to approximately 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.

Hodson-Gilliam Success Scholarships are awarded to outstanding entering students from under-represented minority groups who have demonstrated financial need. These scholarships, which are renewed based on continued financial need, allow recipients to complete their undergraduate education without taking out loans.

For additional information about these and other scholarship and grant opportunities, contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by writing Johns Hopkins University, Mason Hall, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218-2683; calling 410-516-8171; faxing 410-516-6025; e-mailing gotojhu@jhu.edu; or visiting http://apply.jhu.edu.

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