Grants & Scholarships

The School of Education (SOE) offers a limited number of partial, need-based institutional scholarships each year. Through the generosity of donors, SOE’s Endowed Scholarship awards on average range from $500 to $1,500 per semester and are applied to tuition expenses beginning in the fall semester. Faculty committees select the award recipients based on criteria established by the donor.

Please note that the following students and groups are not eligible to receive SOE Endowed Scholarships.

  • International students (non-U.S. citizens and those without eligible non-citizen status)
  • Students enrolled in Teach for America, TNTP, or Urban Teachers program cohorts
  • Students enrolled as non-matriculated status, Graduate Special Student (non-degree)
  • Full-time employees (spouses or dependents) of JHU who are eligible for tuition benefits
  • Students enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy in Education (EdD) Program.

To apply for SOE Endowed Scholarship, students must complete the following steps:

Complete the SOE Endowed Scholarship Application Form. The deadline to submit the Scholarship Application Form for the 2020-2021 academic year is March 16, 2020, 11:59 p.m. EST  for the Doctor of Education (EdD) program and April 1, 2020, 11:59 p.m. EST for all master’s degree and graduate certificate programs.

Complete the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must include the Federal School Code of E00475 on your FAFSA. Your FAFSA ID is required to sign your FAFSA electronically. You can obtain a FSA ID. We recommend you file the FAFSA at the same time you submit your scholarship application since it takes the federal government approximately two weeks to process the paper FAFSA. 

ProgramDeadline to Submit Application Form, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA), and Planned Enrollment FormAnticipated Timeline for Receiving Scholarship Award NotificationsSemesters in Which Scholarship Awards Will Be AppliedScholarship Application Form
Doctor of Education (EdD) Program - Fall 2020 Applicants and Admitted- March 16, 2020 - Online scholarship application and FAFSA April 15, 2020Fall 2020/Spring 2021 semesters onlyApplication Form
Doctor of Education (EdD) Program- Current SOE Students -(i.e., students enrolled before Spring 2020)March 16, 2020 - Online scholarship application, FAFSAContinuing students will be informed of scholarship award decisions after Spring 2020 grades are posted in MayFall 2020/Spring 2021 semesters onlyApplication Form
Master's Degree & Graduate Certificate Programs - Applicants and Newly admitted studentsApril 1, 2020 - Online scholarship application, FAFSAMay 1, 2020 - Newly admitted studentsFall 2020/Spring 2021Application Form
Master's Degree & Graduate Certificate Programs - Current students (i.e., enrolled before Spring 2020)April 1, 2020 - Online scholarship application, FAFSA, and SOE Planned Enrollment FormContinuing students will be informed of scholarship award decisions after Spring 2020 grades have been posted in MayFall 2020/Spring 2021Application Form


  • Scholarship awards are granted to candidates that are offered full- admission to the SOE and currently enrolled students, registered in a minimum of 4.5 credits, that meet satisfactory academic and student conduct standards as defined by the SOE Catalog and/or your program of study.
  • Scholarship awards are not transferable from one academic year to the next. Awards are determined each academic year and scholarships are not automatically renewed from year to year. Students must submit a scholarship application for each year enrolled along with a FASFA form and SOE planned enrollment form to be considered for scholarship aid.
  • Scholarship awards do not cover dropped courses. Any scholarship applied to a dropped course will be reversed, at which point, any outstanding course charges/tuition liability will have to be paid for by another source.
  • Should any revisions to your scholarship amount take place over the course of the academic year, you will receive an updated Financial Aid Award Letter.
  • SOE reserves the right to change without notice any programs, policies, and requirements related to institutional scholarships.
  • SOE Endowed Scholarships are not awarded in the summer term.
  • All SOE Endowed Scholarship recipients are required to write and submit a thank you letter to the scholarship donor.

There are some circumstances in which a scholarship award may NOT be valid:

  • If you transfer to a different program within the SOE.
  • If you defer your enrollment to a future semester or academic year.
  • If you do not enroll the term for which you have been admitted.
  • If you receive a scholarship from an external funding source or if proof of need based on assets and income listed on the FAFSA does not meet the criteria of need.
  • If you do not meet satisfactory academic or student conduct standards.


AmeriCorps Education Award: The Segal AmeriCorps Education Award is a post-service benefit received by individuals who complete terms of national service in approved AmeriCorps programs. Please visit the AmeriCorps website for more information.

TEACH Grant: Students who intend to teach in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families may wish to consider applying for the federal TEACH Grant. Students interested in applying for the TEACH Grant are required to submit the School of Education Request for Federal TEACH Grant to their academic advisor for approval.

Maryland Scholarships: Maryland residents may be considered for legislative scholarships and Educational Assistance Awards. See the Maryland Higher Education Commission website for details.

Washington, D.C. Tuition Assistance Grants: Residents of the District of Columbia may be eligible for the DC Tuition Assistance Grant Program. See the DC State Superintendent of Education website for more information.



Sources of aid are available from private institutions, such as cultural groups and professional organizations. Students are encouraged to research and contact outside scholarship sources directly. We recommend visiting the scholarship search engines listed below for more information on financial aid sources.

In addition, the School of Education maintains a list of External Funding Opportunities that we recommend using in your search for outside funding. Please note that students must report all outside awards to the Office of Financial Aid. These awards are taken into consideration when determining the amount of federal, state and institutional aid for which you may be eligible.

Scholarship search engines:

Contact Information

Financial Aid Office
6740 Alexander Bell Drive
Columbia, MD 21046

Phone: 410-516-9808
Fax: 410-516-9799

Office Hours
M to F | 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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