In addition to partial, need-based institutional scholarships offered every year, the Johns Hopkins School of Education encourages future students to consider several federal and state grant opportunities — some of which are designated for specific degree programs here at our school.

Thanks to our generous donors, these scholarships range from $800 to $3,000 per semester, used for tuition expenses. 

Awards are granted yearly and are for fall and spring semesters only. Eligibility revolves around full admission, enrollment and satisfactory academic conduct. They are also contingent on an annual application process and are not automatically renewed. There are various federal, state, and private grant opportunities as well. 

Please note, all awards have stipulations and terms of application. Let us support your educational journey with the financial assistance you need.

Institutional Scholarships

Through the generosity of our donors, our endowed scholarship awards range on average from $800 to $3,000 per semester and are applied to tuition expenses beginning in the fall semester. Please note that all awards are designated for fall or spring semesters only. Awards designated for a designated semester may not be transferred to another semester.

Please note that the following student groups and statuses are not eligible to receive endowed scholarships:

  • International students (non-U.S. citizens/ permanent residents).
  • Students enrolled as part of the Teach For America / TNTP Program.
  • Students enrolled under non-degree, Graduate Special Student status.
  • Students enrolled for under 4.5 credits per semester or students who are completing their last semester
  • Full-time employees (spouses or dependents) of JHU who are eligible for tuition benefits

SOE Endowed Scholarship Deadlines and Awards

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 2024 Applicants March 15, 2024 - Online scholarship application and FAFSAApril 15, 2024Fall 2024/Spring 2025 semesters only2024-2025 Endowed Scholarship Application for Applicants and Newly Admitted Doctor of Education (EdD) Students Scholarship Deadline: April 1, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Doctor of Education (EdD) Program - Current SOE Students – (i.e., students enrolled before Spring 2024)March 15, 2024 - Online scholarship application, FAFSAContinuing students will be informed of scholarship award decisions after Spring 2024 grades are posted in MayFall 2024/Spring 2025 semesters only2024-2025 Endowed Scholarship Application for Current Students Enrolled before 2023 in the Doctor of Education (EdD) Program, Scholarship Deadline: April 1, 2024
Master's Degree & Graduate Certificate Programs - Applicants and Newly admitted studentsApril 1, 2024 - Online scholarship application, FAFSAMay 1-10, 2024 - Newly admitted studentsFall 2024/Spring 2025 semesters only2024-2025 SOE Endowed Scholarship Application for Applicants and Newly Admitted Master's & Graduate Certificate Students Application Deadline: April 1, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Master's Degree & Graduate Certificate Programs - Current students (i.e., students enrolled before Spring 2024)April 1, 2024 - Online scholarship application, FAFSA, and SOE Planned Enrollment FormContinuing students will be informed of scholarship award decisions after Spring 2024 grades have been posted in MayFall 2024/Spring 2025 semesters only2024-2025 Endowed Application Form for Current Master's Degree & Graduate Certificate Program Students - Deadline April 1, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST

About Institutional Scholarships

  • Scholarship awards are granted to candidates who are offered full admission to the SOE and are currently enrolled students, who are registered in a minimum of 4.5 credits, and who meet satisfactory academic and student conduct standards as defined by the academic catalog and/or the student’s 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 FAFSA 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 through 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 in 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.

Federal and States Grant Opportunities

Degree-Specific Grants

Committed to addressing the national shortage of trained educators and reducing the financial burden on our early-career teachers and counselors, faculty at the School of Education have won significant grants to support our students in high-need areas.

In addition to substantial tuition support, many of these degree-specific grants offer an additional stipend and/or professional development opportunities. Programs include our MEd for Teaching Professionals, or TeachingWell; MS in Counseling, School Counseling concentration; MS in Special Education, Mild-to-Moderate concentration; and the Post-Master’s Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).

  • Project EnRICH: For students enrolled in the Post-Master’s Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) program
  • RESET: For students enrolled in the MS in Counseling, School Counseling concentration
  • RISE-TC: For students enrolled in the MS in Special Education, Mild-to-Moderate concentration
  • Noyce Scholarship Program: For students enrolled in the MEd for Teaching Professionals program, or TeachingWell

Each of these degree-specific grants has unique benefits and eligibility guidelines. Please also consult the admissions policies for each of the respective degree programs.

AmeriCorps Education Awards

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 Grants

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.

Please note, to be eligible for federal and state aid, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal education loan
  • Not have a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid (such as grants, loans, or work-study)
  • Be admitted prior to the first day of classes for the semester in which you receive aid; students admitted in mid-term will become eligible for federal aid the following semester

Private Grants and Scholarships

Sources of aid are also 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.

The Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans:

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