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Hopkins Nursing Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships, Fellowships Increase


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Posted: 12/7/2007

Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing (JHUSON) undergraduate and graduate students now can benefit from an expanded variety of scholarships and other funding opportunities.

According to JHUSON Dean Martha N. Hill, who recently announced an increase in baccalaureate scholarship funding for the 2008 incoming Traditional and Accelerated baccalaureate classes, “We are at a critical point in addressing and resolving the nationwide nursing shortage.  Our 2008 classes will include those who are destined to become leaders in the profession and who ultimately will be key decision-makers in crafting answers to the ‘Who Will Care for Us?’ question.  We must make it financially possible for them to do so.”      

Hill also noted that JHUSON doctoral-level funding opportunities have increased.  The newest among these is the Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Training Program, which provides graduate students throughout JHU with interdisciplinary skills to improve family- and youth-centered, community-based care for adolescents.  Each year, one JHUSON graduate student can be awarded a $10,000 stipend to work 16-20 hours per week in activities designed to train health professionals for leadership roles in clinical care, research, training, advocacy, and administration.  The first LEAH nursing fellow is expected to begin in 2008. 

Since 2005, another doctoral opportunity, the Ellen Levi Zamoiski Doctoral Fellowship, has offered an annual scholarship equal to tuition ($30,000) for a doctoral student in the School of Nursing.  The scholarship, established in 2005 by Thomas and Clair Zamoiski Segal, honors Ellen Levi Zamoiski who was instrumental in forming The Consortium for Nursing Education, Inc. – the group that helped launch the SON – and served on the School of Nursing Dean’s Advisory Council from 1990 to 2000.

The Framework Program in Global Health, sponsored by the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health and the National Institutes of Health’s Fogarty International Center, supports yet another doctoral fellowship and provides $5,000 for graduate students to travel and conduct field research – not directly related to dissertation research – for up to three months.  Twenty-four Hopkins students per year are selected to participate in hands-on research at an international site in a developing country or with key institutions engaged in global health research and practice, where a faculty advisor has ongoing research activities.

Additional JHUSON pre-doctoral funding includes fellowships now available for several students each year through two other programs. Fellows in the Interdisciplinary Research Training on Violence program learn to address the prevention and identification of violence and its physical and mental health effects.  Fellows in the Health Disparities of Underserved Population program learn to design and test culturally appropriate interventions to address barriers to optimal health outcomes.  Each provides two years of full tuition and a stipend, the level of which depends upon funding received from the National Institutes of Health.  Doctoral students in both fellowships conduct full-time study, spend 20 hours per week working in a research residency mentored by a JHUSON faculty member with a funded program of research, and have the opportunity to learn from an interdisciplinary team of faculty from the Johns Hopkins University schools of nursing, medicine, and public health.  Students in the PhD Program receive an intensive mentored experience with a faculty member with a funded program of research in an unparalleled interdisciplinary research environment.

Hill notes that these scholarships and fellowships offer remarkable opportunities and “they continue the Hopkins Nursing tradition of preparing the nurse leaders and the scholars who will conduct research that advances the theoretical foundation of nursing practice and health care delivery.”  She adds, “Here [at Hopkins] is where that future scholar can find a strong nursing science base, a broad range of faculty expertise, and unmatched opportunities for creative interdisciplinary collaboration.  Their learning will be further enriched through access to the faculty of world-renowned schools of medicine and public health and the school’s collaborations with in-patient and community-based health care resources.”


For more information visit http://www.son.jhmi.edu/academics/finaid/aid/

For information on specific programs, contact:

Baccalaureate Scholarship Funding for the Classes of 2008
Associate Dean Sandra Angell, 410-955-7544, [email protected]

Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Training Program
Hoover Adger, Jr., MD, 443-287-8944, [email protected].

Ellen Levi Zamoiski Doctoral Fellowship
Marie Nolan, PhD, RN, 410-614-1684, [email protected].

Framework Program in Global Health
Dick Dunning, Program Manager, 410-502-9871, [email protected]

Interdisciplinary Research Training on Violence Program
Jacquelyn Campbell, PhD, RN, FAAN, 410-955-2778, [email protected] http://webapps.nursing.jhu.edu/apply/postdoc/

Health Disparities of Underserved Population Program
Jerilyn Allen, ScD, RN, FAAN, 410-955-7484, [email protected]