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MPH Scholarship Support

We know how important scholarship support can be in making graduate school a possibility. The Brown School offers a range of scholarships to assist students with funding their degree. Brown School scholarships include a combination of merit and need-based awards that recognize the variety of strengths, experiences, endeavors, and personal histories our students offer. The admissions committee considers several factors in determining scholarship awards: financial need, academic achievement, leadership and service, professional accomplishments, contributions to family and community, and commitment to equity and advancing public health through social justice.

Select scholarships are also available to students in partnership with a number of service corps programs—including Peace Corps, Teach For America, City Year, the Coro Fellows Program, and others.

All applicants wishing to be considered for Brown School scholarship support will receive an award. A supplemental scholarship form and a video interview are required; instructions will be issued after submitting the application for admission.

To receive priority consideration for admission and scholarship awards, please apply for admission by one of our priority deadlines: December 15 for early action or March 1 for regular decision. After these priority deadlines, scholarships will be awarded based on the availability of funds. Deadlines are the same for both U.S. and international applicants.

MPH Scholarships

The majority of Brown School MPH scholarships are partial-tuition awards, ranging from $5,000 to $50,000, to be allocated over the course of the program. A limited number of full-tuition awards are also awarded each year.

AmeriCorps Scholarship
Awarded to select incoming students who are AmeriCorps service corps members or alumni.

BJC Public Health Scholarship
Partial-tuition scholarships made possible by BJC HealthCare—one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the nation. Special consideration is given to applicants who are BJC employees or dependents of employees.

Brown School Emerging Leader in Health Equity Scholarship
Awarded to select incoming students showing deep commitment to improving the health and well-being of the most vulnerable populations, and demonstrated interest in social determinants of health such as poverty, race or ethnicity.

Brown School Emerging Leader in Health Policy Scholarship
Awarded to select incoming students showing enthusiasm and aptitude for translation of public health evidence into policy.

Brown School Global Health Scholars Award
Awarded to select incoming students showing deep commitment and prior experience working on public health issues in the global context, and dedication to issues contributing significantly to global burden of disease in low-resource countries.

City Year Scholarship
Awarded to select incoming students who are City Year service corps members or alumni.

Coro Fellows Scholarship
Awarded to select incoming students who are Coro Fellows Program alumni.

Dean's Scholarship in Public Health
Awarded to select incoming students with outstanding potential for innovative leadership in the field of public health.

George O. & Caroline G. Carpenter Scholarship for Nurses
Awarded to incoming students who have earned a bachelor's degree in Nursing and seek to advance their interests in public health.

Next Move Scholarship
Awarded to outstanding non-traditional students returning to school or re-careering in a public health profession.

Peace Corps Coverdell Fellows Scholarship
Offered by the Brown School in partnership with the Paul D. Coverdell Fellows Program and awarded to select incoming students who are returned Peace Corps Volunteers.

Teach For America Scholarship
Awarded to select incoming students who are Teach For America service corps members or alumni.

Yellow Ribbon Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits
The Brown School is a partner in the Yellow Ribbon Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefit. Learn more about how veterans can continue their service with a degree from the Brown School.

Brown School & Endowed Scholarships
A range of scholarships offered to MPH students who meet various criteria and have demonstrated commitment to specific public health issues.

Kahn Leadership Program for MSW/MPH Dual-Degree Students

The Kahn Leadership Program in Public Health and Social Work is an honors program for a small cohort of MSW/MPH dual-degree students. Kahn Scholars prepare for leadership in addressing complex challenges at the intersection of social and environmental risk.

Under the guidance of a faculty advisor, Kahn Scholars create and execute learning experiences designed to increase their capacity for collaboration, skill-building and leadership. In addition to receiving scholarship support, they participate in special events and programs as well as professional development opportunities. Students interested in applying for the Kahn Leadership Program may be asked to submit a supplemental essay; additional instructions will be available in the MSW admission application.