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.

Applicants interested in Brown School scholarship support must complete the Brown School Scholarship Consideration form, which can be found in the Washington University Graduate Admissions Portal once an applicant has submitted their SOPHAS application. Most Brown School awards are partial-tuition scholarships, with a limited number of full-tuition scholarships available each year.

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

MPH Scholarships

BJC HealthCare Institute for Public Health Scholarship
Awarded to outstanding applicants who are BJC employees or dependents of employees.

Brown School Coro Fellows Scholarship
Awarded to outstanding St. Louis Coro Fellows Program alumni for their leadership experience and potential for significant impact in the field of public health.

Brown School Emerging Leaders in Health Equity Scholarship
Awarded to outstanding applicants with deep commitment to improving the health and well-being of the most vulnerable populations; demonstrated interest in social determinants of health such as poverty, race or ethnicity.

Brown School Emerging Leaders in Health Policy Scholarship
Awarded to outstanding applicants with enthusiasm and an aptitude for translation of public health evidence into policy.

Brown School Emerging Leaders in Transdisciplinary Studies
Awarded to outstanding applicants motivated to work across disciplines to address our world’s complex problems.

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

Dean’s Scholarship in Public Health
Awarded to outstanding applicants with strong potential for innovative leadership in the field of public health.

George O. & Caroline G. Carpenter Scholarship
Awarded to nursing professionals seeking to advance their education in public health and develop a career dedicated to improving population health outcomes.

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

Service Corps Alumni Scholarships (AmeriCorps, City Year, Teach For America, faith-based service corps, etc.)
Awarded to outstanding applicants with significant experience (1+ years) in the corresponding service corps program.

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. Dual-degree seeking applicants applying to the MSW and MPH programs concurrently will be automatically considered for the Kahn Leadership Scholarship. Applicants must complete all other requirements for scholarship consideration.