Merit Scholarships

The Milken Institute School of Public Health offers merit-based tuition awards to top incoming graduate students. No additional materials are necessary, but students must complete their application by the priority deadline to be considered for awards.

Award Selection

Eligible applicants who complete their application by the priority deadline will be entered into a competitive review process by a committee of Milken Institute School of Public Health department representatives. The full application is taken into account when selecting award recipients. Meeting the criteria above does not guarantee an award.

Award announcements for fall applicants are made in early March of each year, with spring announcements made in early December. You may receive a letter of admission before receiving notice of a scholarship award.

Department Awards

Some departments and programs maintain separate scholarships for their students which disqualify some applicants to their programs from receiving Milken Institute School of Public Health-wide awards.

The Department of Exercise Science

MS in Exercise Science students may be considered for Graduate Teaching Assistantships with tuition support, but are not eligible for the Milken Institute School of Public Health awards listed above. Students in the MPH in Physical Activity in Public Health program are eligible for Milken Institute School of Public Health tuition awards.

Graduate Certificate Programs

Certificate students at Milken Institute School of Public Health are charged a reduced tuition rate and are, therefore, not eligible for Milken Institute School of Public Health tuition awards.

Doctor of Public Health Program

DrPH students are considered for merit based awards and Graduate Teaching Assistantships at the time of their application based upon their record of academic and professional achievement. Award notifications are sent during the spring semester and may be mailed separately from your letter of admission.

For more information on any of our award programs, please contact the Office of Admissions at (202) 994-2160.