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Jhu Opens Opportunities For High-achieving Students With D.c. Scholars Program

Jhu Opens Opportunities For High-achieving Students With D.c. Scholars Program

Jhu Opens Opportunities For High-achieving Students With D.c. Scholars Program

Johns Hopkins University (JHU) announced on Feb. 12 the introduction of a new multifaceted program aimed at recognizing and connecting high-achieving students from Washington, D.C. with resources and opportunities during their four years at Hopkins.
The D.C. Scholars Program is a cohort experience with a two-tiered financial aid program for Washington D.C. graduates. Families earning up to $150,000 a year can send their children to public and public charter schools.

Key Takeaways:

  • Johns Hopkins University started the D.C. Scholars Program, which provides high-achieving pupils with opportunities.
  • The D.C. Scholars Program is a cohort experience in Washington, D.C., with a two-tiered financial aid program.
  • D.C. Scholars can participate in specialized activities like lecture series and meals with deans, administrators, and senior academics.

The program, which is run by the Center for Student Success in collaboration with Admissions and Financial Aid, offers a wide range of opportunities to enhance the undergraduate experience both inside and outside the classroom.

D.C. Scholars receive access to specialized programs, such as lecture series and meals with deans, administrators, and senior faculty, as well as supplementary grants for internships, research, and study abroad.

Similar to the Baltimore Scholars Program, which began in 2004, qualified students with household incomes of less than $80,000 get full cost-of-attendance scholarships.

Family contributions for students with family incomes between $80,000 and $150,000 will be capped at 10% of family income.

The program’s announcement came on the heels of the second round of Early Decision notifications for the Class of 2026, which will arrive on campus in the autumn of 2022.

Hopkins accepted 301 candidates from a pool of over 3,000 applicants, adding to the 520 Early Decision applicants who were accepted into the Class of 2026 in December.

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