Scholarship & Funding Opportunities

The Jefferson College of Population Health offers a broad range of scholarship opportunities, tuition discounts, and other financial benefits to help students afford the cost of earning their graduate degree.

General

This scholarship is named in honor of Mr. John Ekarius, the Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. Eligible students include those from underrepresented minority communities, military and veterans, and/or those experiencing significant financial hardship. 

This scholarship requires an application. Students may apply only once per academic year for this scholarship. The maximum award is $2,000 per student per academic year. 

We are not accepting applications for this scholarship at this time.

This scholarship is named in honor of Mr. Donato Tramuto, the former CEO of Tivity Health and an accomplished healthcare executive, global health activist, and author.  The scholarship is funded by the Tramuto Foundation to recognize and support the outstanding efforts of our students. 

This scholarship requires an application.  Students may apply only once per academic year for this scholarship.  The maximum award is $2,000 per student per academic year.

We are accepting applications 2021-2022 academic year.

This scholarship is named in honor of Mr. Thomas Eakins, the Philadelphia native who painted the famous 1875 portrait of Dr. Samuel Gross called “The Gross Clinic.” Dr. Gross was regarded as the “Emperor of American Surgery” in the 19th century having written 14 books and 1,200 articles on surgery, general medicine, and medical history. Dr. Gross graduated from then Jefferson Medical College in 1828 and was the first alumnus to be appointed to a professorship at Jefferson and serve as Chair of Surgery from 1856-1882 and Co-Chair of Surgery from 1882-1889. 

This scholarship requires an application. Students may apply only once per academic year for this scholarship. The maximum award is $2,000 per student per academic year.

We are accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Full-time and part-time employees at Jefferson are eligible for a 15% tuition discount and a waiver of library and IT fees for approved courses and programs. In addition, TJU employees may also be eligible for tuition assistance, which is currently $7,500 per calendar year for courses taken at TJU. Please go to MyJeffHub to view the full tuition benefit policy and contact Human Resources with questions.

Students must identify themselves as Jefferson employees on their application in order to receive the tuition discount. Retroactive discounts will not be provided. The employee tuition discount cannot be combined with other scholarships offered by the College. 

The college has partnerships with a wide variety of non-profit agencies, professional associations, healthcare providers, businesses, and other organizations, to support the continuing education of their members and employees. Many of these agreements include tuition discounts, course waivers, scholarships, and other benefits. Please visit our Partnerships page for more information.

Each affiliation agreement has its own application. Students must use the designated application in order to receive the tuition discounts, course waivers, scholarships, and other benefits under an affiliation agreement.  Billing adjustments will not be made for courses that have already been completed. Benefits received under an affiliation agreement cannot be combined with other scholarships offered by JCPH. 

Applied Health Economics & Outcomes Research

Established in 2014, the Care Innovation Scholarship Fund provides financial support for students completing a Master of Science in Applied Health Economics & Outcomes Research (AHEOR). The scholarship is focused on supporting students who are interested in pursuing careers in the pharmaceutical industry after graduation.

This scholarship requires an application. Students may apply only once per academic year for this scholarship. The maximum award is $2,000 per student per academic year.

We are accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Public Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has made it clear: we simply need more public health professionals. Not only to tackle the pandemic and related fallout, but to address health, wellness, and equity in a variety of ways. In order to increase the number of well-trained public health professionals, we have recently launched the MPH10K Scholarship Program, which will provide a $10,000 scholarship to all eligible students admitted to a qualifying MPH program in their first academic year. We are committed to keeping the cost of public health training accessible and we are here to help you learn to make a difference! 

All MPH programs qualify for this scholarship except for the DMM/MPH program, Advanced Practice Certificates, Graduate Certificates, and Bridge programs (i.e., BS/MPH). Current students, TJU employees, and those who have taken courses at JCPH in the last five years are not eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship award will be applied to academic fees and tuition over the course of the degree program.

Eligible students automatically receive this scholarship when they are accepted into a qualifying MPH degree program.  No additional application is necessary.

As part of our partnership with the Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC), MD/MPH students receive a scholarship for the MPH portion of the dual degree to help support the advanced public health training of future physicians graduating from the university.  The scholarship is named in honor of Dr. Joseph S. Gonnella, a Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Dean Emeritus of Jefferson Medical College (the previous name of SKMC). The scholarship is $7,000 towards the tuition and fees for the MPH portion of the degree program.

Eligible students automatically receive this scholarship when they are accepted into this dual degree program. No additional application is necessary.

As part of our partnership with the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine (GCSOM), MD/MPH students receive a scholarship that covers the tuition and fees for the MPH portion of the dual degree.  This scholarship was created with the goal of increasing the number of physicians who have advanced training in public health and can promote wellness, assure quality, and address the social determinants of health in the healthcare setting and in the community.

Eligible students automatically receive this scholarship when they are accepted into this dual degree program. No additional application is necessary.

Unfortunately, we have exhausted the funds available in this scholarship program. However, GCSOM medical students may qualify for a new $10,000 scholarship program. Contact Admissions and Recruitment Manager, April Smith, for more information.

As part of our partnership with the Jefferson College of Health Professions, eligible DMM/MPH students receive a $14,500 scholarship, which can be used to pay tuition and fees for classes in both programs. The scholarship funds are distributed over the first three years of the program, as long as the student is in good academic standing. Eligible students automatically receive this scholarship when they are accepted into this dual degree program. No additional application is necessary. Jefferson employees and students who started in one of the two programs before moving to the dual degree are not eligible for this scholarship.

The MPH program is designated as a School of National Service in the AmeriCorps program. To honor the hard work and service of AmeriCorps members and alumni, we provide a match to Segal AmeriCorps Education Award recipients up to $6,500 when they are accepted into any MPH degree program. 

Students must submit a copy of their Segal AmeriCorps Education Award notice to qualify for this scholarship. If eligible, students will receive this scholarship when they are accepted into an MPH program. No additional application is necessary.

The public health program offers a limited number of Graduate Assistantship positions each year. Graduate Assistants are matched with a JCPH faculty member to help with a variety of activities, including research and project management. Graduate Assistants work 10-15 hours per week and receive a stipend and partial scholarship. Contact Assistant Public Health Program Director, Katherine Puskarz, MPH, for more information.

MPH students may also be eligible for scholarships outside of JCPH. Here are a few resources:

·       Public Health Online: Public Health Scholarships

·       ASPPH: Financing Your Degree

·       Jefferson Financial Aid Programs

DHSc in Population Health

Our new Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) in Population Health is designed to train the next generation of population health practice leaders able to work in and across multiple stakeholders in the health ecosystem. To help ensure a successful launch of the program and to recruit this highest caliber of students into the first cohort, we are offering eligible students in the inaugural cohort a $12,000 scholarship award.

Eligible students automatically receive this scholarship when they are accepted into the inaugural cohort of the DHSc program.  No additional application is necessary. 

Jefferson employees are not eligible for this award.

General Terms and Conditions for Scholarship Awards

Please carefully review the description of each scholarship program to determine eligibility and how to apply. Some scholarship programs can be combined, but some cannot. 

Unless otherwise stated in a specific scholarship program, scholarship awards can only be used to pay academic tuition and fees for courses taken in JCPH and cannot be used to cover the costs of on-campus or off-campus housing, transportation, textbooks, supplies, or other expenses.  Tuition discounts and fee waivers are only applicable to courses and degree programs in JCPH.  Scholarships, tuition discounts, fee waivers, and other benefits are non-transferrable, non-refundable, non-renewable, and must be declared at the time of admission. Billing adjustments will not be made for courses, trimesters, or terms that have already concluded. 

Scholarships are awarded based on merit, financial need, prior and current scholarship awards, academic performance, alignment with the purpose of the scholarship, and other factors. Students must remain in good academic standing, adhere to the scholarship’s requirements, and comply with all applicable college and university policies to continue receiving award disbursements. The Dean makes the final decision on all scholarship awards.

Receipt of scholarship funds may incur tax consequences—contact your tax advisor with questions. Receipt of scholarship funds may also alter eligibility for other sources of financial aid (including federal loans). Please contact the University Financial Aid Office for more information.

Questions?

Please contact Mariah Carpenter, Administrative Coordinator, Office of Academic Affairs.