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Funding Opportunities

There's a certain satisfaction in knowing that you can truly make a difference in the future of an institution that has made such a meaningful difference in your own life. A gift to the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine reinforces your connection to your alma mater and supports its lasting commitment to education, collaborative research and patient care.

Some of the School of Medicine's top financial priorities are listed below. We also welcome the opportunity to talk with you further about your philanthropic support of specific areas that may be of special importance to you. Questions about making a gift? Contact us.

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School of Medicine celebrates 20 new scholarships in its 125th year

In celebration of its 125th year, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine launched an initiative to increase scholarship support, resulting in 20 new scholarships for the school. Hear from three scholarship recipients as they speak about their commitment, their ambitions, and the importance of student support.


Annual Giving Scholarship Fund

In today's challenging economic times, more and more medical students are in need of financial assistance in order to attend medical school. Approximately 70 percent of our medical students receive some form of financial aid. Your gift to the Annual Giving Scholarship Fund provides immediate funding which will allow the School of Medicine to attract and retain the best and the brightest students regardless of their financial need.

School of Medicine Annual Fund

Unrestricted gifts to the School of Medicine Annual Fund support the School's highest priorities:

  • Financial aid
  • Teaching
  • Faculty support
  • Research
  • Capital projects

These gifts also allow the School of Medicine to address unforeseen opportunities to enrich education and advance knowledge. In today's ever-changing scientific and technological setting, these gifts for current use are vital to our mission.

The Institute for Excellence in Education (IEE)

Established in 2009, the IEE promotes, values, and advances the educational mission of the School of Medicine while enhancing the School’s leadership role in medical education nationally and internationally. Working closely with faculty, the IEE will set new standards of excellence, encourage educational research and scholarship, expand career development opportunities, and inspire and support innovative teaching techniques that meet the needs of a new generation of medical students. Learn more about IEE.

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Simulation Center is a state-of-the-art medical training facility that incorporates five types of simulation including: standardized patients, human patient simulation, virtual reality, task trainers and computerized simulation. The main goal of the Simulation Center is to improve safety within patient care. Current and future health care professionals “practice on plastic” honing their skills, refining advanced techniques and learning valuable social interactive tools for delivering important news to patients. This translational research becomes vital for creating the gold-standard in patient safety and medical teaching. Learn more about the Simulation Center

Other Funding Opportunities​

Class Fundraising Efforts

  • Class of 1915 Scholarship Fund
  • ​Class of 1926/Charles O'Donovan Scholarship Fund
  • Class of 1936 Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Class of 1937 Scholarship Fund
  • Class of 1947 Scholarship Fund
  • Class of 1954 Scholarship Fund
  • Class of 1956 Scholarship Fund
  • Class of 1960 Scholarship Fund
  • Class of 1962 Scholarship Fund
  • Class of 1964 Scholarship Fund
  • Class of 1965 Scholarship Fund
  • Class of 1966 Scholarship Fund
  • Class of 1967 Scholarship Fund
  • Class of 1969 Scholarship Fund
  • Class of 1973/Keith D. Maxwell, M.D. Scholarship Fund
  • Class of 1976 Scholarship Fund
  • Class of 1978 Scholarship Fund
  • Class of 1980 Scholarship Fund
  • Class of 1983 Scholarship Fund
  • Class of 1984 Jennie Lee Batson, M.D. Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Class of 1985 Elaine Hefty Cleary Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Class of 1986 Scholarship Fund
  • Class of 1987 Scholarship Fund
  • Class of 1988 Denise M. Dufer, M.D. Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Class of 1991 Scholarship Fund
  • Class of 1992 Rosemarie Hope Reid Memorial Fund
  • Class of 1997 Adam T. Ross, M.D. Memorial Scholarship Fund
Lisa Dunkle Scheffler In recognition of School of Medicine donors and scholarship recipients, we host an annual 2019 Scholarship Recognition Event in celebration of philanthropy. In 2019, the Lisa Dunkle Scheffler, M.D. Scholarship was featured. Thank you to everyone who attended this year's event. View photos from the 2019 event and learn more about featured scholarships and highlights from previous years

Do you have your own named fund or wish to support a class fund or other priority? If so, please indicate your gift designation in the ‘Other’ field on the drop-down list of giving options on the online form.

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