Scholarship Recognition Event

Scholarships change lives. Whether you've received a scholarship, created one or both.

It was a condition of Johns Hopkins' bequest that such support be provided for students "most deserving of choice because of their character and promise." The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, its alumni and its friends remain committed to this same tradition of philanthropic support for its current student body over 100 years after Mr. Hopkins made such provisions in his will. Scholarships play a crucial role in attracting the exceptional students that continue to make this a top-rated medical school. From the day the Johns Hopkins University enrolled its first class in 1876, scholarships have been provided to excellent students who otherwise might not have the means to attend.

The Scholarship Recognition Event brings together School of Medicine scholarship donors and scholarship recipients. Students have a chance to say a personal and heartfelt "Thank you," and donors have a chance to see the impact on the lives their investment makes. Personal stories abound, connections are made, and lasting friendships are created.


Those honored at the 2024 Scholarship Recognition Event are posing with smiles in front of a black background.

On April 4, scholarship donors, recipients and faculty involved with the medical student experience gathered for the 2024 Scholarship Recognition Event. Donors representing 35 scholarships at the School of Medicine had the opportunity to visit with recipients over dinner following remarks in the Anne and Mike Armstrong Medical Education Building. The Lisa S. Bunin, M.D., Endowed Scholarship Fund was featured and guests heard from both Dr. Bunin and current Bunin Scholar, Ria Gupta.

View the recording of the remarks

View the photo gallery

Previously Highlighted Scholarship Funds

A scholarship fund is highlighted each year at the Scholarship Recognition Event. Below is a listing of scholarship funds that have been recognized in previous years.

  • 2023: The Class of 1994 Scholarship | Photos | Video
  • 2022Douglas G. Carroll, Jr. Student Aid Fund | Video
  • 2021: Paul S. Lietman/JH International Scholarship | Video
  • 2020: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Scholarship Recognition Event was canceled.
  • 2019: Lisa Dunkle Scheffler, M.D., Endowed Scholarship | Photos
  • 2018: Claire S. Jensen and Allan D. Jensen, M.D., Endowed Scholarship Fund | Photos
  • 2017: The Class of 1966 and the Class of 1967 Scholarship Funds | Photos | Video
  • 2016: Alden H. and Mary K. Burkholder Scholarship in Medical Education | Photos
  • 2015: Daniel G. Sapir Leadership Fund | Photos
  • 2014: The Levi Watkins, Jr., M.D. Endowed Scholarship Fund | Photos | Video
  • 2013: The Johns Hopkins Medicine Scholars
  • 2012: The Women’s Board Scholarship Fund
  • 2011: Class of 1980 Scholarship Fund
  • 2010: Class of 1985's Elaine Hefty Cleary Memorial Scholarship Fund and the Class of 1986 Scholarship Fund
  • 2009: The Jennie Lee Batson, M.D. Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • 2008: The Henry M. Seidel, M.D., Scholarship Fund