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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.


On April 8, almost 200 guests joined a virtual celebration of philanthropy and scholarship at the 2021 Scholarship Recognition Event. This year’s featured scholarship was the Paul S. Lietman/JH International Scholarship. Guests were intrigued to learn that Johns Hopkins is one of only a handful of medical schools supporting international students with financial aid. Please enjoy remarks from the evening by viewing a recording of the 2021 Virtual Scholarship Recognition Event.

Paul S. Lietman scholarship winners

Paul S. Lietman/JH International Scholarship

Established as a current use scholarship in 2012 by Johns Hopkins Medicine International, the Paul S. Lietman/Johns Hopkins Medicine International Scholarship honors the work of Paul S. Lietman, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Lietman was Chief of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology in the Department of Medicine from 1972-2001, and he was one of the early leaders of international collaborations for Johns Hopkins. This scholarship addresses the increasing need to enhance diversity as a core value, which benefits the University. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Johns Hopkins Medicine International are committed to training diverse leaders who can transform medicine worldwide and improve the health of global populations.

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.

  • 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
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