Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, in the summer of 2022, 91 students received a total of $297,490 in financial aid. Scholarship information is reviewed confidentially and does not influence admission decisions. Individual household circumstances are taken into consideration.  
Applications for financial aid will be reviewed on a first-completed, first-admitted basis. Upon admission to the program, applicants will receive a decision regarding their financial aid application.  
Engineering Innovation awards need-based scholarships to commuting or online programs only; funds are not available for merit scholarships or for residential programs. We do not have any scholarship opportunities available for international students.

Priority is given to:
* Students attending Baltimore City Public Schools
* Students residing in the United States
* Students with diverse backgrounds and experiences

We are not able to offer scholarships for the residential programs.

We do not have any scholarship opportunities available for international students.

To apply for need-based financial assistance, you will complete the Financial Aid Application tab embedded as an option within the online application. You will be asked questions regarding your family’s financial status. Supporting documents, usually a copy of the most recent US tax form 1040 for your parent(s)/guardian(s), should be uploaded to your application, or you can contact the Engineering Innovation office at [email protected] to request a secure link to upload the documents.

Students who attend a Baltimore City Public School are eligible for an application fee waiver. Please contact our office at [email protected] for instructions. You do not need to complete the financial aid portion of the application. If qualified and accepted to an Engineering Innovation course, you will receive a full scholarship to attend a commuter or online course.

The Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation (EI) Pre-College Programs office works closely with YouthWorks to support Baltimore City Schools students in a special program called the Johns Hopkins Summer Jobs Program (JHSJP). If you are accepted into an EI Pre-College Program and the JHSJP-YouthWorks program, you will receive a full scholarship to attend an EI Pre-College course and be paid an hourly rate for participating in EI and working on the JHU campus after the program ends for up to 25 hours per week from July 10 to August 4 and up to 20 hours for August 7 to August 10.    

To be eligible, you must apply to both the Engineering Innovation Pre-college Program and YouthWorks Program and complete all application and enrollment steps required by both programs.  

When completing the YouthWorks application, please select “Johns Hopkins” as your “Career Interests 1s.” You must apply early, by mid-February, to be eligible for this program.  You can still apply to Hopkins EI Pre-College Programs or for the YouthWorks program after that date, but you will not be eligible to be paid for taking the course.  

Please visit our Johns Hopkins Summer Jobs Program Partnership page for more information. 

If you are a dependent child of a Johns Hopkins employee, your parent(s) may be able to use the Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Plan to cover tuition fees for Engineering Innovation Pre-College Programs. Johns Hopkins University employees should contact Human Resources to determine whether they are eligible for the benefit and complete the Dependent Child Tuition Remission Benefit Application.  Please submit an online form to SEAM and upload the completed Tuition Remission Form to have it credited to the student’s account. 

The Carroll County (MD) Benevolent & Protective Order of the Elks offers need- and merit-based grants for residents of Carroll County (MD) to attend Johns Hopkins Engineering Innovation Pre-College Programs. Applicants may be students of public or private schools in Carroll County or another school district.  

The complete application (online application, application fee, teacher recommendation, financial documents, and official transcript) must be received by February 24 for consideration for this scholarship. 

When completing the online application, you will be directed to a Financial Aid Application page.

The first question is:
Are you applying for JHU financial aid?
You should select “yes.”

The next question is:
Who is responsible for tuition that is not covered by JHU financial aid? (choose all applicable)
From the pull-down menu, you should select “Sponsoring Organization”

You will then be asked to select the name of the organization. You should choose “Other” from the pull-down menu.

Then type:
“Carroll County Elks” in the text box titled: Name of Sponsoring Organization
“Engineering Innovation” in the text box titled: Name of Contact
“443-927-1986” in the text box titled: “Contact Phone Number”
[email protected]” in the text box titled: “Contact Email”

Motorola Solutions Foundation has provided needs-based scholarship funding to support 14 students who identify as LatinX and/or Black/African American and enroll as a commuting student in Explore Engineering Innovation at one of the locations listed below. If you complete the financial aid form in the application and are qualified for this scholarship, you will be considered automatically.  

  • Johns Hopkins University – Homewood campus  
  • Johns Hopkins University – Applied Physics Laboratory  
  • University of the District of Columbia  

The Johns Hopkins University Department of Biomedical Engineering sponsors a four-week summer program Immersive Summer Program for Education, Enrichment, and Distinction (ISPEED) in BME. You will learn more about this opportunity on their website. 


Learn about each program or start your application today.