Scholarships and Fellowships

The core mission of FAES is to provide affordable continuing education courses that remain accessible to working professionals and researchers who are interested in furthering their education and career goals and meet the applicable prerequisites for the course.

FAES Academic Scholarships

FAES Academic Programs provides tuition-remission scholarships, offering up to 50% tuition discount on one credit-bearing course per academic term (parts of a two-part course are considered separate courses), to eligible students in need of financial assistance and who can make a short but compelling justification discussing how the respective FAES course would help them in their career or professional development. FAES will only consider applications for one course per semester. Expenses for textbooks are not covered.

The FAES Academic Programs Student Scholarship provides partial tuition remission scholarships to self-funded postbac/graduate or postdoctoral Fellows, NIH employees, and non-NIH government and/or non-profit employees with limited income working in health sciences research, practice or education.

Application Period by Term

SUMMER 2021 | April 19, 2021 - June 4, 2021

How to Apply

To apply, students should download and complete the Scholarship Application Form and submit the form electronically, including a current resume, to, with SUBJECT LINE: FAES Scholarship Application_(insert last name here).

Deadlines for Scholarship Application

SUMMER 2021 | June 4, 2021

Terms and Conditions

FAES will only consider applications for one course per semester. Expenses for textbooks are not covered. Preference will be given to those applicants who apply for scientific courses and have not been awarded an FAES Academic Programs Scholarship before.

Scholarship recipients are required to take the course for Credit and complete the course satisfactorily, which is determined as “C”, or above, or “Pass,” when the course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis.

Only complete applications will be considered. All applicants, please be sure to first register for the class. If you do not register and the class fills up by the time the scholarships are determined, you will not be granted a seat in that class.

Successful applicants will be notified during the last week of registration. Please wait with payment until FAES has been able to determine whether you will be awarded a scholarship.

Review Criteria

  • Compelling justification for how the FAES graduate course fits in with the career stage and overall career plan of applicant
  • Evidence and commitment to continued professional development
  • Explanation of how this learning experience builds on applicant’s current professional knowledge and/or skills
  • Evidence and need for financial aid
  • Professional and academic achievements and standing to date

Applications for scholarships are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran status.

Dropping a Course and Refunds

For information on dropping courses, obtaining refunds, and withdrawal policies, please visit the Policies page.


FAES - CARD/NIA - UMBC Master's of Professional Studies (MPS) in Data Science Fellowship

The newly formed Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (CARD) is offering a unique, high-quality master’s level Fellowship Program to enable healthcare researchers to grow their data science skills. The goal of this program is to cultivate the next generation of data science and bioinformatics professionals at NIH. Fellowship awardees will gain foundational knowledge in data analysis and data management through collaborative online instruction and direct consultation with experts in the field. Beyond the coursework, Fellows will have the opportunity to utilize and refine new skills they have learned working with real data curated at the CARD and its partner initiatives, ICs, although use of the CARD data, or employment by the CARD, are not a requirement for participation. All costs for the Master’s degree will be covered by the Fellowship. There is no cost to the student if awarded the Fellowship. If the student does not receive the Fellowship, but is admitted to the Master’s degree program, it is their option whether to pursue the degree and pay for it themselves.  

The program is a non-thesis, 30-credit professional graduate degree that requires 30 credit hours with a mandated minimum GPA of at least 3.0. This degree program will allow qualified students who take specified FAES Data Science and Bioinformatics courses to transfer up to 15 credits to UMBC’s MPS in Data Science. The master’s degree can be earned in one, two, or three consecutive years (2021-2023). All courses will be taught by highly experienced data science professionals.

Please visit UMBC's Master's of Professional Studies: Data Science Program for specific information on degree requirements.

The Application Process: 

Each year, 12 Fellows will be selected beginning in January 2021 through Fall 2023. The first 12 Fellowships will be divided between the Spring and Fall 2021 semesters. Future Fellowships will be awarded for a fall start beginning in 2022. 

Fall 2021 Semester Start

Application timeline for eight (8) Fall 2021 openings will be announced in early 2021. For more information on this fellowship email

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