The Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative (VTSI) is a new endowed fellowship program at Johns Hopkins for PhD students in STEM fields. It provides full tuition, stipend, and benefits while also providing targeted mentoring, networking, community, and professional development opportunities. Students who have attended a historically black college and university (HBCU) or other minority serving institution (MSI) for undergraduate study are eligible to apply. More information about VTSI PhD programs is available at this link: https://provost.jhu.edu/about/vivien-thomas-scholars-initiative/. To be considered for the VTSI, all components of the individual PhD program application, including the VTSI supplemental components must be completed by December 1, 2021. All supplementary application material including letters of recommendation also must be received by December 1.