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Drexel University Scholarships

There are 14 scholarships available at Drexel University.

Drexel Global Scholar Program

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

International freshman applicants.

Renewable Requirements:

Full-time enrollment; award will only be applied during class terms and for a maximum of 12 academic quarters.

Application details

To be considered for the Drexel Global Scholar program, you must submit a complete admission application by the appropriate deadline and the supplemental Global Scholarship application, including essay and CV/résumé, found in Discover Drexel by November 15 (Early Decision applicants) or February 1 (Early Action and Regular Decision applicants).

After your admission application has been processed, you will receive an email that will give you access to Discover Drexel. If you are eligible to apply for this scholarship, you will then be able to access the supplemental form by selecting the Enrichment & Scholarship Opportunities tab on Discover Drexel.

Please submit an 850- to 1,000-word essay to answer the following questions:

  • What makes you an outstanding global leader?
  • Upon completion of your degree and when you return to your country, in what ways will you give back to your community?

Value details

Full-tuition scholarship; the scholarship is not applicable to room and board or annual fees. Drexel Global Scholars are expected to comply fully with freshman housing requirements.

Application deadline

Expected November 2018

Sister City Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

International freshman applicants.

In partnership with the Citizen Diplomacy International of Philadelphia, Drexel University offers scholarships to select incoming freshman students who reside in one of Philadelphia's sister cities or partnership cities at the time of application.

Renewable Requirements:

The scholarships are renewable for future years of your undergraduate degree program for the terms you are registered for classes (a total of 12 academic class terms; the scholarship is not available during terms of co-op), provided that you maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA and full-time status.

Application details

To be considered for Drexel's Sister City Scholarship, you must submit a complete admission application by January 15 and live in one of the following sister cities: Florence, Italy; Tel Aviv, Israel; Toruń, Poland; Tianjin, China; Icheon, South Korea; Douala, Cameroon; Nizhny Novgorod, Russia; Kobe, Japan; Aix-en-Provence, France; the Abruzzo Region of Italy; and Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Value details

USD $2,666 per academic quarter

Application deadline

Expected January 2019

Dragon Alumni Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Renewable Requirements:

Full-time enrollment; award will only be applied during class terms and for a maximum of 12 academic quarters.

Application details

A complete admission application on file by admission deadline, complete the Dragon Alumni Request Form, and have a Drexel alum endorse you. Alumni endorsements must be received by February 1 for freshman applicants.

Value details

USD $333 a term

Application deadline

Expected February 2019

Drexel Dean's Fellowship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

For all on-campus University City Campus students, including the Human Nutrition program, a Drexel Dean's Fellowship is a non-need-based award for full-time graduate students that provide a percentage of the student's tuition each term. Awarded by the University's Office of Graduate Admissions, the Dean's Fellowship is designed to assist outstanding applicants, and as such, the fellowship does not carry any assigned duties. Requirements for the fellowship are as follows:

  • International applicants are eligible.
  • Applicants must be seeking full-time study only at the master's level.
  • Applicants may not receive any other form of assistantship or fellowship from Drexel University while they hold a Dean's Fellowship, including teaching, research, and graduate assistantships; Drexel Grad Grant; and any other college-specific aid.
  • Students enrolled in online programs are not eligible for the Dean's Fellowship.

The fellowship is renewable depending on the student's academic performance. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for continued support. The University will review the academic progress of students receiving the fellowship each term. Students are no longer eligible for the fellowship if their cumulative GPA drops below the required 3.0.

Value details

Provides a percentage of the student's tuition each term.

Drexel Athletic Scholarships

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Drexel University provides scholarships for students participating in official University athletic programs.

Value details

Range from USD $1,000.00 to full tuition

Returning Scholars Award (Summer Institute Students)

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Renewable Requirements:

The scholarships are renewable for future years of your undergraduate degree program for the terms you are registered for classes (a total of 12 academic class terms; the scholarship is not available during terms of co-op), provided that you maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA and full-time status.

Application details

Submit a complete admission application by admission deadline.

Value details

USD $333 per academic quarter

Drexel Grant

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Drexel Grant is offered to freshman applicants who complete a CSS PROFILE when they are applying for admission to Drexel. International students are eligible for this award. The Drexel Grant is renewable for future years for terms during which you are registered for classes (not for terms a student is on co-op) provided you maintain full-time enrollment.

Application details

In order to be considered for a Drexel Grant, you must submit a CSS PROFILE by the applicable deadline.

Value details

The amount of the grant is first applied to the cost of tuition; any remaining funding after tuition is paid will be applied toward general University fees and Drexel room and board charges.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship (PTK)

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Renewable Requirements:

Full-time enrollment; award will only be applied during class terms and for a maximum of 12 academic quarters. This award will not be applied in excess of 12 academic quarters and pays toward tuition only.

Application details

A complete admission application on file by admission deadline, indicate on your admission application that you are an active member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Value details

USD $500 per academic quarter

Westphal Portfolio Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Freshman and international applicants.

Renewable Requirements: Renewable for future years of your undergraduate degree program during quarters you are registered full-time for classes (not during quarters you are on co-op), provided that you maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA; additionally, students must remain within a major in the College of Media Arts & Design to retain the scholarship for future years.

Application details

Applicants to the College of Media Arts and Design who submit a portfolio are automatically considered for this scholarship during the review of their application.

Value details

Varies

Dragon Family Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Dragon Family Scholarship is offered when two or more children from the same family are currently attending Drexel as undergraduates, or have previously attended and earned an undergraduate degree from Drexel University.

Renewable Requirements:

Full-time enrollment; award will only be applied during class terms and for a maximum of 12 academic quarters.

Application details

A complete admission application on file by admission deadline, indicate on your admission application that your sibling is currently attending or has previously attended and graduated from an undergraduate program at Drexel.

Value details

USD $1,000 for each quarter

Dornsife Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Dornsife Scholarship is awarded to highly qualified applicants to the full-time Master of Public Health program. Preference is given to students with strong interest or experience in urban health and health disparities as well as to students from under-represented groups (based on race/ethnicity or economic disadvantage). International students are also eligible. 

Value details

In addition to a tuition award, the Dornsife Scholarship also provides students with an USD $8,000 per year assistantship to work as a research assistant with a faculty member.

Drexel Merit Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Freshman and international applicants.

Renewable Requirements: The scholarships are renewable for future years of your undergraduate degree program for the terms you are registered for classes (a total of 12 academic class terms; the scholarship is not available during terms of co-op), provided that you maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA and full-time status.

Application details

To be considered for an institutional merit scholarship, a complete admission application must be on file. Students are evaluated for the scholarship at the same time they are considered for admission.

Value details

Varies; the amount of the scholarship is first applied to the cost of tuition, and will then be applied toward general University fees and Drexel room and board charges.

Returning Scholars Award (High School Scholars)

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

Freshman applicants; international applicants.

Renewable Requirements:         

The scholarships are renewable for future years of your undergraduate degree program for the terms you are registered for classes (a total of 12 academic class terms; the scholarship is not available during terms of co-op), provided that you maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA and full-time status.

Application details

Submit a complete admission application by admission deadline.

Value details

USD $333 per academic quarter

Drexel Legacy Scholarship

Study level

Undergraduate

Eligibility requirements

The Drexel Legacy Scholarship is offered to children and grandchildren of Drexel University alumni.

Renewable Requirements:

Full-time enrollment; award will only be applied during class terms and for a maximum of 12 academic quarters. This award will not be applied in excess of 12 academic quarters and pays toward tuition only.

Application details

A complete admission application on file by admission deadline, indicate on your admission application that your parent or grandparent is an alum of Drexel.

Value details

Recipients will receive USD $1,000 for each quarter they are enrolled full-time in classes.

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