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All About Merit Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarships


A.J. Drexel Scholarship

The A.J. Drexel Scholarship is a partial-tuition merit award granted to incoming freshmen by the Admissions Committee based upon superior academic performance. The scholarships are renewable each year that you maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA and full-time status in your undergraduate degree program.

To be considered for an A.J. Drexel Scholarship, a complete admission application must be on file by January 15. Students are evaluated for the scholarship at the same time they are considered for admission, and they are notified of the award in their acceptance letter. The scholarship is renewable each year that you maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA and full-time status in your undergraduate degree program.

Dean's Transfer Scholarship

The Dean's Transfer Scholarship is a partial-tuition merit award granted to full-time transfer applicants for outstanding academic achievement. The scholarship is renewable each year that you maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA and full-time status in your undergraduate degree program.

All full-time undergraduate, on-campus day program applicants are automatically considered for merit aid during the admissions review process. Notification of an awarded transfer scholarship will appear on your official acceptance letter. Accelerated Nursing, Invasive Cardiovascular Technology, and Radiologic Technology students are not eligible for scholarships.

Graduate Scholarships


Drexel Dean's Fellowship

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 provides a percentage of the student's tuition each term. Awarded by the University's Graduate Admissions Office, 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:

  • Domestic and 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 the 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 (students enrolled in certain iSchool online programs remain eligible for a Dean's Fellowship. Please contact the iSchool for further details).

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.

The Office of Graduate Admissions will determine who receives a Dean's Fellowship. Applicants who receive a Dean's Fellowship will be informed by mail.

Drexel Dean's Award

For designated Center City Campus programs, a Drexel Dean's Award is a merit-based award for academic achievement. The Drexel Dean's Award provides a percentage of the student's annual tuition charges. Awarded by the University's Graduate Admissions Office, the Dean's Award is designed to assist outstanding applicants, and as such, the award does not carry any assigned duties. Requirements for the fellowship are as follows:

  • Domestic and 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 Award, including the 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 Award.

The award 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 award each term. Students are no longer eligible for the award if their cumulative GPA drops below the required 3.0.

The Office of Graduate Admissions will determine who receives a Drexel Dean's Award. Applicants who receive a Dean's Award will be informed by mail.

College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Doctoral Award

Highly qualified doctoral students may be awarded a Dean's Doctoral Award, currently valued at $5,000 per year, to support research efforts during their first two years at Drexel. This award is in addition to any other assistantship that may be awarded through the program.

LeBow One-Year MBA Students Awards

All applicants to the One-Year MBA are automatically considered for merit scholarships that range from $1,000 to full tuition. Selection criteria include academic, professional, and personal achievements; potential for excellence in a management career as demonstrated by length and quality of post-baccalaureate work experience; GPA; GMAT scores; and an interview with the admission committee. Those interested in merit scholarships are encouraged to apply early in the application process as awards are made on a rolling basis. Applicants applying after the application deadline for U.S. and non-U.S. citizens may not be eligible for merit scholarships.

Students who know that the One-Year MBA is their program of interest are encouraged to apply early and meet one of two early decision deadlines: October 1 or December 1. Students who are offered admission by these dates and have also submitted their Intent to Enroll forms by November 1 or January 1, respectively, will receive Alumni Awards in the amount of $5,000 or $3,000, respectively. These awards are made possible through the generosity of LeBow College of Business alumni.

Outstanding applicants currently residing in the continental U.S. will be considered for the prestigious Dean's Scholar Award — the highest honor awarded to One-Year MBA applicants. Fifteen outstanding applicants will be nominated and invited to participate in the One-Year MBA Scholars Day.

School of Education Teacher's Incentive Grant

The Teacher's Incentive Grant is available to new graduate students enrolled in the on-campus MS in the Teaching, Learning, & Curriculum-Teacher Certification Track. Eligible students may receive a 25 percent discount on graduate tuition.

School of Law Scholarships & Awards

Information about scholarships for law students can be found at the Law Student Financing Resources page

Noyce Scholarship Program

The Drexel University Noyce Scholarship program is a partnership between the School of Education; the College of Arts and Sciences; the School of Biomedical Engineering, Science, and Health Systems; and the School District of Philadelphia. This program is funded by the National Science Foundation. Its objectives are:

  • To recruit qualified science, engineering, and mathematics students and professionals dedicated to teaching math or science in the School District of Philadelphia
  • To provide strong preparation addressing content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, learner knowledge, and technology integration
  • To provide mentoring and induction activities

Individuals selected to participate in this program will become certified teachers of mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, or general science. Note that an applicant must be a U.S. national, a U.S. citizen, or have permanent resident status.

The Noyce Scholarship program offers two types of scholarships: the Noyce Scholar and Noyce Professional. The Noyce Scholar is an undergraduate with a major in mathematics or an area of science or engineering with an overall GPA of at least 3.0. The scholarship is $10,000 per year for two years.

The Noyce Professional is a graduate student/post-baccalaureate student with a major in mathematics or an area of science or engineering with an overall GPA of at least 3.0. The scholarship is $10,000 for one year.

Accepting the award requires the recipient to commit to teaching in the School District of Philadelphia two years for every $10,000 of award received. If the teaching obligation is not met, the scholarship must be repaid.

To apply, students must complete an application form along with a letter of interest. Faculty must return their completed recommendation forms directly to the School of Education.

Learn more about the Drexel University Noyce Scholarship Program.