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Special Interest Scholarships

All Special Interest Scholarships offered by Drexel University pay towards tuition only unless otherwise noted. For awards that require an application or materials be submitted by a student to Drexel, information and links to applications can be found on the How to Apply for Grants & Scholarships page.

A Better Chance Scholarship

Drexel's A Better Chance Scholarship is available to incoming freshmen who have participated in the A Better Chance program. Recipients will receive $3,333 for each quarter they are enrolled full-time in classes and provided they maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. This award will not be applied in excess of 12 academic quarters and pays towards tuition only.

In order to be considered for Drexel's A Better Chance Scholarship, you must submit both a complete admissions application and the supplemental A Better Chance Scholarship Application by the January 13th deadline.

Champions of Caring Scholarship

Drexel's Champion of Caring Scholarship is available to one incoming freshman who has been an active participant in the Champions of Caring program. Recipients will receive $3,333 for each quarter they are enrolled full-time in classes and provided they maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. This award will not be applied in excess of 12 academic quarters and pays towards tuition only.

In order to be considered for Drexel's Champions of Caring Scholarship, you must submit both a complete admissions application and the supplemental Champions of Caring Scholarship Application by the January 13th deadline.

Connelly Foundation (Neumann Scholars)

The Neumann Scholarship Award is available for incoming freshmen students who have participated in programming with the Connelly Foundation. Recipients will receive $1,666 for each quarter they are enrolled full-time in classes and provided they maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. This award will not be applied in excess of 12 academic quarters and pays towards tuition only.

In order to be considered for the Neumann Award, you must submit a complete admissions application and the Connelly Foundation supplemental application by January 13th.

Delaware Valley Science Fair Winners Scholarships

Drexel University offers incoming students both partial- and full-tuition scholarships for winning the Drexel sponsored Delaware Valley Science Fair. The scholarship is renewable each year that you maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA and full-time status in your undergraduate degree program.

In order to be considered for Drexel's Delaware Valley Science Fair Scholarship, you must submit a complete admissions application by the January 13th deadline and have been a winner in the Delaware Valley Science Fair the summer before you enter Drexel.

Drexel Athletic Scholarships

Drexel University provides scholarships and financial aid for students participating in official university athletic programs. These awards can range from $1,000.00 to full tuition.

For more information about eligibility, please contact the Athletic Department.

Drexel College of Medicine Scholarships

Drexel University offers a number of scholarships to medical students and graduate students in the College of Medicine. In order to be considered for scholarships and grants, you must submit parental data on the FAFSA and complete an online application at the Drexel College of Medicine Scholarship website.

The deadline to apply for these scholarships is April 1, 2015 for Continuing Students and May 15, 2015 for Incoming Students.

Drexel Distinguished Service Scholarship

The Drexel Distinguished Service Scholarship is available to incoming freshmen with a significant record of community service, service learning or civic engagement. Recipients will receive $1,666 for each quarter they are enrolled full-time in classes and provided they maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. This award will not be applied in excess of 12 academic quarters and pays towards tuition only.

Special consideration will be given to Congressional Service Award recipients, participants in Corporation for National and Community Service programs (e.g., Learn and Serve America, AmeriCorps, or City Year), and applicants with distinguished high school service records.

In order to be considered for Drexel's Distinguished Service Scholarship, you must both a complete admissions application and the supplemental Distinguished Service Scholarship Application by the January 13th deadline.

Drexel Liberty Scholars

The Drexel Liberty Scholars program provides 50 full-tuition and fees scholarships to low-income students who are residents of Philadelphia and attend Philadelphia high schools, including public, private, parochial, charter, and prep schools within the city limits. This program is only available to incoming freshmen.

Visit the Liberty Scholars website for more information.

Drexel Global Scholars Program 

The Drexel Global Scholars program is for incoming international freshmen with strong academic credentials as well as considerable accomplishments outside of the classroom, such as community service and extracurricular activities. The scholarships offered are for full-tuition and are renewable each year that you maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA and full-time status in your undergraduate degree program.

In order to be considered for the Drexel Global Scholars program, you must submit both a complete admissions application by the January 13th deadline and the supplemental Drexel Global Scholar Application by the February 24th deadline.

Drexel Performing Arts Scholarships

Students participating in a performing art at Drexel may be eligible for a tuition only award of up to $2,000.00.

For information about eligibility and how to apply, please contact the Performing Arts Department.

Eagles Fly for Leukemia Scholarship

The Drexel University Eagles Fly for Leukemia Scholarship is awarded annually in affiliation with the Eagles Fly for Leukemia Foundation to an incoming freshman who has survived cancer in his or her lifetime. The scholarship is for full-tuition and is renewable each year that you maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA and full-time status in your undergraduate degree program.

In order to be considered for Drexel's Eagles Fly for Leukemia Scholarship, you must submit both a complete admissions application and the supplemental Eagles Fly for Leukemia Scholarship Application by the January 13th deadline.

Exodus to Excellence Scholarship

The Exodus to Excellence Scholarship is available to five incoming freshmen who have participated in the Exodus to Excellence summer program at Drexel. Recipients will receive $333 for each quarter they are enrolled full-time in classes and provided they maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. This award will not be applied in excess of 12 academic quarters and pays towards tuition only.

First Robotics Scholarship

Drexel University offers eight scholarships to incoming freshmen students who have participated in the FIRST Robotics competition. Recipients will receive $2,666 for each quarter they are enrolled full-time in classes and provided they maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. This award will not be applied in excess of 12 academic quarters and pays towards tuition only.

In order to be considered for the First Robotics Scholarship, you must submit a complete admissions application and First Robotics supplemental application by the January 13th deadline.

Freshman Frontiers Scholarship

The Freshman Frontiers Scholarship is for students accepted to the Freshman Frontiers: First Term in Dublin program. Recipients will receive $333 for each quarter they are enrolled full-time in classes and provided they maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. This award will not be applied in excess of 12 academic quarters and pays towards tuition only.

All students accepted into the Freshman Frontiers program are automatically considered for the Freshman Frontiers Scholarship.

Intel Science Fair

Drexel University offers incoming students full-tuition scholarships to select winners of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. The scholarship is renewable each year that you maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA and full-time status in your undergraduate degree program.

In order to be considered for Drexel's Intel International Science and Engineering Fair scholarship, you must submit a complete admissions application by January 13th and have been selected to receive this scholarship among the winners at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair the summer before you enter Drexel.

Joseph L. Carley Scholarship

The Joseph L. Carley Endowed Scholarship is available to incoming freshmen students who live in certain parts of New Jersey (Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties) and entering into a major within the College of Engineering, School of BioMedical Engineering, College of Computing and Informatics, or science majors in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Business and Engineering major in the LeBow College of Business. The scholarship is for $8,000.00 annually and is renewable each year that you maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and full-time status in your undergraduate degree program.

In order to be considered for the Joseph L. Carley Endowed Scholarship you must submit both a complete admissions application and the supplemental Joseph L. Carley Scholarship Application by the January 13th deadline.

National Merit Finalists Scholarship

Drexel's National Merit Finalists Scholarship is offered to incoming freshmen who have reached finalist standing with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The scholarship covers full-tuition and is renewable each year that you maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA and full-time status in your undergraduate degree program.

In order to be considered for Drexel's National Merit Finalist Scholarship, you must submit a copy of your finalist notification letter to Freshman Admissions via enroll@drexel.edu by May 1st.

Philadelphia Youth Chess Challenge Scholarship

The Drexel Philadelphia Youth Chess Challenge Scholarship is available to two incoming freshmen students who have actively participated in the Philadelphia Youth Chess Challenge. Recipients will receive $833 for each quarter they are enrolled full-time in classes and provided they maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. This award will not be applied in excess of 12 academic quarters and pays towards tuition only.

In order to be considered for Drexel's Philadelphia Youth Chess Challenge Scholarship, you must submit both a complete admissions application and the supplemental Philadelphia Youth Chess Challenge Scholarship Application by the January 13th deadline.

ROTC Scholarships

Students participating in the ROTC program may be eligible for scholarship and other types of funding from Drexel in addition to benefits provided by the Department of Defense.

For information about the ROTC program and financial aid, please contact the ROTC program.

Law Scholarships & Awards

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

Sister City Scholarship

In partnership with the International Visitors Council of Philadelphia, Drexel University offers scholarships to select incoming freshmen students who reside in one of Philadelphia's sister cities or partnership cities at the time of application. Recipients will receive $2,666 for each quarter they are enrolled full-time in classes and provided they maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. This award will not be applied in excess of 12 academic quarters and pays towards tuition only.

Cities include: Florence, Italy; Tel Aviv, Israel; Torun, Poland; Tianjin, China; Icheon, South Korea; Douala, Cameroon; Nizhny Noovgorod, Russia; Kobe, Japan; Aix-en-Provence, France; and the Abruzzo Region of Italy.

In order to be considered for the Sister City Scholarship, you must complete an admissions application by the January 13th deadline.

Society of Automotive Engineers Scholarship

Drexel University offers scholarships to incoming freshmen students interested in Mechanical Engineering. Recipients will receive $1,666 for each quarter they are enrolled full-time in classes and provided they maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. This award will not be applied in excess of 12 academic quarters and pays towards tuition only.

In order to be considered for the Society of Automotive Engineers Scholarship, you must submit a complete admissions application and the SAE supplemental application by the January 13th deadline.

Undergraduate Fellowship in Business Research

Drexel's Undergraduate Fellowship in Business Research is available to incoming freshmen who desire rigorous research immersion and have been admitted to a bachelor of science degree program in the LeBow College of Business. Recepients will receive $2,083 for each quarter they are enrolled in full-time classes. Other benefits include automatic membership in the Honors Program, selection as a STAR Scholar, and opportunities to engage in research beginning as soon as freshman year.

Awarding of these fellowships is highly competitive. Qualified candidates will be invited by email to apply for the fellowship by the Office of Admissions. To be considered, candidates must submit a brief essay.

WACE National Co-op Scholarship

Drexel University offers scholarships to incoming freshmen interested in participating in the co-op program at Drexel. Recipients will receive $2,000 for each quarter they are enrolled full-time in classes and provided they maintain a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA. This award will not be applied in excess of 12 academic quarters and pays towards tuition only.

In order to be considered for the WACE National Co-op Scholarship, you must submit the complete admissions application and the WACE supplemental application by the January 13th deadline.

Women in Natural Sciences (WINS)

Drexel University offers one, full-tuition scholarship to an incoming freshmen female student who is interested in studying within the sciences and has participated in the WINS Program at the Academy of Natural Sciences. The scholarship is renewable each year you maintain a 2.75 cumulative GPA and full-time status in your undergraduate degree program.

In order to be considered for the Women in Natural Sciences Scholarship, you must submit the complete admissions application and the WINS supplemental application by the January 13th deadline.