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About

Part of the Pennoni Honors College Center for Scholar Development, the Drexel Fellowships Office was created in 2007 to provide application and administrative support for Drexel  students applying for nationally competitive scholarship and fellowship opportunities to enhance their undergraduate, graduate or postgraduate academic work.

The Fellowships Office supports students across the University in their applications for competitive, merit-based national and international fellowships. We raise campus-wide awareness of opportunities and directly help students create strong applications through intensive individual advising and support.

Check out our resources for finding and applying for fellowships and learn more about how we work with students applying for our Core and Priority awards. Please explore our site and contact us with questions! 

The Fellowships Office works with external scholarships and fellowships only. Check our Drexel Contacts and Awards for more information about opportunities sponsored by Drexel University.

The Fellowships Team

Dr. Meredith Wooten
Director, Center for Scholar Development

Meredith Wooten holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Bryn Mawr College and PhD in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania. Before coming to Drexel, Meredith taught political science at a range of area institutions, including Haverford College, Bryn Mawr College, and the University of Pennsylvania. As a fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate Student Center, she focused on PhD academic support programs and outreach efforts to students from non-traditional and underrepresented groups. As the founding director of the Center for Scholar Development, Dr. Wooten oversees the Pennoni Aspire initiative and related efforts to support high-achieving undergraduates on the path to postgraduate success. She focuses on advising students applying for major fellowships and graduate programs, as well as promoting research and academic enrichment opportunities with students, faculty, and staff across the university.


Kelly WeissbergerKelly Weissberger, MA
Associate Director, Center for Scholar Development

Kelly holds a Master's in English literature from the University of Virginia and Bachelor's degrees in English and history from the College of William and Mary. Kelly brings several years of experience with teaching and tutoring writing at the college level. She has previously worked in study abroad, community engagement, and fellowships advising at the Virginia Commonwealth University and West Chester University, and coordinated a long-running international service-learning program for the College of William and Mary. As a former Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) grantee and instructor in Bosnia, she is familiar with the benefits and challenges of international engagement and excited to help applicants explore international opportunities and navigate the application process.


Emily CoyleEmily Coyle
Fellowships Advisor

Emily received her Bachelor's in English from the University of Michigan. Before joining the Center for Scholar Development fellowships team, Emily worked as a Managing Editor at academic publisher Taylor & Francis, where she managed a portfolio of bioscience titles. She brings a background in writing and editing to the team, and shares a commitment to guiding students through the fellowships process by helping them highlight their strengths, develop their goals, and determine how awards and opportunities can support them. Emily supports the full scope of activities within the Fellowships Office, as well as providing writing support to students applying for undergraduate and graduate STEM fellowships.