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Alumni Impact Endowed Scholarship

Hundreds Of Dragons Have Come Together To Help Civic-minded Students Achieve Their Dreams And Make A Difference In The World.


Thanks to generous donations from alumni and members of the Drexel community, more than $512,000 has been raised to support the Alumni Impact Scholarship.

This summer, a new recipient, Salamata Bah ’24, was selected to be the next Alumni Impact Scholar. Bah is a computer science major in the College of Computing & Informatics, entering her second year.

She is from Guinea, West Africa where she created an organization called Girls for Future that was dedicated to fighting against childhood marriage and empowering girls to pursue their education. She aims to bring this organization to the U.S. and establish it as a non-governmental organization.

In addition to her outstanding academic performance, Bah is a member of the Women in Computing Society, Star Scholars program and part of the Dornsife Global Scholars Program. She says she hopes to be able to travel with the program in 2021, to work on projects that bring clean water to communities in the Sierra Leone.

“I am humbled, honored and blessed to be a recipient of the Drexel Alumni Impact Scholarship. It will truly make a difference in my continued education,” says Bah. “Being Drexel’s newest Alumni Impact Scholar will always remind me that I have a role to play at Drexel, even beyond my graduation. I hope one day that I will be able to help students achieve their goals just as Drexel Alumni has helped me. I would like to thank everyone who made this scholarship possible. I will always have in mind your generous investment in my education."

Through the Alumni Impact Endowed Scholarship fund, Drexel Alumni are making a direct impact on students’ futures. How?

  • By supporting the Alumni Impact Endowed Scholarship.
  • Together, alumni have already raised more than $512,000, and we can do even more.
  • With continued support, the Impact Scholarship will benefit Drexel students every year, in perpetuity.
  • Make your impact today. Every gift counts!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do endowed scholarships really matter?

Yes! More than you may realize. By giving to an endowed scholarship, you are not making a one-time gift — you're making a lasting investment.

Once it's fully funded, the Alumni Impact Endowed Scholarship will provide multiple scholarships for students, year after year, forever. This means that every gift — no matter what the size — will make a difference for generations of Drexel students, easing their financial burden and helping them graduate.

Who am I helping with my gift?

The Alumni Impact Scholarship will go to students who, though they face great need, still find time to help others.

Eligible students will:

  • Have demonstrated financial need
  • Have a 2.5 GPA or higher
  • Be civic-minded, going above and beyond to help their communities in a meaningful way