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Investing in scholarships helps students graduate armed with real world skills, prepared for success.

Endowed Scholarships let you invest in perpetuity with an initial pledge of $100,000.

Operation Graduation Scholarships supports  College of Nursing and Health Professions’ Juniors and Seniors facing obstacles which could delay their graduation.

Dream It. Do It. Scholarships are current use funds that support one student’s entire academic career at CNHP.

Enhancing Existing Funds

Short-Term Financial Assistance

The Dean’s Emergency Fund:  Created by Dean Gloria Donnelly, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCPP to aid College of Nursing and Health Professions students by providing necessary funds to help eliminate expenses standing in the way of their education and career goals.

Nursing Scholarships

The Hahnemann Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association Endowed Scholarship Fund:  Established by Hahnemann Hospital School of Nursing Alumni, this scholarship serves to honor the Hahnemann Legacy while providing financial assistance to nursing students based on financial need, co-op participation, academic merit and faculty recommendation.

The Margaret Aiken Endowed Scholarship Fund:  Nurse educator, Margaret Aiken left a legacy to educate junior and senior students enrolled in the BSN Program displaying academic merit while also demonstrating financial need.

Health Professions Scholarships

The David Buck, PA-C HU ’87 Endowed Scholarship Fund: The Buck Fund awards scholarships to students in the Physician Assistant Program who demonstrate excellence in patient care and unwavering dedication to the PA Profession based upon academic merit and financial need.

The Evelyn J. Mackin, PT Endowed Scholarship Fund The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences at Drexel’s College of Nursing and Health Professions endowed this scholarship to benefit students wishing to pursue a post-professional degree in hand and upper quarter rehabilitation.

The Stronach/Buschel Creative Arts in Therapy Endowed Diversity Scholarship Fund:  When her sister, Judith Lee Stronach, a lifelong scholar, social activist and philanthropist passed away, Dr. Bettina Buschel HU ’73 established this scholarship providing awards to students enrolled in the Creative Arts in Therapy Program. This scholarship specifically serves students of diverse ethnic backgrounds.  

The Ronald E. and Nancy Scheller Hays Art Therapy Endowment Fund:  This fund supports graduate students enrolled in the Art Therapy Program.  Selection is based on distinguished academic performance and recommendations from clinical supervisors and faculty.


Ensure leading faculty deliver real world skills in a multi-disciplinary experience. Invest in professionals at the top of their field who share their results driven programs with students.

Civic Engagement

The Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University

The Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services is a nurse-managed health care home that targets a medically underserved population at the intersection of four public housing developments. It provides affordable, accessible care to these residents that includes integrated primary and behavioral health care and an impressive range of health promotion programs and services. Drexel students learn on-site at 11th Street through clinical training and co-op opportunities. 


Since we are not reimbursed for healthy lifestyles programs such as pre and post natal classes, fitness, yoga, complementary and integrative therapies, nutrition education and cooking classes, your contribution in support of operations helps us not only to sustain but to introduce enhanced offerings.


A number of generous gifts including an astounding $2.5 million donation from the Sheller Family Foundation have allowed the University to break ground on a much-anticipated expansion project. The new two-story addition will not only allow the health center to serve a greater number of North Philadelphia residents in the surrounding community, but will also create space for new types of health services and programs, as well as additional teaching opportunities for Drexel students.

Their mission and programming align with the University’s priorities under President Fry’s administration, such as to expand civic engagement to improve Philadelphia, contribute to Drexel’s innovation, and to foster academic excellence and intensify and improve the student experience.



All the ways you help us do more, do better and go further for others. As told by our students, faculty, professional staff and family of donors and — hopefully — by you!

Donor Stories

Get inspired! Here, our loyal donors share their stories of giving and what philanthropy means to them.  Some of their stories are so inspiring that we had to share. We hope you enjoy their words and let them inspire your own philanthropic pursuits.

BAYADA Home Health Care:The BAYADA Award for Technological Innovation in Nursing Education and Practice was created in 2004 to acknowledge nurses who have made a significant contribution to nursing education or practice via the development and/or adoption of a new technology. J. Mark Baiada, founder and President of BAYADA Home Health Care, and his wife Ann Baiada. Watch Mark and Ann Baiada describe the awards, the importance of nursing, and their long and valued relationship with Drexel University here.

Stephen and Sandra Sheller ‘04/05: Drexel University is grateful to Stephen and Sandra Sheller, co-founders of the Sheller Family Foundation, for their generous support toward the expansion of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services. It is a nationally-recognized model of integrated care that provides affordable treatment and preventative services to a medically underserved population in North Philadelphia.

The Shellers’ gifts provides a two-story expansion to serve our patients and increase space for Drexel students undergoing educational and clinical training. Dedicated space will be available for more integrated primary and subspecialty care visits as well as for behavioral health, couple and family therapy services, plus new studio space for art, dance movement and music therapies. More space opens the potential for developing enhanced and new healthy lifestyles programming and services as the community’s needs evolve. Click here to read more.

Walmart Foundation: Friends of the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University that included alumni, community members, and Philadelphia City Council Representative William Greenlee joined together to celebrate their appreciation of a $100,000 gift to 11th Street by The Walmart Foundation. A special plaque installed in front of the building's teaching kitchen was unveiled, honoring Walmart’s support of nutrition and fitness initiatives there. Click here to read more. 

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