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Scholarships

Thanks to the generous support of Drexel University alumni, friends, and other supporters, several named scholarships are available for CNHP students.

To be considered for any of these prestigious scholarships, students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0; be in good academic standing; and have demonstrated financial need. Unless otherwise indicated, there are no applications required for these scholarships, and recipients are chosen by the College of Nursing and Health Professions, in consultation with the Office of Financial Aid. For more information, contact For more information, contact cnhpscholar@drexel.edu.

Margaret Aiken Endowed Scholarship Fund
Several donors established this scholarship, specifically for nursing students, in 2005 in memory of nurse educator Margaret Aiken. To be eligible, students must be juniors or seniors enrolled in an undergraduate nursing program. Students must have demonstrated financial need and must submit an essay.

James H. Beaver, III Endowed Scholarship Fund
Margaret Beaver established this scholarship in 2000 in loving memory of her son, James Beaver, a former nursing student. 
This scholarship provides financial assistance to undergraduate nursing students in the College of Nursing & Health Professions.

The Dean's Emergency Fund
This fund was established by Dean Emeritus Gloria Donnelly to support students in good academic standing enrolled at Drexel’s College of Nursing & Health Professions who need financial support in an emergency situation. Support from this fund cannot be applied to tuition or fees; it can only be used to help a student with urgent financial need due to an unforeseen personal or family emergency. In prior years, students were given financial support to help pay for books, or groceries due to a theft or fire that destroyed belongings. All requests for Dean’s Emergency funds are vetted through a review committee, and decisions are rendered within 48 business hours. Any students who would like to appeal for Emergency Funds can email cnhpscholar@drexel.edu.

Department of Nursing Education Scholarship Fund
This scholarship was established in 1987 in loving memory of Charlene Muhr, a 1982 graduate of the Associate Degree in Nursing Program. 
This scholarship is available to undergraduate nursing students enrolled in the College of Nursing & Health Professions with cooperative education participation.

Edward T. Dobbins Scholarship Fund
Edward T. Dobbins established this scholarship, specifically for nursing students, through his estate in 1907. 
This scholarship provides financial assistance to a “graduated trained nurse” in the College of Nursing & Health Professions, with a preference for a female.

Helene Fuld Health Trust Scholarship Fund
Dr. Leonhard Felix Fuld and his sister, Florentine established this scholarship in 2014 , in honor of their mother, Helene.
This scholarship provides financial assistance to nursing students enrolled in the College of Nursing & Health professions in the Nursing Accelerated Career Entry program. Preference is given to students who have completed at least half of their program. The College of Nursing & Health professions chooses the recipient(s) of this scholarship.

Dr. Donald L. Izzi  Famly Practice Certified Physician Endowed Scholarship Fund
Sharon Lee Izzi, RN, a former College of Nursing & Health Professions employee, established this scholarship in 2009 by , in honor of her husband, Dr. Donald Izzi.
This scholarship is available to graduate nursing students in the Family Nurse Practitioner track. Students should demonstrate a strong desire to be an advocate for patient/client rights in the healthcare setting and also a strong clinical expertise.

Genevieve E. Lifshin Endowed Scholarship Fund
Robert Lifshin, a Drexel alumnus, established this scholarship in 2007, in loving memory of his wife, Genevieve. 
This scholarship is available to students enrolled in a nurse education degree at the College of Nursing & Health Professions.

Susan M. Noll Endowed Scholarship Fund
Several donors established this scholarship, specifically for health professions students, in 2003 in memory of Susan Noll, an assistant professor in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. 
This scholarship is available to students enrolled in health professions at the College of Nursing & Health Professions. 

Elizabeth Hoffman Powell Scholarship Endowment for the School of Nursing
Elizabeth W. Parker established this scholarship in 1982 through her estate.
This scholarship is available to student nurses in financial need.

William E. and Theresa M. Rubert Memorial Trust Scholarship
Theresa Rubert entered Hahnemann Hospital School of Nursing in 1926. With the help of a small loan from her sister, she was able to meet her tuition expenses and successfully complete her studies as a graduate nurse. To show her appreciation for her sister's loan, which made her education possible, this scholarship was established to provide help with tuition for nursing students in the College of Nursing & Health Professions. 
This scholarship is available to first-degree students who maintain full time enrollment in an undergraduate nursing program and maintain acceptable clinical performance. Students must be going into their pre-junior or junior year with a 3.0 GPA and demonstrate a significant financial need. They must also be enrolled in the BSN Cooperative Education Program and satisfactorily complete their community service. The application process takes place between March and April of each year.

School of Health Sciences & Humanities Scholarship Fund
Several donors established this scholarship, specifically for the health professions, in 1988. 
This scholarship is available to students enrolled in Health Sciences & Humanities at the College of Nursing & Health Professions.

Southard Memorial Scholarship
Samuel and Edith Southard established this scholarship, specifically for nursing students, in 1979.
This scholarship is available to students enrolled in Nursing at the College of Nursing & Health Professions. 

Helen H. Vogel Memorial Scholarship Fund
Several donors established this scholarship, specifically for nursing students, in 1968, in memory of Helen H. Vogel.
This scholarship is available to students enrolled in Nursing at the College of Nursing & Health Professions.