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Dornsife Scholarships and Fellowships

At Drexel's Dornsife School of Public Health we make every effort to ensure that current students and applicants receive as much financial assistance as possible through merit-based scholarships, grants and student loans.

MPH and MS Students: Scholarships and Fellowships 

Dean's Scholarships

MPH and MS students are considered for scholarships at the time of application based upon academic merit, financial need and commitment to the Dornsife School of Public Health’s mission.

If accepted to the Dornsife School, students are notified of scholarship eligibility in their acceptance packet.

Approximately 79 percent of full-time students each year receive some type of scholarship.

Dornsife School of Public Health Endowed Scholarships and Research Fellowships

All MPH applicants are considered for the following endowed scholarships and research fellowships. Applicants should indicate their interest via SOPHAS.

Applicants interested in being considered for the endowed scholarships are encouraged to apply no later than January 15.

Dornsife Public Health Research Fellowship

The Dornsife Public Health Research Fellows are incoming students of exceptional promise. Preference is given to students with strong interest or experience in urban health and health disparities as well as to students from under-represented groups (based on race/ethnicity or economic disadvantage). International students are also eligible.

Award includes tuition scholarship and research assistantship.  Continuation of the scholarship and research assistantship in the second year is conditional on progress.

Learn more about Dana and David Dornsife

Meet the Dornsife Public Health Fellows

Dornsife International Research Fellowship

The Dornsife International Research Fellows award is designed for outstanding international applicants whose career and research interests align with the Dornsife School of Public Health's focus on global, urban health. 

Award includes tuition scholarship and research assistantship.  Continuation of the scholarship and research assistantship in the second year is conditional on progress.

Meet the Dornsife International Research Fellows

Urban Health Collaborative Fellowship

The Drexel Urban Health Collaborative (UHC) will supports a limited number of master's students interested in urban health research each academic year. UHC master's fellows will receive a stipend to work with a faculty mentor. Prospective UHC master's fellows will be considered for these positions based upon their exceptional academic promise and their interest in urban health as evidenced in their application for admission. UHC master's fellows are also eligible to receive the Dornsife School of Public Health's Dean's Scholarships.

Learn more and meet the Master’s Fellows on the UHC website

The Arthur L. Frank Endowed Scholarship in Environmental and Occupational Health

The Arthur L. Frank Endowed Scholarship Fund offers financial assistance in the form of tuition awards for students majoring in Environmental and Occupational health who share the life-long commitment of Dr. Arthur L. Frank to advance and improve the health and safety of all workers and their natural and man-made environments.

Learn more about Arthur L. Frank

Meet the Frank Scholarship Recipients

The Joseph Tringali Memorial Scholarship in Maternal and Child Health

The Joseph C. Tringali Memorial Scholarship offers financial assistance in the form of tuition awards to students committed to the improvement of maternal and child health. The scholarship is awarded to a student who demonstrates a firm commitment to embarking on a career in public health that will address the challenges facing disadvantaged children and mothers and improve their opportunities for healthy and productive lives.

Learn more about Joseph C. Tringali

The Marla J. Gold Endowed Scholarship for MD/MPH Dual Degree Program

The Marla J. Gold, MD Endowed Scholarship Fund offers financial assistance in the form of tuition awards for the MPH portion of the program to students pursuing the joint MD/MPH degree at Drexel University. The Gold Scholarship is awarded to an MD/MPH student with experience and special interests in leadership as it relates to public health and medicine.

Learn more about Marla J. Gold

Meet the Gold Scholarship Recipients

Teaching and Research Assistantships

Once enrolled in the program, many full-time MPH or MS students work on a part-time basis as research assistants for faculty members or for research centers at Dornsife School of Public Health and throughout the University. Second-year MPH students are eligible to be teaching assistants for first-year MPH courses. These positions are paid on an hourly basis, and given to students in good academic standing. Other opportunities throughout Drexel University may also be available.

City Year Partnership

Drexel University is pleased to partner with City Year to offer a 25 percent annual scholarship. This scholarship is renewable throughout the length of the academic program (not to exceed four years). City Year alumni must serve at least one year with the program to be eligible, and City Year staff members must be employed for at least two years.

Drexel–City Year Partnership Information

Doctoral Students: Scholarships and Fellowships

PhD students finance their education through a variety of sources. Dornsife School of Public Health provides PhD students financial support through training grants, scholarship, stipends, and work as a teaching or research assistants at Drexel University.

Prospective students are encouraged to apply for external funding at the same time as they are applying to the program. Matriculated students who are funded by the Department will be encouraged, as is the case with our current students, to make efforts to secure independent funding.

External Scholarships

Master's and doctoral students may also apply for scholarships available through various companies and public health-related agencies. Here are a few resources:

Public Health Online: Scholarships and Grants

ASPPH: Financing Your Degree