Scholarships and Fellowships

Fellowship and scholarship opportunities are available within Drexel and the department, as well as externally through federal agencies, professional societies, international students’ home countries, and other sources.

Fellowships and scholarships typically require submission of an application, essays, recommendation letters, and/or financial need information through a FAFSA. Please carefully review the specific requirements of each fellowship prior to applying.

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering maintains a database of materials-related external scholarships and fellowships that is updated as new information is received. Please note this database is not exhaustive and should serve as a starting point for researching what exists for materials science and engineering students. Another external resource is Pathways to Science, a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation. Students can search for funding and research opportunities through this site.

Additional internal resources are listed below.

Drexel University Grants and Scholarships

Through Drexel Central, students will find a list of grants and scholarships available to Drexel University students and applicants.

Drexel Undergraduate Research & Enrichment Programs

The Pennoni Honors College maintains a database of external scholarships and fellowships through their Undergraduate Research & Enrichment Programs (UREP). Students can search based on a variety of criteria.

College of Engineering Fellowship Information

The Drexel College of Engineering has information on a number of internal fellowship opportunities. 

Departmental Scholarships

The scholarships listed below are available to students studying within Drexel Materials. Students cannot apply to these scholarships. Scholars are selected annually from among current Drexel Materials students based on a variety of criteria including scholarship, leadership, and service to the department, college, and university.

A.W. and Dorothy Grosvenor Scholarship

Awarded to students who have demonstrated academic excellence and an interest in the field of materials science and engineering (and particularly metallurgy).

Michael J. Koczak Scholarship

Awarded to a materials science and engineering student with academic merit and financial need.

Anne Stevens Endowed Scholarship

The Anne L. Stevens Scholarship Program for Young Women was established with a $500,000 gift from Drexel Materials alumna Anne L. Stevens (BS ’80) and the Lockheed Martin Corporation Directors Charitable Award Fund. The scholarship fund provides financial support to students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in recognition of academic merit and support for efforts to increase the involvement of women in STEM.

More Information

For more information on applying for scholarships and awards, please contact Leslie Campion at