Awards and Fellowships

Drexel Engineering has many offerings that offset the cost of your degree. These awards and fellowships are granted to newly accepted graduate students at the time of the student’s acceptance.

Master of Science Degree Awards

The College Of Engineering, Dean’s Fellowship

The College of Engineering Dean’s Award is a merit-based award for domestic or international students entering a full-time master’s degree program. The award is made at the time of acceptance by the Office of Graduate Admissions. The fellowship is renewable pending the student's academic performance.

The College Of Engineering, Diversity And Inclusion Award

Admitted and enrolled students in a full-time master’s degree program from an underrepresented group may receive an additional $5000 at the time they are accepted, in addition to any other awards that the student has received. This will be awarded over the time they are enrolled as a student in the academic program. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required for continued support.

The Kling-Lindquist Partnership Engineering Fellowship

The Kling-Lindquist award provides financial assistance to hard-working full or part time graduate students who demonstrate academic excellence. Candidates must be enrolled in a program from either the Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department or the Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Department of the College of Engineering. Special preference is given to students studying architectural engineering or that plan to go into the architectural field. Students that apply and are accepted into these programs are automatically considered for this award which will be granted at the time of acceptance.

Leroy L. Resser Fund

Scholarship award for a graduate student in College of Engineering.  All students will be reviewed at the time of acceptance into one of the full-time master’s programs.  This is a one-time scholarship awarded at the start of the student’s first year.

Weggel Family Fellowship

This is a tuition scholarship award for a new student in the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering or Electrical and Computer Engineering departments, U.S. citizen preferred.  Students that apply and are accepted into the Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Cybersecurity, Electrical Engineering, Environmental, Robotics and Autonomy, Machine Learning, and Telecommunications Engineering programs will be automatically considered for this award.

Doctoral Awards

In addition to any funding or stipend awards offers made by the academic program’s department, new doctoral students may be nominated for addition awards.

The George Hill, Jr. Endowed Fellowship

The George Hill, Jr. Endowed Fellowship fund is used to provide a stipend and/or tuition assistance to a new doctoral student who will be partially supported by a research or teaching assistantship in the College of Engineering. Recipients have demonstrated excellence in their undergraduate and graduate careers and the potential to achieve academic excellence at the PhD level. New students are notified of awards at the time of their acceptance into the program and at the request of their advisor or department.

Seiberlich Endowed PhD Fellowship

This is designated for the benefit of a graduate student enrolled in a PhD program at the College of Engineering and will be used to provide financial support in the form of a fellowship. Selection of the award recipients shall be based on academic excellence. Recipients shall be notified of the award at the time of acceptance into the programs. Awards range from $1,000 - $3,000 per student.

Special Funding Opportunities

Undergraduate Class Of 2020 Scholarship

Drexel University is offering special scholarships for graduate study to the undergraduate graduating class of 2020. For more information, please visit the University Financing page.

GAANN (Graduate Assistantships In Areas Of National Need) Fellowships Sponsored By The U.S. Department Of Education

The College of Engineering is the recipient of six Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) grants from the U.S. Department of Education. The fellowships awarded to Drexel cover areas of multidisciplinary research and provides funding towards three years of tuition and stipends for superior graduate students (PhD and MS) with demonstrated financial need.

  • Graduate Fellowships in Cybersecurity
    Three fellows per year will step up to the significant challenge of securing cyberspace. Faculty mentors will assist by exposing graduate students with a background in engineering, computer science, and information science to a cybersecurity curriculum focused on the “security by design” principle.
  • Graduate Fellowship in Engineering for Pharmaceutical Problems
    This is an inter-disciplinary grant, including students from any engineering discipline who work on pharmaceutical-related research. The grant will fund five graduate students.
  • Graduate Fellowship in Materials for Environmental Sustainability
    The grant will fund five graduate students whose research will focus on sustainable materials within their own fields. Fellows will take classes in chemical, materials, and civil engineering as part of their graduate studies.
  • Graduate Fellowship Addressing Labor Shortages and Systems Understanding of Infrastructure
    Full-time students in the Master of Science in Systems Engineering program are eligible for this fellowship focusing on the need for rebuilding infrastructure in the US. Managing these projects requires special skills using systems thinking approaches and methodologies to understand the dynamic interaction between project components combined with effective techniques to combat inherent risks.
  • Graduate Fellowship in Mechanical Engineering
    This single discipline GAANN is for 6 doctoral students who will receive exceptional training in the emerging fields of mechanical engineering that specifically address critical infrastructure challenges facing the US.
  • Graduate Fellowship in Educating Energy Engineers
    GAANN Fellows will pursue the discovery of new, superior materials and the development of novel processes for energy conversion and storage.

Those interested in learning more can contact Sherry Levin at

Bridge To The Doctorate (BTD) Fellowship Program

The Bridge to the Doctorate (BTD) Fellowship Program funded by the National Science Foundation is committed to engaging students from underrepresented populations (African American, Native American and Latino) in graduate study within science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields of study. For more information on this program please visit the Bridge to the Doctorate webpage.

Peace Corps, Paul D. Coverdell Fellowship

This program is for returning Peace Corps Volunteers that qualify for the Coverdell Fellows program. As part of the program students that are accepted and enrolled in any of the College of Engineering’s fulltime MS programs will receive a discount of 30% off tuition and fees if they remain in good academic standing. Coverdell Fellows will need to satisfy at least 150 internship hours. Hours above this amount will vary depending on the student’s internship and plan of study. Advisors will work with Coverdell Fellows to incorporate the internship requirement into the Fellow’s plan of study. For more information about this program please see the Coverdell Fellows program.

Prospective Fellows can contact Sherry Levin, Director for Graduate Programs in the College of Engineering via email at to let her know they are interested in applying.

Drexel University Online Programs Corporate Partnership Discounts

Drexel University Online creates educational partnerships with corporations and organizations designed to allow working professionals to earn a Drexel degree online at reduced tuition rates with deferred billing options. Drexel Engineering offers several programs through these partnerships for their employees. Find out if your employer or professional association is part of our partner network. For more information visit the online partnership page.

Additional discounts and awards available for military and alumni for more information.