Special Opportunities

There are special opportunities for new students in our master’s and doctoral programs to help fund their education.  These opportunities may come in the form of University, college and department awards or fellowships based on academic merit and a chosen engineering discipline, and financial need, or a combination of factors. A list of current and special funding opportunities for the 2019 -2020 academic year for new students into our master’s and doctoral programs can be found below. 

For more opportunities see our fellowships page.

Still Accepting Applications for GAANN

Special opportunity for Master degree students in Systems Engineering

Workers on electrical infrastructure

For 2019 we are accepting applications for the Graduate Fellowship Addressing Labor Shortages and Systems Understanding of Infrastructure for full-time students in the Master of Science in Systems Engineering program. This fellowship focuses on the need for rebuilding infrastructure in the U.S. 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. Students who apply to the MS in Systems Engineering program will be reviewed for acceptance into the fellowship program. The fellowship provides tuition and stipend for students who qualify.

This is for U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents only. For more information contact Christopher Morse at  ccm49@drexel.edu

New GAANN Programs Announced

Two new GAANN programs were approved in October, 2019.

  • Mechanical Engineering: Building a Workforce to Address Critical Infrastructure Challenges
  • E3: Educating Energy Engineers

See our fellowships page to learn about all GAANN programs.

Doctoral 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 students 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/department.

Seiberlich Endowed Ph.D. 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.

Master’s Awards

College of Engineering, Dean’s Fellowship

The College of Engineering, Dean’s Award is a merit based award for students in a full-time master degree program. The award is made at the time of acceptance by the Office of Graduate Admissions. The award is given to domestic and international applicants seeking full-time study at the master’s level. The fellowship is renewable depending on the student's academic performance. 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 either the Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering Department or the Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Department of the College of Engineering. Special preference for student studying architectural engineering or plan to go into the architectural field. Students that apply and are accepted into these programs will be automatically considered for this award.

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 25% 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 sdl56@drexel.edu to let her know they are interested in applying.

Master’s Online

Business and Drexel University Online Partnerships

Drexel Online has formed educational partnerships with corporations and organizations designed to allow working professionals to earn a Drexel degree online at reduced tuition rates and deferred billing options. Employees and members that are part of our network benefit from tuition reductions that range from 10–25 percent off the regular Drexel University tuition rate. 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. Visit their page for more information.