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Drexel Affiliated Scholarships

The scholarships listed on this page are administered by the Drexel Global office. For additional scholarship opportunities, visit the External Scholarships page. 

Trailblazing Grant

The Trailblazing Grant encourages students to take the less travelled road through fostering a "trailblazing" spirit among for those who study abroad in select locations, which are reevaluated on an annual basis. In Fall 2023, Drexel Global is awarding a $250 Trailblazing Grant to any student that studies abroad through the following programs:

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Dragons Abroad Scholarship

Drexel Global is committed to assisting students with their study abroad program, including financially. In the 2021-2022 Academic Year, we awarded over $65,000 in student scholarships. 

Students can apply for Dragons Abroad Scholarships in two different categories:

Diversity in Study Abroad: for students who represent groups that are underrepresented in study abroad, which may include: race/ethnicity/nationality; gender; sexual orientation; first generation college student; major (for majors that are underrepresented in study abroad); or ‘other’ 

Financial Need Scholarship: for students with high financial need. 

Students can apply for the Dragons Abroad Scholarships during the study abroad program application process. In addition to the Dragons Abroad Scholarships, there are multiple external scholarships and grants available to students for their study abroad. Students are encouraged to work with the Fellowships Office to seek out those opportunities. 

Intensive Course Abroad (ICA) Scholarship

Diversity Scholarship: Students applying for select Intensive Courses Abroad (ICA) may be eligible to apply for the ICA Scholarship sponsored by Drexel Global.

This scholarship is intended to support underrepresented students in study abroad and diversify the student participation of ICAs. ICA Diversity Scholarship awards are in the amount of $500, which is refunded from the program Final Payment. Students with any of the following diversity factors are eligible to apply:

  • Racial/ethnic Minority
  • First Generation College Student

If a student feels they have other diversity factors not listed, they should explain this in detail in their scholarship application. Major is not an eligible diversity factor for this scholarship. 

Scholarship decisions are made after the ICA application deadline. As scholarships are not guaranteed, students should not rely on receiving a scholarship in order to participate.

Financial Need Scholarship: Students applying for select Intensive Courses Abroad (ICA) may be eligible to apply for the ICA Financial Need Scholarship sponsored by Drexel Global. This scholarship is intended to enable students with high financial need to participate in their first study abroad program. Scholarship awards range from $500 - $700, which will be deducted from the program Final Payment. 

Students applying for the ICA Financial Need Scholarship must complete the ICA program application as well.

McNeil Scholarship

Drexel has been selected by the St. Andrews Society of Philadelphia McNeil Scholarship for a full year scholarship guaranteed for one student. The selected student must study abroad for the full year at University of Aberdeen to receive the scholarship. The McNeil scholarship is up to $25,000 and will cover expenses (such as housing, flight, etc.) while abroad. 

For more information about the scholarship, contact Drexel Global ( or speak with your Education Abroad Advisor.

Mariheln D. Rose (MDR) Scholarship

This scholarship will cover study abroad expenses (housing, flight, etc.) for one scholarship recipient each year to study at Trinity College Dublin for two terms (Sept-April). Eligible applicants must be a LeBow student with a 3.25 GPA minimum who has involvement on campus, preferably in LeBow. 5COP students will need to begin their spring/summer co-op late, and 4COP/NCOP students may need to take spring quarter off. All students should speak with their study abroad and academic advisors to adjust their schedules accordingly. 

Any outside funding the recipient receives must be taken into account when their eligibility is determined for need-based financial aid. If the recipient has been offered funding from a source outside the university, they must submit copies of the notification letter to Drexel Central. Outside funding may result in a change to your eligibility for the financial aid offered by Drexel. 

​For more information about opening an application, speak with your Education Abroad Advisor. 

Berlin School of Economics and Law, TOOLIP Project Grant

LeBow Students applying for the Fall/Winter 2023-2024 program can qualify for a grant (courtesy of TOOLIP Project) that will provide up to 5455 Euros (or more) for travel and living expenses. The grant consists of 1150 Euros for travel and a monthly grant of 861 Euros for the duration of the student’s stay in Germany. Please note that this is a competitive grant.

​For more information about the scholarship, speak with your Education Abroad Advisor or contact the Drexel Global office at

Global Engagement Scholars and Global Classroom Application Waiver

Students enrolled and active in the Global Engagement Scholars program receive a waiver for their Study Abroad Application Fee. You do not have to go abroad before applying to be eligible for the GES program. Students who have participated in a Global Classroom are eligible for fee waivers and admittance to the GES program and should apply. For more information, email

Baden-Württemberg Scholarship Program

Mannheim University will nominate each Drexel student applying to Mannheim's SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES for the Baden-Württemberg Scholarship Program. Drexel University is one of very few programs selected for this scholarship/stipend.

Each student in the SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES on exchange during the Academic Year 2022/23 is a potential beneficiary. The objective of the Baden-Württemberg Scholarship Program is to promote international exchange of highly qualified students.

This is a competitive scholarship and there will be a selection process according to the student's academic records. A separate application to the scholarship program will be required.

The funding level per student is set at 860 Euros per month for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The scholarships will be granted for a period of four months (amount and duration are subject to change)

Please note: The availability of this scholarship is reviewed on a yearly basis by Mannheim. Please check with your Education Abroad advisor regarding the availability of this scholarship. 

Westphal College of Media Arts and Design Emily & Yvonne Selke Memorial Fund

In memory of Emily Selke, a 2013 Westphal graduate, the Emily & Yvonne Selke Memorial Fund awards one undergraduate Westphal student $1000 to help fund the cost of studying or completing their co-op abroad. 

Stay tuned for more information about the 2023 scholarship. 

The Vivien M. Thweatt Scholarship Award in International Studies

The Vivien M. Thweatt Scholarship Award in International Studies was established by the Gott Family in 1992 to fund study abroad opportunities for Global Studies majors with financial need. The award was named for Vivien Thweatt, who founded the International Area Studies (now Global Studies) program at Drexel. For more information, students can contact Kate Hughes, Associate Director and Advisor for the Department of Global Studies and Modern Languages. 

Expand Your Horizons Scholarship

A $2,000 scholarship to support a student with the courage to explore the world, and the kindness and openness to welcome and accept all those they meet along the way. The $2,000 award can be used for any travel and education related expenses. Deadline August 18, 2022. Learn more here.

Dornsife Global Development Scholars Program

The Dornsife Global Development Scholars program allows students of all majors and educational levels to work alongside World Vision International, a major international non-government organization (INGO) and the largest distributors of water around the world, on humanitarian efforts that push forward to achieving all U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to the global agenda prioritizing water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). The program provides students with generous funding to cover the associated costs of participation. Read details here

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