Sacramento-Area Students Eligible for Drexel Scholarships

Drexel University has established a $1 million scholarship fund for students from Placer County and the Sacramento region who are interested in attending Drexel's campus in Philadelphia. This $10,000-a-year scholarship is renewable, provided students maintain a 3.0 grade-point-average and full-time enrollment. Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel is ranked by US News and World Report as one of the best national universities in “America’s Best Colleges.” Drexel is widely recognized for its focus on co-operative education and technology. Drexel is the 16th largest private university in the nation and became the first major university to operate a fully wireless campus in the year 2000. “The scholarships are an expression of Drexel’s strong interest in serving the students and families of Sacramento and Placer counties,” said Drexel Vice President for Enrollment Management Joan McDonald. “Once these students graduate from our Philadelphia campus they will become our ambassadors, returning to the Sacramento area and spreading the word about the excellence of a Drexel education.”In order to complete the financial aid package, it is highly recommended that the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) be filled out. To qualify for the Build the Pipeline Scholarship, students must: • Apply for admission to Drexel for the 2008/09 academic year • Come from the Sacramento area • Apply to any undergraduate program except Nursing Accelerated Career Entry For more information on the Build the Pipeline Scholarship, contact Meghan Beck at (215) 895-6056 or To learn more about Drexel University, contact Lisa Morana, director of recruitment in Sacramento, at (888) 389-3781, or request information online at ###News Media Contacts: Jeffrey Weidel, 916-781-0616 or Niki Gianakaris, Assistant Director, Drexel News Bureau 215-895-6741, 215-778-7752 (cell) or