Students who meet the requirements may be eligible for scholarships, grants, and other financial assistance to aid them during their co-op experiences.
Research Co-op Fund
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The research co-op program is sponsored by the Office of the Provost and allows students to explore research co-op experiences in a funded capacity. Funds are distributed to 25 faculty members annually who are conducting cutting edge research and have demonstrated an interest in mentoring an undergraduate co-op student.
International Co-op Initiatives
Students with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher participating in Steinbright's international co-op program are automatically considered for stipends to support the increased expenses that come with living and working abroad including travel and living expenses.
Gift Funds and Grants
Gift funds come from external donors including private individuals/families, foundations, and dedicated employers in support of the ideals and goals of Steinbright's cooperative education program. These gifts are often earmarked for specific programs or purposes including:
Vidalakis Cretan Scholars Program
Sponsored by the Vidalakis family, this annual fund supports students living and working on the island of Crete in Greece for the duration of their co-op cycles.
Steinbright Partners Program
The Steinbright Partners Program provides vital financial support for co-op students who want to work in unpaid positions within the United States.
Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP)
The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation at Drexel University has funding available to help support Drexel-LSAMP eligible students who find a research co-op opportunity. Drexel-LSAMP can support students with $1,500 per term for spring and summer terms (or up to $2,000 for one-term opportunities) of undergraduate research work. In this way, faculty or other researchers who could use help, but may not have money to support students can offer something in the way of financial support.
Fellowships come in all shapes and sizes and have a variety of goals. Some are for international experiences and others support activities here at home. Some fund students in particular fields of study or professional paths; others target special populations such as underrepresented racial or ethnic groups, women, LGBTQ students, or those with financial need. Yet others are open to anyone with vision and talent.
What they have in common is that these are all competitive, prestigious programs that support outstanding students and provide top-notch opportunities — research, study, service, travel, mentoring, networking, or other professional experiences.
Below you will find a list of fellowships that can be used to support your co-op experience. In addition to the few below, you can find more by visiting Drexel's Undergraduate Research & Enrichment Programs or UREP, where you can to learn more and make an appointment to meet with their professional staff who can guide you through the process.
- NOAA Hollings Scholarship
- Amgen Scholars
- NIST Summer Undergrad Research Fellowship
- National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergrads (NSF REUs)
- National Institute of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program (NIH UGSP)
- Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX) for Young Professionals
- The Leadership Alliance's Summer Research Early Identification Program (SR-EIP)
- ThinkSwiss Research Scholarship
- Google Public Policy Fellowship
- Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships
- Boren Awards
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