Scholarships and Fellowships

Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities

Drexel Financial Aid

Information on Drexel’s financial aid program.

College of Engineering Scholarship Information

College of Engineering’s scholarship page for undergraduate students.

A. W. and Dorothy Grosvenor Scholarship

Awarded at the College of Engineering Honors Day to students who have demonstrated academic excellence and an interest in the field of Materials Science and Engineering (and particularly Metallurgy).

Michael J. Koczak Scholarship

Awarded at the College of Engineering Honors Day to a materials science and engineering student with academic merit and financial need.

Anne Stevens Endowed Scholarship

The Anne L. Stevens Scholarship Program for Young Women was established with a $500,000 gift from MSE alumna Anne L. Stevens (’80) and the Lockheed Martin Corporation Directors Charitable Award Fund. The scholarship fund provides financial support to female students in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in recognition of academic merit.

Graduate Scholarship Opportunities

Research & Teaching Assistantships

Assistantships in Research & Teaching are provided to qualified students and typically range from $1400 to $2500 per month in stipend and include full tuition waivers. Interested students are encouraged to contact the department’s graduate advisor, Dr. Wei-Heng Shih at or 215.895.6636.

College of Engineering Fellowship Information

College of Engineering’s scholarship page for graduate students.

NSF-IGERT: Integrated Graduate Education and Research Traineeship in Nanoscale Science and Engineering

Prospective graduate students: learn how you can get paid to go to school while studying the cutting-edge field of nanotechnology. This prestigious fellowship for high achieving graduate students is sponsored by NSF and co-hosted by Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.

GAANN-DREAM: Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need-Drexel Research and Education in Advanced Materials

The Department of Education GAANN-DREAM program provides need-based graduate fellowships in five exciting research areas: nanomaterials, biomaterials, design of materials, particulate processing, and electronic and photonic materials. Additionally, fellows will receive teaching preparation for future academic careers and the opportunity to participate in an international or industrial research experience. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.

CMSE-GAANN: Computational Materials Science and Engineering - Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need

The CMSE-GAANN program provides need-based fellowships to Ph.D. students at Drexel University who will receive exceptional training in research and education in the field of computational materials science and engineering in the critical areas of novel materials and nanotechnology; defense applications; manufacturing, design, and optimization; digital signal processing in materials characterization; and bioengineering and bioinformatics.

Arkema Fellowship

Arkema (formerly known as ATOFINA Chemicals) is one of the largest producers of chemicals in the world with annual sales of about $6 billion. This fellowship is restricted to U.S. citizens pursuing graduate study in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. In addition, Arkema periodically has openings for internships, including a three-month summer internship for a Ph.D. student in a topic of mutual interest. Students should contact Holly Burnside at (215) 895-6630 or at for more information.

Koerner Family Fellowship

This fellowship was established through the generosity of Professor Robert Koerner (Class of 1956 and 1963) and his family. Over the years, Koerner family members have accumulated four bachelor degrees, two master’s degrees, and a Ph.D. degree from Drexel; collectively they have been employed and educated at Drexel for 88 years! The College of Engineering is seeking 5 outstanding individuals (one fellowship for each department) to pursue doctoral studies in all areas of engineering. The fellowships specify that award recipients must be studying towards a Ph.D. in engineering and should have a high likelihood of seeking an academic career upon graduation. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.

George Hill, Jr. Fellowship

The George Hill, Jr. Endowed Fellowship, established in 1991, is awarded to qualified Ph.D. candidates in the College of Engineering. Recipients will have proven excellence in their undergraduate and graduate careers and be able to demonstrate their potential to achieve academic excellence at the Ph.D. level. Preference will be given to students pursuing a career in academia.

Joseph S. Mozino Scholarship Fund

This scholarship was established through the generosity of Dr. Joseph S. Mozino, Class of 1925, for the recognition of outstanding scholarly and professional achievement on the part of a graduate student in the College of Engineering. It is an annual renewable scholarship, awarded to citizens of Italy, based upon academic achievement and financial need. Preference is given to students who possess an undergraduate degree in engineering. Selection is made by the dean of the College of Engineering and the Graduate Admissions Office.

There is a myriad of scholarships and fellowships available for both undergraduate and graduate students that range from need-based to merit-based, from paying for textbooks to funding your entire education. A handful of scholarship and fellowship information is listed below, as well as a link to an extensive database of more opportunities. If you have any specific questions about these or others, please do not hesitate to contact Dorilona Rose at or 215.895.2322.

Current Students

Current students can access a comprehensive list of scholarship and fellowship opportunities maintained by department staff.