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Fellowships, Scholarships & Grants

Drexel offers a variety of fellowships, scholarships, and grants that are only available in Sacramento, enhancing the region's existing leadership initiatives and supporting working professionals as they advance their careers.

We also encourage the region's employers to provide tuition assistance to their employees who are so highly qualified as to have been admitted into our nationally top-ranked programs. Employers and employees can make a mutual commitment, benefitting both, with a Tuition Assistance Agreement [PDF] developed by California legal counsel.

The following academic tuition awards are not based on financial need and are only available to new first-time Drexel graduate students. The awards are applicable only to tuition for graduate programs taught at Drexel University Sacramento, not to online programs or those taught in Philadelphia. Unless otherwise noted, these awards are subject to the Terms and Conditions Generally Applicable To Scholarships, Fellowships and Grants Awarded at the Drexel University Sacramento [PDF].

Undergraduate Scholarships

Academic-Based Scholarship

Drexel University Sacramento grants scholarships based on academic merit. Students with a 3.0 or higher may qualify for $5,000-13,0000 annual awards.

Dragon Alumni Scholarship

The Dragon Alumni Scholarship is awarded to students who are recommended by a Drexel/MCP Hahnemann alumnus/alumnae or trustee. Recipients will receive $333 toward tuition for each quarter they are enrolled full-time in classes. Request a Dragon Alumni Scholarship Recommendation.

Drexel Early Application Scholarship

$2,500 one-time scholarship for students that complete their application prior to July 15th, 2013. All application materials must be postmarked by July 15th. Please note that these may not be combined with any other Drexel scholarships.

Drexel Family Scholarship

$3,000 annual grant offered to families who send multiple children to Drexel for a full-time annually billed Drexel undergraduate day program, even if enrollment is not simultaneous.

Drexel Legacy Scholarship

$3,000 annual grant for children and grandchildren of Drexel, Drexel College of Medicine, or MCP/Hahnemann alumni, attending a full-time annually billed undergraduate program.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

An annual $1,500 scholarship to full-time transfer students who are active members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Graduate Scholarships

Graduate Merit Scholarship

Applicants to most graduate programs in Sacramento are automatically considered for a Graduate Merit Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded at the time of admission on the basis of the student’s academic record or test scores. Graduate Merit Scholarships typically vary between 10 to 30 percent of tuition, and are renewed quarterly as long as the student maintains the minimum GPA.

For full eligibility requirements, please email

Community College Employee Scholarship

Drexel is proud to support the employees of our region’s community colleges with tuition assistance between 35 and 40 percent towards any part-time graduate program offered at Drexel University Sacramento.

For full eligibility requirements, please email

Constantine Papadakis Public Service Scholarship

These fellowships provide 5% to 15% tuition support for anyone working at least 20 hours per week in a government or nonprofit agency. They recognize the critical importance of our society's infrastructure to the region's quality of life, and honor Drexel's late President Papadakis and his passion for civic engagement.

Bicoastal Alumni Scholarship

If you attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, you can take advantage of the special $1,000 Sacramento Alumni Grant. Drexel graduates attending Drexel University Sacramento can apply this grant to their first year's tuition. It's the perfect opportunity to further your education on the other coast. Simply contact Drexel's director of recruitment at or 916-325-4600.

Civic Engagement Scholarship

Drexel University Sacramento’s Civic Engagement Scholarship Program recognizes professionals in our region that demonstrate exceptional community-based leadership through volunteerism and participation in formal leadership programs.  Starting in Fall 2014, Drexel University Sacramento will award up to five $10,000 scholarships to applicants to part-time graduate programs.

  • American Leadership Forum
  • Leadership Sacramento
  • Metro EDGE Leadership Council
  • Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program
  • Urban Land Institute (ULI) Young Leader Group
  • Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce's Catalyst Leadership Program

For full eligibility requirements, please email

Yellow Ribbon Program

Partnering with the federal government, Drexel University provides 100 percent free tuition to eligible military personnel or veterans who have served in the U.S. armed forces for 36 months after September 11, 2001. Eligible military personnel will also receive a substantial living stipend from the government while they study. This program applies to any Drexel program anywhere - in Sacramento, Philadelphia, or online.

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