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 [DOC].

Undergraduate Scholarships and Grants

Academic-Based Scholarship

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

Dragon Alumni Scholarship

The Dragon Alumni Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship awarded annually to full-time undergraduate students who have been recommended by a Drexel/MCP Hahnemann alumnus/alumnae or trustee. 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 and Grants

Bridge to the Future Grants

To help prevent "brain drain" from the region, Drexel cuts in half the tuition for all Sacramento programs for anyone who is unemployed after having been laid off from full-time employment.

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Community College Partnership Grants

Building on its strong relationships with community colleges in the Philadelphia area, Drexel is proud to support the full- and part-time employees of California's community colleges with tuition assistance of forty percent towards any master's program offered at Drexel University Sacramento. We thank you for your devotion to ensuring access to higher education for all Californians, especially during these rough economic times.

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Constantine Papadakis Public Service Fellowships

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.

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Sacramento Alumni Grant

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.

Sacramento Civic Engagement Scholarship

Drexel is awarding three $15,000 scholarships to civic-minded individuals. The scholarship can be applied to tuition to any of the graduate degree programs offered at Drexel University Sacramento in California.

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Sacramento Leadership Fellowships

Everyone who is admitted to any part-time graduate program in Sacramento is automatically considered for a Sacramento Leadership Fellowship. This fellowship is awarded at the time of admission on the basis of the student's academic record and test scores. Sacramento Leadership Fellowships typically vary between 10 to 30 percent of tuition, and are renewed quarterly as long as the student maintains the minimum required GPA.

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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.

For more information, visit the Student Resource Center's Yellow Ribbon Program page.

Other Scholarships and Grants

You may be eligible for a specialized scholarship or grant from an outside agency. Some sources to explore include employers, unions, professional organizations, and community and special-interest groups. The following free scholarship search engines provide information on thousands of scholarships as well as information on financial aid and money management.