Many scholarships and grants are offered by private sources, such as fraternal and religious organizations, labor unions, professional associations, social groups, and ethnic associations.
Because they are private and therefore not administered by Drexel, it is up to you to research and apply for them on your own. The best place to start your research is with any organization you or a family member has an affiliation with (such as your or your parents' employer, church or religious organization). If you're a current high school student, you should contact your guidance office for information on local scholarships.
Much of your research will involve using the internet. It is important to be careful when reviewing information online. Drexel recommends that you do not use any fee-based service to look for private scholarships. Below are several scholarship search engines that are free:
- CollegeBoard Scholarship Search
Created by Drexel University students, Scholly is a mobile app for Apple and Android mobile devices that gives students a fast and simple way to find scholarships for college. Scholly removes the scholarship search process by using eight parameters such as grade, state, and GPA, to instantly match students with every scholarship they qualify for. The app is for high school students, current undergraduate, and graduate students.
Information about the application can be found at the Scholly website.
Report Your Private Funding
Any outside funding you receive must be taken into account when your eligibility is determined for need-based financial aid. If you have been offered funding from a source outside the university, you must submit copies of the notification letter to Drexel Central. Outside funding you are receiving may result in a change to your eligibility for the financial aid offered by Drexel.