We encourage our faculty, staff, advisors, and co-op supervisors to recommend really outstanding students to the Fellowships Office. You may nominate a student for a specific fellowship award or recommend a student to our office more generally. Just be sure to tell us which you are doing, as well as the student’s name, major discipline, year of expected graduation, and why you think this is an exceptional student, well-qualified for top awards.
How do I know if my student is a good candidate for a particular award?
While each fellowship program is different, generally speaking most are looking for “top grades plus.” Good grades are important, sometimes very important, but they are rarely enough. Fellowship winners tend to also have activities that show engagement with the world outside themselves. For some students, this might mean a consistent track record of community engagement and leadership; for others, it might be engagement in the world of ideas, perhaps in the form of outstanding research and conference participation or even published articles.
The best way to know for sure if your student is a good candidate for a particular award is to check the programs’ website directly. Nearly all have a tab somewhere that says “eligibility” and another that says something like “selection criteria.” If you are having trouble finding the information, please contact the Drexel Fellowships Office.
View the list of available fellowships.