Dean’s Master’s Scholarship for Penn Engineering Online Students

The purpose of the Dean’s Master’s Scholarship is to provide financial support to Penn Engineering Online Master’s students in order to further the University’s interest in attracting an academically talented and inclusive student body, who will be successful in advancing the school’s mission of scholarship, teaching, and research for the public good. Each scholarship applicant’s qualifications shall be considered individually. In addition, in awarding the scholarships, consideration shall be given to the applicant’s socioeconomic and educational background, and/or commitment to the school’s goal of an inclusive student body.


Students will be eligible to apply for a scholarship only at the time of application during the early application period. Scholarship consideration will begin with the Fall 2022 cohort, students who were admitted before this date will not be eligible.

This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens and U.S. permanent residents.

Recipients of the Dean’s Master’s Scholarship will receive funding so long as they maintain a 2.7 cumulative GPA.

Scholarship Admission Cycle

Fall 2024

Early Admission

Application Opens: January 3, 2024
Application Due: March 1, 2024
Scholarship Decision Notification: April 19, 2024

How to Apply

  • The application for the Dean’s Master’s Scholarship application is embedded within the MCIT Online and MSE-DS Online application.
  • Submit your completed application for Penn Engineering Online. Those interested in the Dean’s Master’s Scholarship will be required to apply for the Early Application period.
  • Any application that is incomplete at the deadline will not be eligible for scholarship consideration.

Application Questions

  1. One of Penn Engineering’s values is to be “… an inclusive community of diverse people and perspectives that values different viewpoints and styles of thinking.” How would you support this value as a Penn student? What specific examples can you share where you have demonstrated your commitment to this value in the past?
  2. We understand that a scholarship is useful for supplementing the cost of a graduate program. Please help us understand your unique situation by describing:
    • Your financial need
    • How this scholarship would impact you

Frequently Asked Questions

How much financial support will scholarship recipients receive?

For privacy reasons, scholarship recipients and amounts awarded will be kept confidential.

When can I apply for the Dean’s Master’s Scholarship?

Scholarship applications will need to be completed by the Early Application Deadline of the Penn Engineering Online degree program for which you are applying. Any application that is incomplete at the early deadline will not be eligible for scholarship consideration. Applications can only be submitted at the time of application to the program. Please refer to our scholarship page for more information.

Is full-time enrollment a requirement for the Dean’s Master’s Scholarship program?

Students awarded the Dean’s Master’s Scholarship for a Penn Engineering Online degree may elect to attend on a full or part-time basis.