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 diverse 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, status as a member of an underrepresented minority group, and/or commitment to the school’s interest in diversity and inclusion.

Eligibility

Students will be eligible to apply for a scholarship only at the time of application. 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.

Spring 2023 Scholarship Admission Cycle

Early Admission

Application Opens: June 1, 2022
Application Due: August 2, 2022
Scholarship Decision Notification: September 22, 2022

Regular Admission

Application Opens: June 1, 2022
Application Due: October 10, 2022
Scholarship Decision Notification: November 29, 2022

Fall 2022 Scholarship Admission Cycle

Early Admission

Application Opens: December 8, 2021
Application Due: March 1, 2022
Scholarship Decision Notification: April 22, 2022

Regular Admission

Application Opens: December 8, 2021
Application Due: May 1, 2022
Scholarship Decision Notification: June 22, 2022

How to Apply

MCIT Online

  • After application submission you should receive an email with the subject line “Penn Engineering Online Scholarship Opportunity.” Within that email, click the “Dean’s Master’s Fellowship application” link to apply.
  • Complete the questionnaire using the same exact email address as your Penn Engineering Online degree program application.
  • Submit your completed application for Penn Engineering Online. Those interested in the Dean’s Master’s Scholarship are strongly encouraged to apply for the Early Application period.
  • Any applications that are not “Ready for Review” will not be eligible for scholarship consideration.

MSE-DS Online

  • The application for the Dean’s Master’s Fellowship application is embedded within the MSE-DS application.
  • Submit your completed application for Penn Engineering Online. Those interested in the Dean’s Master’s Scholarship are strongly encouraged 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. How will your experience and academic achievements help promote the University’s ongoing commitment to diversity within Penn Engineering Online?
  2. How will the financial support of the Dean’s Master’s Fellowship for Online Students help you reach your goals?

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?

If you are applying for early admission, your scholarship application will need to be completed by the early admission deadline.  If you are applying for regular admission, your scholarship application will need to be completed by the regular admission deadline. Applications can only be submitted at the time of application to the program. 

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.

Who should I contact if I have issues applying for the Dean’s Master’s Scholarship?

Please contact us via email at online-admissions@seas.upenn.edu or call us at (215) 573-0655.