$10,000 Scholarship Opportunity

Drexel Scholarship


The Sacramento Metro Chamber will be awarding up to two $10,000 “Emerging Leaders Scholarships” for Metro EDGE members that can be applied toward tuition to any of the masters degree programs offered at the Drexel University Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento, California. A minimum of five qualified applicants must be received by the Metro Chamber during each scholarship cycle before scholarships will be awarded. Frequently Asked Questions are answered at  www.drexel.edu/sacramento/leadershipscholarship.


Applications will be accepted up to and including July 30, 2010 for those programs beginning in August or September (details will be posted later for the programs beginning spring 2011).  Finalists will be notified of a date and time on which they will be interviewed by the award committee, which will be comprised of volunteer leaders of the Sacramento Metro Chamber and the Metro EDGE program.  The recipient will be notified promptly following decision, and the public announcement made at a meeting of the Sacramento Metro Chamber Board of Directors.

The schedule for the 2010 scholarship process is as follows for all masters degree programs except Drexel's Executive Master of Public Health which begins on August 27 (send direct inquiry to  HYPERLINK "mailto:ssmith@metrochamber.org" ssmith@metrochamber.org if interested in MPH):

July 30, 2010

Deadline for scholarship application and for submission of application to Drexel

August 2010

Interview of finalists and notification of scholarship recipients

Sept. 15, 2010

Drexel Convocation and New Student Orientation

Note:  Candidates are responsible for noting when specific degree programs are offered and for satisfying all admission requirements established by Drexel University.


Drexel University has provided these scholarships to help develop the next generation of business, non-profit and civic leaders whose skills will be of great importance to our region as we continue our emergence as a destination location for industry and families.  Candidates for the award should demonstrate how they have been involved in the civic life of their community.  In addition, candidates must satisfy these minimum requirements:

Eligibility Requirements

Be an active volunteer of the Sacramento Metro Chamber and/or a member of Metro EDGE if awarded the grant
Live and/or work in one of these counties: El Dorado, Placer,  Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo, Yuba
Commit to serving at least 50 volunteer hours in the Sacramento regional community over the period of time that they are enrolled in the Drexel degree program
Agree to help recruit and qualify future candidates for this scholarship

Candidates must also have submitted an application to Drexel University (the application is free and on-line) and have completed the application by July 30, 2010.

For the full details and to apply download this form:

Sac Metro Chamber Emerging Leaders Scholarship Form 2010