University and Drexel University Announce Agreement to
Strengthen Dual Degree Program in Engineering: Drexel
to Grant Scholarships to Lincoln Students to Study Engineering
Lincoln University, America's premier Historically Black
University, and Drexel University, which is noted for
its cutting-edge engineering and pioneering co-operative
education programs, are strengthening their academic relations
that allow Lincoln students to earn dual baccalaureate
degrees in science from both higher education institutions.
Starting next year, Drexel will grant at least eight
scholarships each year, valued at a total of approximately
$86,900, to eligible Lincoln University students to attend
Drexel's campus in Philadelphia, Pa. Since 1999, Lincoln
University has offered a "2-3" or "3-3" dual degree program
in engineering in cooperation with Drexel University.
Students in the program spend their first two or three
years at Lincoln and then three years at Drexel.
For eligible students, the program leads to a bachelor's
degree in Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics or
Physics from Lincoln University and a bachelor's of science
degree in Engineering from Drexel. While attending Drexel,
Lincoln students can study for bachelor of science degrees
in several Engineering programs: Architectural Engineering,
Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering,
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Materials Engineering,
and Mechanical Engineering.
"Lincoln University is very pleased to strengthen its
Dual Degree Program in Engineering with Drexel University,"
Lincoln University President Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D., said.
"The Drexel Scholarships provide students with greater
opportunities and financial aid to successfully complete
their education in engineering from two outstanding institutions."
Drexel University President Constantine Papadakis, Ph.D.,
"We believe that this (scholarship opportunity) will
remove a significant impediment to the application by
and the retention of qualified students," President Papadakis
With the Drexel Scholarship, the annual cost paid by
Lincoln students when they enter Drexel will remain the
same as it would have been, had they continued at Lincoln.
This represents aid to a Lincoln Dual Degree student of
$10,866 in the 2001-2002 academic year alone. Over the
three years of the program, the cost would be $32,598.
To Lincoln University, it represents the commitment from
Drexel of approximately $86,900 every year.
Under the terms of the Lincoln University and Drexel
University Dual Degree Program in Engineering, eligible
students must meet several prerequisites for admission.
Prerequisites include: successfully completing 36 credit
hours at Lincoln University in mathematics, physics and
computer sciences; maintaining at least a B or 3.0 average;
and successfully completing one co-operative education
placement in a working environment that provides students
with first-hand experience in their chosen field before
courses are begun at Drexel and before graduation from
Founded in 1854 as America's first Historically Black
University, Lincoln University provides the best elements
of a liberal arts and sciences-based undergraduate core
curriculum and selected graduate programs to meet the
needs of students living in a highly technological and
The University enrolls 1,871 undergraduate and graduate