Merit-Based Scholarships

Villanova University provides financial assistance on the basis of students’ academic achievements, proven leadership, and participation in extracurricular activities – both in their schools and their communities.  Villanova’s academic scholarships are offered through the following programs:

In addition, Villanova is committed to providing financial assistance to students on the basis of a family’s ability to contribute.  Please visit the Office of Financial Assistance for more information on how Villanova seeks to make your education affordable.

PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Presidential Scholarship is a renewable, merit-based award covering full tuition, room, board (up to 19 meals-per week plan), general fee, and the cost of textbooks for eight consecutive semesters. Representing diverse intellectual, social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, Presidential Scholars are transformational leaders both on and off campus who have demonstrated a love of learning and a commitment to enhancing both their local and broader civic communities. 

In order to be considered for the Presidential Scholarship, students must first be nominated by the chief academic officer of their high school (principal, president, headmaster), guidance counselor, or an official school designee.  They can also be nominated by a representative from a home school entity or non-profit community-based organization dedicated to helping high school students with the college search process.  They then must submit a completed application for admission by December 1.  For more information regarding the Presidential Scholarship, please contact the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships.

Sponsor:         Villanova University

Award:            Full tuition, room, board, general fee, textbooks

Important Dates:

Nomination Deadline: December 1
Villanova Admission Application Deadline December 1
Presidential Scholarship Application Deadline: January 2
Finalists Notified: Week of January 25
Interview Program: February 14-16
Recipients Notified: Week of February 29
Awardee Decision"
May 1

For more information, please contact:

            Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships

            email: presidentialscholarship@villanova.edu


VILLANOVA SCHOLARSHIP

The Villanova Scholarship is awarded on the basis of exemplary academic achievement and accomplishments outside of the classroom.  In order to be eligible for consideration, students will need to be enrolled in a rigorous curriculum, rank in the top 5% of their graduating class (if rank is reported or can be determined), or have a minimum grade point average of a 3.85 on a 4.00 weighted scale (if rank is not reported) and a minimum combined SAT of 1380/1600 or a composite score of 31/36 on the ACT.

For the 2015-16 academic year, scholarships (ranging between $3,000 to $15,000) were distributed to 1,043 admitted students for a total of $6.88 million. The average, non-negotiable scholarship amount was valued at $6,600, per year. Recipients of the scholarship averaged a 4.36/4.00 GPA on a weighted scale and 1457/1600 with ACT concordance.

In order to be considered for a Villanova Scholarship a student must submit a completed application for admission by November 1 and finalists will be required to participate in the Villanova Alumni Interview Program.

Sponsor:         Villanova University

Award:            For 2015-16, the average award was $6,600/year

Important Dates:

Admission Application Deadline:

November 1

Finalists Notified:

mid-January

Alumni Interview Program:

January / February

Recipients Notified:

By April 1

For more information, please contact:

            Office of University Admission

            gotovu@villanova.edu

 

ST. MARTIN DE PORRES GRANT

Villanova University provides St. Martin de Porres Grants to serve the University’s goal of attracting a richly diverse snd talented population of undergraduate students. St. Martin de Porres Grants are valued at full tuition and general fees.  Grant recipients are from the Greater Philadelphia area and are from the most underrepresented groups in undergraduate education, including (but not limited to) members of underrepresented racial and ethnic populations, students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and students from families in which few or no members have attended college.  To be eligible for consideration, students must have exemplary high school records, correspondingly high SAT or ACT scores, leadership roles, and active involvement through service to the community.  The Greater Philadelphia area is defined as Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania; Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem Counties in New Jersey; and New Castle County in Delaware.  In addition, candidates must complete a St. Martin de Porres Grant application and submit to the Office of University Admission by February 7.  Finalists will be required to interview on campus in March.  The selection committee will review qualified applicants and notify the recipients by April 1.

Sponsor:         Villanova University

Award:            Full tuition, general fee

Important Dates:

Admission Application Deadline:

January 15

St. Martin de Porres Grant application Deadline:

February 7

Finalists Notified:

early March

On-Campus Interviews:

mid March

Recipients Notified:

By April 1

For more information, please contact:

            Office of University Admission

            gotovu@villanova.edu

 

DENISE MCNAIR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Denise McNair Memorial Scholarship has been instituted in memory of Denise McNair who, on Sunday, September 15, 1963, died in the early days of the civil rights movement in a racially-motivated bomb attack at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.  This scholarship, valued at full tuition for eight consecutive semesters, will be awarded every four years to an entering freshman who is a U.S. citizen from a traditionally underrepresented population, has demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and is committed to family, religious faith, peace and justice.

This scholarship will next be awarded to an entering freshmen starting in the 2016-2017 academic year.  In order to apply for the scholarship, candidates must complete and submit the Common Application with the Member School Section for Villanova, no later than January 15.  In addition, candidates must complete the Denise McNair Memorial Scholarship application and submit to the Office of University Admission by February 7.  The selection committee will review qualified applicants and will notify the recipient by April 1.

Important Dates:

Admission Application Deadline:

January 15

Denise McNair Application Deadline:

February 7

Recipients Notified:

By April 1

 

GOIZUETA FOUNDATION SCHOLARS FUND

The Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund has been instituted for the purpose of providing need-based scholarship assistance to those who have extensive personal interest, involvement and experience in the Hispanic/Latino culture.  The award is made to students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and whose families currently reside in the United States, who come from communities or populations that have been historically underrepresented in the student body at Villanova, who have demonstrated financial need, and who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.  This award will be granted to two entering freshmen.    This scholarship is renewable for a total of eight consecutive regular semesters.  Returning undergraduate students will be considered for scholarship renewal on the basis of their academic performance and financial need.  In order to apply for the scholarship, candidates must complete and submit the Common Application with the Member School Section for Villanova, no later than January 15.  In addition, candidates must complete a Goizueta Scholarship application and submit to the Office of University Admission by February 7.  The selection committee will review qualified applicants and will notify the recipients by April 1.

Sponsor:        Villanova University

Award:           Varies.  Last year’s award amount was $12,500 per year

Important Dates:

Admission Application Deadline:

January 15

Goizueta Scholars Application Deadline:

February 7

Recipients Notified:

By April 1

For more information, please contact:

            Office of University Admission

            gotovu@villanova.edu

 

ANTHONY RANDAZZO ENDOWED PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Anthony Randazzo Endowed Presidential Scholarship is a renewable, merit-based award covering full tuition, room, board (up to 19 meals-per-week plan), general fee, and the cost of textbooks for eight consecutive semesters that is awarded to one first year African-American student.  The chosen candidate must have demonstrated academic merit and financial need, have been involved in community service and/or civic leadership activities, and have graduated from a high school in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  In order to apply for the scholarship, candidates must complete and submit the Common Application with the Member School Section for Villanova, no later than January 15. In addition, candidates must complete a Randazzo Presidential Scholarship Application and submit the application to the Office of University Admission by February 7. The selection committee will review qualified applicants and will notify the recipients by April 1.

Sponsor:         Anthony Randazzo and family

Award:            Full tuition, room, board, general fee, textbooks  

Important Dates:

Admission Application Deadline:

January 15

Randazzo Application Deadline:

February 7

Recipients Notified:

By April 1

 

VILLANOVA NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

These awards, ranging from $500 to $2,000, are offered to top students who are designated as finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and who selected Villanova University as their first college choice. 

Sponsor:         National Merit Scholarship Corporation & Villanova University

Award:            Ranges from $500 to $2,000

For more information, please contact:

Office of Financial Assistance

finaid@villanova.edu

www.finaid.villanova.edu

 

ARMY ROTC / VILLANOVA SCHOLARSHIP

For selected Army ROTC award recipients, Villanova grants up to five scholarships.  Villanova University agrees to fund United States Army scholarship winners with an amount not to exceed $5,000 to be used for University room and board charges.  To be eligible for consideration, a candidate must meet all minimum academic requirements of the Villanova Scholarship.

Sponsor:         United States Army / Villanova University

Award:            Varies

For more information, please contact:

Department of Military Science

armyrotc@villanova.edu

Office of University Admission

gotovu@villanova.edu

 

NAVAL ROTC / VILLANOVA SCHOLARSHIP

Villanova University provides grants to NROTC scholarship recipients who are designated by the United States Navy.  Traditionally underrepresented students who have been awarded a three-year NROTC award will receive a full tuition scholarship from the University for their freshman year.  Villanova also awards up to four partial scholarship annually to NROTC Scholarship recipients.  These partial scholarships may be applied toward room or board expenses incurred at Villanova.  To be eligible for consideration, a candidate must meet all minimum academic requirements of the Villanova Scholarship.

Sponsor:         United States Navy / Villanova University

Award:            Varies

For more information, please contact:

Department of Naval Science

nrotc@villanova.edu

Office of University Admission

gotovu@villanova.edu

 

HOVNANIAN SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 1990 the Hovnanian Scholarship provides funding to undergraduate students of Armenian descent to attend Villanova University on a full-time basis. The scholarship can be used towards tuition, room and board. The award is offered to qualifying students whose families currently reside in the United States, are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, who have exemplary high school records, correspondingly high SAT or ACT scores and are of Armenian descent. Demonstrated financial need may also be taken into consideration and is renewable each year based on available funds provided that the recipient maintains a minimum 2.75 GPA each semester.

In order to apply for the scholarship, candidates must complete and submit the Common Application with the Member School Section for Villanova, no later than January 15 of their senior year, and a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the College Board PROFILE Form by February 7 of their senior year. In addition, candidates must complete an Hovnanian Scholarship application and submit to the Office of Financial Assistance by April 15. The selection committee will review qualified enrolled students and will notify the recipients by October 1 of their freshmen year. Returning undergraduates will be considered for scholarship renewal based on academic performance and financial need.

Sponsor: Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation

Award: Varies

For more information, please contact:

            Office of University Admission

            gotovu@villanova.edu

 

VILLANOVA COMPUTING SCHOLARS (VICS) PROGRAM

The Villanova Computing Scholars (VICS) Program is administered by the Department of Computing Sciences and funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The program is open to new and existing Computer Science majors who have demonstrated financial need and are US citizens or permanent residents.

The VICS Program awards accepted applicants up to $8000 per year, renewable throughout their college career. VICS scholars participate in the weekly Enrichment Seminar in Computing (CSC 1990). In addition, small groups of scholars work with faculty mentors as learning communities. All VICS scholars are strongly encouraged to become involved in student-faculty research programs.

More information and a link to the on-line application are available at the Scholarship link on the Computing Sciences website, csc.villanova.edu