Academic 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.  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. Villanova Presidential Scholars represent diverse intellectual, social, ethic, and economic backgrounds.  Each year, of the 28 Presidential Scholarships, 6 scholarships are reserved for candidates from historically underrepresented groups; including African American/Black, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian/Native Alaskan, Asian/Pacific Islander, first in their family to pursue a college education, and low income (generally Pell Grant eligible) students.

While there are no minimum grade point average or standardized test score requirements for Presidential Scholarship eligibility, the average high school GPA among Presidential Scholarship finalists for the Class of 2017 was 4.26/4.00 on a weighted scale, the average combined SAT score (critical reading + math) was 1470/1600, with ACT scores that were similar in competitiveness. The Selection Committee takes a holistic approach in reviewing applicants and looks at multiple criteria including academic achievement, civic engagement, creativity, expertise in a particular field, leadership and resiliency.

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 educational organization dedicated to helping high school students with the college search process.  They then must submit a completed application for admission by December 1. Upon nomination, students will be given further instruction on how to apply for the Presidential Scholarship.

Sponsor:         Villanova University

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

Important Dates:

 

Nomination Deadline:

 

December 1, 2013

 

Villanova Admission Application Deadline:

 

December 1, 2013

 

Presidential Scholarship Application Deadline:

 

January 15, 2014

 

Finalists Notified:

 

February 2014

 

Interview Program:

 

March 2014

 

Recipients Notified:

 

By April 1, 2014

 

presidentialscholarship@villanova.edu

For more information, please contact: Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships

www.villanova.edu/presidentialscholarship

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 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 2013-14 academic year, scholarships (beginning at $2,000 per year) were distributed to 1,341 admitted students for a total of $6.9 million. The average, non-negotiable scholarship amount was valued at $5,060 per year. Recipients of the scholarship averaged a 4.19/4.00 GPA on a weighted scale and 1450/1600 on the SAT or a 33/36 composite on the ACT.

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

Sponsor:         Villanova University

Award:            For 2013-14, the average award was $5,060 / year

Important Dates:

Admission Application Deadline:

December 1, 2013

Finalists Notified:

January 2014

Alumni Interview Program:

January / February, 2014

Recipients Notified:

By April 1, 2014

For more information, please contact:

            Office of University Admission

            gotovu@villanova.edu

COMMUTER SCHOLARSHIP

Partial tuition scholarships are awarded each year to outstanding students commuting from their families’ homes who have demonstrated superior academic achievement and have exemplary SAT or ACT scores with a preference given to students who have demonstrated financial need.  Candidates for the Commuter Scholarship must apply to the University as commuting students to be eligible for consideration.  Awards totaling $354,000 were offered to 29 prospective students for the 2013-14 academic year.  A scholarship committee reviews qualified applicants, and recipients will be notified on or before April 1.

Sponsor:         Villanova University

Award:            Varies

For more information, please contact:

            Office of University Admission

            gotovu@villanova.edu

            www.admission.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 population of undergraduate students – an essential component of our effort to offer the highest quality education to all Villanova Students.  St. Martin de Porres Grants are valued at full tuition and general fees.  Grant recipients are from the Greater Philadelphia area and are members of 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 recipient by April 1.

Sponsor:         Villanova University

Award:            Full tuition, general fee

Important Dates:

Admission Application Deadline:

January 15, 2014

St. Martin de Porres Grant application Deadline:

February 7, 2014

Finalists Notified:

March 2014

On-Campus Interviews:

March 2014

Recipients Notified:

By April 1, 2014

For more information, please contact:

            Office of University Admission

            gotovu@villanova.edu

            www.admission.villanova.edu

 

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, 2014

Goizueta Scholars Application Deadline:

February 7, 2014

Recipients Notified:

By April 1, 2014

For more information, please contact:

            Office of University Admission

            gotovu@villanova.edu

            www.admission.villanova.edu

COCA-COLA FIRST GENERATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Villanova/Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship Program awards five partila scholarships per year to academically outstanding undergraduates who are the first in their families to attend college, and demonstrate a financial need.  First generation is defined as students whose parents or siblings have neither completed a degree from a two-year or four-year institution, nor are currently in the process of taking coursework towards a two-year or four-year degree.  The scholarship can be renewed for an additional three years of undergraduate study if recipients maintain certain academic standards.

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 Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship Program 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 / Coca-Cola Foundation

Award:            Varies.  Last year’s award amount was $6,250 per year.

Important Dates:

Admission Application Deadline:

January 15, 2014

Coca-Cola Scholars Application Deadline:

February 7, 2014

Recipients Notified:

By April 1, 2014

For more information, please contact:

            Office of University Admission

            gotovu@villanova.edu

            www.admission.villanova.edu

HOVNANIAN SCHOLARSHIP

Established in 1990 the Hovnanian Foundation 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 a Hovnanian Scholarship application and submit to the Office of University Admission by February 7. 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

            www.admission.villanova.edu

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

 

AIR FORCE ROTC / VILLANOVA SCHOLARSHIP

Level 2 scholarship recipients who meet academic qualifications set by Villanova University may be nominated by the Air Force to have their Level 2 scholarship awarded by the United States Air Force, raised to Level 1, and meet the full cost of tuition by means of state and federal grants and University funds.  Up to five awards are made annually to entering freshmen selected by the University from those who are nominated by the Air Force.  The student is responsible for the first year base through federal, state, and family resources.  To be eligible for consideration, a candidate must meet all minimum academic requirements of the Villanova Scholarship.

Sponsor:         United States Air Force / Villanova University

Award:            Varies

For more information, please contact:

United States Air Force ROTC program at St. Joseph’s University

rotc@sju.edu

Villanova Office of University Admission

gotovu@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