Outside Scholarship Opportunities

Information concerning private aid programs is presented on this page for the convenience of Villanova University students. The University does not endorse, sponsor, or have any role in the administration of these private aid programs, and therefore disclaims any responsibility or liability for the information provided.

Title: Polish Cultural Foundation Scholarships
Sponsor: Polish Cultural Foundation of New Jersey
Eligibility: Applicants must be a resident of New Jersey, a Polish descent, a U.S. Citizen or permanent Resident; completed the freshman year at an accredited college or university; cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; submit a financial student aid report.
Award: $2,000
How to Apply: Applications available at Villanova University's Financial Assistance Office
Due Date: Application must be received by Friday, April 29, 2016
Title: GreenPal Small Business Scholarship  
Sponsor: GreenPal  
Eligibility: Applicant must be graduating High School's Senior Class in 2015 or currently enrolled in a college of business with a 3.0 or higher GPA; demonstrate high ambition and desire to be an entrepreneur or business owner; have a declared major or minor in the college of Business, Economics, or Finance; funds must be used for full-time enrollment at accredited two or four-year colleges, Universities, vocational or technical schools in the United States.  
Award: $1,000  
How to Apply: Application online https://www.yourgreenpal.com/scholarship  
Due Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016  
     
Title: Wiley CPAexcel Accounting Scholarship  
Sponsor: Wiley CPAexcel  
Eligibility:

Applicants must be a legal resident of the 50 United State or the District of Columbia; be at least 18 years old; currently enrolled in an accredited college or university in the U.S. and taking at least one accounting course.

 
Award:
$1,000  
How to Apply: Application at http://www.efficientlearning.com/wileycpaexcel/cpa-resources/scholarship/  
Due Date: Friday, April 30, 2016  
Title: Engineering Scholarships
Sponsor: Varies
Eligibility: Varies
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Research available Scholarships at http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/engineering/resources/scholarships/undergradscholarships.html
Due Date: Varies
Title: Sallie Mae Education 911 Fund
Sponsor: The Sallie Mae Fund
Eligibility: Children of those who were killed or permanently disabled in the 9/11 attacks. This fund also provides grants, which enable spouses of those who were killed or deemed permanently disabled in the 9/11 attacks to pay off their Sallie Mae education loans.
Award: Up to $2,500
How to Apply: Application online  http://www.armstrong.edu/images/finaid/Scholarships/sept_11.pdf
Due Date: Sunday, May 1, 2016
Title: Colin U. Miller & Mary Hay Miller Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: The Colin U. Miller and Mary Hay Miller Charitable Trust for the Advancement of Higher Education
Eligibility: Applicants must be accepted into an accredited college or university; minimum GPA of 3.0 or B average, or the equivalent, depending on the grading system at your college or university; remain in good standing at your college or university.
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Application available at Villanova University's Financial Assistance Office
Due Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016
Title: American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarships
Sponsor: Harrisburg, PA Branch of American Association of University Women
Eligibility: Varies by Scholarship and Award but you must be a permanent resident of Dauphin or Cumberland County in Pennsylvania.
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Scholarships available at http://harrisburg-pa.aauw.net/scholarships/
Due Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Title: Nordson BUILDS Scholarship
Sponsor: Nordson Corporation
Eligibility: These scholarships are targeted at individuals whose permanent residence
or postsecondary institution is near a Nordson facility and/or attend a college targeted by Nordson for employment; applicants must be pursuing a major in manufacturing, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), or business disciplines, and demonstrate how their area of study prepares them for a career in manufacturing; eligible students seeking bachelor's degrees must have at least 3.0 cumulative GPA; Associates's degree and certificate seeking students must have at least 2.7 cumulative GPA.
Award: Range from $2,000-$10,000
How to Apply: Application available at http://www.ofic.org/smr/nordson, Password BUILDS2016
Due Date: Sunday, May 15, 2016
Title: Women in Finance Scholarship
Sponsor: TheMortgageReports.com
Eligibility:

The Scholarship is open to applicants who are entering or currently pursuing an educational program related to finance, economics, or real estate; you must be enrolled at least half-time as a student for Fall 2016; you must be a woman enrolled in an accredited finance, economics or real estate program, with a 3.0 GPA or higher.

Award: $1,000
How to Apply: Application available http://themortgagereports.com/first-time-home-buyers-guide/#scholarship
Due Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Title: American Association of University Women (AAUW) Scholarships
Sponsor: Harrisburg, PA Branch of American Association of University Women
Eligibility: Varies by Scholarship and Award but you must be a permanent resident of Dauphin or Cumberland County in Pennsylvania.
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Scholarships available at http://harrisburg-pa.aauw.net/scholarships/
Due Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Title: OrderVIDGO.com Scholarship
Sponsor: OrderVIDGO.ocm
Eligibility: Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Legal Resident of the United States; be a current student and have a cumulative high school grade point average of at least 2.5 and must have taken either the ACT or SAT test; be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between January 1, 2016 and August 1, 2016 and will be attending an accredited college or university by Fall semester 2016; Current freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors: must have a cumulative college grade point average of at least 2.5 and be enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016
Award: $1,000
How to Apply: Application online http://www.ordervidgo.com/scholarship/
Due Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
     
Title: NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship  
Sponsor: NCAA  
Eligibility: Student-athletes at an active NCAA member institution who: are at least in their final season of NCAA athletics eligibility or will not be using any remaining athletics eligibility; minimum GPA of 3.20; performed with distinction as a varsity team member in the sport in which the student-athlete is being nominated; also weighed in will be student's academic performance, institutional involvement and volunteer community service; intend to continue academic work beyond the baccalaureate degree and enroll in a graduate degree program on a part- or full-time basis at an academically accredited graduate or degree-granting professional school; are outstanding citizens and excellent role models for the institution and intercollegiate athletics as a whole.  
Award: $7,500
 
How to Apply: Application at http://www.ncaa.org/ncaa-postgraduate-scholarship-program  
Due Date: For Spring Sports, Wednesday, June 1, 2016  
Title: Abbott & Fenner Scholarship
Sponsor: Abbott and Fenner Business Consultants
Eligibility:

Applicants must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program. All applicants must write a 500 to 1,000 word essay. Please see website for more detailed instructions.

Award: $1,000
How to Apply: Application online http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm
Due Date: Friday, June 10, 2016
     
Title: Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship  
Sponsor: U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs  
Eligibility:
  • Receiving (or will receive) a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship
  • Applying to or been accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
  • Studying abroad for at least four weeks in one country (Programs where the student will study in more than one country are still eligible if the student will be in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.)
  • Studying or interning abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. current Travel Warning list
 
Award: up to $5,000  
How to Apply: Application at http://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/vpaa/orgp/research/curf/fellowships/gilman_scholarship.html  
Due Date: Varies    
Title: "No Essay" College Scholarship
Sponsor:  College Prowler
Eligibility:

Applicants must be a legal resident of the United States; international students with valid visas are also eligible; be currently attending, or within the next 12 months plan to enroll in, a high school or college listed on niche.com, or be the parent of a student who falls into one of those categories.

Award: $2,000
How to Apply: Application online https://colleges.niche.com/scholarship/apply.aspx
Due Date: Monthly
Title: Scholarships and Awards for Minority Students
Sponsor: www.onlineschools.org
Eligibility: Varies by Scholarship and Award
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Review scholarships available at http://www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/minority/
Due Date:

Varies

Title: Helping Women Reach the STARS
Sponsor: P.E.O  
Eligibility: Varies by Scholarship and Award
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Review scholarships available at http://www.peointernational.org/peo-projects-and-philanthropies
Due Date:

Varies

Title: Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship
Sponsor:  Villanova University School of Nursing
Eligibility: Master of Science students enrolled as full-time or part-time. If part-time, must graduate within 12 months of receiving funds. All tracks, except clinical case manager and nurse anesthesia students currently beyond the first 12 months of study. Post master's certificate tracks eligible. Applicants should also have a GPA 3.0 or higher and be a United States citizen, non-citizen national or foreign national possessing visa permitting permanent residence in US.
Award: Tuition fees, monthly stipend
How to Apply: Contact the Dean's Office in the College of Nursing 
Due Date: N/A
Title: AmeriCorps
Sponsor:  AmeriCorps
Eligibility: College graduate willing to join AmeriCorps for 1 year
Award: Education Award: pays back student loans, student loan forbearance or deferment, Payment of accrued interest on a student loan forbearance by AmeriCorps, Modest living allowance, Health care during time of service
How to Apply: Application online http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/segal-americorps-education-award
Due Date: N/A
Title: Bridge to Tomorrow Grant Program
Sponsor:  Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Eligibility: Varies based on Scholarship
Award: Up to $15,000 per semester
How to Apply: (800) 498-6478 or http://www.jkcf.org/
Due Date: N/A
Title: College Scholarships
Sponsor:  College Scholarship.Org
Eligibility: Varies based on Scholarship
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Application online  www.collegescholarships.org
Due Date: N/A
Title: FastWeb Scholarships
Sponsor: FastWeb Scholarships
Eligibility: Eligibilty varies based on scholarship. Get personalized awards based on your individual profile. 
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Applications online  http://www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships
Due Date: Varies
Title: Emergency Assistance Award for Haitians
Sponsor:  Institute of International Education
Eligibility: Haitian citizen; enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program and your studies have been disrupted by the Jan 2010 earthquake.
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Contact Office of International Students, Connelly Center 
Due Date: N/A
Title: Emergency Nurses Association
Sponsor:  Emergency Nurses Association
Eligibility: All scholarship applicants MUST be EDNA members for at least 12 months prior to applying and MUST be currently licensed Registered Nurses.
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Application online www.ena.org
Due Date: N/A
Title: GoodCall Scholarship Directory
Sponsor: GoodCall
Eligibility: Varies based on Scholarship
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Application online  http://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/
Due Date: N/A
Title: Latino College Dollars Scholarship
Sponsor:  Scholarships for Latino Students
Eligibility: Varies based on Scholarship
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Application online www.latinocollegedollars.org
Due Date: N/A
Title: Liberty Scholarships/Internships
Sponsor: Institute for Humane Studies
Eligibility: Undergraduate and Graduate applicants should be passionate about individual liberty and free markets.
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Application online www.TheIHS.org/libertyscholarships
Due Date: N/A
Title: Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship
Sponsor:  Dept of Veterans Affairs
Eligibility: Children of active duty members of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001.
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Application online  www.gibill.va.gov
Due Date: N/A
Title: National League for Nursing (NLN)
Sponsor:  Johnson & Johnson
Eligibility: Undergraduate, Graduate and Continuing Education Students
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Contact the Dean's Office in the College of Nursing  www.discovernursing.com
Due Date: N/A
Title: Nurse Anesthesia Traineeship
Sponsor:  Villanova University School of Nursing
Eligibility: MSN student, full-time
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Contact the Dean's Office in the College of Nursing 
Due Date: N/A
Title: Nursing Education Loan Repayment Agreement
Sponsor:  Division of Health Services
Eligibility: Maintain good grades.
Award: 60% of loan 2 years, 85% of loan 3 years.
How to Apply: Application online www.pheaa.org
Due Date: N/A
Title: Nursing Excellence Fellowship Grant
Sponsor:  National Hemophilia Foundation
Eligibility: RN's or Graduates
Award: $20,000 per research or clinical project (Conduct nursing research or clinical projects in bleeding disorders). 12-18 month term
How to Apply: Application online www.hemophilia.org
Due Date: N/A
Title: Online Marketing Scholarship
Sponsor:  Vovia Online Marketing
Eligibility: Scholarships are open to students currently enrolled as an undergraduate student. Students must submit an essay about online marketing.
Award: $1000
How to Apply: Application online www.vovia.com/scholarships/scholarship-rules
Due Date: N/A
Title: Police Corps Scholarships
Sponsor:  US Department of Justice
Eligibility: Enrolled full-time pursuing a bachelors degree in any major.
Award: $7,500 per year ($30,000 maximum)
How to Apply: U.S. Department of Justice Response Center at (800) 421-6770
Due Date: N/A
Title: PSNA Scholarship
Sponsor:  PA State Nurses' Association
Eligibility: BSN & MSN candidates
Award: $500 (BSN) $1,000 (MSN)
How to Apply: Application online www.psna.org
Due Date: N/A
Title: Sallie Mae Fund
Sponsor:  The Sallie Mae Fund
Eligibility: Be accepted and plan to enroll as an undergraduate at a Title IV eligible, accredited, postsecondary, two- or four-year college or university, vocational or technical school in the United States or Puerto Rico, and meet program-specific eligibility requirements.
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Application online  http://go.salliemae.com/scholarship/
Due Date: Varies
Title: The Scholarship Experts
Sponsor: ScholarshipExperts.com
Eligibility: Eligibilty varies based on scholarship.
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Application online  scholarshipexperts.com
Due Date: Varies
Title: Student Scholarships
Sponsor: StudentScholarships.org
Eligibility: Eligibilty varies based on scholarship.
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Applications online http://www.studentscholarships.org/
Due Date: Varies
Title: Scholarship Fund for Christian Vocations
Sponsor:  United Methodist Women
Eligibility: Scholarships are only awarded to United Methodist students of the Western Pennsylvania Conference.
Award: $500-$2,000
How to Apply: Request Application via mail: The Western Pennsylvania Conference of United Methodist Women's Mission Coordinator for Education and Interpretation: Dr. Nancy C. Jones, 117 Georgetown Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15229-1549   See Drisana Garlington-Rodriguez in the Office of Financial Assistance
Due Date: N/A
Title: Scholarship Fund for Nursing Educators
Sponsor:  NLN Foundation for Nursing education, an affiliate of the National League for Nursing (NLN) and Johnson & Johnson
Eligibility: Nursing school candidates
Award: Unspecified
How to Apply: Dennis Hartenstine at (212) 812-0329 or www.discovernursing.com
Due Date: N/A
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Title: Sigma Theta Tau International Research Grant
Sponsor:  Sigma Theta Tau
Eligibility: Member of Sigma Theta Tau Research Proposal, intent and ability to do study.
Award: Up to $3,000
How to Apply: Application online www.nursingsociety.org
Due Date: N/A
Title: Southeastern Pennsylvania League for Nursing Inc.
Sponsor:  Southeastern Pennsylvania League for Nursing Inc.
Eligibility: Professional Nursing Student enrolled in Southeastern PA program
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Application online www.nln.org
Due Date: N/A
Title: Soroptomist International of the Americas
Sponsor:  Soroptomist International
Eligibility: Mature Women, Heads of Households
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Application online www.soroptimist.org
Due Date: N/A
     
Title: The National Catholic College Admission Association Scholarship  
Sponsor: The National Catholic College Admisson Association  
Eligibility: Applicant must a high school graduate accepted into one or more of the National CCAA member institutions. Recipients must also show proof of enrollment to the institution beginning with the fall semester of their college entry year. A recipient will be selected from each member region. Please see webiste for furher details.  
Award: Varies  
How to Apply: Application at http://www.catholiccollegesonline.org/students-parents/financial-aid/nccaa-scholarship.html  
Due Date: To be determined. Check website for up to date details.