Scholarships

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**Bisk Education Endowed Scholarship application **NEW**

Villanova University invites Part-Time students to submit their names for consideration for the Bisk Education Endowed Scholarship.

Established in 2008 by Bisk Education Inc., the Bisk Education Endowed Scholarship seeks to recognize Part-Time and Continuing Studies students who demonstrate both academic potential and financial need.

To qualify, students must be matriculated in a Part-Time Studies degree program (non-matriculated, visiting, and post-graduate students are ineligible). Part-Time Studies candidates must also demonstrate a cumulative Villanova GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be registered for six or more credit hours per semester. Scholarship aspirants must also have demonstrated financial need, as determined by the Office of Financial Assistance and based on Federal guidelines.

To apply, students will need to complete both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov  (for information on FAFSA procedures contact the Office of Financial Assistance at finaid@villanova.edu ) and the Bisk Education Endowed Scholarship application.

The application deadline is May 2, 2014.

Completed applications should be returned to:

Villanova University – Office of Part-Time Studies
Bisk Education Endowed Scholarship for Part-Time and Continuing Studies Scholarship Committee
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

Fax: 610.519.7910

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* BiskScholarshipApplication.pdf
**Click the link above to download the Bisk Education Endowed Scholarship Application Form

Phi Theta Kappa (for new students only)

(for new part-time students only)

A varying number of renewable scholarships are available, totaling $2,500 per academic year. A 3.5 GPA and 30 credit hours are required. The student must enroll immediately following two-year college and must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program. The award is renewable for no more than seven semesters. The number of semesters for renewal will be based on the student's grade level upon enrollment to Villanova. Non-US citizens, and students with previous bachelors' degrees are not eligible.

Deadline: Deadline for application submission is April 15. Awards are announced in June.

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* PTKscholarshipApplication.pdf
**Click the link above to download the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Application Form.

Ardith Josephson

Villanova University invites students who are matriculated into Part-Time Studies to apply for, or consider applying for the Ardeth Josephson Scholarship.

This scholarship was established in 1980 with the purpose of awarding assistance to a Villanova Part-Time Studies student with strong scholastic ability who has financial need. This is an annual award with the amount to be determined by the income generated by the endowment. Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate financial need.

Interested students should contact the Office of Financial Assistance, Kennedy Hall, 2nd floor or call 610-519-6456.

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Alpha Sigma Lambda

The Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) adult student honor society invites part-time students to apply for a limited number of $1,200 national and $1,500 Triangle Club/Second Century ASL Scholarships.

The Alpha Sigma Lambda Adult Education Foundation awards grants to adult students in continuing higher education based upon scholarship, leadership, clarity and content of personal statement, strength of recommendation, and need.

Applying students must: attend an institution with an active ASL chapter, be 24 years of age or older, be matriculated in an undergraduate degree program, and have completed 30 credits at Villanova with at least a 3.2 GPA. Applicants do NOT have to be an ASL member. The maximum award per student will be determined each year. To receive complete details and application, please stop by or contact the Part-Time Studies office in Vasey Hall, Room 107, or by calling 610-519-4300. The deadline for submission is the end of March.

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American Association of University Women (AAUW)

The AAUW Lansdale Branch announces two scholarships for returning women: the Patricia J. Vogel Scholarship and the New Perspectives Scholarship. For more information, please email Mnlst@aol.com or send a written request and self addressed stamped envelope to:
AAUW Lansdale Branch
118 Barberry Road
North Wales , PA 19454
Website: http://aauwlansdale.org/scholarships.php

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Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance

The mission of the Foundation is to promote and advance education, career development and leadership in finance and accounting, with the goal of guiding women to achieve success in their careers. We believe that to decrease barriers for women in the accounting and financial profession, education and access to career development resources are essential. The Foundation aims to ensure women will have the tools and resources to achieve every career success they desire.

Website: http://afwa.org/foundation/scholarships

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Jeannette Rankin Foundation Awards

The Jeannette Rankin Foundation awards grants of $2,000 each fall to low-income women, age 35 or older as of March 1 in the year of application. Students must be pursuing a technical/vocational education, an associate's degree, or a first bachelor's degree at an accredited school. Visit the website to view the low-income guidelines. Applications are available from November through March of each year. During these months, visit the website http://www.rankinfoundation.org/students/application/ to download the application, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to request the application by mail. The deadline is March 1, the recipients are selected by July 1, and the grants are awarded in the fall. Questions can be sent to info@rankinfoundation.org, Jeannette Rankin Foundation, P.O. Box 6653, Athens, GA 30604.

Website: http://rankinfoundation.org/

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Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America offer scholarships in four categories:

  • Scholarships for Lutheran laywomen - Opportunity Scholarships for Lutheran Laywomen provide assistance to Lutheran women studying for a career other than ordained ministry.
  • Scholarships for administrative leadership -The Arne Administrative Scholarship provides assistance to women interested in reaching the top of their field as administrators. The additional education may be pursued through full-time school attendance, night courses, or summer sessions.
  • Scholarships for ordained ministry -The Herbert W. and Corinne Chilstrom Scholarship provides assistance to Lutheran women during their final year at an ELCA seminary. Candidates must be preparing for ordained ministry in the ELCA and must have been endorsed by their synodical candidacy committee.
  • Scholarships for ELCA college and seminary leadership -The Schmieder Leadership Scholarship provides assistance to women administrators and faculty at ELCA colleges and seminaries who wish to participate in leadership training and management training institutes.

Website: http://www.womenoftheelca.org

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Mensa Scholarship Program

The Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarship Program is open to any student who is enrolled, for the academic year following the award, in a degree program in an accredited American institution of postsecondary education. Applicants must write an essay on their career, academic or vocational goals. Membership in MENSA is not required. Awards are made on the local, regional, and national levels and are non-renewable. There are specific awards/scholarships for: females returning to school after 7 years or more and for students majoring in education, liberal arts, teaching English, biology, and computer sciences. Deadline is January 31 of each year. Contact: MENSA Education and Research Foundation, 3437 W. 7th Street, Suite 264 , Fort Worth , TX 76107 . Further information can be provided by Patricia Merk, National Scholarship Chairman, phone 210-558-8850.

Website: http://www.mensafoundation.org/what-we-do/scholarships/

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National DAR Scholarship

The NSDAR awards multiple scholarships to students showing dedication to the pursuit of degrees in diverse disciplines including history, law, nursing, and education.

The DAR Scholarship Committee awards scholarships to qualified applicants regardless of race, religion, sex or national origin. All multi-year scholarships, typically renewable up to four years, must be for consecutive years of attendance at an accredited college or university in the United States. The only exception is the American Indian Scholarship that is available for students pursuing vocational training.

Website: http://www.dar.org/national-society/scholarships

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The Philadelphia Foundation - The Katz-Ward Family

A $1,700 ONE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE AWARDED. SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS MAY BE APPLIED TO TUITION, BOOKS AND FEES.
FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT SCHOLARSHIPS AT THE PHILADELPHIA FOUNDATION:
EMAIL SCHOLARSHIPS@PHILAFOUND.ORG OR VISIT https://www.philafound.org/Scholarships

CRITERIA TO APPLY:

  • Single mother with at least one (1) dependent child living in their care
  • Must be self-supporting, demonstrating financial need and cannot be claimed as a dependent
  •  Must have a documented work history
  • Must be enrolled as a sophomore pursuing a 4-year degree
  • Must be a resident of the state of Pennsylvania

The Philadelphia Foundation. 1234 Market Street, Suite 1800. Philadelphia, PA 19107. Phone: 215-563-6417

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Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards

The Soroptimist Live Your Dream Awards (formerly the Women’s Opportunity Awards) assists women who provide the primary source of financial support for their families by giving them the resources they need to improve their education, skills and employment prospects.

Click here for more information.

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Women of the ELCA Scholarship Program

The Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America provides Scholarships for Lutheran Lay Women who are members of an ELCA congregation, 21 years or older, who have experienced an interruption in schooling of at least two years since the completion of high school, and who are studying for a career other than a church-certified profession. Awards are based on the applicant's scholastic ability, financial need, clarity of educational goals, and Christian commitment. The maximum scholarship grant will be $2,000. The scholarship recipient may apply again; however, scholarship assistance is available for a maximum of two years. Applicant must provide written confirmation of admission to an educational institution. Application and supporting materials are due postmarked no later than February 15 with notification by the scholarship committ by May 25. For information contact: Scholarship Program, Women of the ELCA, 8765 W. Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631-4189; phone 800-638-3522; or email Faith Fretheim at fretheim@elca.org .

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