STOVS - ST. Thomas of Villanova Scholars


St. Thomas of Villanova Scholars

The St. Thomas of Villanova Scholars (STOVS) program is a three-week summer program July 6-25, 2015, where invited incoming freshmen begin their college career. During STOVS, students have the opportunity to familiarize themselves with college level courses, connect with University faculty and administrators, and meet some of their new best friends. STOVS is a residential program that provides student participants the chance to live in the residence halls and begin to know campus before arriving for New Student Orientation.

During this summer program, students take a 3-credit, Augustine and Culture Seminar (ACS) class, or a 3-credit Economics class (based on major selection and committee recommendation).  The ACS course is required of all freshmen students, is accepted by all four colleges and can be credited toward whatever major students choose to pursue. The Economics course is required by the Villanova School of Business and can be used towards other colleges. In addition to the ACS course or ECON course, STOVS also take a non-credited mathematics course, in preparation for college-level math required by their major and college.

St Thomas of Villanova Scholars

Throughout the three-week program, students meet and work with professional counselors and campus leaders to get a jump start on their college career. Through one-on-one meetings, students will begin to identify and work towards their academic, social, and career goals. Students are invited to apply to the STOVS program in early May, after submitting their deposit to attend Villanova University. Selection to participate in the program is competitive and highly selective.

St. Thomas of Villanova Scholars Program Application is due May 29th  (Word or PDF). Students should submit all application materials including the information sheet.  



STOVS APPLICATIONS PARTS I & II , PLEDGE, and WAIVER ARE DUE by 5pm EST on MAY 29th, 2015 to Kristina Ruiz-Mesa.

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