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The Connelly-Delouvrier International Scholars Program is designed to provide tuition for one academic semester of study abroad for a select group of academically talented students. 

The program supports international studies opportunities for undergraduate students while building momentum for Villanova’s efforts to globalize its curriculum and build lasting relationships with host institutions. 

This program is a chance for undergraduate students to enhance their arc of development; therefore, a student’s chosen program of study should build upon previous experiences and contribute to future plans and goals.


Program Eligibility and Deadlines

The Connelly-Delouvrier International Scholarship is open to students in good standing in the University Honors Program (3.33 cumulative GPA, active in Honors). Students typically apply in their sophomore year for study abroad in their junior year, although freshmen may also apply to study abroad in their sophomore year.

A complete application consists of a completed application form, resume, essay, official transcripts, two teacher recommendations, and a description of your proposed study abroad program. 

This funding will be applied to tuition only and cannot be used for any other study abroad expenses.   

Applications typically go live the second week of December and close the second week of February.  For current students, please click here for more details about the application process. 


Program History

The Connelly-Delouvrier International Scholars Program is a result of the generosity of the Connelly Foundation and honors the memory of Judith Connelly-Delouvrier who died in the 1996 TWA Flight 800 tragedy. 

Mrs. Judith Connelly-Delouvrier was born Judith Celeste Connelly in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, and attended Melrose Academy in Elkins Park. She graduated from Rosemont College, studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, and received her master's degree in art history from George Washington University. 

Her career included positions with the international art dealer Sotheby's in New York and Revlon, Inc. In addition, Mrs. Delouvrier's volunteer work included serving on an advisory committee of an international exchange program for French and American students.  

Thus Mrs. Delouvrier’s experiences exemplified an appreciation of the opportunities that the Connelly-Delouvrier International Scholars Program makes available to Villanova Students.

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