Scholarships are one of the types of financial aid that can be available to you to help finance your education. It is usually the most sought after type of aid because it typically refers to money for college that you are not expected to repay.
At the Charles Widger School of Law, the following types of scholarships may be available to students:
- Public Interest Scholars Program – Villanova Law encourages students to pursue careers in public interest law. To facilitate such careers, Villanova Law has created the Public Interest Scholars Program ("PISP"). Each year, a select group of students are offered a full-tuition scholarship based on past academic achievement, leadership, public interest work, and commitment to contribute to public interest endeavors at Villanova Law and as future public interest practitioners. Public Interest Scholars are chosen as leaders of a dynamic community of committed public servants at Villanova Law.
- Institutional Scholarships – These are scholarships that are offered by Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and awarded to students who meet certain criteria that includes academic achievement and financial need. Available scholarships will be awarded to qualified recipients during the summer. To be considered for need-based scholarship funding, you must submit the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Need-Based Financial Aid Application and a copy of your parents most recent Federal Tax Return or IRS Tax Transcript. Priority when selecting scholarship recipients, will be given to students who are not receiving merit-based scholarships and demonstrate a true financial need.
- Outside Scholarships – Some private companies and social organizations may offer scholarships. Villanova Law is not associated with these groups, but we have composed a list of opportunities that we have been informed about in order to help you in your search.