Applicants employed by a partner employer are eligible for a 15% tuition reduction. To find out if you are employed by a Partner Employer, or for information regarding how your institution can become a Partner Employer, please contact Doctoral Programs Assistant Director, Sandi Schultz at or 610.519.4914. 

The Partner Employer Tuition Reduction cannot be combined with the Military Partner Tuition Reduction (see below).

A 15% tuition reduction is available to United States Veterans, Reservists and Active Duty Military personnel. For more information, please contact Doctoral Programs Assistant Director, Sandi Schultz at or 610.519.4914.

The Military Tuition Reduction cannot be combined with the Partner Employer Tuition Reduction (see above).




The Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing offers scholarship opportunities for interested DNP candidates and current students.

The Ashley Rose Pitek Nurse Scholars Fellowship supports DNP study at the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing for APRNs and nurse executives committed to the care of children across the lifespan with spina bifida.

Visit the Pitek Scholarship page for complete details, including the application process and deadlines.


The Dr. Abigail Adams Silvers Endowed Nursing Scholarship is to provide financial support to a student with demonstrated financial need enrolled in a doctoral level program in the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, with preference given to a student who indicates intent to focus his/her project in the field of oncology. The award will not replace any other grant or scholarship for which the recipient is eligible, but may be used to reduce or eliminate any loans. The scholarship amount will be determined by the number of qualified candidates. 

Application Process:

In order to be considered, the candidate must have a completed DNP application and submit a scholarship letter by February 20. Please send the letter of interest to Dr. Debra Shearer, Program Director, at




Financial assistance is available to students pursing either the full-time or part-time Doctor of Nursing Practice at Villanova.

Assitant Director, Doctoral Programs
Sandi Schultz

Program Director
Debra Shearer, EdD, MSN, FNP-BC