MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Villanova Sign

Villanova University awards scholarship on the basis of students’ academic achievements, proven leadership, and participation in extracurricular activities – both in their schools and their communities. Villanova’s merit-based scholarships are offered through the programs below.

In addition, Villanova is committed to providing financial assistance to students on the basis of a family’s ability to contribute. Please visit the Office of Financial Assistance for more information on how Villanova seeks to make your education affordable.

The Presidential Scholarship is a renewable, merit-based award covering full tuition, room, board (up to 21 meals per week plan), general fee, and the cost of textbooks for eight consecutive semesters. Representing diverse intellectual, social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, Presidential Scholars are transformational leaders both on and off campus who have demonstrated a love of learning and a commitment to enhancing both their local and broader civic communities. 

In order to be considered for the Presidential Scholarship, students must first be nominated by the chief academic officer of their high school (principal, president, headmaster), secondary school counselor, or an official school designee.  They can also be nominated by a representative from a home school entity or non-profit community-based organization dedicated to helping high school students with the college search process. 

The student must submit a completed application for admission by December 1 and a completed application for the Presidential Scholarship by January 2.

For more information: presidentialscholarship@villanova.edu

 

Villanova University offers St. Martin de Porres Scholarships to serve the University’s mission of attracting a richly diverse and talented population of undergraduate students. This scholarship covers the full cost of tuition and general fees.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible for consideration, applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents from one or more of the most underrepresented groups at Villanova University, including (but not limited to) underrepresented racial and ethnic populations, economically disadvantaged backgrounds and/or students whose parents have not graduated from college. All applicants also must have exemplary high school records, leadership roles, and active involvement through service to the community.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply, you must first submit a complete application for admission as a first-year student. Then, you must submit the Villanova Scholarship Interest Form no later than February 1 and the required essay by February 7. Additional information will be sent to you once the required essay is received. Incomplete applications for admission and/or scholarship will not be eligible for consideration.

Please note that you may be eligible for more than one scholarship. You will be able to indicate your interest in other awards on the Scholarship Interest Form.

 

ESSAY PROMPT (2020-21)

Advocating for equity and social justice is at the heart of our Augustinian values. It is part of Villanova's ethos to celebrate the different identities of others and stand against any injustice in our world. How has your identity influenced your desire to make social change?

 

For more information, please contact: gotovu@villanova.edu

 

La beca St. Martin de Porres Scholarship contribuye hacia la misión de Villanova Universidad en atraer estudiantes talentosos, capaces, y diversos. Esta beca cubre el costo total de la matrícula y las tarifas generales. 

 

REQUISITOS

Para poder ser considerados, los estudiantes tienen que ser ciudadanos estadounidenses o residentes permanentes de los E.E.U.U. y pertenecer a uno o más de los grupos subrepresentados en la Universidad, incluyendo:

  • Minorías raciales y etnias subrepresentadas; o
  • De bajos recursos económicos; o
  • Primeros en su familia en atender a la universidad. 

Todos los solicitantes también deben tener notas ejemplares en la secundaria, puestos de liderazgo en su colegio y participar en servicio comunitario.

 

PROCESO DE SOLICITUD

Estudiantes primero tienen que enviar la solicitud para admisión de primer año. Luego pueden  completar la solicitud para la beca de San Martin de Porres a no más tardar del 1de febrero y enviar el ensayo requerido antes del 7 de febrero.  

Más información será enviada por correo electrónico cuando su solicitud esté completa. Finalistas serán invitados para una entrevista en persona o virtual (por Zoom o Skype). El Comité de Selección informará a los candidatos finalistas para del 1o de abril.

 

The Anthony Randazzo Endowed Presidential Scholarship is a renewable, merit-based award covering full tuition, room, board (up to 21 meals per week plan), general fee, and the cost of textbooks for eight consecutive semesters that is awarded to one first-year African American/Black student. The chosen candidate must have demonstrated academic merit and financial need, been involved in community service and/or civic leadership activities, and reside in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply, you must first submit a complete application for admission as a first-year student. Applicants are also required to complete the FAFSA and any applicable state grant application as the award may be reduced by any Federal Pell or state grant funding. Then, you must submit the Villanova Scholarship Interest Form no later than February 1 and the required essay by February 7. Additional information will be sent to you once the required essay is received. Incomplete applications for admission and/or scholarship will not be eligible for consideration.

Please note that you may be eligible for more than one scholarship. You will be able to indicate your interest in other awards on the Scholarship Interest Form.

 

ESSAY PROMPT (2020-21)

Advocating for equity and social justice is at the heart of our Augustinian values. It is part of Villanova's ethos to celebrate the different identities of others and stand against any injustice in our world. How has your identity influenced your desire to make social change?

 

For more information, please contact: gotovu@villanova.edu

 

The Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund has been instituted for the purpose of providing need-based scholarship assistance to those who have extensive personal interest, involvement and experience in the Hispanic/Latinx culture. The award (of a varying amount) is made to students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and whose families currently reside in the United States, who come from communities or populations that have been historically underrepresented in the student body at Villanova, who have demonstrated financial need, and who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. This award will be granted to two entering first-year students. This scholarship is renewable for a total of eight consecutive regular semesters. Returning undergraduate students will be considered for scholarship renewal on the basis of their academic performance and financial need.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply, you must first submit a complete application for admission as a first-year student. Then, you must submit the Villanova Scholarship Interest Form no later than February 1 and the required essay by February 7. Additional information will be sent to you once the required essay is received. Incomplete applications for admission and/or scholarship will not be eligible for consideration.

Please note that you may be eligible for more than one scholarship. You will be able to indicate your interest in other awards on the Scholarship Interest Form.

 

ESSAY PROMPT (2020-21)

Advocating for equity and social justice is at the heart of our Augustinian values. It is part of Villanova's ethos to celebrate the different identities of others and stand against any injustice in our world. How has your identity influenced your desire to make social change?

 

For more information, please contact: gotovu@villanova.edu

 

The Hovnanian Scholarship provides funding to undergraduate students of Armenian descent to attend Villanova University on a full-time basis. The scholarship can be used towards tuition, room and board.

 

ELIGIBILITY

The award is offered to qualifying students whose families currently reside in the United States, are US citizens or permanent residents, who have exemplary high school records, correspondingly high SAT or ACT scores and are of Armenian descent. Demonstrated financial need may also be taken into consideration and is renewable each year based on available funds provided that the recipient maintains a minimum 2.75 GPA each semester.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS

To apply, you must first submit a complete application for admission as a first-year student, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the College Board Profile by January 15 of their senior year. Then, candidates must complete a Hovnanian Scholarship application and submit to the Office of Financial Assistance by April 15.  The selection committee will review qualified enrolled students and will notify the recipients by October 1 of their freshmen year.  Returning undergraduates will be considered for scholarship renewal based on academic performance and financial need.

For more information, please contact: finaid@villanova.edu

 

These awards, ranging from $500 to $2,000, are offered to top students who are designated as finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and who selected Villanova University as their first college choice. 

For more information, please contact: finaid@villanova.edu

 

For selected Army ROTC award recipients, Villanova grants up to five scholarships. Villanova University agrees to fund United States Army scholarship winners with an amount not to exceed $5,000 to be used for University room and board charges.

For more information, please contact: armyrotc@villanova.edu

 

Villanova University provides grants to NROTC scholarship recipients who are designated by the United States Navy. Villanova may award up to four partial scholarship annually to NROTC Scholarship recipients. These partial scholarships may be applied toward room or board expenses incurred at Villanova. The recipients of this award are selected after the successful completion of the first semester of their first year at Villanova by the Unit Commander.

For more information, please contact: nrotc@villanova.edu

 

Wildcat Webinar: Affording Villanova

Join the Offices of Undergraduate Admission and Financial Assistance as they provide an overview of scholarship and financial aid opportunities at Villanova.

Our Augustinian Community

Villanova University's Augustinian Catholic tradition provides a distinctive landscape, top-ranked academics and a committment to service and our community.