Presidential Fellowship

Presidential Graduate Fellowship for Underrepresented Students 

With the support of the Office of the President, Graduate Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is able to offer a limited number of Graduate Fellowships, in order to support Villanova’s commitment to a diverse student body.  The fellowship, which provides full tuition remission and a stipend, is granted for one year, and is renewable for a second year provided the holder of the fellowship remains in good academic standing. The fellowships are awarded on the basis of academic merit.

Eligibility  Applicants who are U.S. citizens and members of an underrepresented group (Asian or Pacific Islander, African American, Hispanic, American Indian or Alaskan Native), and who have been accepted as matriculated into any Master’s degree program in the Liberal Arts and Sciences, are eligible for consideration for this fellowship.  Applicants must plan to enter Villanova as full-time students starting in the Fall term.  Students who have already begun a graduate program at Villanova are not eligible.  

To Nominate a Candidate  Only one nominee is permitted per department. Any student nominated by the graduate program director in each department must already be a recipient of departmental funding (either Graduate Assistantship or Tuition Scholarship). If the student has been awarded funding from another office on campus, they are also eligible for nomination. When the department has selected their nominee, the program director should email Linda Buonanno in the Graduate Studies Office with the name of the student and a brief letter outlining the student's qualifications for the award. Nominations are due to Linda Buonanno in the Graduate Studies Office by March 15

The committee will evaluate the nominations and announce the recipient of the Fellowship by the end of March.