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  Graduate Program Directors should notify Linda Buonanno of any incoming student meeting these requirements by noon on March 15.  To nominate a candidate for this fellowship, please send Linda the student's name, ID#, and current mailing address, along with a brief statement of his or her academic qualifications for this fellowship.  Please inform Graduate Studies as soon as possible if the applicant you nominate decides not to attend Villanova. 

The Dean of Graduate Studies also invites applicants who are eligible and wish to be considered for the fellowship to inform the Graduate Program Director of the program to which they are applying. No formal application is required; only a brief statement describing the applicant’s interest and eligibility should be sent to the program director by March 1

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