Funding for Professional Development

Through the generosity of a number of donors to Villanova who recognize the importance of professional development opportunities for undergraduate students, we in the Office for Undergraduate Students (OUS) are able to help fund student experiences that emphasize professional and career exploration and growth.

If you require financial support for expenses related to a professional development conference or event, then OUS might be able to support you. If you have secured an internship and require financial support, please click here.

Please complete our application form and it will be reviewed by staff in the Office for Undergraduate Students.

Applications for financial support are reviewed on a rolling basis, and we kindly ask that you provide at least two weeks of lead time.

Funding is limited, and all student requests might not be honored. We aim to meet the needs of all students, but sometimes, we cannot due to lack of funds or late requests. We strive to ensure that as many students as possible benefit from the financial support that is available. Preference will be given to students who haven’t received financial support through OUS, but all requests will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.


The Richard E. Kolman ’73 Endowment is a need-based scholarship fund that seeks “to provide the University with financial resources to support critical needs in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and to meet the changing needs of Villanova students.” 

The Endowed Fund was created “to enable the College to enhance its ability to provide students with internships that offer significant experience to expand their education.”

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Office for Undergraduate Students is deeply grateful to Mr. Richard E. Kolman for creating this fund to help students succeed in their internships.


* The New You - a Career Development Guide.pdf
The New You - a Career Development Guide for students of all years