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Outside Scholarship Opportunities

Information concerning private aid programs is presented on this page for the convenience of Villanova University students. The University does not endorse, sponsor, or have any role in the administration of these private aid programs, and therefore disclaims any responsibility or liability for the information provided.

Title: BlueWhite Scholarship
Sponsor: BlueWhite Foundation
Eligibility:

Candidates must be a rising Junior or Senior with good academic standing; have an unmet financial need as verified by the Villanova University Office of Financial Assistance; demonstrate Exemplary Character, Strong Motivation, and Personal Integrity; Have Strong Academic Ability; have a Superior Work Ethic as demonstrated by Employment History or alternatively by combination of Community Service and Employment History.

Award: Varies
How to Apply: More information available at https://www.bluewhitescholarship.org/
Due Date: For 2023-2024 Academic Year - Accepting Applications in Spring
     
Title: Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship  
Sponsor: U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs  
Eligibility:
  • Receiving (or will receive) a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of his/her study abroad program or internship
  • Applying to or been accepted into a study abroad program or internship eligible for credit by the student's accredited institution of higher education in the U.S.
  • Studying abroad for at least four weeks in one country (Programs where the student will study in more than one country are still eligible if the student will be in one country for at least four consecutive weeks.)
  • Studying or interning abroad in any country except Cuba or a country on the U.S. current Travel Warning list
 
Award: up to $5,000  
How to Apply: Application at https://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship-Program  
Due Date: October 1, 2023  
Title:
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
Sponsor: Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation
Eligibility: Provides college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty or due to service connection; aim to bridge the gap in funding between the VA and other resources, and the total cost of undergraduate college education/vocational school.Scholarships include, but are not limited to, assistance with: SAT/ACT prep and fees, college applications, registration fees, tuition (in-state, out-of-state, public, & private), room and board, off-campus living stipends, books, computers, tutoring, study abroad, summer enrollment, undergraduate student loans, and other miscellaneous expenses. Retroactive scholarship funding may also be available for students, including college graduates, who have already paid out of pocket for college-related expenses.
Award: Varies
How to Apply: More information available at https://www.fallenpatriots.org/scholarships-and-grants
Due Date: Varies
Title: Citizens Scholarship Sweepstakes
Sponsor: Citizens Bank
Eligibility:

To be eligible for an award, a student must meet the following requirements on the date of each sweepstakes drawing:

  • Legal resident of the United States who is 16 years of age or older
  • Enrolled at least half-time in an undergraduate or graduate program
Award: $15,000
How to Apply: https://www.citizensbank.com/scholarship
Due Date: June 30, 2023
Title: PNC Student Lending Scholarship Sweepstakes
Sponsor: PNC Education Loan Center
Eligibility:

To be eligible for an award, a student must meet the following requirements on the date of each sweepstakes drawing:

  • Legal resident of the United States who is 18 years of age or older by the end of the standard academic year, defined as running from June of the current year through May of the following year.
  • Verified to be an undergraduate college student enrolled at a PNC Solution LoanTM-eligible college or university during the term the scholarship is awarded. A list of eligible schools can be found here.
  • Be able to provide documentation of eligibility if name is drawn.
Award: $2,000
How to Apply: More information available at https://pnc.financialliteracy101.org/scholarship/
Due Date: November 30th Spring Semester and May 31st for Fall Semester
Title: ExtremeTerrain’s Student Scholarship
Sponsor: ExtremeTerrain
Eligibility: Students who are pursuing a degree in Environmental Studies, Environmental Research, Land Use, Earth & Atmosphere Studies, Sustainable Land Management, Parks and Recreation, Sustainable Agriculture Systems. Proof of enrollment is required along with submission.
Award: $3,000
How to Apply: Information available at https://www.extremeterrain.com/scholarships.html
Due Date: October 15th  for Spring Semester and June 15th for Fall Semester
Title: Bridge to Tomorrow Grant Program
Sponsor:  Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
Eligibility: Varies based on Scholarship
Award: Up to $15,000 per semester
How to Apply: (800) 498-6478 or http://www.jkcf.org/
Due Date: Varies
Title: Bridging the Dream Graduate Scholarship
Sponsor: Sallie Mae
Eligibility: Current or future graduate students
Award: $20,000
How to Apply: Information available at https://www.salliemae.com/landing/bridging-the-dream/
Due Date: February 28th
Title: Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
Sponsor: Varies
Eligibility:

varies

Award: Varies
How to Apply: Research available Scholarships at https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/scholarships-financial-aid-for-students-with-disabilities/
Due Date: Varies
Title: National Hemophilia Foundation
Sponsor: Varies
Eligibility:

The National Hemophilia Foundation provides a list of scholarships for general information purposes only. Prospective candidates will need to check with the individual sponsor or administrator of a given scholarship program for more details on specific criteria or procedures for submitting an application.

Award: Varies
How to Apply: Research available Scholarships at https://www.hemophilia.org/Community-Resources/Scholarships
Due Date: Varies
Title: Engineering Scholarships
Sponsor: Varies
Eligibility: Varies
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Research available Scholarships at https://www1.villanova.edu/villanova/engineering/resources/scholarships-fellowships.html
Due Date: Varies
Title: UNCF Scholarships
Sponsor: United Negro College Fund Scholarships
Eligibility: UNCF manages various scholarship programs and each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation. To apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the on-line application process. As many of the UNCF scholarships require that the scholarship recipient apply for Federal Student Aid, it is recommended that applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Application online https://uncf.org/scholarships
Due Date: N/A
Title: Scholarships and Awards for Minority Students
Sponsor: www.onlineschools.org
Eligibility: Varies by Scholarship and Award
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Review scholarships available at http://www.onlineschools.org/financial-aid/minority/
Due Date:

Varies

Title: Liberty Scholarships/Internships
Sponsor: Institute for Humane Studies
Eligibility: Undergraduate and Graduate applicants should be passionate about individual liberty and free markets.
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Application online https://theihs.org/graduate-students/scholarships-and-grants-graduate-students/
Due Date: N/A
Title: AmeriCorps
Sponsor:  AmeriCorps
Eligibility: College graduate willing to join AmeriCorps for 1 year
Award: Education Award: pays back student loans, student loan forbearance or deferment, Payment of accrued interest on a student loan forbearance by AmeriCorps, Modest living allowance, Health care during time of service
How to Apply: Application online http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/segal-americorps-education-award
Due Date: N/A
Title: Sallie Mae Scholarship Search
Sponsor: Varies
Eligibility: Varies based on scholarship
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Application online  www.salliemae.com/scholarships  
Due Date: Varies
     
Title: The National Catholic College Admission Association Scholarship  
Sponsor: The National Catholic College Admission Association  
Eligibility: Applicant must be a high school graduate accepted into one or more of the National CCAA member institutions. Recipients must also show proof of enrollment to the institution beginning with the fall semester of their college entry year. A recipient will be selected from each member region. Please see website for futher details.  
Award: Varies  
How to Apply: Application at http://www.catholiccollegesonline.org/students-parents/financial-aid/nccaa-scholarship.html
 
Due Date: To be determined. Check website for up to date details.  
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AfterCollege/AACN Scholarship
Sponsor: AfterCollege
Eligibility: Students who are seeking a baccalaureate, master’s or doctoral degree in nursing. Special consideration will be given to students in a graduate program with the goal of becoming a nurse educator; students completing an RN-to-BSN or RN-to-MSN program; and those enrolled in an accelerated program.
Award: $2,500 each Quarter
How to Apply: More information available at https://www.aftercollege.com/content/article/aftercollege-aacn-scholarship/76107013/
Due Date: September 30, December 31, March 31 and June 30
Title: Nurse Corps Scholarship Program
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration

Eligibility:

  • Be a U.S. citizen (born or naturalized), a national, or a lawful permanent resident
  • Be enrolled—or accepted for enrollment—in a professional nursing degree program at an accredited school of nursing in the U.S.
  • Begin classes no later than September 30
  • Have no federal judgment liens
  • Have no existing service commitment
  • Not be overdue on a federal debt
Award: Tuition, Eligible Fees and Monthly Stipend
How to Apply: Bureau Health Workforce (BHW) Customer Service Portal
Due Date: N/A
   
Title: Scholarship Fund for Nursing Educators
Sponsor:  NLN Foundation for Nursing education, an affiliate of the National League for Nursing (NLN) and Johnson & Johnson
Eligibility: Nursing school candidates
Award: Unspecified
How to Apply: Dennis Hartenstine at (212) 812-0329 or www.discovernursing.com
Due Date: N/A
N/A  
Title: Southeastern Pennsylvania League for Nursing Inc.
Sponsor:  Southeastern Pennsylvania League for Nursing Inc.
Eligibility: Professional Nursing Student enrolled in Southeastern PA program
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Application online https://www.nln.org/nln-foundation/foundationoverview/nursing-education-scholarship-awards
Due Date: N/A
Title: Nursing Education Loan Repayment Agreement
Sponsor:  Division of Health Services
Eligibility: Maintain good grades.
Award: 60% of loan 2 years, 85% of loan 3 years.
How to Apply: Application online www.pheaa.org
Due Date: N/A
Title: College Scholarships
Sponsor:  College Scholarship.Org
Eligibility: Varies based on Scholarship
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Application online  www.collegescholarships.org
Due Date: N/A
Title: College Scholarships
Sponsor: American Educational Guidance Center
Eligibility: Varies based on Scholarship
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Application online  http://www.college-scholarships.com/scholarship-information/free-scholarship-searches/
Due Date: N/A
Title: FastWeb Scholarships
Sponsor: FastWeb Scholarships
Eligibility: Eligibility varies based on scholarship. Get personalized awards based on your individual profile. 
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Applications online  http://www.fastweb.com/college-scholarships
Due Date: Varies
Title: College Scholarships Database
Sponsor: Open Education Database
Eligibility: Eligibility varies based on scholarship.  
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Visit http://oedb.org/scholarships/
Due Date: Varies
Title: Big Future Scholarship Search
Sponsor: College Board
Eligibility: Eligibility varies based on scholarship
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Application online https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/scholarship-search#
Due Date: Varies
Title: Scholarship America
Sponsor: Scholarship America
Eligibility: Eligibility varies based on scholarship
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Application online https://scholarshipamerica.org/what-we-do/students-parents/open-scholarships/
Due Date: Varies
Title: Student Scholarships
Sponsor: StudentScholarships.org
Eligibility: Eligibility varies based on scholarship.
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Applications online http://www.studentscholarships.org/
Due Date: Varies