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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:
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 www.fallenpatriots.org
Due Date: Varies
Title:
HealthGrad.com Leadership Scholarship
Sponsor: HealthGrad.com
Eligibility: Applicants must be currently enrolled in undergraduate, graduate or Doctorate level programs; applicants who are currently enrolled in qualified healthcare related programs are encouraged to apply; only apply once in any 12-month period; min GPA 3.2.
Award: $2,000
How to Apply: More information available at http://www.healthgrad.com/scholarships/healthcare-leadership-scholarship/
Due Date: May 1, 2021 and November 1, 2021
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.
  • Additionally, the college/university must be located in one of the following states: AL, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA , SC, TN, VA, WV, WI.
  • 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: May 31, 2021 and November 30, 2021
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: June 15, 2021 for Fall Semester and October 15, 2021 for Spring Semester
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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
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OppU Achievers Scholarship
Sponsor: OppLoans
Eligibility: Be enrolled full time in high school or at least part time in college, graduate, professional, or trade school; Possess a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0/4.0; Be a U.S. citizen.
Award: $2,500  
How to Apply: More information available at https://www.opploans.com/scholarship/
Due Date: September 30, December 31,  and March 30 and June 30
Title: Empowered Future Teachers Scholarship
Sponsor: Education.com
Eligibility: Applicants must be pursuing a career as a preschool-5th grad teacher (any discipline); Enrolled at an accredited 2-year, 4-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States; Must be pursuing an Education-related degree scuh as: Child Development, Early/Elementary/middle Childhood Education, Special Education, Bachelor's in Education, Master's in Education, Doctorate in Education, Master of Arts in Teaching; Students who are minoring in Education or students who have already earned a degree in Education and are currently pursuing a degree in another discipline are also eligible to apply; Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Residentl Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0; Scholarship winnder must provide an official transcript for GPA and enrollment verification.
Award: $10,000
How to Apply: Information available at https://www.education.com/scholarships/
Due Date: January 1st and June 30th of each year
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 12, 2021
Title: Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM Scholars Scholarship
Sponsor: Fund II Foundation and UNCF
Eligibility: Applicants must be African American; A citizen, legal permanent resident or national of the United States of America; Have a cumulative GPA of a 3.0 on an unweighted 4.0 scale and have pursued a rigorous course of study in high school; Have a demonstrated high level of academic performance in math and science, evidenced by a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 (4.0 scale) in math and science courses including pre-calculus; Have demonstrated financial and unmet need as measured by the student's college or university; Show everidence of readiness for and commitment to pursue STEM majors, including: Biological/Life Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science/Engineering, Information Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics; Complete all of the application essays, Arrange a letter of recommendation to be submitted; Be enrolled for the first time at a US located, accredited college or university in the Fall 2019 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student; Complete and submit the application by the deadline.
Award: Tiered tuition scholarships up to a total of $25,000: $2,500-fresehman and sophomore academic years, $5,000-juniors and seniors academic years.  A $5,000 internship stipend for a STEM related project
How to Apply: More information available at uncf.org/stemapplication
Due Date: March 1, 2021
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 $4,000-$6,000
How to Apply: More information available at https://www.bluewhitescholarship.org/
Due Date: For 2021-2022 Academic Year - March, 2021
Title: Roy E. Jorgensen Memorial Scholarship
Sponsor: Roy Jorgensen Associates
Eligibility:
  • Applicants must be a civil engineering student
  • Students must be enrolled as an undergraduate senior or graduate student at an accredited engineering university in the United States.
  • Applicants must be a citizen of the United States
Award: $15,000
How to Apply: More information available at https://www.helptostudy.com/roy-e-jorgensen-memorial-scholarship/?ref=ar
Due Date: July 31, 2021
Title: Scholarships at the Pittsburgh Foundation
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Foundation
Eligibility:

varies

Award: Varies
How to Apply: Research available Scholarships at https://pittsburghfoundation.org/scholarshipsearch
Due Date: Varies
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: The Philadelphia Foundation
Sponsor: The Philadelphia Foundation
Eligibility:

varies

Award: Varies
How to Apply: Research available Scholarships at https://www.philafound.org/empowering-nonprofits-scholars/scholarships/
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: Ph.D. Scholarships
Sponsor: Varies
Eligibility:

Like all scholarships, eligibility requirements for doctoral scholarships vary according to program. Some doctoral scholarships come with employment commitments, along with other eligibility factors including: Eligible for doctoral study; Meet specific undergraduate GPA or other academic requirements; Pursuing a field of study related to the scholarship; Considering employment with the scholarship’s provider; Alumnus of the relevant college or university; Legal U.S. resident status; Agree to work for the scholarship provider for a specific period of time

The above list includes examples of common eligibility requirements and does not apply to all scholarships; some awards will have highly-specific and unique specifications not listed above. It is always a good idea to review eligibility requirements carefully before applying for and accepting any doctoral scholarship.

Award: Varies
How to Apply: Research available Scholarships at http://oedb.org/phd-scholarship/
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: 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: Varies    
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: Helping Women Reach the STARS
Sponsor: P.E.O  
Eligibility: Varies by Scholarship and Award
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Review scholarships available at http://www.peointernational.org/peo-projects-and-philanthropies
Due Date:

Varies

Title: Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship
Sponsor:  Villanova University School of Nursing
Eligibility: Master of Science students enrolled as full-time or part-time. If part-time, must graduate within 12 months of receiving funds. All tracks, except clinical case manager and nurse anesthesia students currently beyond the first 12 months of study. Post master's certificate tracks eligible. Applicants should also have a GPA 3.0 or higher and be a United States citizen, non-citizen national or foreign national possessing visa permitting permanent residence in US.
Award: Tuition fees, monthly stipend
How to Apply: Contact the Dean's Office in the College of Nursing 
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: 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: 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: Emergency Assistance Award for Haitians
Sponsor:  Institute of International Education
Eligibility: Haitian citizen; enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program and your studies have been disrupted by the Jan 2010 earthquake.
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Contact Office of International Students, Connelly Center 
Due Date: N/A
Title: Emergency Nurses Association
Sponsor:  Emergency Nurses Association
Eligibility: All scholarship applicants MUST be EDNA members for at least 12 months prior to applying and MUST be currently licensed Registered Nurses.
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Application online www.ena.org
Due Date: N/A
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: College Scholarships Database
Sponsor: BestColleges.com
Eligibility: Eligibility varies based on scholarship.  
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Visit http://www.bestcolleges.com/financial-aid/
Due Date: Varies
Title: GoodCall Scholarship Directory
Sponsor: GoodCall
Eligibility: Varies based on Scholarship
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Application online  http://www.goodcall.com/scholarships/
Due Date: N/A
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: Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship
Sponsor:  Dept of Veterans Affairs
Eligibility: Children of active duty members of the Armed Forces who died in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001.
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Application online  www.gibill.va.gov
Due Date: N/A
Title: National League for Nursing (NLN)
Sponsor:  Johnson & Johnson
Eligibility: Undergraduate, Graduate and Continuing Education Students
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Contact the Dean's Office in the College of Nursing  www.discovernursing.com
Due Date: N/A
Title: Nurse Anesthesia Traineeship
Sponsor:  Villanova University School of Nursing
Eligibility: MSN student, full-time
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Contact the Dean's Office in the College of Nursing 
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: Nursing Excellence Fellowship Grant
Sponsor:  National Hemophilia Foundation
Eligibility: RN's or Graduates
Award: $20,000 per research or clinical project (Conduct nursing research or clinical projects in bleeding disorders). 12-18 month term
How to Apply: Application online https://www.hemophilia.org/Community-Resources/Scholarships
Due Date: N/A
Title: Police Corps Scholarships
Sponsor:  US Department of Justice
Eligibility: Enrolled full-time pursuing a bachelors degree in any major.
Award: $7,500 per year ($30,000 maximum)
How to Apply: U.S. Department of Justice Response Center at (800) 421-6770
Due Date: N/A
Title: PSNA Scholarship
Sponsor:  PA State Nurses' Association
Eligibility: BSN & MSN candidates
Award: $500 (BSN) $1,000 (MSN)
How to Apply: Application online www.psna.org
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: 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: The Scholarship Experts
Sponsor: ScholarshipExperts.com
Eligibility: Eligibility varies based on scholarship.
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Application online  scholarshipexperts.com
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
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: Sigma Theta Tau International Research Grant
Sponsor:  Sigma Theta Tau
Eligibility: Member of Sigma Theta Tau Research Proposal, intent and ability to do study.
Award: Up to $3,000
How to Apply: Application online www.nursingsociety.org
Due Date: 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 www.nln.org
Due Date: N/A
Title: Soroptomist International of the Americas
Sponsor:  Soroptomist International
Eligibility: Mature Women, Heads of Households
Award: Varies
How to Apply: Application online www.soroptimist.org
Due Date: N/A
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://scholarships.uncf.org/?_ga=1.140789170.1280350832.1476307101
Due Date: N/A
     
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.