There are numerous scholarships and awards available to qualified students in the College of Nursing. There are award-based scholarships, graduate assistantships, federal traineeships for graduate students, loan forgiveness programs, military options, and specific scholarships.

There are also scholarships and grants from sources outside Villanova University. Those students who seek funding for international or multicultural study opportunities should investigate the Connelly-Delouvrier International Scholars Program for nursing students.

Enrolled students will find more details about scholarships and awards in this section of the College's web pages. Our Nursing Student Resources Advisor is a valuable resource for updated information about scholarships offered by external groups. There is also more information about financial assistance at


The College of Nursing thanks Philadelphia’s Independence Blue Cross (IBC) for supporting the IBC Nurse Scholars Program which seeks to stem the future shortage of nurses and nurse educators by providing scholarships to undergraduate and graduate nurses. Many Villanova nursing students have benefited from this program.

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