Bisk Education Endowed Scholarship

Villanova University invites students to submit their names for consideration for the Bisk Education Endowed Scholarship.

Established in 2008 by Bisk Education Inc., the Bisk Education Endowed Scholarship seeks to recognize students who demonstrate both academic potential and financial need.

To qualify, students must be matriculated in a College of Professional Studies degree program (non-matriculated, visiting, and post-graduate students are ineligible). Candidates must also demonstrate a cumulative Villanova GPA of 3.0 or higher, and be registered for six or more credit hours per semester. Scholarship aspirants must also have demonstrated financial need, as determined by the Office of Financial Assistance and based on Federal guidelines.

To apply, students will need to complete both the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at  (for information on FAFSA procedures contact the Office of Financial Assistance at ) and the Bisk Education Endowed Scholarship application.

Completed applications should be returned to:

By mail:
Villanova University College of Professional Studies
Bisk Education Endowed Scholarship Committee
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

By Fax: 610.519.7910
By e-mail:

Please call us at 610-519-4300 if you have any questions. 

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* CPS-Bisk Scholarship.pdf
**Click the link above to download the Bisk Education Endowed Scholarship Application Form

Phi Theta Kappa (for new students only)

(for new College of Professional Studies students only)

A varying number of renewable scholarships are available, totaling $2,500 per academic year. A 3.5 GPA and 30 credit hours are required. The student must enroll immediately following two-year college and must be enrolled in a degree-seeking program. The award is renewable for no more than seven semesters. The number of semesters for renewal will be based on the student's grade level upon enrollment to Villanova. Non-US citizens, and students with previous bachelors' degrees are not eligible.

Deadline: Deadline for application submission is April 15. Awards are announced in June.

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* PTK Scholarship Appllication.pdf
**Click the link above to download the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship Application Form.

Ardith Josephson

Villanova University invites students who are matriculated into College of Professional Studies to apply for, or consider applying for the Ardeth Josephson Scholarship.

This scholarship was established in 1980 with the purpose of awarding assistance to a College of Professional Studies student with strong scholastic ability who has financial need. This is an annual award with the amount to be determined by the income generated by the endowment. Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and demonstrate financial need.

Interested students should contact the Office of Financial Assistance, Kennedy Hall, 2nd floor or call 610-519-6456.

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Alpha Sigma Lambda

The Alpha Sigma Lambda (ASL) adult student honor society invites part-time students to apply for a limited number of $1,200 national and $1,500 Triangle Club/Second Century ASL Scholarships.

The Alpha Sigma Lambda Adult Education Foundation awards grants to adult students in continuing higher education based upon scholarship, leadership, clarity and content of personal statement, strength of recommendation, and need.

Applying students must: attend an institution with an active ASL chapter, be 24 years of age or older, be matriculated in an undergraduate degree program, and have completed 24 credits at Villanova with at least a 3.2 GPA. Applicants do NOT have to be an ASL member. The maximum award per student will be determined each year. Application information is now online at The deadline for submission is April 30.

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American Association of University Women (AAUW)

The AAUW Lansdale Branch announces two scholarships for returning women: the Patricia J. Vogel Scholarship and the New Perspectives Scholarship. For more information, please email or send a written request and self addressed stamped envelope to:

AAUW Lansdale Branch
118 Barberry Road
North Wales , PA 19454

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American Business Women's Association

The ABWA is a group of business and professional women whose primary function is to help women in financial need to further their education. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of need and scholastic ability to undergraduate, full-time students who have completed 30 credit hours with a 3.0 GPA by May 2000. Applicants must reside in and attend college in Bucks, Chester , Montgomery , or Philadelphia counties. Two local chapters, the New Directions Charter Chapter of Warminster, and the New Endeavors Charter Chapter, award the scholarships. Applications must be completed by March 1. For information write to: ABWA, New Directions Charter Chapter, P.O. Box 3036, Warminster, PA l8974, or ABWA, New Endeavors Charter Chapter, c/o Mr. George F. Bauer, Education Chairman, 118 Lafayette Drive, Norristown, PA l9403-2518.

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American Society of Women Accountants

The American Society of Women Accountants awards two $1,500, one $2,000 and one $2,500 scholarships, funded by the Educational Foundation of AWSCPA-ASWA. In addition, at least two additional scholarships will be awarded from the Philadelphia Chapter. These scholarships are available to full-time or part-time undergraduate accounting majors and are based upon academic achievement, financial need, and aptitude in accounting courses. The student must have completed 60 semester hours with a declared accounting major. You do not have to be an ASWA member. For applications, contact: Debbie Lassiter, Scholarship Chair, 17 Dogwood Drive , Douglassville , PA 19518 , phone 610-385-4404. Deadline for application submission is March 1. Awards are announced in May.

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Business and Professional Women's Foundation

Since l970 more than 7,000 scholarships totaling over $4.5 million dollars have been awarded through the BPW Foundation. These scholarships are awarded to female students 25 and over with critical financial need who are seeking higher education. You can visit the webpage at or call the scholarship hotline at 202-293-1100 ext. 169.

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BPW Career Advancement Scholarship Program

Since l969 BPW has offered several need-based scholarships through its Career Advancement Scholarship Program to mature women seeking the education necessary for entry or re-entry into the workforce or advancement within a career field. Scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000 are awarded for full-time or part-time study in the fields of computer science, teacher education certification, social science, humanities, business, science, or engineering. To be eligible, a woman must be 25 years of age or older, have critical financial need, be officially accepted into an accredited program, be graduating within 12-24 months, and must be preparing to upgrade skills for career advancement, train for a new career, or enter or re-enter the job market. Application forms are available ONLY between January 1 and April 1 with a submission deadline of April 15. For further information and application forms, send a self-addressed #10 business envelope (10" x 4") with 2 first class stamps to: Scholarships, BPW Foundation, 2012 Massachusetts Avenue, NW , Washington , DC 20036 . Write "scholarship" in the upper left corner of the envelope to identify the requested information. You may also access addition information at the BPW webpage at .

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Jeannette Rankin Foundation Awards

The Jeannette Rankin Foundation awards grants of $2,000 each fall to low-income women, age 35 or older as of March 1 in the year of application. Students must be pursuing a technical/vocational education, an associate's degree, or a first bachelor's degree at an accredited school. Visit the website to view the low-income guidelines. Applications are available from November through March of each year. During these months, visit the website to download the application, or send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to request the application by mail. The deadline is March 1, the recipients are selected by July 1, and the grants are awarded in the fall. Questions can be sent to, Jeannette Rankin Foundation, P.O. Box 6653, Athens, GA 30604.

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Kemp Scholarship

This program is open to minority group women who wish to continue their education on the undergraduate, graduate, professional, or vocational level. They must be members of the Lutheran Church in America . Only women who have had their schooling interrupted are considered. Selection is based on academic ability, financial need, educational goals, and Christian commitment. The award varies but generally does not exceed $1,500 per year. Deadline is February of each year. Contact: Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America , 8765 W. Higgins Rd. , Chicago , IL 60631-4189 , phone 312-380-2730.

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Main Line Business and Professional Women's Organization

This organization has created the Fanny L. M. Hawkins Memorial Scholarship for continuing business education. Of varying amounts, the scholarship is available to individuals over 21 years of age who desire additional education to further develop a business career. Qualifications include high school diploma, residency in the Greater Delaware Valley area, financial need, employment for two years since high school graduation, and evidence of sincerity, dedication, and career-mindedness in pursuing increasing job skills and responsibility. Applications can be obtained by calling Bobbie McElroy at 610-649-5504 or by writing to her at PO Box 86, Bryn Mawr , PA 19010 . Personal interviews will be scheduled for qualified applicants. The deadline for application is April 15 with the scholarship awarded in May.

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Mensa Scholarship Program

The Mensa Education and Research Foundation Scholarship Program is open to any student who is enrolled, for the academic year following the award, in a degree program in an accredited American institution of postsecondary education. Applicants must write an essay on their career, academic or vocational goals. Membership in MENSA is not required. Awards are made on the local, regional, and national levels and are non-renewable. There are specific awards/scholarships for: females returning to school after 7 years or more and for students majoring in education, liberal arts, teaching English, biology, and computer sciences. Deadline is January 31 of each year. Contact: MENSA Education and Research Foundation, 3437 W. 7th Street, Suite 264 , Fort Worth , TX 76107 . Further information can be provided by Patricia Merk, National Scholarship Chairman, phone 210-558-8850.

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National DAR Scholarship

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution sponsors the Enid Hall Griswold Memorial Scholarship each year which is awarded to male or female students entering the junior or senior year of college who are majoring in political science, history, or economics. It is a one-time award of $1,000, and no affiliation with DAR is necessary. However, all applicants must obtain a letter of sponsorship from a local DAR chapter. Awards are judged on the basis of academic excellence, commitment to field of study, and need. Applications can be obtained, by enclosing a self-addressed stamped envelope and a self-addressed stamped post card, from: Office of the Committees, NSDAR, 1776 D Street, NW , Washington , DC 20006-5392 . Applications must be submitted to the National Chairman by February 15 with awards made in early May.

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Paul Douglas Teacher Scholarship Program

This scholarship is administered by the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) to encourage academically talented students to enter the pre-school, elementary, or secondary teaching fields. Applicants must be PA residents; evidence high academic achievement, including a rank in the top 10% of the high school graduating class; and must be recommended by a school official. Recipients must sign an agreement to teach in a pre-school, elementary, or secondary school for a period of not less than two years for each year for which the scholarship was given. The scholarships are for $5,000. The deadline is May 1. For application forms and further information, contact the Financial Aid Office in Kennedy Hall, phone 645-4010.

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Soroptimist Awards

Soroptimist International, through its Training Awards Program (TAP), annually offers cash awards of up to $3000 to 54 mature women who, as heads of households, must enter or return to the job market or further their skills and training to upgrade their employment status. Recipients are chosen on the basis of financial need as well as the statement of clear career goals. Applications are available from local participating Soroptimist Clubs whose listings can be secured from the telephone directory, Chamber of Commerce directory, League of Women Voters, or City Hall. Or, you may write to Soroptimist International Headquarters, 1616 Walnut Street , Philadelphia , PA 19103 , ATTENTION: TRAINING AWARDS PROGRAM, with a self-addressed, stamped envelope enclosed. Applications become available in late summer of each year with the official deadline of December 15. Soroptimist International is the world's largest classified service organization for professional and executive business women with 50,000 members in 22 countries.

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Talbots Charitable Foundation, Inc.

The Talbots Women's Scholarship Fund. Applications will be available in all Talbots U.S. stores, as well as through the Talbots website at until the deadline.

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Upper Merion Business and Professional Women's Organization

This organization awards scholarships to women applicants from the Upper Merion School District for the purpose of continuing their education. For information contact Shirley A. Boyle, 305 W. Roberts Street , Norristown , PA l9401. The deadline for application is in March.

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Women of the ELCA Scholarship Program

The Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America provides Scholarships for Lutheran Lay Women who are members of an ELCA congregation, 21 years or older, who have experienced an interruption in schooling of at least two years since the completion of high school, and who are studying for a career other than a church-certified profession. Awards are based on the applicant's scholastic ability, financial need, clarity of educational goals, and Christian commitment. The maximum scholarship grant will be $2,000. The scholarship recipient may apply again; however, scholarship assistance is available for a maximum of two years. Applicant must provide written confirmation of admission to an educational institution. Application and supporting materials are due postmarked no later than February 15 with notification by the scholarship committ by May 25. For information contact: Scholarship Program, Women of the ELCA, 8765 W. Higgins Road, Chicago, IL 60631-4189; phone 800-638-3522; or email Faith Fretheim at .

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Vanguard Minority Scholarship Program

The Vanguard Minority Scholarship Program provides merit-based scholarships of up to $10,000 to students entering their junior or senior year of college during the 2013 school year. The program's goal is to remove financial barriers for minority students who demonstrate academic excellence and leadership potential. Students must be pursuing studies in business, finance, economics, or accounting. Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.

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Vanguard Women in Information Technology Scholarship Program

The Vanguard Women in Information Technology Scholarship Program provides merit-based scholarships of up to $10,000 to female students entering their junior or senior year of college during the 2013 school year. The program's goal is to remove financial barriers for female students who demonstrate academic excellence and are pursuing studies in computer science, computer engineering, web design or other IT-related disciplines. Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.

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Veterans' Scholarships

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and one of its major supporters, Sport Clips Haircuts, have again partnered to help our veterans and their families. The VFW's "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" will provide service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete their educational goals without incurring excessive student loan debt. It’s just another way to say “thank you” to those who deserve it the most. Please click here for full details on the scholarship program and to apply.

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Contact Information

Villanova University
College of Professional Studies
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Vasey Hall, Room 104
Villanova, PA 19085
Phone: 610-519-4300
Fax:     610-519-7910

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* MeritTuitionRateInfoSheetMC3-DCCC-CCP.pdf
Merit Tuition Rate for Qualified Graduates