This page contains many useful scholarship links for specific countries, program providers, and organizations around the world. Also included are scholarships offered through Villanova University, and search engines that are all available to you on this page. Please note that this list of funding is by no means complete.
There exists an immense amount of resources available to those that voluntarily seek them. We ask that if you do receive financial aid, grants, scholarships or loans to please contact the Office of Financial Assistance: (610) 519-6456.
Additionally, the Center for Research and Fellowships will assist students as they prepare funding applications for such awards as Gilman, Boren, and CLS. Within this page is an excellent list of scholarship opportunities for study abroad and beyond! CRF is a wonderful and worthwhile site to explore and also a great office to visit! The Center for Research and Fellowship is located in Garey Hall.
The Scholarships for Study Abroad and International Experiences Common Application allows students to apply for multiple funding opportunities with one application.
The following scholarship funds will be awarded through the Study Abroad and International Experiences Common Application.
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Some Villanova Scholarships are only available to applicants who participate in specific programs. In these cases, the scholarship questionnaire appears in the individual program application in Passport Villanoa. If students are interested in applying for the program specific scholarship, they must complete the scholarship questionnaire along with the rest of the program application.
Joseph Patrick Hooker Experiential Learning Fund Award
Open to first-year students only for the Learning Communities Abroad in Dublin program. Founded in memory of Villanova alumni, Joe Hooker, by his fraternity brothers. Preference given to Irish Studies minors or majors, students with financial need. Awards of $500-$1000.
Linn Scholarship - Open to participants in the Villanova Prague Summer Program.
Patriarch Scholarship - Open to Italian majors and minors who spend the summer abroad studying on specific language focused programs. Awards up to full program tuition.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship - The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness.The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
SIT Pell Grant Match Scholarship - SIT Study Abroad is committed to making its study abroad programs affordable for a diversity of students, including low-income undergraduates who might otherwise not pursue international opportunities. Our Pell Grant Match program provides matching grants to students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding for the term during which they are studying with SIT. This award can be applied to any SIT program.
CIEE Need Based Grants - The Gain Travel Grant is 750-2000 dollars towards airfare for students who show financial need. Pell-eligible students who apply by October 15 for Jan/Spring programs and April 1 for Fall programs are guaranteed to recieve the grant.
Freeman Asia - The awards are designed for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study in East or Southeast Asia for academic credit.
PaCIE-Asia Institute Scholarships
Awards scholarship of $1000 in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PaCIE) to support learning experiences for students traveling to Asia in 2016. This scholarship is open to any student from a university and/or college in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, who is enrolled in an Asia based study abroad experience next year.
100,000 Strong Foundation - China-specific
Blakemore Freeman Fellowships - Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for a single academic year of full-time, intensive language study in an approved language program in East or Southeast Asia. Fellows are expected to remain in the study country during the entire period of the grant. To be considered, applicants must have a well-defined career objective involving Asia in which regular use of the language is an important aspect; the potential to make a significant contribution to a field of study or area of professional or business activity in an Asian country; prior experience in the Asian country or involvement or participation in activities related to the country; and a good academic, professional, or business background appropriate to the career program.