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Presidential Scholars Program

The nomination form for the Class of 2025 can be accessed at: https://discover.villanova.edu/register/?id=7eb8b6a3-d6a9-4bf1-93a3-782334e89ffd

All nominations are due by 11:59 PM (PST) December 1, 2020.

 

About the Presidential Scholarship

The Presidential Scholarship is a renewable, merit-based award covering full tuition, room, board (meal plan includes up to 21 meals per week), the general fee, and the cost of textbooks for eight semesters. Representing diverse intellectual, social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds, Presidential Scholars are transformational leaders both on and off campus who have demonstrated a love of learning and a commitment to enhancing both their local and broader civic communities. 25 Presidential Scholarships are offered annually.

Each year, the University awards a portion of Presidential Scholarships to historically underrepresented students who have demonstrated leadership in their ability to make significant academic and social contributions to their school and communities. Eligible candidates are considered for both the Presidential Scholarship and the Presidential Scholarship for historically underrepresented students. Examples of historically underrepresented students include but are not limited to those who identify as low-income (normally Pell Grant Eligible), African American/Black, Latino/Hispanic, American Indian/Native Alaskan, Asian/Pacific Islander, and/or those who are the first in their family to pursue a college education. Eligible candidates for the Presidential Scholarship for historically underrepresented students must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident, although international students are welcome to apply for the Presidential Scholarship.

Contact Information

Center for Research and Fellowships
Garey Hall 200 (top floor) 
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
crf@villanova.edu
Phone: 610-519-8803
Fax: 610-519-6623

Michael Westrate
Director, Center for Research and Fellowships & Presidential Scholars Program
michael.westrate@villanova.edu
610-519-5928

Catherine Stecyk
Associate Director, Center for Research and Fellowships
catherine.stecyk@villanova.edu
610-519-8766

Chelsea Benincasa
Assistant Director, Center for Research and Fellowships & Presidential Scholars Program
chelsea.benincasa@villanova.edu
610-519-5935

Kelsey Fenner
Assistant Director, Center for Research and Fellowships
kelsey.j.fenner@villanova.edu
610-519-8852

Sage Milo
Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Research and Fellowships
sage.milo@villanova.edu
610-519-5986

Denise Caramanico
Office Coordinator (Part Time), Center for Research and Fellowships
dcaram01@villanova.edu
610-519-3356

For more information about The Presidential Scholarship, contact:

presidentialscholarship@villanova.edu
610-519-8803