Merit-Based Scholarships

Villanova University provides financial assistance on the basis of students’ academic achievements, proven leadership, and participation in extracurricular activities – both in their schools and their communities.  Villanova’s merit-based scholarships are offered through the following programs:

In addition, Villanova is committed to providing financial assistance to students on the basis of a family’s ability to contribute.  Please visit the Office of Financial Assistance for more information on how Villanova seeks to make your education affordable.

 

PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Presidential Scholarship is a renewable, merit-based award covering full tuition, room, board (up to 19 meals-per week plan), general fee, and the cost of textbooks for eight consecutive 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. 

In order to be considered for the Presidential Scholarship, students must first be nominated by the chief academic officer of their high school (principal, president, headmaster), secondary school counselor, or an official school designee.  They can also be nominated by a representative from a home school entity or non-profit community-based organization dedicated to helping high school students with the college search process.  The student then must submit a completed application for admission by December 1.  For more information regarding the Presidential Scholarship, please visit the website for the Center for Research and Fellowships.

Important Dates:

Nomination Deadline December 1
Villanova Admission Application Deadline December 1
Presidential Scholarship Application Deadline January 2
Finalists Notified Week of January 22
Interview Program February 18-20
Recipients Notified Week of February 26
Awardee Decision
May 1

For more information, please contact: presidentialscholarship@villanova.edu

 

SAINT AUGUSTINE SCHOLARSHIP

In keeping with the Augustinian tradition of living and learning in a community united in mind and heart, Villanova will offer its most outstanding applicants (based on exemplary academic achievement in a very rigorous curriculum with correspondingly high standardized test scores) this merit-based award. Candidates will also embody the ideals emblazoned on the University seal: Veritas, Unitas, Caritas (Truth, Unity, Love) through their extracurricular involvement and life experiences.

The University seeks to enroll eighty (80) Saint Augustine scholars in the Class of 2022 at a value of $15,000 per year, renewable for four consecutive years.  All applicants will be considered during the holistic review process and a limited number of students will be invited to apply for this prestigious award.  Invitations to apply will be emailed after November 10, 2017 for Early Decision candidates with the scholarship applications due by November 27, 2017.  Early Action applicants selected for consideration will be invited the week of January 8, 2018 with scholarship applications due by January 26, 2018. Regular Decision applicants selected for consideration will be invited by February 9, 2018 with scholarship applications due by February 26, 2018.

 

ST. MARTIN DE PORRES GRANT

Villanova University provides St. Martin de Porres Grants to serve the University’s goal of attracting a richly diverse and talented population of undergraduate students. St. Martin de Porres Grants are valued at full tuition and general fees.  Grant recipients are from the greater Philadelphia area and are from the most underrepresented groups in undergraduate education, including (but not limited to) members of underrepresented racial and ethnic populations, students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and students from families in which few or no members have attended college.  To be eligible for consideration, students must have exemplary high school records, correspondingly high SAT or ACT scores, leadership roles, and active involvement through service to the community.  The greater Philadelphia area is defined as Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania; Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Salem Counties in New Jersey; and New Castle County in Delaware.  In addition, candidates must complete a St. Martin de Porres Grant application and submit to the Office of University Admission by January 15.  Finalists will be required to interview on campus in March.  The selection committee will review qualified applicants and notify the recipients by April 1.

For more information, please contact: gotovu@villanova.edu

 

GOIZUETA FOUNDATION SCHOLARS FUND

The Goizueta Foundation Scholars Fund has been instituted for the purpose of providing need-based scholarship assistance to those who have extensive personal interest, involvement and experience in the Hispanic/Latino culture. The award (of a varying amount) is made to students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and whose families currently reside in the United States, who come from communities or populations that have been historically underrepresented in the student body at Villanova, who have demonstrated financial need, and who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement.  This award will be granted to two entering freshmen. This scholarship is renewable for a total of eight consecutive regular semesters.  Returning undergraduate students will be considered for scholarship renewal on the basis of their academic performance and financial need.  In order to apply for the scholarship, candidates must complete and submit the Common Application with the Member School Section for Villanova, no later than January 15.  In addition, candidates must complete a Goizueta Scholarship application and submit to the Office of University Admission by January 15.  The selection committee will review qualified applicants and will notify the recipients by April 1.

For more information, please contact: gotovu@villanova.edu

 

ANTHONY RANDAZZO ENDOWED PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP

The Anthony Randazzo Endowed Presidential Scholarship is a renewable, merit-based award covering full tuition, room, board (up to 19 meals-per-week plan), general fee, and the cost of textbooks for eight consecutive semesters that is awarded to one first-year African American/Black student.  The chosen candidate must have demonstrated academic merit and financial need, been involved in community service and/or civic leadership activities, and graduated from a high school in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  In order to apply for the scholarship, candidates must complete and submit the Common Application with the Member School Section for Villanova no later than January 15. In addition, candidates must complete a Randazzo Presidential Scholarship Application and submit the application to the Office of University Admission by January 15. The selection committee will review qualified applicants and will notify the recipients by April 1.

Sponsor:         Anthony Randazzo and family

 

VILLANOVA NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP

These awards, ranging from $500 to $2,000, are offered to top students who are designated as finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and who selected Villanova University as their first college choice. 

Award:            Ranges from $500 to $2,000

For more information, please contact: finaid@villanova.edu

www.finaid.villanova.edu

 

ARMY ROTC 

For selected Army ROTC award recipients, Villanova grants up to five scholarships.  Villanova University agrees to fund United States Army scholarship winners with an amount not to exceed $5,000 to be used for University room and board charges.  To be eligible for consideration, a candidate must meet all minimum academic requirements of the Saint Augustine Scholarship.

For more information, please contact: armyrotc@villanova.edu

 

NAVAL ROTC 

Villanova University provides grants to NROTC scholarship recipients who are designated by the United States Navy.  Villanova may award up to four partial scholarship annually to NROTC Scholarship recipients.  These partial scholarships may be applied toward room or board expenses incurred at Villanova.  To be eligible for consideration, a candidate must meet all minimum academic requirements of the St. Augustine Scholarship. The recipients of this award are selected after the successful completion of the first semester of their first year at Villanova by the Unit Commander.

For more information, please contact: nrotc@villanova.edu