Recipients of the Presidential Scholarship are expected to participate in the University Honors Program to an extent appropriate to their course of study. Presidential Scholars receive academic advisement according to the policies established within their respective colleges.
The Director of the University Honors Program will advise Presidential Scholars regarding the Honors Program curriculum, and the Director of the Center for Research and Fellowships (CRF) will provide direction with respect to opportunities for developing strong candidacy for nationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. Together, these advisers are responsible for the intellectual and cultural development of the Presidential Scholars.
Students are informed that they must comport themselves in a manner that assures the continuance and enhancement of the University's high purposes and traditions. Scholarships are renewable annually, and final decision regarding renewal of scholarships rests with the Director of the Presidential Scholars Program (PSP) with the advice of the PSP Advisory Board.
The Presidential Scholarship allows us to provide our students with the opportunity to pursue their studies and transform their lives at Villanova. This gift comes with a set of responsibilities and expectations. Presidential Scholars are academic and cultural leaders on campus, charged with embodying lives of academic excellence combined with service. Any Presidential Scholar who fails to live up to these responsibilities and expectations jeopardizes their scholarship.
Academic expectations for Presidential Scholars are as follows:
In cases where there are extenuating circumstances, exceptions can be given at the discretion of the Director of the Presidential Scholars Program (PSP) with the advice of the PSP Advisory Board, particularly if a student is making good academic progress semester to semester.
Students who are on academic probation who study abroad get their probation deferred for the time they are abroad.