- You are a rising Junior or Senior
- You have exhausted all financial aid as verified by Villanova University's Office of Financial Assistance
- You have superior work ethic as demonstrated by employment history and community service
- You have strong academic ability as confirmed by a professor recommendation and review of transcripts
- You have a willingness to “Pay it Forward” and help another student in the future
Why We Are Needed
After Villanova University has provided all of the financial aid it can, there are still many students who experience a gap in funding, putting them at risk for not being able to graduate.
After Pell Grants, federal work study, loans, and other scholarships, the average student we help has about $13,000 in unmet need according to the University's Department of Financial Assistance.
In 16 years, The Blue White Scholarship Foundation has awarded scholarships to 300 students, totaling over $2.4 million.
The Blue White Scholarship Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation founded in support of Villanova University students and the Catholic and Augustinian character of the University. It is a leadership organization that is composed of alumni and friends of Villanova University who come together with the ideals of truth, unity and charity to help provide scholarships for Junior and Senior undergraduate students who have experienced financial hardships.
The Foundation’s origins date back to 1973 when the “Wildcat Club” was formed by a group of Villanova Alumni, for the purpose of raising money for the Villanova Athletic Department.
In 2001, the Foundation ceased fundraising for athletics, and instead instituted the Blue White Scholarship Foundation, whose sole purpose is raising academic scholarship money for Villanova undergraduate students.
Mission & Vision
The Blue White Scholarship Foundation's mission is charitable fundraising to provide scholarships to deserving Villanova University juniors and seniors who have encountered gaps in funding and financial difficulty that could prevent them from achieving their goal of graduating with a Villanova Degree.
The vision of the Blue White Scholarship Foundation is to create a world where no Villanova undergraduate student should have financial hardship preventing him or her from completing their undergraduate degree program.