Bridging the Financial Aid Gap since 2001

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Our Impact


$2.5+ Million Dollars Awarded


Assisted 320+ (2001-2018)



  • 48% of students required needs-based aid

  • These students have an average 21% shortfall to cover tuition plus room & board

  • Only 13.2% had needs fully met even after University grant packages and Federal loans

Who We Help


  • Students with unexpected hardships                 

    • Illness causing major Medical Bills     

    • Parent lost job

    • Parent is under-employed

    • Multiple siblings in school simultaneously 

    • Parent died



  • Students paying 100% of their tuition


  • Middle Class Families who cannot afford to pay completely out of pocket nor qualify for 100% aid/loan packages

Blue White Scholar Francesca Cocchi '17Read MoreMeet Our Current Scholars

Pictured: VIllanovan Francesca Cocchi, a 2016 & 2017 Blue White Scholar, currently works as an Editor for the Food Network Magazine in NYC  (Read More)


The vision of the Blue White Scholarship Foundation is to ensure that students working their way through school, who encounter a financial hardship, and who meet our scholarship criteria, can achieve their dream of obtaining a Villanova degree. 

Picture: Our Scholars take the Benjamin Franklin Pledge to "Pay It Forward" at the annual ceremony witnessed by members of the Blue White Board of Directors. 

What We Do

  • The Blue White Scholarship Foundation "Bridges the Gap" for students who are STILL short AFTER they have received all possible aid from every source within the University. 

  • Villanova University reports a 21% financial aid gap                 (Source: U.S. News & World Report, Best Colleges Edition, September  2020)

  • The average gap for our scholarship recipients is $14,000 per student.​

Learn More About THE GAP


  • Rising Juniors and Seniors

  • Financial Need – those who have exhausted all possible financial aid

  • Strong Academic Ability

  • Superior Work Ethic– Students must be working their way through school

  • A Willingness to "Pay It Forward"

Want To Get Involved?

Pictured-Villanovan Patrick Ciapciak, a Blue White Scholar, on graduation day 2016. After leaving Villanova, he entered Boston College Law School. He both  graduated and married his Nova sweetheart  in 2019.

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What Makes Us Unique

Become a Mentor

  • Our top donors act as "Judges," reviewing, evaluating, and scoring student applications. The result: Our donors have a direct role in determining which students receive scholarships.



The Franklin Pledge Become a JUDGE

Learn About Us

  • Blue White Scholarship recipients have all taken the pledge to pay it forward. Here are six ways to pay it forward that won't break the bank.

Ways to Pay It Forward

Read What Our Scholars Have to Say



"Last year my father lost his job, causing the burden of paying 4 college tuitions to become the main stressor in our lives. When I got my letter from BWSF, my entire family felt like we could breathe for the first time in a while."

Read What Our Scholars Have to Say

Andrew Camaj


"As a sophomore, I already had $60,000 in loans. BWSF was a lifeline I needed. With tuition costs rising day by day, this scholarship has allowed me to pursue my dreams."

Read What Our Scholars Have to Say

"This scholarship means I can worry about grades and developing myself as a professional without worrying if or when the bills will be paid. This scholarship gives me the freedom to pursue my dreams for both me and my parents."

Kylie Frankowski


Read What Our Scholars Have to Say

"In the last year my family faced an unexpected loss when my father passed away from cancer. This put an added financial stress on the family and put my education at risk. That’s why when I learned I received a scholarship I was ecstatic. Because of you I will be able to finish my degree."

Preston WhiteMan

Mechanical Engineering

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