Bridging the Financial Aid Gap since 2001

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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, March 2018)

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

Who We Help


  • Students with unexpected hardships                 

    • Sick family member = medical bills     

    • Parent lost job

    • 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

Pictured-Villanovan Francesca Cocchi,  a Blue White Scholar. After Graduating in 2016, she is now an assistant editor at the Food Network Magazine in NYC.


Our Vision

The vision of the Blue White Scholarship Foundation is to ensure that 

students who encounter a financial hardship, and who meet our scholarship criteria,

can achieve their dream of obtaining a Villanova degree. 

Scholarship Criteria

  • 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"

What Makes Us Unique

  • 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.



  • 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.

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."

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

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 and is to graduate in May 2019. He is also getting married in 2019.

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P.O. Box 412

Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085

(610) 519-0777

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