Bridging the Financial Aid Gap since 2001
$2.5+ Million Dollars Awarded
Assisted 350+ Students
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 grants 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
Junior and Senior Students working their way through school
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
The Blue White Vision
Our vision is to ensure students working their way through school and who encounter a financial hardship can achieve their dream of obtaining a Villanova degree.
Pictured: Our Scholars taking the Benjamin Franklin Pledge to
"Pay It Forward" at the annual ceremony, witnessed by the Foundation's Board of Directors.
What We Do
Villanova University reports a 21% financial aid gap
(U.S. News & World Report, Best Colleges Edition, Sept. 2020)
The average gap for our scholarship recipients is $14,000
Rising Juniors and Seniors
Financial Need - those who have exhausted all possible financial aid
Strong Academic Ability
A Willingness to "Pay It Forward"
We give preference to students with unexpected hardships or paying 100% of tuition on their own
The Blue White Foundation Unique
Our scholars take the Benjamin Franklin Pledge to "Pay It Forward" by promising to help a future BWSF student.
DID YOU KNOW
The Blue White Scholarship Foundation, also known as the Blue White Club, is the only nationwide and oldest independent alumni organization composed of alumni & friends of Villanova University.
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."
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Blue white Scholar Villanovan Patrick Ciapciak on graduation day 2016. After leaving Villanova, he entered Boston College Law School. Patrick graduated and married his Nova sweetheart in 2019.