Blue White Scholarship
"We Bridge the Financial Aid Gap"
501(C)(3) - Tax ID 23-3095631
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
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 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
The Blue White Scholarship Foundation "Bridges the Gap" for students who are STILL short even after having received all possible aid from every source within the University.
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.