Villanova University reports a 20% financial aid gap (Source: U.S. News & World Report, Best Colleges Edition, March 2017)
The average gap for our scholarship recipients is $13,000 per student.
WHAT WE DO
SAVE OUR STUDEnTS
Who we help
Students with unexpected hardships . (Parent lost job/ family member is sick/high medical bills/multiple siblings in school at the same time)
Junior and Senior Students working their way through school
Students paying 100% of their tuition
Students/Families who cannot afford to pay completely out of pocket nor qualify for 100% aid/loan packages
Francesca Cocchi, a 2016-2017 Blue White Scholar, currently works as a writer in New York City. (Read More)
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.
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
In honor of Benjamin Franklin, the creator of the "pay it forward concept," students use traditional quill pens to sign their pledge.
WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE
Our scholars take the Benjamin Franklin Pledge to "Pay It Forward", and therefore promise to help a future BWSF student.
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 Blue White Scholarship Foundation, also known as the Blue White Club, is the only nation-wide, and the oldest, independent alumni organization composed of alumni & friends of Villanova University.
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.
$2.44 Million Dollars Awarded
Assisted 300+ (2001-2017)
RETURN ON INVESTMENT
300 students x $84,000 avg. income x
44 years of working = $1,108,800,000
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Patrick Ciapciak, a 2016 recipient, currently attends Boson College Law. Patrick was responsible for paying 100% of his undergraduate tuition.