• SCHOLARSHIPS

    In addition to need-based financial aid, we also offer the following awards and scholarships. Students may only apply for and receive one scholarship. Click on the title of the scholarship to obtain the necessary application. Applications for Augustinian Scholarships are due January 31, 2019.

    Villanova Merit Scholarship

    Starting fall 2020, Villanova is proud to announce two major changes to its longstanding Merit Scholarship program. First, rather than just recognizing the top three percentile, Villanova Merit Scholarships will now include students who score at or above the 90th percentile nationally on the High School Placement Test (HSPT)* and Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT).  With this change, Villanova seeks to recognize a breadth of scholars who have, until recently, been on the cusp of the award, and, historically, do very well at Villanova. 

    Second, the value of the merit scholarships has been increased.  For students scoring in the 99th and 98th percentile, the merit scholarship award will be equal to 60% of the day tuition; for students scoring in the 97th through 95th percentile, the merit scholarship will be equal to 50% of the day tuition; and for students scoring in the 94th to 90th percentile, the merit scholarship will be equal to 40% of the day tuition.  

    In addition to the changes in the eligibility and value of a Merit Scholarship, Villanova will also be renewing its focus on providing a broad range of academic and extra-curricular opportunities to engage students at the highest level.  Opportunities include additional honors level classes, introduction of academic focused after-school programs, and academic team activities.  

    For students scoring below the 90th percentile, Villanova will continue to offer its Augustinian Scholarships. Named after previous Augustinian Fathers and Brothers who taught at Villanova, these scholarships are awarded to students who show promise in a particular field or area of focus.

     *Villanova does allow students who’ve taken the HSPT at other schools to submit their scores for the Merit Scholarship.  Test scores must be submitted directly from the testing site administrator, and the student may not have previously sat the HSPT within the preceding 60 days to this qualifying score.

    Augustinian Scholarships

    Fr. John Glynn, O.S.A. Scholarship

    Awarded to students of promise in one or more foreign languages
    An Augustinian dedicated to learning and students, Fr. Glynn taught at Villanova for 38 years. Latin was his first love; Spanish and French came later. “A second language enables a person to be twice-over whatever skills and talents he or she develops." Fr. John Glynn, O.S.A. Scholarship is awarded to students of promise in one or more foreign languages. Students should be actively learning a new language, which increases their understanding of another culture.
    Fr. John Glynn, O.S.A. Scholarship Application

    Fr. John Howard, O.S.A. Scholarship

    Awarded to students with leadership experience
    As our first Headmaster, Fr. Howard’s leadership in bringing Villanova to life with steadfast energy and purpose is an example of one person’s ability to form community and shape an organization for lasting good. Development of servant leadership for the common good is a gift Villanova cherishes. Fr. John Howard, O.S.A. Scholarship is awarded to students with leadership experience. Students should intend to continue fostering these leadership skills and are expected to be actively involved in student leadership at Villanova.
    Fr. John Howard, O.S.A. Scholarship Application

    Fr. Patrick Keane, O.S.A. Scholarship

    Awarded to students who are active participants within the St. Thomas Aquinas Parish of Ojai
    Fr. Keane gave himself to the service of the people of the Ojai Valley as pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas parish, Ojai. As a distinguished educator in previous assignments, he gave special attention to the young people of the parish. This award continues Villanova’s special concern for students from the Ojai Valley.
    Fr. Patrick Keane, O.S.A. Scholarship Application

    Fr. Robert McGrath, O.S.A. Scholarship

    Awarded to students who are active participants within the Catholic community of Ventura County
    A 1928 Villanova Preparatory School graduate, Fr. McGrath was the son of one of the founding Oxnard families of the school and the first Villanova graduate to be ordained a priest. This scholarship renews the heritage of the Oxnard and Ventura families who sought a local Catholic high school for their children. Fr. McGrath taught at Villanova for twelve years.
    Fr. Robert McGrath, O.S.A. Scholarship Application

    Br. Stephen McKenna, O.S.A. Scholarship

    Awarded to students of promise in the study of history and social studies
    Brother Steve was a history enthusiast, a Civil War re-enactor and an engaging teacher of religion and social studies. With a historical perspective on world cultures, he gave special pastoral concern to resident students and encouraged students in their study of history. The Br. Stephen McKenna, O.S.A. Scholarship is awarded to students of promise in the study of history and social studies. Students should be academically successful in their current social sciences courses and show an interest in this area of study.
    Br. Stephen McKenna, O.S.A. Scholarship Application

    Fr. Thomas McLaughlin, O.S.A. Scholarship

    Awarded to students of promise in math and science
    Father McLaughlin was an example to Villanova students of dedication to the faith and the sciences. Well known for his white scientist’s jacket put on over his Augustinian habit he taught several generations of Villanova scientists and was the school's spiritual leader. Fr. Thomas McLaughlin, O.S.A. Scholarship is awarded to students of promise in math and science. Students should have an interest in and be academically successful in math and science.
    Fr. Thomas McLaughlin, O.S.A. Scholarship Application

    Fr. John Sanders, O.S.A. Scholarship

    Awarded to students with exemplary service within the Catholic community
    Fr. Sanders began his teaching career at Villanova in 1974. While teaching religion and social studies, he was deeply involved in connecting Villanovans with the Ojai community. With great enthusiasm he enriched community life and student activities, he originated Villanova’s signature Wildcat Day event. Fr. John Sanders, O.S.A. Scholarship is awarded to students with exemplary service within the Catholic community. Students should have a minimum of twenty hours of service completed with a particular organization or project, with the intent to continue that service.
    Fr. John Sanders, O.S.A. Scholarship Application

    Fr. John Sparrow, O.S.A. Scholarship

    Awarded to students of promise in writing and language arts
    Fr. Sparrow, with a Ph.D. in English and former teacher at Villanova University, brought a depth of knowledge and love for learning to Villanovans for thirteen years. His love for literature was shared in his vigorous teaching style and high expectations of students. Fr. John Sparrow, O.S.A. Scholarship is awarded to students of promise in writing and language arts. Students should be academically successful in their current language arts or literature course and show an interest and talent for writing.
    Fr. John Sparrow, O.S.A. Scholarship Application

    Fr. Anthony Wasko, O.S.A. Scholarship

    Awarded to students of promise in performing arts
    With special skills in speech and drama, as headmaster and teacher Fr. Wasko brought Villanova’s programs to new levels. The remarkable tradition of student success and opportunities for student expression in Villanova’s speech and drama programs is a credit to his memory. Fr. Anthony Wasko, O.S.A. Scholarship is awarded to students of promise in the performing arts. Students should have experience in one or more of the performing arts and are expected to continue this involvement and share their talents with the Villanova community.
    Fr. Anthony Wasko, O.S.A. Scholarship Application