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In an effort to make a Villanova Preparatory School education more accessible to students of varying means, the Augustinians of the Western Province, Board of Directors, and school administration are dedicated to increasing the number and size of student scholarships.

Donors should contact our Development Office to discuss their goals and establish scholarship criteria. A donor may establish either an Endowed Named Scholarship or Fixed-Term Named Scholarship.

Once the criteria are set, the donor should send a letter of intent to establish the scholarship with funds made payable to Villanova Preparatory School. Villanova's President and Director of Financial Affairs must approve the establishment of all scholarships. Please contact our Development Office by calling (805) 646-1464 ext 127 if you would like to establish a new scholarship at Villanova.

Scholarship Types

Endowed Named Scholarship

An endowed scholarship may be established in the name of the donor or in another name specified by the donor with a minimum gift of $25,000. The principal (corpus) of the endowment will be invested by Villanova's Office of Financial Affairs and the annual interest will fund the scholarship. The corpus of the endowment may never be spent. The donor may make additional contributions to add to the corpus at any time. Learn more about our three endowed scholarships below.

Fixed-Term Named Scholarship

A Fixed-Term Named Scholarship may be established with the corpus of the gift (minimum of $5,000) used to fund the award.

Fr. William Sullivan, OSA, was born Feb. 10, 1926, graduated from St. Augustine High School, San Diego, in 1943. After high school he went to the Augustinian novitiate in New Hamburg, N.Y., and made his first profession of vows in 1944, he graduated from Villanova College in 1949, and was ordained a priest in 1952. Fr. Sullivan was part of the Villanova faculty and Augustinian community on two occasions:  from 1957 to 1959, and the 1961-1962 school year.

As a faculty member at Villanova Preparatory School beginning in 1957, Fr. Sullivan served as the Director of Studies, while also teaching English, Latin and Mathematics.  His remembrance in the yearbook reads “tall and cordial, captious, intelligent and an intellect”  Fr. also enjoyed classical music and was a lover of all things British.  An English major, Fr. Sullivan moved easily among the Catholic writers of the 19th and 20th century, he was well read and witty.  He was known as a hard worker, clear thinker, good writer, great on detail, and follow through.

The Fr. Sullivan Endowed Scholarship was inspired by Michael Wilson ‘59. Michael reached-out to Villanova asking how he could honor and create a lasting memory of Fr. Sullivan because of his intellect, kindness and insight that he shared with Michael and many other of his fellow students while teaching at Villanova.  Michael remembered Fr. as a teacher and mentor, “he passed his love of literature and poetry along to me, and both have certainly enriched my life as a writer and filmmaker.”  Many donors contributed, and along with Michael’s matching gift, the Fr. Sullivan Endowed Scholarship was born.  The Scholarship will be awarded for the first time in the fall 2021.

Thank you to our generous and thoughtful alumni who contributed to this valuable scholarship.  We will continue to accept donations that will allow the scholarship to grow, and will benefit additional students.Please consider making a gift to the Fr. Sullivan Endowed Scholarship today! We are very grateful for your support.

In 2011, Dianna Wilke '88, served as a member of the Board of Directors, and sought to establish an endowed scholarship to honor one of her valued teachers, Timothy Bunce.  With the interest and support of other alumni, the Timothy Bunce Endowed Scholarship was formed.The scholarship was intended to support a Villanova student for all four years of his or her education while boosting diversity on campus by aiding students who have financial need.  

In the past the scholarship has been disbursed to children of alumni, and continues to consider legacy students who show potential, have an interest in pursuing a college degree and have demonstrated financial need.

Timothy Bunce began his distinguished teaching career at Villanova Preparatory School in August of 1984, teaching senior English and freshman world history. He initiated the first AP 12th grade English Literature and Writing Composition class in 1987, then served from 2002-2007 as an Advanced Placement reader consultant to the College Boards' Education Testing Service.Tim is currently in his 36th year at Villanova, in the Alumni and Development Office, working as the Alumni Coordinator.  He still recalls his past students and their activities, both in and out of the classroom, with amazing clarity. Many alumni especially love returning to campus for a personal tour and enjoy lunch with one of their favorite teachers talking about the "good old days."

Thank you to our generous and thoughtful alumna who created this valuable scholarship and to the countless donors who have contributed to its growth. Please consider making a gift to the Timothy Bunce Endowed Scholarship Fund today! We are very grateful for your support.

Although there have been many Augustinian priests who have served in various roles at Villanova Prep over the course of 97 years, no one has had a greater impact on the life of Villanova students and the success of the school more than Fr. John Glynn, OSA. Fr. Glynn served in many roles at Villanova, most notably as the school’s Headmaster from 1960-1965 and then from 1975-1979, as well as a Latin teacher and chaplain until the early 2000s.

Although there have been many Augustinian priests who have served in various roles at Villanova Prep over the course of 97 years, no one has had a greater impact on the life of Villanova students and the success of the school more than Fr. John Glynn, OSA. Fr. Glynn served in many roles at Villanova, most notably as the school’s Headmaster from 1960-1965 and then from 1975-1979, as well as a Latin teacher and chaplain until the early 2000s.

He embodied the spirit of Catholic Augustinian education through the love and devotion he exemplified in his faith, his genuine care and concern for the students, and his dedication to the success of Villanova Prep as a school that develops the mind, heart, and body of every student. Any alumnus who attended Villanova Prep will remember his kind smile, his wonderful sense of humor, and his delightful spirit. He truly cared for his “duckos” (his affectionate name for the students) and would annually write Christmas cards to all of the graduates of Villanova.

Fr. Glynn continues to be remembered at Villanova through:

- the annual Fr. John F. Glynn Christian Conduct Award, given annually to a senior who “embodies the teachings of St. Augustine by building community while promoting charity, Christian service, and justice among the Villanova students, faculty, and staff”.

- Glynn Hall, a building designed by architect Kenneth Hess in the 1960s that serves as the girls’ dormitory.

It is through this scholarship that the legacy of Fr. John Glynn continues to have an impact. He saw the need for Villanova Prep to serve the needs of the local Catholic community by providing an outstanding educational opportunity for students that were seeking a well-rounded, Christ-centered education in the Augustinian tradition. He found ways to make it possible, and we hope to do the same. We hope to continue his vision by increasing the endowment of the Fr. John Glynn, OSA, Scholarship so as to continue his legacy to ensure qualified and deserving students have the opportunity to attend Villanova Prep. With the support of the Augustinian Foundation, the memory of Fr. Glynn will have an impact on a new generation of “duckos”. Please consider donating a gift today to the Fr. John Glynn Scholarship Fund to help students with tuition assistance.