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Scholarships & Awards

At Villanova College we believe that every child should have the opportunity to attain an excellent education and that hard work, determination and excellence should be rewarded. Therefore, along with our tuition assistance program the following awards and scholarships have been established to support and reward those students, both new and current, for achieving academic excellence and/or living out the School's core values of Unitas, Veritas and Caritas.

Entrance Scholarships

Entrance Scholarships

Villanova College seeks to bring the best and brightest to our school. Scholarships are available to new students entering grades 7 and 9. Scholarships are granted based on an applicant's entry exam scores, prior academic achievement and comportment. One scholarship is awarded to a student entering grade 7 and two are awarded to students entering grade 9. All scholarships are in the amount of $2,500 and are non renewable. Candidates must have submitted their completed application by the December 1st early admissions deadline.

Awards & Scholarships for Current Students

The Beth Will Sophomore Scholarship

Established by her family and Villanova College, this award honours the memory of Beth Will, who, over her years at Villanova College, was a dedicated teacher, coach and role model for young, female student-athletes. The award recognizes and celebrates a female student-athlete, who, during her freshman year, demonstrated leadership through her commitment to her studies, teammates, athletic pursuits and the values of Villanova College.

The recipient must have successfully completed her freshman studies with a minimum grade average of 80%, competed in at least two team or individual sports, and be enrolled in the Health and Physical Education course in her sophomore year. Coaches, teachers and/or administrators submit nominations to the final selection committee by June of each school year.

This $2,000 scholarship is awarded annually at the school’s Terry Fox Run.


The Bernadette Yuen Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a few select students who have a financial need and demonstrate excellence in a broad range of qualifications: academic, extracurricular involvement, strength of character, discipline, and their ability to make Villanova College a better school.

Graduation Scholarships & Awards

Villanova College Award for Theatre and Performing Arts

This scholarship is awarded to a graduate who has demonstrated excellence and innovation in, and dedication to, the Villanova Theatre and Performing Arts Program.


Villanova College Award for Fine Arts

This scholarship is awarded to the student who has made a significant contribution to the Fine Arts Program and has maintained strong academics and who will pursue studies in the Fine Arts. This award is sponsored by the Cortellucci-Fiuza Family.


The Alumni Award of Merit and Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to two graduates who have demonstrated a strong sense of community involvement over their secondary school years. This award is sponsored by the Gurizzan Family, one of the founding families.


Catholic Student Award

This scholarship is awarded to a graduate in whom the spirits of St. Augustine and St. Thomas of Villanova can be discerned. The daily life of this graduate is distinguished by a willingness to serve, to help, and to bring joy to the lives of others. In this graduate, peers, teachers and the wider community have recognized a Christ-like presence. This award is sponsored by the Augustinian Fathers.


Villanova Parent Association Award

This scholarship is awarded to a male and female graduate who embodies the mission statement of Villanova College through involvement in, and service to, the school community.


Knights of Columbus Scholarship

This scholarship is presented to a graduating student who has provided outstanding service within the school, the Church and community at large. The recipient has shown a willingness to grow spiritually, mentor young people and participate in the life of the Church.


Vito Giovannetti Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to the graduating student who has achieved the highest average in his/her combined Grade 11 & 12 History courses. It is to honour the memory of the late Vito Giovannetti who, as an Italian immigrant, was a passionate student of History and a proud Canadian. This award is sponsored by his grandsons Alexander Hosko, Class of 2007 and Vito Giovannetti, Class of 2010.


Carol Annibale Ovarian Cancer Foundation Award

This scholarship is awarded to the graduating student who has achieved the highest combined average in Biology and one other Science, and who will pursue studies in the Sciences. This award is sponsored by the Annibale Family.

The Carol Annibale Ovarian Cancer Foundation was established for the purpose of raising money to support research related to the early detection of Ovarian Cancer and to the eradication of the disease. It was established in 2000 in memory of Carol Annibale, mother of Michael ‘09, Allie ‘11 and Robert ‘13. Carol Annibale passed away on February 6, 2000 following a courageous battle against Ovarian Cancer. The Foundation was established by Carol Annibale’s husband, Quinto Annibale, who is Past Chair of the Board of Governors of Villanova College. Mr. Annibale is assisted in administering the Foundation by his wife, Dianne Tarraran and the Annibale alumni.


Giuseppina Gurreri Memorial Award

This scholarship is presented to a graduate who has demonstrated a spirit of giving characterized by a generous heart and a willingness to sacrifice and give to others. This award is sponsored by the Gurreri Family.

Giuseppina Gurreri (1994-2015)
Lovingly remembered by the Villanova College Community
and in particular the Class of 2012.

St. Joseph Award for Academic Fortitude

This scholarship is awarded to a graduate who has, through the implementation of consistent and effective strategies, perseverance, and a positive attitude, overcome challenges and as a result, has shown significant improvement academically. This award is sponsored by the Steele family.


Shawn MacDonald Memorial Award and Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to the graduate who has demonstrated a true zest for life through full participation in all aspects of secondary school life. This award is sponsored by the D’Angelo Family, one of the founding families.

Shawn MacDonald (1995-2007)
Lovingly remembered by the Villanova College Community


McDonald Family Award

This scholarship is presented to the student who is successful in entering an Aviation Program at a post-secondary institution. If there are no applicants to an Aviation program, the award will be presented to the student entering an Engineering Program at a post-secondary institution who has the highest
combined average in his/her Grade 12 Calculus and Physics courses at Villanova College. This award is sponsored by the McDonald Family.


The Livio Leonardelli Memorial Award

This scholarship is awarded to the graduate whose passion for the Arts includes performance in a major band/choir for a minimum of three consecutive years of high school, including his/her senior year. The graduate must also have participated in a musical production for three consecutive years including his/her senior year. This award is sponsored by the Leonardelli family.


“Mr. L,” as he was affectionately known, was the founder of the music program at Villanova College. In his forty years as an educator at Chaminade College and Villanova College, his passion for music and performance touched the hearts, souls and minds of thousands of young men and women. Ever the perfectionist, he brought out the best in everyone he touched.

Mr. Livio (Maestro) Leonardelli (1938-2018)
Lovingly remembered by the Villanova College Community


Villanova College Academic Scholarships

This scholarship is awarded to the graduates with the second, third and fourth highest overall averages based on their grades in English, and five other Grade 12 courses taken at Villanova College during their graduating year.


President’s Award for Academic Excellence

This scholarship is awarded to the graduate with the highest average based on his/her grades in English, and five other Grade 12 courses taken at Villanova College during their graduating year.


Villanova College Diploma

The Villanova College diploma signifies evidence of a student who lives the Christian ideals and has contributed to the life of the school in addition to the academic and behavioural requirements needed to remain in good standing. The Villanova College Diploma is awarded to students who apply directly to the President and is in addition to the O.S.S.D. requirements. Students must demonstrate a fulfillment of the School's mission throughout their time at Villanova.


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