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Villa Charities Scholarship Program

2021 Villa Charities Scholarship Program Applications are Now Available

The Villa Charities Scholarship Program provides financial support to Undergraduate and Graduate level students of any heritage, who believe in and help further Villa Charities’ mission to enrich lives through experiences and services that honour Italian culture and heritage.

In 2020, eight students were awarded scholarships independently through the Villa Charities Scholarship Program and four students in partnership with George Brown College for the Architecture Technology Program. To learn more about these students, please click here.

Scholarship Criteria

Scholarships will be awarded to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Registered, full-time student at an accredited university or college.
  • Students must be Canadian citizens or have permanent-residence status.
  • Have a GPA of 3.5+.
  • Villa Charities’ mission is to enrich lives through experiences and services that honour Italian culture and heritage. Any person, regardless of heritage, that helps further this mission is encouraged to apply.

(A) Villa Charities Undergraduate Student Scholarship (Incl. The Janet Angela Rinaldi Tribute Scholarships)

Awards of $2,500 (to be used for tuition only) will be presented to each of four (4) full-time Undergraduate Student(s) at an accredited Canadian university or college with the following criteria:

  • Registered in an Undergraduate program and must be entering the second, third, or fourth year of the program
  • Have a GPA of 3.5+. See Terms and Conditions for additional requirements.
  • Students must be Canadian citizens or have permanent-residence status
  • Online application and supporting documentation submitted by the April 25, 2021 deadline (late applications will not be considered)
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities through various means such as volunteer community service
  • Exhibits passion in their field of study. Preference given to students who demonstrate special interest in Italian heritage and culture as part of their program of study, such as through a co-op, internship, and/or an applied research project.
  • Written essay (500 words) describing how they help further Villa Charities’ mission – to enrich lives through experiences and services that honour Italian culture and heritage

(B) Villa Charities Graduate Student Scholarship

Awards of $5,000 (to be used for tuition only) will be presented to each of four (4) full-time Graduate student(s) at an accredited Canadian university or college with the following criteria:

  • Registered in a Graduate program
  • Have a GPA of 3.5+. See Terms and Conditions for additional requirements.
  • Students must be Canadian citizens or have permanent-residence status
  • Online application and supporting documentation submitted by the April 25, 2021 deadline (late applications will not be considered)
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities through various means such as volunteer community service
  • Exhibits passion in their field of study. Preference given to students who demonstrate special interest in Italian heritage and culture as part of their program of study, such as through a co-op, internship, and/or an applied research project.
  • Written essay (500 words) describing how they help further Villa Charities’ mission – to enrich lives through experiences and services that honour Italian culture and heritage.
APPLICATION PROCESS
  1. Download and complete Application Form
  2. Read Terms & Conditions 
  3. Review Scholarship Submission Checklist
  4. Submit all documents on the Scholarship Submission Checklist to scholarships@villacharities.com
    • In the subject line of your email, please include the name of the scholarship you are applying to:
      1. The Villa Charities Undergraduate Student Scholarship (Incl. The Janet Angela Rinaldi Tribute Scholarships)
      2. The Villa Charities Graduate Student Scholarship
Downloadable forms
Scholarship Submission Checklist
  1. Completed application form
  2. Proof of Admission
  3. 500 word essay
  4. Transcripts
  5. Resume
  6. Any supplementary forms

Learn More About The Villa Charities Scholarship Program

For questions regarding the program or the application process, please fill out your contact information and we will be in touch with you shortly.