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Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

City Year is proud to partner with Villanova University's Charles Widger School of Law, offering a $10,000 annually renewable tuition scholarship to the Juris Doctor program for all admitted City Year applicants.

Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law offers City Year AmeriCorps members, alums and staff

$10,000 scholarships

A $10,000 annually renewable scholarship will be awarded to all admitted City Year applicants for the Juris Doctor program.

The scholarship may be renewed in subsequent years provided recipients maintain continuous registration and remain in good academic standing, according to Villanova Law standards.

Scholarships are awarded to City Year AmeriCorps members and alums who complete at least one term of service and City Year staff employed for at least two years.

The scholarships described above represent the minimum awards; applicants will be considered for additional merit-based aid depending on the academic strength of their application.

Additional benefits

  • Application fee waiver
  • Enrollment deferral: Villanova Law will allow deferrals for up to one year if accepted applicants decide to serve additional time with City Year.

Why City Year loves Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law

Founded in 1953, Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law provides broad-based legal education that is grounded in academic rigor, practical hands-on training and a foundation in business that prepares graduates for diverse and rewarding legal careers.

The Law School, which is accredited by the American Bar Association, offers seven in-house clinics and more than 150 externship opportunities that immerse students in the real-world application of their legal skills. Villanova is home to an institute and four centers of excellence—the Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation; the Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law; the David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance; the Center for Law and Religion and the John F. Scarpa Center for Law and Entrepreneurship—which provide students the opportunity to pursue innovative, interdisciplinary legal fields through study, practical experience and mentorship.

To apply

Click here to learn more about Villanova Law’s application. Click here for more in-depth application instructions.

To begin your law school application, visit

To identify your City Year affiliation

Please self-identify your City Year affiliation on your résumé, including the site where you served and dates of service.

To access the application fee waiver and apply for the scholarship

To get the application fee waived and be considered for the scholarship, please email the City Year Alumni & Career Services Department at with “Villanova Law: City Year verification letter request” in the subject line. Within the email, include the site where you served and dates of service. This letter will be sent directly to Villanova Law’s admissions office and added to your applicant file.

To contact the admissions office

Please call (610) 519-7010 or email with any questions.

Please note that all admissions and scholarship decisions are made by the educational institution. AmeriCorps members, alums and staff interested in these scholarships must complete the full application process for the institution. Please pay close attention to deadlines and consider beginning work on your applications early in the year.

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