The University of Saint Francis has many endowed scholarships with varying criteria. The amounts and number of each scholarship varies each year based on funds made available from the endowment. These scholarships are awarded based on criteria established by the donors and applied to tuition and fees. Endowed funds are applied prior to need based funds, so in some cases, this does reduce a student's USF Affordability Grant. To be considered for these scholarships, please submit the general application or apply online. The priority deadline deadline is May 1 each year, but you may continue to apply after May 1. These applications are reviewed during the month of May for the upcoming academic year. Students are notified on their award notifications at the time they are awarded. A luncheon is provided in the spring of the academic year so that students and donors can meet. It is highly recommended for recipients to attend this event to thank the donors so they can hear your story and how their contributions make it possible to attend USF.
The following endowed funds have specific criteria that require a separate application. To be considered for one of these scholarships, please complete the appropriate application below.
Must be related to an Essex employee and a Business Major with a 2.25 GPA or higher. Must demonstrate need. Scholarship can be renewed. Download the application.
Marie Koester Scholarship
Must be a graduate of a Catholic High School with a 3.0 GPA or higher and demonstrate financial need. Download an application.
Agnes Hake Seyfert Memorial Scholarship
Priority is given to women age 40 or older who never attended college or interrupted their college career to raise a family. (Women under 40 and men may also be considered.) Students may reapply each year. Download an application.
Must be a new full-time USF student who graduated from Bishop Dwenger or Bishop Luers High School. Award is based on student’s academic and extra-curricular (excluding athletics) performance during high school. Award is automatically renewed during sophomore, junior and seniors years at USF if the student remains full time and achieves at least a 3.2 GPA. Download an application.
Saint Joseph Nursing Alumni Scholarship
Must be a Nursing student who is a graduate or whose family member is a graduate of Saint Joseph School of Nursing. (If no Nursing students apply, the award may be given to an Allied Health student whose family member is a graduate of Saint Joseph School of Nursing.) Download an application.
Sister Lucia Dos Santos O.C.D. Scholarship
The Sister Lucia Dos Santos O.C.D. Scholarship Fund was established to award one recipient each year. The scholarship will be a one time award to the selected candidate. The amount of the award will be based on interest earned each year. The winner is chosen a the committee, which includes religion and philosophy faculty from USF. The award can only be used for tuition costs. Download an application.