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Office of Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid administers financial aid from federal, state, institutional, and private resources according to the Federal guidelines provided by the U.S. Department of Education. The university works with students and families in determining available funds to help meet the cost of education at the University of Saint Francis.

Private Scholarship Opportunities

Below are scholarship opportunities.  Please look at this scholarship board often as it changes daily.  And remember - you should never have to pay for a scholarship; scholarships are free monies! Scholarship

If you would like to try and win $1,000 towards your college educatin, Grapevine Evaluations would like to help you do just that!  Visit to complete the application and review the rules and regulations.

Deadline is July 30, 2014 

The Skylight Effect is plesed to announce their first annual $500 scholarship opportunity open to student planning to major in Photography, Art, Graphics Design, Architecture, Interior Design or any other major.  Capture the before and after effects of a skylight installation in a building and submit a description of your completed work; please visit for complete details and information about the application process.

Deadline is July 31, 2014

Fine & Associates Professional Corporation Scholarship

On a website, blog or online forum, write an 800 - 1,000 word post that expresses your ideas as to how to improve Family/Divorce Law and/or legal process in dealing with Family/Divorce proceedings and you could win $1,000.  Visit for complete details.

Deadline is July 31, 2014

Calum Ross Mortgage Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and those that are enrolled for Fall 2014.  All you need to do is write an 800 - 1,000 word post that expresses your ideas on the importance of financial literacy when it comes to getting a first mortgage.  Visit for complete details.

Deadline is July 31, 2014

Faded Soul Scholarship

Faded Soul is hoping to help alleviate some of the financial stress for a hard working student.  If you have a 3.0 GPA or higher and are enrolled for Fall 2014, you could win a $1,500 scholarship for your tuition.  Please visit for complete details and forms to complete.

Deadline is July 31, 2014

The Palmer Fred (Bud) Siegfried Scholarship

This scholarship is worth $1,000 for students pursuing a professional degree.  This award will help with the cost of tuition.  All you need to do is write a 500 - 700 word essay about how an injury attorney can make a difference in either an automobile accident, medical malpractice or product liability.  You will also need to write a 300 - 400 word essay about an act of service you have performed in the last three (3) weeks that has made a difference in your life.  Visit for complete details!

Deadline is July 31, 2014

The Christopher W. Keyser Undergraduate Scholarship

If you are a student pursuing a degree in criminal justice, pre-law studies, English, History, Political Science, Journalism or Communications, you could win $1,500 towards your tuition.  Visit for complete details!

Deadline is July 31, 2014

Goedeker's College Scholarship

We all know that in today's economy, coming up with the funds to attend college can be a challenge.  Tuition alone can be a burden, but other things like room and board, textbooks and other materials can be bothersome, too.  If you would like a chance to win $500 towards books, write an essay about why attending college and your field of study are important to you.  For complete details, visit  Good luck!

Deadline is July 31, 2014

ParkerWaichman Scholarship

The Parker Waichman law firm is sponsoring an essay contest on the topic of "How would you change a current U.S. law to improve society?"  The winner of the contest will be awarded $1,000 to use towards tuition.  To enter, simply write a 300 - 500 word essay explaining an existing law - federal, state or local - and demonstrate examples of how changing the law would enhance rights.  For further information and the link to submit your essay, visit

Deadline is July 31, 2014

Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship

The Nurses Make a Difference Scholarship is an annual $1,000 scholarship awarded to an aspiring nurse who is currently enrolled in a nursing program at a college or university or is a high school student who has been accepted into a school with a nursing program.  The winning applicant will provide the best 200 - 300 word essay on the topic of how nurses can make a difference in people's lives.  Details about the scholarship are at

Deadline is August 1, 2014

Thermo Fisher Scientific Scholarships

Future science scholars - look here!  Thermo Fisher Scientific is offering another opportunity to win up to $10,000 in scholarship funding for the 2014-2015 academic year.  For more information or to apply, visit today!

Deadline is August 1, 2014

Rand Marketing Web Design Scholarship

The Rand Marketing Web Design Scholarship is open to high school seniors and any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program by August 1, 2014 at an accredited U.S. college, university and art or fashion institute.  Applicant's must submit an essay of 250 words or more that includes a description of what inspired you to pursue a career in the design industry.  For complete details and other information that needs to be submitted, visit

Deadline is August 5, 2014 Scholarship

If you are a working student and would love $1,000 toward college tuition costs, look here!  Simply write an essay discussing the complexities of paying your way through college and explain how you are able to manage it, describing what the process has taught you about personal and financial responsibility and you could win!  Visit for details.

Deadline is August 9, 2014 

CoachUp Scholarship 

Current senior high school students or current college students - we are looking specifically for how sports helped shape your life for the better.  If you can write a personal essay, 500 words or less, along with a reference and a video assessment, you could win a $2,000 scholarship along with $500 towards private coaching lessons.  Please visit for complete details and to apply.

Deadline is August 10, 2014

Race to Inspire Scholarship

Have you ran a 5K, 10K, half marathon or a marathon?  Well, if you submit an essay to explaining what inspired you to run, what challenges you faced and what you learned through the experience, you could win $500 for your education.

Deadline is August 15, 2014 Scholarship

How does $2,000 for tuition cost sound?  Well, if it sounds great to you, visit to submit your essay about how you are using the internet in your educational endeavors to help shape your future.

Deadline is August 15, 2014 

The Eve's Addiction Scholarship

Want to win $1,000 to put towards your tuition?  Log on to to submit a 500 word essay, or more, on how can the web give a company a competitive advantage?"

Deadline is August 15, 2014

La Jolla LASIK National Scholarship

The La Jolla LASIK National Scholarship has launched a national scholarship in conjunctino with the American Women's Business Association (ABWA) to help women grow, prosper and become leaders in business.  This is a national essay contest and we want to kow "Your vision for improving the community you live in."  The scholarship will award the winner of the essay contest $2,000 for the 2014 Fall semester.  Enter here:

Deadline is August 17, 2014 Scholarship

Attention Accounting or finance students; is offering a $5,000 scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate student that is currently enrolled full-time at an accredited university or business school in the United States.  You will need to submit a 500 - 700 word essay on "What compels you to study accounting, business and/or finance?  What is your end goal and how do you think you will make a difference in this field?"  You will also need to submit your transcript(s) and a letter of recommendation.  For full details, please visit and apply.

Deadline is August 30, 2014

Clubs of America Scholarship

Clubs of America will be awarding a scholarship in the amount of $1,500 for students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher who write an essay of 800 or more words about their career aspirations and how their current course loan will help them achieve success in their careers and where you see yourself 10 years from now.  Visit for full details and how to enter to win!

Deadline is August 31, 2014

Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award

Would you like a chance at $1,000 to assist with your tuition and expenses?  Well, submit an essay between 500 and 1,000 words on one of the three topics listed at and you could win!  Applicants must be either a current graduating high school senior that has been accepted to an accredited institution with the United States, you must have a minimum 2.8 GPA and you must submit an official high school transcript.  Apply today!

Deadline is September 30, 2014

The Fifth Third Scholarship Sweepstakes

To be entered for this scholarship sweepstakes without purchase, hand-print your name, address and telephone number and the words "Fifth Third Scholarship Sweepstakes" on a 3" x 5" card and mail your entry in.  If you open a Fifth Third Student Checking account between May 1, 2014 and September 30, 2014, you are automatically entered.  You could win $10,000!  Please visit for all the details!  Good luck!

Postcard entries must be postmarked by September 30, 2014

Katz & Phillips 2014 Law Scholarship for Veterans

Katz & Phillips, P.A. is proud to support future lawyers with the launch of this new scholarship.  To qualify for the Military Veterans Scholarship, you must be either active military or retire from military service.  You must also provide an essay and other information.  Please visit for complete details.

Deadline is September 30, 2014

Howell and Christmas, LLC Visionary Scholarship

How and Christmas, LLC will be awarding $1,000 for the student who best answers one of the three essay topics:  Why we should or should not protect Americans' rights to Trial by Jury in the United States, address the impact of the United States Constitution on the everday lives of Americans or address whether we should or should not have capital punishment in the United States.  For complete details and rules, visit to apply.

Deadline is September 30, 2014 Scholarship is all about helping students find their passion, which is why they are offering a chance to win one of three scholarship prizes worth $1,000, $2,000 and $5,000!  Any student who will be enrolled in a U.S. college or university between August 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015 is eligible to apply.  Please visit for complete rules and details.

Deadline is September 30, 2014 

Honolulu HI 5:  Dream Home Essay Scholarship

Honolulu HI 5 is offering an annual $1,000 scholarship to the student who best expresses their views on owning their dream home.  For details regarding the contest, visit

Deadline is July 1, 2014 extended to October 1, 2014 

2014 Legal Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship

The 2014 Legal Leaders of Tomorrow Scholarship is an annual $1,000 scholarship awarded to a student pursuing a career in the legal field who submit the best 200 - 300 word essay on the topic of how legal professional can make a positive difference in their community.  Applicants must be in college and pursuing a legal related undergraduate degree or certificate such as pre-law, paralegal or criminal justice; you may also apply if you are a high school student that has been accepted to a college and plan to study a legal related major. for details.

Deadline is October 1, 2014

AES Scholarship

AES Engineers is committed to continuing support of higher education by providing scholarships to deserving students.  To be eligible, answer the essay question "When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What people, things and accomplishments do you need?"  Visit for complete information.

Deadline is October 6, 2014

Interior-Deluxe Scholarship Program

Interior-Deluxe is offering college scholarships for students aspiring to achieve a college education.  This scholarship rewards students who are looking to better themselves, who have goals and dreams.  Students need to be 16 years of age or older, a high school student, undergraduate student, master degree student and adult learners are all encouraged to apply.  Visit for complete details and to apply.

Deadline is October 15, 2014

Pertino's Information Technology Scholarship

Pertino's is offering a scholarship to award $1,000 to the first place winner and $500 for second place.  All you have to do is write a blog post answering one of the following three questions:  1) What is the impact of the cloud on computer networking? 2) Describe the security and privacy challenges for companies with mobile workers 3) How does increasing employee mobility impact a company's ability to keep them always connected?  Visit for complete details!

Deadline is October 31, 2014

Design a T-Shirt & Win Scholarship

The Print Detective Design a T-Shirt Scholarship is a fun way to get $500 to help pay for school.  Use your creativity to design your own T-shirt, upload your design to Facebook and then get all of your friends and family to vote for your design.  The entrant who gets the most votes will win the $500 for your college education.  Visit for complete details.

Deadline is December 1, 2014

Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship

The Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship of $1,000 will be awarded to the student who submits the best video, artwork, essay or anything that would engage other students to focus on safe driving or "Looking Twice for Motorcycle Safety."  Visit to apply.

Deadline is December 1, 2014 

The Kiddie Collection Scholarship

Kiddie Collection will be awarding up to $3,500 in scholarships to one lucky winner to be used at a qualifying postsecondary institution.  Just submit an essay telling how the scholarship will help you realize your childhood dreams.  Visit for complete details and to enter.

Deadline is December 5, 2014 

Working Parent College Scholarship

If you are a working parent, have a 3.0 GPA or higher, visit for your chance to win $1,000 to help with your school costs!  You will need to submit a 600 - 1,000 word essay clearly outlining three keys to successfully balance parenthood, working and excelling in school.

Deadline is December 14, 2014 Scholarship

Any student who is enrolled in an undergradute or graduate degree program at an accredited college or university can apply for a $1,000 scholarship to be used toward tuition or books.  All you need to do is submit an essay of 1,000 words minimum on the topic "What are the benefits of using funds in your 401k, IRA or other retirement account to finance your business or franchise?"  Apply at

Deadline is December 15, 2014 Scholarship Program

Four winners will be chosen, based on the quality of their submitted essay.  The subject is to discuss the relationship between body weight and self-esteem, and how reaching a healthy body weight might improve a person's self-esteem.  The highest award amount is $3,000; three additional winners will be awarded $1,000 each.  Visit today.

Deadline is December 31, 2014 Scholarship

Attention undergraduate or graduate degree seeking students!  How about $1,000 towards your tuition and/or books?  Then visit to submit an essay - 650 word minimum - on "Do coupons influence your purchasing decisions...why or why not?"  The best essay will be chosen as detailed in the "Selection Process" that is outline on the website.  Good luck!

Deadline is December 31, 2014 Respiratory Care Scholarship will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a college student with a chronic respiratory condition.  To apply, send a creative video under three minutes long answering the questions:  How has living with a respiratory condition molded who you are?  What advice would you give to others in your shoes?"  Visit for complete details.

Deadline is December 31, 2014

A Place for Mom Scholarship

A Place for Mom is offering their annual $1,000 scholarship to students interested in the fields of aging and gerontology.  If you are enrolled in an associate's, bachelor's or graduate level program in a medical, nursing or social sciences related major, click to apply today!

Deadline is April 15, 2015 Working Student Scholarship

The Working Student Scholarship of $2,000 will be awarded to a student who is currently attending college and working while they do it.  Submit your essay - at least 800 words in length - about balancing your academic responsibilities, working and social life and you could win!  Visit for complete details and to submit your essay!

Deadline is June 10, 2015

Los Angeles Accident Group (LAAG) Access-For-All Scholarship

Each year, the LAAG firm will award a scholarship of $1,000 to a student who plans to pursue a career in the legal field.  Applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident, have strong academic achievements and have demonstrated a commitment to the community.  Please apply at

Deadline is December 31, annually Scholarship

Attention current or former uniformed law enforcement officers in the United States - if you were wounded in the line of duty, you may be eligible to receive money for your child's college education.  Please visit for details.

Deadlines are April 1, 2014 (1st cycle) and September 1, 2014 (2nd cycle) 

Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarships

Giva will award $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students who write a thoughtful essay in answering How will you use your talents and education to make the world a better place for future generations?  What are your career and personal goals and why?  Please submit your 500 - 1,000 word essay no later than June 1 or December 1 for your chance to win!  Visit to apply!

Deadlines are June 1 and December 1, annually 

PCHealthBoost Scholarship

Attention Secondary Education Students - would you like to win $1,000 per semester towards your tuition?  Well, all you have to do is write an essay of 750 - 1,500 words or provide the link to a 2-minute video on one of the topics listed at  This is a recurring scholarship that you can apply for spring and fall semesters.

Deadlines are July 31, yearly and December 1, yearly for fall and spring awards 

P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) is offering need based grants to women who have interrupted their education and find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and their families.  The maximum one-time grant is $3,000.  Eligible women may visit for information.

Application must be in 6 - 10 weeks prior to the start of the upcoming semester 

Graduate Programs Pre-Grad Scholarship

Current Juniors and Seniors - are you thinking of applying to Grad school or are you a recent college graduate and are thinking of going to Grad school?  Visit for terms and conditions of this scholarship and apply at for your chance to win $1,000 towards your graduate degree!

Deadlines are March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31 

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Scholarship Programs

For information and scholarship links, visit for your chance to win one of many scholarship opportunities provided!

Please see the Foundation's webpage for individual scholarship opportunities and deadlines 

The HotelsCheap Scholarship Program

Currently, HotelsCheap is offering college scholarships for students who wish to achieve a college education.  Students enrolled in a two or four-year or graduate degree program are eligible to apply.  If you would like to enter for a chance to receive $1,500 for your education, visit

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis; there is no deadline