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Your Guide to Scholarships

St. Francis taught us to respect, care for, and serve one another. More than a mere ideal, this lesson lives at the heart of our university. It is a core value that is practiced, modeled, and taught — and it serves as the impetus for our scholarship program.

Academic Scholarships

Saint Francis values your commitment to academic performance during your high school and/or previous college experience and offers scholarships based on your high school grade point average and your scores on the ACT and SAT. Saint Francis is test-optional, but submitting test scores could make you eligible for a higher academic scholarship.

2024-2025 Academic Scholarships
(Fall and Spring Semesters)

ScholarshipAmountGPA OnlyGPA plus Best Composite
SAT/ACT Test Score
President’s Scholarship$20,0004.0+4.0+ and 1110 SAT/22 ACT
Trustee’s Scholarship$19,0003.85-3.993.75-3.99 and 1040 SAT/20 ACT
Founder’s Scholarship$17,0003.55-3.843.4-3.74 and 960 SAT/18 ACT
Dean’s Scholarship$16,0003.15-3.543.0-3.39 and < 960 SAT/18 ACT
Achievement Scholarship$15,000< 3.15< 3.00 and < 960 SAT/18 ACT
Academic scholarships by amount, GPA, and GPA+ best composite test score

Transfer Students

AmountCumulative College GPA
$6,000< 2.1
Academic scholarships available for transfer students

Academic scholarships are renewable for up to four years.

Featured Scholarships

Saint Francis Scholarship Competition

High-achieving high school students are invited to compete for a full- or partial-tuition scholarship at the Saint Francis Scholarship Competition. All awardees will also be named Saint Francis Scholars, signifying academic commitment and excellence.

The 2024 Saint Francis Scholarship Competition has ended. Registration for the 2025 Scholarship Competition will re-open in Fall 2024. The competition is by invitation only.

Scholarship Competition Days will consist of two components: an essay competition and group interviews with faculty and staff. Finalists will be announced after the event, and the winners will be announced at the end of February, following the second scholarship competition date.

Other financial aid you receive might affect your scholarship offer. This scholarship is not stackable with Academic Scholarships. Your total financial aid, when combined with scholarships, cannot exceed the total cost of tuition and fees.

Pay It Forward Scholarship

At the University of Saint Francis, we believe that serving others makes the world a better place. Tell us how you have paid it forward and impacted someone else. The Pay It Forward Scholarship program awards: 

Scholarships are renewable for up to four years. 

The 2024 Pay It Forward Scholarship application has closed. This application will re-open in Fall 2024.


The final three candidates for the full-tuition scholarship will be featured on WANE-TV. The full scholarship winner will be revealed on a WANE-TV livestream in December. Full and half-tuition scholarships cannot be combined with other Saint Francis institutional scholarships. This scholarship is not stackable with Academic Scholarships.

Franciscan Alliance Family Scholarship

Franciscan Alliance and the University of Saint Francis make up the twin ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration. Saint Francis is pleased to extend education benefits to all qualifying Franciscan Alliance coworkers and dependents at the Fort Wayne campus or Crown Point site.

University of Saint Francis extends education benefits to qualifying Franciscan Alliance (and Specialty Physicians of Ill., LLC) co-workers and dependents.

Additional Scholarships

Catholic Scholarships

Our renewable Catholic Scholarship will be awarded to new full-time students who receive endorsement from their Catholic parish.*

*Endorsement must be turned in to the Office of Admissions prior to the end of your first semester

2024-25 Academic Year
(Fall and Spring Semesters)
Per Year
First-time students$2,000
Transfer students$2,000
Catholic scholarship award amounts per year

Legacy Scholarship

If your parent, sibling, grandparent, aunt or uncle, or cousin graduated from the University of Saint Francis, you are eligible for this scholarship. For the 2024-25 academic years, first-time students receive a $500 scholarship (up to four years) for continuing the family tradition.

Antoinette Murray Scholarship

The Antoinette Murray Scholarship is a renewable scholarship valued at up to $5,000 annually. Students who meet the following conditions are eligible to apply.

Contact the Office of Financial Aid to learn more about applying for this scholarship. Candidates must reapply annually for consideration.

Creative Arts Talent Scholarships

Current high school seniors and transfer students have the opportunity to submit a portfolio for review and/or audition for scholarship consideration in music technology, dance, studio art, graphic design, art education, animation, pre-art therapy, and choir.

Awarded scholarships are renewable for eight semesters if the required grade point average is maintained, in addition to any academic scholarships or needs-based grants a student might also receive.

To schedule an audition or portfolio review, call 260-399-8064 or email

The University of Saint Francis is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Founded in 1944, NASAD establishes national standards for art and design undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials.

Endowed Scholarships

The University of Saint Francis has many donors who generously provide endowed scholarships for undergraduate students with varying criteria. The following scholarships have separate applications, while the rest can be applied to on the general Endowed Scholarship Application.

Outside Scholarships

Looking for additional resources? The following list represents quality organizations that award scholarships outside of Saint Francis. Each organization has its own criteria. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

Scholarship Resources

In certain circumstances, other financial aid you receive may result in your overall offer being reduced. All financial aid you receive, when combined with scholarships, cannot exceed the total cost of tuition and fees. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Contact Us

Office of Financial Aid
Welcome Center
North Campus

Call: 260-399-8003
Text: 260-218-4026

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