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  • Saint Francis University offers merit-based scholarships that depend entirely on academic performance. For full consideration of a Saint Francis University scholarship, students must have a complete application on file before March 1. A complete application automatically qualifies a student for scholarship consideration. Students should review the Terms & Conditions of their award upon enrollment. Read the entire academic progress policy.

  • Founders Award

    Up to $20,000 each year for all four undergraduate years

    Minimum Requirements: 3.8 GPA I  SAT 1320  I 28 ACT.

    For test optional scholarship information, please contact your admissions counselor.

    Presidential Award

    Up to $18,000 each year for all four undergraduate years

    Minimum Requirements: 3.6 GPA I 1270 SAT  I 26 ACT.

    For test optional scholarship information, please contact your admissions counselor.

    Assisi Award

    Up to $14,000 each year for all four undergraduate years

    Minimum Requirements: 3.4 GPA I 1170 SAT  I 24 ACT.

    For test optional scholarship information, please contact your admissions counselor.

    Dorothy Day Scholarship

    Up to $10,000 each year for all four undergraduate years

    Minimum Requirements: 3.2 GPA I 1080 SAT  I 21 ACT.

    For test optional scholarship information, please contact your admissions counselor.

    McGuire Scholarship

    Up to $8,000 each year for all four undergraduate years

    Minimum Requirements: 3.0 GPA I 980 SAT  I 19 ACT.

    For test optional scholarship information, please contact your admissions counselor.

  • Additional Awards 

  • Franciscan Award (open to Catholic High School graduates)

    Amount: $8,000 
    ($2,000 each year for all four undergraduate years) 
    Available to graduates of a Catholic high school.

    For test optional scholarship information, please contact your admissions counselor.

    Scholarship and Entrepreneurship for Economic Development (SEED) Scholarship

    Amount: $76,000 (2 recipients)  
    ($22,500 each year for all four undergraduate years) 
    Minimum requirements are a 3.0 GPA and an 1100 SAT (Math and Critical Reading). Eligible students must be a business administration major (accounting, business administration, economics and finance, information systems management, manage mentor marketing). Qualifying students will be notified directly and must complete the application process. Students awarded the scholarship will be required to perform internships at the Saint Francis University Small Business Development Center. The SEED Scholarship will replace any Saint Francis University academic awards

    https://francis.edu/seed

     

    For test optional scholarship information, please contact your admissions counselor.

    Transfer Scholarships

    Amount: $7,000 - $17,000 per year
    Transfer Scholarships are only available to students seeking their first baccalaureate degree. The scholarships are renewable each year as long as the student remains in good standing with Saint Francis University and maintains a 3.0 QPA.

    For test optional scholarship information, please contact your admissions counselor.

    International Scholarships

    Amount: $8,000 - $18,000 per year

    International Scholarships are only available to students seeking their first baccalaureate degree. The scholarships are renewable each year as long as the student remains in good standing with Saint Francis University and maintains a 3.0 QPA.

    For test optional scholarship information, please contact your admissions counselor.

    Hugh O'Brien Youth Scholarship

    Amount: $1,000 per year
    Awarded to honor outstanding students with high academic credentials who have participated as Hugh O'Brien Youth Ambassadors. Proof of participation is required.

    For test optional scholarship information, please contact your admissions counselor.

    Isaac Award Scholarship

    Amount: $1000 one time

    High school juniors and seniors  who participate in high school theatre/musical programs and the Altoona Community Theatre's Isaac Awards programs are eligible to apply. Click here to apply

     

    For test optional scholarship information, please contact your admissions counselor.

    Athletic Scholarships

    Saint Francis University offers a Division I intercollegiate athletic program fully certified by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Student-athletes can receive scholarship money in 22 sports. All athletic scholarship decisions are made by the head coaches of each respective sport.

    For test optional scholarship information, please contact your admissions counselor.

    Legacy Scholarship

    Amount: $1,000 per year
    Awarded to students who have had a parent or grandparent graduate from Saint Francis University. Renewable until completion of the first bachelor's degree.

    For test optional scholarship information, please contact your admissions counselor.

    Tuition Exchange Information

    Saint Francis University is a member of three tuition exchange scholarship programs: the CIC (Council of Independent Colleges) Tuition Exchange Program, the Catholic College Cooperative Tuition Exchange Program, and The Tuition Exchange, Inc.
    The Tuition Exchange Scholarship Programs are networks of colleges and universities willing to accept students from families of full-time employees of other participating institutions.

    For test optional scholarship information, please contact your admissions counselor.

    Outside Scholarships

    http://www.francis.edu/external-scholarships/

     

    For test optional scholarship information, please contact your admissions counselor.