Skip navigation

Scholarships & Grants


  • 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 $15,000 each year for all four undergraduate years

    Minimum Requirements: 3.8 GPA I 1260 SAT (old) 1320 (new) I 28 ACT

    Presidential Award

    Up to $12,000 each year for all four undergraduate years

    Minimum Requirements: 3.6 GPA I 1200 SAT I (old) 1270 (new) I 26 ACT

    Assisi Award

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

    Minimum Requirements: 3.4 GPA I 1100 SAT (old) 1170 (new) I 24 ACT

    Dorothy Day Scholarship

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

    Minimum Requirements: 3.2 GPA I 1000 SAT (old) 1080 (new) I 21 ACT

    McGuire Scholarship

    Up to $6,000 each year for all four undergraduate years

    Minimum Requirements: 3.0 GPA I 900 SAT (old) 980 (new) I 19 ACT

  • Additional Awards 

  • Franciscan Award

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

    Scholarship and Entrepreneurship for Economic Development (SEED) Scholarship

    Amount: $68,000 (2 recipients)  
    ($17,000 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

    Transfer Scholarships

    Amount: $2,500 - $10,000 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.

    International Scholarships

    Amount: $12,000 - $40,000 
    ($3,000 - $10,000 each year for all four undergraduate years)
    Minimum requirements are a B average on the American Academic Scale and a 1050 SAT (Math and Critical Reading).

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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. Read the entire tuition exchange policy for more detailed information.