Financial Aid

External Scholarships

External Scholarship Opportunities 

The below outside scholarships are offered as a service to students. Please make sure that you review all terms and conditions associated with each organization since they are not awarded directly by Saint Francis University. 

Campus Explorer Scholarship Search

This website helps you navigate through 1.9 million scholarships. It provides a complete overview of each scholarship including qualifications, contact information, and deadlines. 


Collegeboard Big Future Scholarship Search

College Board helps students enter as much information as possible to find the most matches of possible scholarships from a database of over 2,200 programs. 


Fast Web Scholarship Search

When a student joins Fastweb, they will have access to their database of more than 1.5 million scholarship applications.


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American Chemical Society

The scholarship is designed to encourage African-American, Hispanic, and Native American students to pursue undergraduate college degrees in the chemical sciences to promote diversity. 


Become an Educator Scholarship

$1000 scholarship is awarded once per year to (2) deserving candidates who are working to become a teacher, but don’t have the financial means to complete their educational training.


AAUW Harrisburg Scholarships

Three scholarships offered yearly (Beverly J. Smith, Martha M. Dohner, and Sue C. Peck) ranging from $1000 to $2500. Recipients may attend any accredited college or university in Pennsylvania but must be a resident of Dauphin, Cumberland, or Perry County. Deadline for all applications is June 1st of each year. 


College Ave Scholarship Sweepstakes

Parents and students can enter to win a $1,000 Scholarship. Winners are chosen every month so you can come back each month to enter. Scholarship offers three $1500 scholarships to students attending an accredited U.S. college or university who care for aging relatives.  A 1500-word essay or two-minute video is required to tell your journey.


Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae

Sallie Mae helps students search more than 5 million scholarships that can help pay for college tuition. By signing up, you can set up alerts to notify you when new scholarships become available and become eligible for their own $5000 scholarship.


Wells Fargo CollegeSTEPS Sweepstakes

If you’re a high school or college student and you sign up to receive college planning and money management information from Wells Fargo, you will be automatically entered in the CollegeSTEPS sweepstakes for a chance to win $5000. Please visit their website for official rules. 


Direct Energy Live Brighter Scholarship

Applicants must have a 3.0 minimum high school GPA and be enrolled in a college or university. Yearly, Direct Energy awards one prize of $5000 and (2) $2500 to eligible recipients. 


National Hemophilia Foundation

The National Hemophilia Foundation provides a scholarship search for students with different types of blood disorders. 


Just Porter Backpack College Scholarship

Just Porter makes backpacks to empower students to do their best work and created its college scholarship program to help promote education for students while providing financial aid. Applicants must have 2.5 GPA and write a 500-word essay to be eligible for their $1000 scholarship. 


Kids’ Chance

To be eligible for a scholarship grant, applicants must have a parent who has been killed or seriously injured as a result of a work-related accident that meets the criteria of the Pennsylvania’s Workers’ Compensation Act and that has resulted in demonstrated financial need. 


National Eagle Scout Association

Scouting participation, along with academic performance, financial need, and community service are considered in these scholarships. Applicants must have participated in Eagle Scouts. 


National Federation of the Blind

Any blind or visually impaired person who is enrolled in an accredited college or university is encouraged to apply, even if they have had no previous involvement in the organization.  Each year, NFB offers thirty scholarships for deserving college students ranging from $3000 to $12000. 


PNC Scholarship

PNC has launched Education Loan Center Achiever Scholarships program to support students by giving them a chance to win $2000 to spend on their education expenses. They award $24,000 annually to eligible undergraduate students who have entered the sweepstakes through their Financial Literacy account. Scholarships

Academic scholarships available for students seeking Associates, Bachelors, Masters, and Online degrees. Scholarship amounts anywhere from $500 and up. Deadline for these scholarships are April 1st each year. Scholarship

The Mechanism Ventures team is funding 15 grants for Black students and recent graduates across a wide variety of fields. Strong candidates will be extremely ambitious, driven, and talented. 


Scholarships for Teachers

Whether you are an experienced teacher who is continuing your education, or a teacher candidate who has just begun the process, offers a $2500 scholarship to help pay for your education. A Minimum 3.5 GPA is required and the deadline is April 1st of each year.


Earnest Scholarship

A total of $250,000 in Earnest Scholarships will be awarded to full-time, or soon-to-be enrolled students at a Title IV accredited, not-for-profit U.S. College or University. Fifty students will each win a $5000 scholarship. 


The College Grants

Database of federal, state, and private grant opportunities


Varsity Tutors Essay Competition

Varsity Tutors offers a monthly chance to win a $1000 scholarship by writing and promoting your essay via social media. Essays with the most votes at the end of each month could be a winner. 


Discover Student Loans Scholarship

Students could win $2500 to help pay for college through Discover’s ‘College Covered’ Scholarship program. They choose forty recipients a year and all official rules are found on the website.


Citizens Bank Scholarship - Undergraduate/Graduate

Two Undergraduate scholarships for $2500 each and two Graduate scholarships for $5000 each are offered. Official rules and eligibility requirements can be found on their website.


Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC) Scholarship

The PACAC scholarships are each a one-year non-renewable scholarship for high school seniors graduating from PACAC member high schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The top recipient will receive the $1500 scholarship and three recipients will receive a $1000 scholarship.

Two $1,250 scholarships that we award each fall and spring. Eligible to Learn and anyone with a disability who is attending an accredited University can apply.


 Lee Initiatives, Inc.

Graduating high school seniors accepted into a full-time health-related program at an accredited Undergraduate College or University may apply. Applicants must live in Cambria, Somerset, Blair, or Bedford counties.