Endowed Scholarships

The University of Saint Francis has many donors who generously provide endowed scholarships for undergraduate students with varying criteria. The amounts and number of each scholarship vary year to year based on funds made available from the endowment. These scholarships are awarded based on criteria established by each donor and applied to tuition and fees.

The general endowed scholarship application is available for the 2018-2019 academic year. If you would like to apply for all possible endowed scholarships, please apply through the general application online or download an application and submit your completed form to the Office of Financial Aid. Applications will be accepted until May 1st and reviewed in the order received. Students who qualify for multiple scholarships will be awarded the scholarship with the criteria to which they most closely align.

Individual Endowed Scholarship Applications

The endowed scholarships listed below require a separate application. Please review the criteria of these scholarships and submit an application to the Office of Financial Aid if you meet a scholarship’s criteria. We are still accepting applications for the scholarships listed below.

David C. Menzie Scholarship

Applicants must be related to an Essex employee, have a business major with a 2.25 GPA or higher and demonstrate need. Scholarship can be renewed.

Agnes Hake Seyfert Memorial Scholarship

Priority is given to women age 40 or older who never attended college or interrupted their college career to raise a family. Women under 40 and men may also be considered. Students may reapply each year.

Antoinette Murray Scholarship

Applicants must have a 3.0 or higher GPA and demonstrate a commitment to community service:

  • Current USF students must have a minimum of 20 hours of community service documented by the Office of Service and Social Action in a single academic year.
  • New USF students must submit letters from each agency documenting the hours they have volunteered with a minimum of 20 hours total.

Sister Lucia Dos Santos O.C.D. Scholarship

Applicants must be a first-time, full-time freshman graduating from a Catholic high school. An essay about the subject listed on the scholarship application must be submitted in order to be considered.

  • This scholarship is closed for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Catholic Teacher Endowed Scholarship

Application deadline is March 30 prior to the academic year. Preference is given to applicants who file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15 prior to the academic award year.

  • Theology or Elementary/Secondary Education major.
  • Must be a graduate of a Catholic high school
  • Must show need.
  • Must be enrolled in six or more hours.
  • Must submit a 420 word (maximum) essay on how the applicants’ Catholic education has shaped them and applies to what they want to do in the future.