2017-2018 Academic Scholarship Program

The Academic Scholarship Program is available to students beginning attendance at the University of Saint Francis in the 2017-2018 academic year. There are many other scholarship programs available for students attending USF in 2018-2019.

In order to be awarded an academic scholarship at the University of Saint Francis, students must first be admitted to the University. If you have not already applied for admission, please do so using our FREE online application for admission.

Academic Scholarships are awarded automatically through the admissions process, and do not require a separate application.  Students will be notified of their scholarship eligiblity at the same time they are admitted to USF. Below is a listing of how academic scholarships are determined.

First-time Freshman Students

Scholarships are based on an institutional ranking for first-time freshmen. Institutional Ranking is a calculation of GPA and test score with a maximum score of 100.

Use our Scholarship Calculator to determine your Ranking and Scholarship, or calculate:

  • 50 times GPA on a 4.0 Scale divided by 4 (GPA Cannot exceed 4.0 for this calculation)
  • 50 times SAT (Verbal and Math) divided by 1600 OR 50 times ACT Composite divided by 36
  • Add the two numbers together to determine Institutional Ranking
Scholarship Institutional Ranking Minimum Amount of Aid*
Founder’s Scholarship 82-100 $12,000
Trustee’s Scholarship 73 – 81.99 $10,000
Director’s Scholarship 64 – 72.99 $8,000
Challenge Grant 63.99 & below $5,000

Transfer Students

Scholarships are based on a cumulative college GPA for all new transfers to USF.

Scholarship Cumulative GPA Minimum Amount of Aid*
Academic Transfer Scholarship 3.3 – 4.0 $7,000
Achievement Scholarship 2.8 – 3.29 $5,500
Transfer Challenge Grant** 2.79 & below $2,500

*You may receive additional aid by submitting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

**This grant is available to new transfer students beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year.

Other Requirements

  • No prior Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Students must meet USF’s standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • Must maintain consecutive full-time (12-18 hours) enrollment.
  • Awards cannot exceed tuition and fees after federal and state aid are applied.
  • All Awards are limited to a maximum of eight semesters.