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Office of Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid administers financial aid from federal, state, institutional, and private resources according to the Federal guidelines provided by the U.S. Department of Education. The university works with students and families in determining available funds to help meet the cost of education at the University of Saint Francis.

Private Scholarship Opportunities

In order to make Scholarship information more accessible to all USF students, outside scholarships will be posted on this page as they are received.  Remember - you should never pay for a scholarship; scholarships are free monies awarded to the recipient(s).

Sociedad Amigos de Colombia (SADCO) Scholarship

SADCO will be awarding twenty need based scholarships in the amount of $2,500 for the 2014-2015 academic year.  Applicants must be Hispanic of 1st, 2nd or 3rd generation, must be a high school senior or a Freshman, Sophomore or Junior in college, must pursue an Associate or Bachelor degree and complete the application process.

Deadline is April 20, 2014

Indiana Association of Environmental Professionals (INAEP) Scholarship

This scholarship has been established by the INAEP to promote and support the training of new Environmental Professionals in the State of Indiana.  If you are a student who has an interest in an environmentally oriented field and who has demonstrated a commitment to a career in this area, please click here for details and to apply for your chance to win $1,000!

Deadline extended to April 30, 2014

Grahame and Thelma Somerville Scholarship

If you are a student who has not graduated from high school within the past five years, have financial need and plan to enroll in a college or university part- or full-time, check out this scholarship!  The Grahame and Thelma Somerville Scholarship has extended it's deadline to April 30 so you can apply.  For full information and the application, click here.

Deadline is April 30, 2014

A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

This annual scholarship will be awarded to five (5) students enrolled in an Associate's Degree, Bachelor's Degree or Graduate level program in the fields of gerontology, long term care administration, social work, nursing or sociology.  Applicants must complete a letter of introduction and a 500 word minimum essay on a topic selected at  Apply today!

Deadline is April 30, 2014

Drive Now, TXT L8R Scholarship

Attention Indiana high school and college students we need to change attitudes and behaviors related to driving and texting and your help is needed!!  Use your cerativity and social media to spread the message about the dangers of texting and driving.  You could win $5,000 to help pay for your post-secondary education  Want to know how to enter?  Visit for contest detail and the chance to register! 

Deadline is April 30, 2014

Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship

Does a chance to win a $5,000 schoalrship towards your tuition make you breathe a little easier?  Well visit to apply for the Dr. Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Health Communication to Reduce Tobacco Use Among Priority Populations.  This scholarship is competitive, so visit today for your chance to win!

Deadline is April 30, 2014

Mercury Satellite Digital Dreamer Scholarship

Attention full-time, undergraduate students; if you would like a chance to win $500 toward your tuition and can write an essay - 500 to 1,000 words - on the significant impact on your life, career goals and dreams that digital medica has had, you could win!  Visit for complete details on submission and further information.

Deadline is April 30, 2014

Congressional BlackCaucus Foundation Scholarship Programs

For information and scholarship links, please visit for your chance to win one of many scholarship opportunities provided!

Please see the Foundation's webpage for individual scholarship deadlines

Athnet Sports Recruiting Scholarship

Athnet Sports Recruiting believes in the ability of sports to teach young people important life lessons.  They are offering a $1,000 scholarship for a current or future college student who are or were athletes.  The student who writes the best essay on how the lessons they learned through sports and have impacted them as they pursue their college education may win.  Visit for complete details.

Deadline is May 1, 2014

The Future of Technology Scholarship by Vandelay Web

With the cost of a college education, who wouldn't want a chance to win one of two $1,000 scholarships for writing an essay - 1,000 to 2,000 words - on the world we inhabit in 2040 and how technology has fundamentally changed our lives.  Please visit for full details and to submit your essay.

Deadline is May 1, 2014

Indiana Student Financial Aid Association (ISFAA) President's Scholarship

Returning University of Saint Francis students - want to try for $1,000 towards your tuition?  Then fill out the ISFAA President's Scholarship application and submit your application to the Office of Financial Aid.  You do need to be a returning student to USF with a 3.5 GPA or higher.

Deadline is May 1, 2014 Scholarship

Are you continuing your education, 25 years or older and will be enrolled full-time for the 2014-2015 academic year?  If so, Cash Store will be awarding five $1,000 scholarships to students who will continue their college education.  Online applications will be available starting April 1, 2014.  Visit for information.

Deadline is May 1, 2014

Instructor for a Day Scholarship Contest

How would you engage students if you were the instructor for one day?  Well, let Cengage Learning know via a one to two minutes video, and you could win $1,000 toward tuition!  Visit for complete details today!

Deadline is May 11, 2014

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program

Attention students enrolled in a training program for Physicians (MD or DO), Dentists, Nurse Practitioners, Certified Nurse-Midwives or Physician Assistants, you are encouraged to being the application process for this scholarship.  This scholarship pays tuition, fees, other educational costs and provides a living stipend in return for a commitment to work at least two (2) years at an approved outpatient facility in a medically underserved community.  For full details and to apply, visit today!

Deadline is May 15, 2014 Natinal Scholarship

To enter, you must write a 400-600 word essay on a way or ways to transform the space around you. Students may focus on any area of study such as architecture, engineering, psychology, interior design or other. Any way you would like to discuss constructively transforming your space in a productive way can be used as your essay topic. You must also include along with your essay your full name, email address, post address, college, year to graduate, phone number and a brief bio about yourself. Please limit your bio to 150 words or less.  The essay and accompanying information must be submitted to no later than May 15, 2014 by 12:00 midnight Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Deadline is May 15, 2014

B. Davis Scholarship

This scholarship is open to high school juniors and seniors, as well as students currently enrolled in a post-secondary college or university.  If you want a chance to win $1,000 towards your education, just write an essay - 1,000 words or less - regarding a controversial problem on high school or college/university campuses and suggest a solution, and you could win!

Deadline is May 26, 2014

GreenPal Business Scholarship

Do you currently run a small business while attending college?  Do you have a small business idea to start while you plan to attend college?  If so, this scholarship could be for you!  For your chance to win a $2,000 scholarship, paid equally over four (4) semesters, click here for complete details and the application.

Deadline is May 30, 2014 Scholarship

Would you like to try and win $1,250 towards tuition?  Well, all you need to do is write a 1,000-1,500 word essay about a tip to share with college students; two credible sources do need to be cited.  For information, please visit for full details.

Deadline is May 31, 2014 Scholarship

Attention current or former uniformed law enforcement officers in the United States, if you were wounded in the line of duty, you may be eligible to receive money for your child's college education.  If you are a high school graduate or current college student, have a minimum 3.0 cumulative high school GPA and can complete a 250-500 word essay on "Describe how your service and injury have impacted your outlook on higher education," then you could win!  Visit for complete details.

April 1, 2014 (1st cycle) and September 1, 2014 (2nd cycle)

Giva Semi-Annual Student Scholarships

Giva will award $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students who write thoughtful essays in answer the following:  How will you use your talents and education to make the world a better place for future generations?  What are your career and personal goals and why?  Please submit an essay between 500-1,000 words no later than June 1 or December 1 for your chance!  Good luck!

June 1 and December 1, annually

The Ornament Shop Scholarship

The Ornament Shop Scholarship is offering a $500 scholarship towards your higher education.  All you need to do is submit an essay, 1,000 word minimum, on "If you were currently in the United States Congress, what would you suggest to eliminate the deadlock we have seen in recent years brought on by one party or another defeating proposed legislatin simply on partly lines and not related to the benefit of the bill or the general population?"  For full details, visit

Deadline is June 1, 2014

Paul W. Guy Memorial $1,000 Scholarship

The Paul W. Guy Memorial Scholarship is for those full-time or part-time junior, senior or graduate students majoring in human resources management, industrial relations or business administration with a human resources management concentration.  For full details, click here.  To complete the application, click here.

Deadline is June 2, 2014 Student Scholarship

Attention undergraduate and graduate degree seeking students that would like to win a $1,500 scholarship for tuition or books - submit an essay, 1,000 word minimum, on the topic of:  Considering the need for printed material, what are the most environmentally friendly ways to responsibly use ink and toner cartridges?  For full details, log on to

Deadline is June 15, 2014

The BigSun Athletics Scholarship

Attention student athletes - if you are a high school senior or are attending a post-secondary school, you are eligible to apply for the 2014 BigSun Scholarship for $500.  All you need to do is send a short essay answering a 3-part question:  What has your participation in sports affected who you are and how you relate to others.  Please include the effects on personal relations with peers and others.  Visit to submit your essay.

Deadline is June 20, 2014 Infographic Scholarship

Create an original Infographic about your major and you could win $1,000 toward your tuition!  To apply, click here; for rules and guidelines, click here.

Deadline is June 22, 2014 Scholarship

Tell your top 5 ideas on how students can use social medica to enhance the learning process and you could win a $1,000 scholarship!  For information, rules and regulations, click here.

Deadline is June 22, 2014 Mobility Scholarship is offering a $1,000 scholarship to undergraduate and graduate students with a mobility disability.  To apply, please write an essay answering "Describe a time when you faced a major obstacle.  What did you do and what did the experience teach you?"  For further information, visit

Deadline is June 30, 2014

Pagesz.Net Scholarship Writing Contest

If you like to write and love the supernatural, is offering a $1,000 scholarship to use for education expenses.  All you need to do is log on to and write a 1,250 - 1,500 word essay based on the theme :"Why do you think people are fascinated with the supernatural?" and you could win!

Deadline is July 1, 2014

The Scholarship is offering an annual $2,000 scholarship to a student who submits the best essay on one of the following topics: 1) How will you further benefit our society by obtaining a degree? 2) Why is there a high correlatin between the level of educatin attained by an incarcerated person and his or her recidivism rate? 3) How does education help break the cycle of poverty?  For complete requirements, visit today!

Deadline is July 15, 2014

Goedeker's College Scholarship

We all know that in today's economy, coming up with the funds to attend college can be a challenge.  Tuition alone can be a burden, but other things like room and board, textbooks and other materials can be bothersome, too.  If you would like a chance to win $500 towards books, write an essay about why attending college and your field of study are important to you.  For complete details, visit  Good luck!

Deadline is July 31, 2014

ParkerWaichman Scholarship

The Parker Waichman law firm is sponsoring an essay contest on the topic of "How would you change a current U.S. law to improve society?"  The winner of the contest will be awarded $1,000 to use towards tuition.  To enter, simply write a 300-500 word essay esplaining an existing law - federal, state or local - and demonstrate examples of how changing the law would enhance rights.  For further information and the link to submit your essay, visit

Deadline is July 31, 2014

Thermo Fisher Scientific Scholarships

Future science scholars - look here!  Thermo Fisher Scientific is offering another opportunity to win up to $10,000 in scholarship funding for the 2014-2015 academic year.  For more information or to apply, visit today!

Deadline is August 1, 2014

CoachUp Scholarship

Current senior high school students or current college students - we are looking specifically for how sports helped shape your life for the better.  If you can write a personal essay, 500 words or less,  along with a reference and a video assessment, you could win a $2,000 scholarship along with $500 towards private coaching lessons.  Please visit for complete details and to apply.

Deadline is August 10, 2014

The Eve's Addiction Scholarship

Want to win $1,000 to put towards your tuition?  Log on to to submit a 500 word essay, or more, on "how can the web give a company a competitive advantage?"

Deadline is August 15, 2014

La Jolla LASIK National Scholarship

The La Jolla LASIK National Scholarship has launched a national scholarship in conjunction with the American Women's Business Associatin (ABWA) to help women grow, prosper and become leaders in business.  This is a national essay contest and we want to know "Your vision for improving the community you live in."  The scholarship will award the winner of the essay contest $2,000 for the 2014 Fall semester.  Enter here:

Deadline is August 17, 2014 Scholarship

Attention Accounting or finance students; is offering a $5,000 scholarship to an undergraduate or graduate students that is currently enrolled full-time at an accredited university or business school in the United States.  You will need to submit a 500-700 words essay on "What compels you to study accounting, business and/or finance?  What is your end goal and how do you think you will make a difference in this field?"  You will also need to submit your transcript(s) anda  letter of recommendation.  For full details, please visit and apply today!

Deadline is August 30, 2014

AES Scholarship

AES Engineers is committed to continuing support of higher educatino by providing scholarships to deserving students.  To be eligible, answer the essay "When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful?  What people, things and accomplishments do you need?"  Visit for complete information.

Deadline is October 6, 2014

Working Parent College Scholarship

If you are a working parent, have a 3.0 GPA or higher, visit for your chance to win $1,000 to help with your school costs!  You will need to submit a 600 - 1,000 word essay clearly outlining three keys to successfully balance parenthood, working and excelling in school.

Deadline is December 14, 2014

P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education

P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) is offering need based grants to women who have interrupted their education and find it necessary to return to school to support themselves and their families.  The maximum one time grant is $3,000.  Eligible women may visit or click here for information.

Application must be in 6 - 10 weeks prior to the start of the upcoming semester.

Graduate Programs Pre-Grad Scholarship

Attention current Juniors and Seniors!  Are you thinking of applying to Grad school or are you a recent college graduate and are thinking of going to Grad school?  Visit for terms and conditions of this scholarship and apply at for your chance to win $1,000 towards your graduate degree!

Deadlines are March 31, June 30, September 30 and December 31

The HotelsCheap Scholarship Program

Currently, HotelsCheap is offering college scholarships for students who wish to achieve a college education.  Students enrolled in a two or four year or graduate programs are eligible to apply.  If you would like to enter for a chance to receive $1,500 for your education, please visit

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis; there is no deadline.

Wells County Foundation

Applications for the 2013-2014 academic year are now available online.  Check out to find opportunities available for you!

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is proud to help hundereds of area students, from elementary through graduate level, fund their educational dreams.  For information, log on to

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis; there is no deadline.

For links to more than 50 free, online scholarship search sites, log on to and start looking today.

Please review the sites for deadlines and information.

Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund

Students who would like to apply for a Freedom Alliance Scholarship can log on to to apply and/or renew
your chance for this scholarship.

There is no deadline; applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

Scholarship Search by Sallie Mae

You can register for free at to search over 3 million scholarships available to help with your college education! 

Indiana Federation Northeast Indiana Business & Professional Women Scholarship

This scholarship is a one-time award to a female, 25 years or older, residing in DeKalb, Noble or Steuben County (Indiana) wishing to start or continue a higher education leading to a certification, two-year or four-year degree.  This scholarship is open to any field of study.  Applicant's reasons for postponing or returning to higher education will be taken into consideration.  Financial need will be a strong factor in the selection process.  Applicant must also:

•Be a resident of DeKalb, Noble or Steuben County, Indiana

•Have a High School Diploma or G.E.D.

•Full Criteria




Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis; there is no deadline.