USF increasing merit-based scholarships for fall 2014 applicants

Nov. 25, 2013 FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The University of Saint Francis (USF) will increase by 30 percent the amount of merit-based scholarships given to first time, full-time freshmen in fall semester, 2014. Merit-based scholarships are awarded for academic achievement, with extracurricular activities and community service as other factors. Awards will be from $2,500 to $12,000, and can be used in conjunction with other talent-focused scholarships.

“Merit-based scholarships reward hard work and help families make private education possible for high-achieving students. We want to continue to offer a quality education for everyone, at an affordable rate,” said USF Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management, JP Spagnolo.

Families have access to scholarship and net price calculators on the USF website. Merit-based scholarships provide a distinct advantage when planning financially for college, because the awards are received from the university during the admission process rather than weeks later after processing by federal agencies, Spagnolo said.

  The University of Saint Francis, founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, offers more than 60 undergraduate and 14 graduate programs in five schools: The School of Health Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership, School of Professional Studies and School of Creative Arts. More than 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence. The university has a regional campus in Crown Point, Ind.

Media Contacts

For all University-related matters, please contact:

Trois Hart
Associate Vice President of Marketing
T: 260.399.8050
C: 260.415.2401

Yvonne Schroeder
Director of Communication
T: 260.399.7700 ext. 6413

Sandie Phalen
Director of Marketing and Development
Crown Point
T: 219.488.8888 ext. 5421


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