The University of St. Francis is committed to making quality, private higher education affordable.
Scholarships and are awarded to freshman based upon their high school achievements. The scholarships listed below, require that students be accepted to the University of St. Francis and enrolled full time in a traditional undergraduate program.
From $20,000 up to full tuition – Scholarship competition available to selected students accepted to USF before Feb. 1. Competition will be held in February.
Maximum $14,000 annually (maximum $56,000 four-year value) – Minimum ACT score of 24. Award varies based on ACT and GPA composite score.
Maximum $11,000 annually (maximum $44,000 four-year value) – Minimum ACT score of 22. Award varies based on ACT and GPA composite score.
Franciscan Fellows Award
Maximum $9,000 annually (maximum $36,000 four-year value) – Minimum GPA of 2.51 Award varied based on GPA and ACT composite score.
Duns Scotus Fellow Scholarship (Honors Program)
Additional $1,000 plus 10 percent discount for on-campus housing. – Available to Presidential and Trustee recipients. Interview and application required.
Biology Fellows Scholarship
Additional $3,000 annually – Major in the natural sciences and meet at least two of the following criteria: 25 ACT or higher; top 20 percent class rank; 3.5 GPA or higher. Interview and application required.
USF Music Scholarship
$100 – $2,500 annually – Music Scholarships are available for students participating in the Schola Cantorum, the Singing Saints, and the Joliet Symphony Orchestra. Awards are given based on talent and financial need and an audition with the Music Department is required. Auditions are done during the Freshman Scholarship Competition or by appointment.
Catholic School Scholarship
$1,000 annually – Available to graduates of Catholic high schools.
Alumni Legacy Scholarship
Maximum $700 annually (maximum $2,800 four-year value) – Available to students who have parents, siblings, or grandparents that are considered alumni.
Awards vary – Athletic scholarships may be given in conjunction with academic scholarships.
USF Family Discount
5% of full-time traditional undergraduate tuition – Available for immediate family members when 2 or more students are registered full-time in a traditional undergraduate full-tuition rate program.
Based upon financial need as determined by FAFSA and USF awarding policy.