Transfer Scholarships & Grants

The University of St. Francis is committed to making quality, private higher education affordable.

  • At USF, we provided our full-time undergraduate students with more than $16.3 million in USF gift assistance for academic, athletic and need-based awards during 2013-2014; students also received more than $5.7 million in gift assistance from federal, state and other sources
  • During 2013-2014 the average gift assistance package for a full-time transfer student was $14,724
  • Of the $2.42 million dollars to full-time transfer students in gift assistance from all sources 68 percent came from USF sources
  • Most full-time transfer students qualify for federal, state and other assistance programs in combination with USF aid; in 2013-2014 this amounted to $2.5 million in additional funding
  • University of St. Francis participates in all of the education programs administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs including the new Yellow Ribbon GI Bill
  • All students should apply using the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA) at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/


 Scholarships and Grants

  • The scholarships listed require that students be accepted to the University of St. Francis and enrolled full time in a traditional undergraduate program.
  • Scholarships and grants are renewable based on a student’s GPA at the University of St. Francis.
  • Phi Theta Kappa, Transfer and the President’s Leadership Award may not be combined.
  • Contact your Admission counselor to determine your eligibility for a scholarship or grant.

 

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

$8,500 – $11,000 annually – Be a member of PTK National Community College honor society.

Transfer Scholarship

$5,000 – $7,000 annually (3.00 – 3.24 GPA)
$6,000 – $9,000 annually (3.25 – 3.49 GPA)
$7,000 – $10,000 annually (3.50- 4.00 GPA) 

President’s Leadership Scholarship

$4,000 annually (2.50 – 2.74 GPA)
$5,000 annually (2.75 – 2.99 GPA)

Duns Scotus Fellow Scholarship (Honors Program)

Additional $1,000 plus 10 percent discount for on-campus housing – Interview and application required.

Biology Fellows Scholarship

Additional $3,000 annually – Awarded to select students majoring in the natural sciences with a minimum 3.25 GPA. Interview and application required.

Alumni Legacy Scholarship

$300 – $700 annually – Relatives of Alumni

Leach Endowed Scholarship

Awards vary – Nursing major with demonstrated financial need.

Athletic Scholarship

Awards vary – Athletic scholarships may be given in conjunction with academic scholarships.

Private Illinois Colleges and Universities (PICU) Scholarship

$500-$1,000, one time scholarship – Student must be enrolled in an Illinois community college, complete a minimum of 30 credit hours, have a 3.0 GPA and enroll in one of the 48 PICU member institutions. Offered every semester. For more details, visit www.picuonline.org/scholarships.

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.

USF Grant

Based upon financial need as determined by FAFSA and USF awarding policy.

USF Family Discount

5% of full-tme 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.