USF announces first meetings for parents of potential scholars

In April, the Give Something Back Foundation (GSBF) awarded University of St. Francis (USF), Lewis University and Blackburn College $1 million each to provide scholarships for students at select traditional high schools in Will County. The GSBF Partner School Scholarship is designed to fund the cost of college for students who are people of high character, have a high level of academic achievement and are eligible for a full Pell Grant. USF hopes to bring in a new wave of first-generation college students with the GSBF gift.

Students have to commit early, participating in a non-academic GSBF program throughout their high school and college years, while choosing to pursue their education at one of the three partner schools. Parent(s) or guardians of interested students must attend one of the following information sessions to be considered for this program:

September 18, 2013

  1. Plainfield Central — 6:00 PM

 24120 Fort Beggs Dr. Plainfield, IL 60544

  1. Reed-Custer High School —  7:30 PM

249 Comet Dr. Braidwood, IL 60408

September 19, 2013

  1. Lockport Township High School — 6:00 PM

1333 E 7th St.  Lockport, IL 60441

  1. Lincoln Way Central High School — 7:30 PM

1801 E Lincoln Hwy. New Lenox, IL 60451

For more information, call (815) 834-8400 or email

The University of St. Francis in Joliet serves 3,400 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in arts and science, business, education, nursing, health care and social work. For information, call (800) 735-7500 or visit



Nancy Pohlman  

(815) 740-3379