Pay It Forward Scholarship

Win a Full-Tuition Scholarship

Half-Tuition Also Available

The good we do in the world matters! In fact, service to others is core to the University of Saint Francis experience—and that’s the impetus behind our Pay It Forward scholarship.

Each year, Pay It Forward awards one full-tuition* scholarship and two half-tuition* scholarships to first-time undergraduate students in recognition of their service. Pay It Forward scholarships are renewable up to eight semesters and the full-tuition scholarship is valued at more than $150,000.

The Pay It Forward application has closed for the current cycle, but will re-open on September 3, 2024 for students starting at Saint Francis in Fall 2025.

*Tuition and standard fees include the semester and technology fees only. Student is responsible for program and course fees, books, housing and food.

Apply for admission to the University of Saint Francis and be accepted by the scholarship deadline, November 1. The Pay It Forward application will re-open on September 3, 2024.

Inspired by the help her family received years ago, Maria wrote a heartfelt essay about volunteering at the Community Harvest Food Bank. Her dedication earned her a full-tuition Pay it Forward scholarship to Saint Francis.

Maria Solis ’24 

2019 Pay It Forward Scholarship recipient


To apply, you must:

Three finalists for the full-tuition scholarship will be featured on WANE-TV. The full scholarship winner will be revealed on a WANE-TV livestream in December.

Additional Information

Full and half-tuition scholarships cannot be combined with other Saint Francis institutional scholarships. This scholarship can not be combined with academic scholarships and does not include housing and dining.

Learn more about the Pay It Forward Scholarships by contacting the Admissions at [email protected] or 260-399-8000.

“The University of Saint Francis was my top choice for college, and receiving the Pay It Forward scholarship made my dream of going to dental school feasible.”

— Audrie Bowman ’27

Biology Pre-Dental major and 2022 Pay It Forward recipient

Contact Us

Office of Admissions
Welcome Center
North Campus

Phone: 260-399-8000
Text: 260-217-0854
Email: [email protected]