Gifts of scholarship support current USF students and add value to the degrees our alumni hold.

Your decision to provide a scholarship could be the deciding factor in whether a student can attend the University of Saint Francis. In other words, it’s the gift of a USF education.

When you create a new scholarship or fund an existing program, you help provide and support essential financial aid packages. You have the option of giving to the USF General Scholarship Fund, or establishing a named or endowed scholarship.

  • Supporting the USF General Scholarship Fund with a gift of any size, will ensure that USF students of all disciplines stay focused on their textbooks rather than checkbooks. Annual scholarship funds go directly to aiding the 98 percent of USF students who have demonstrated financial need.
  • Named Annual Scholarships benefit all USF students. To establish a Named Annual Scholarship, you must make a gift of $2,500 or more to the USF Annual Fund or USF General Scholarship Fund. These scholarships may be named after you, or in memory or honor of someone else.
  • The same is true of Endowed Scholarships, but you must donate a minimum of $25,000, which can be paid over a five-year period. Institutional Advancement will work with you to set the criteria for the scholarship.

Student taking notes in class

Your gift can give a student the opportunity to learn from experienced faculty.

Student Experience

The student experience at USF is grounded in shared values, diversity, education and community service.

The extra-curricular and co-curricular experiences available to USF students during their educational journey are as diverse as our students themselves. These experiences are the heart and soul of the college experience.

USF offers more than 40 clubs, societies, leagues and associations to enrich the student experience. In addition, students are encouraged to take part in mission trips and pilgrimages, and to volunteer their time in service projects around the Fort Wayne community. In fact, USF has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll 2014. This honor is a testament to the Franciscan values our students, faculty, staff and alumni share.

When you give back to USF, you make an investment in these shared values and allow USF students to take part in these diverse educational experiences.

Orientation team making smores

Students are more than just individuals, they are a community bonded by our values.

Campus Facilities

USF ensures that the next generation of leaders is prepared for the 21st century.

USF students, faculty and staff benefit daily from gifts that support campus facilities, and students are placed at the forefront of every decision to build and expand campus facilities and programs. Whether the decision is to incorporate cutting-edge technology for health care training, updated laboratories and space for study of life sciences, or training facilities for exercise science, the needs of students come first.

Many generous alumni and friends have supported campus expansions and renovations and in doing so, have supported the foundation of USF’s future success.

Professor Donna Lyke teaching a student in the XRay Lab

Help USF students have access to modern equipment like the new Radiologic Technology lab.


Our students are not only champions in their academic pursuits and service to the community, but also on the track, field and court.

Student athletes develop discipline and leadership skills through rigorous training and competition, all while being supported by a community of teammates, coaches and faculty advisors.

When you support USF Athletics, you ensure these achievements continue to provide inspiration and rallying points for the campus and the Fort Wayne community. You may choose to support USF Athletics generally or through a direct gift to a specific sport or team.

USF Cougar Football

The goals of USF athletes go far beyond the scoreboard. To learn more about supporting Cougar athletics, visit the Cougar Athletics site.