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Areas to Support

When you give to the University of Saint Francis, you make a direct investment in our students – their lives, opportunities, and futures. It is a personal connection, and we join you in taking it personally. For many students, your gift is what brings a USF education within reach, filling the gap between financial aid and tuition.


Gifts of scholarship support current USF students and add value to the degrees held by our alumni. 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 is the gift of a USF education.

When you create a new scholarship or fund an existing one, you help provide and support essential financial aid packages. Options include giving to the USF General Scholarship Fund or more specific scholarship opportunities. The Catholic Foundation Endowed Scholarship is a fund that will provide tuition assistance to students of Catholic faith who wish to further their education and journey in faith at the University of Saint Francis.

Supporting the USF General Scholarship Fund with a gift of any size will ensure that students of all disciplines focus on their textbooks rather than their checkbooks. Annual scholarship funds go directly to aiding the 95% of USF students who have demonstrated financial need.

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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 a loved one.

The same is true of Endowed Scholarships, which require a minimum contribution of $25,000 and can be paid over a five-year period. We will work with you to determine the criteria for the scholarship.

To learn more about establishing a Named or Endowed Scholarship, contact Ann Phillips, Donor Relations Specialist, [email protected] or 260-399-8031.

Student Experience

The student experience at USF is grounded in shared values, diversity, 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, and resonate well beyond commencement.

USF offers nearly 50 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 earned a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. 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 values and allow USF students to take part in these diverse educational experiences.

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Campus Facilities

USF ensures that the next generation of leaders is prepared to tackle the challenges of the new century. Students, faculty, and staff benefit daily from gifts that support campus facilities. Additionally, 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.

New Achatz building.


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.

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