Financial Aid - Scholarships for New Students | Franciscan University of Steubenville
  • Welcome to Student Financial Services

    College is a significant investment—personally and financially. Our office works with each student to make a Franciscan education an affordable reality. We will assemble the best possible package of financial aid so you can come to learn and grow here at Franciscan.


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    Our Admissions staff is ready to help you with any questions. Contact them at or (740) 283-6226  

  • Academic Scholarships

    We offer a variety of merit-based academic scholarships for excellent students. There is no application required, and scholarships are granted to students upon their acceptance. All academic scholarships are renewable. You may contact your admissions counselor for more information.


    Incoming high school seniors may qualify for one of these scholarships:

    • Father Michael Scanlan Scholarship Competition (FMSSC) Full-tuition Scholarship Students compete for two full-tuition scholarships. This invitation-only competition is open to all Presidential and Chancellor Scholarship recipients who have been admitted by January 31, 2017.  

    • Presidential Scholarship $10,000-$12,000 Requires a minimum 1560 SAT or a 35 ACT,* as well as a certain GPA.**

    • Chancellor Scholarship $10,000. Requires a minimum 1420 SAT or a 31 ACT,* as well as a certain GPA.**

    • Dean's Scholarship $8,000. Requires a minimum 1280 SAT or a 27 ACT,* as well as a certain GPA.**

    • Provost Scholarship $5,000 Requires a minimum 1130 SAT or a 23 ACT,* and a 3.0 high school GPA**

    • St. Elizabeth Scholarship $4,000. Requires a minimum 1080 SAT or a 21 ACT,* and a 2.4 high school GPA.**

    * SAT requirements include only Critical Reading and Math sections; ACT requirements are Composite.

    ** Scholarships also depend on your high school GPA. Contact your admissions counselor for more information.

    NOTE: Updated transcripts and test scores may be submitted through the end of February. Scores from different test dates will not be combined.


    Transfer students may qualify for different levels of the Saint Clare Scholarship. You must have completed at least 24 college credits. (If you have not completed 24 college credits, your scholarship could depend on your high school information and test scores.)

    Saint Clare Scholarships:

    • $5,000 - Requires a minimum 3.7 college GPA.

    • $4,000 - Requires a minimum 3.4 college GPA.

    • $3,000 - Requires a minimum 3.0 college GPA.


    We also offer additional scholarship opportunities for students who qualify. Please contact your admissions counselor if you have any questions.

    • TOR Parish/School – Students who belong to select parishes and high schools staffed by the Third Order Regular Friars of the Most Sacred Heart Province may qualify for this scholarship. Contact your admissions counselor if you think you may qualify.

    • Phi Theta Kappa – Transfer students that are members of PTK are encouraged to apply on our website.
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Steubenville, Ohio 43952

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