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

    The Financial Aid office works with each student to make a Franciscan education an affordable reality. We will assemble the best possible financial aid award so you can come to learn and grow here at Franciscan.

    When comparing the cost of higher education, we want you to look at the net price or out of pocket price not just the cost of tuition. We encourage you to check out our Net Price Calculator, or better yet, apply to Franciscan.

  • 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 Chancellor Scholarship recipients who have been admitted by January 15 of the year in which he or she intends to enroll.

    • Chancellor Scholarship: $12,000
      Requires a minimum 1420 SAT, 31 ACT or 94+ CLT,* as well as a certain GPA.**

    • Dean's Scholarship: $10,000
      Requires a minimum 1280 SAT, 27 ACT or 84+ CLT,* as well as a certain GPA.**

    • Provost Scholarship: $8,000
      Requires a minimum 1130 SAT, 23 ACT or 74+ CLT,* and a 3.0 high school GPA**

    • St. Elizabeth Grant: $6,000
      Requires a minimum 1000 SAT, 21 ACT or 68+ CLT,* 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 April. Scores from different test dates will not be combined.


    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.) Transfer student scholarships are based on your cumulative GPA in college.


    • St. Clare Scholarship: $6,000 
      Requires a minimum 3.7 college GPA

    • St. Maximillian Kolbe Scholarship - $5,000
      Requires minimum 3.4 college GPA

    • St. Padre Pio Scholarship - $4,000
      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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