The University of San Francisco: Online Education

Outside Scholarships

Welcome to the USF Financial Aid page for outside scholarship information. This page will be updated regularly with announcements of private/outside scholarship opportunities for new and continuing students. Please check back often, and good luck!

Please note: you should verify actual deadlines with the scholarship organization you are applying to. Deadlines on this information page may not be honored by outside organizations if they are posted in error or if changes have occurred.

Please click on the title of any scholarship to link to a web site or to open a pdf version of the brochure or flyer (requires Adobe reader), or follow the instructions in the descriptions to request an application.

2014-15 Scholarships

AfterCollege/AACN Scholarship Program AACN offers eight $2500 scholarships each year to students seeking a baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degree in nursing. The deadlines are March 31, June 30, September 30, December 31.

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Students currently registered in any accredited post-secondary institution may write an essay of 500-1000 words for a chance to win a $1000 award. The deadline for submissions is June 14, 2014 Student Scholarship Any student who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and is enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program during Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 at an accredited American college, university or trade school is eligible to apply. Applicants may write an essay of 1000 words or more for a chance to win a $1500 award. The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2013 for Spring 2014, or June 15, 2014 for Fall 2014.

Future Physicians Scholarship Program Students majoring in the field of healthcare may write an essay of 300-1000 words for a chance to win a $500 award. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2014. Scholarship Programs The organization is offering a $1,000 award to help working parents. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, have worked an average of at least twelve hours for each of the previous four weeks at the time of applying, and are residential parents of at least one minor child. Applicants also need to write a 600 to 1000 word essay: Clearly outline three keys to successfully balancing parenthood, working, and excelling in school The deadline for submissions is December 14, 2014.


Ongoing Scholarship Programs

The Hispanic College Fund Scholarship Program Scholarship opportunities ranging from $500 to $10,000 available to Hispanic students.

Chi Omega Scholarships The Chi Omega Foundation awards several scholarships and grants to collegiate and alumnae members. Awards are intended to help cover expenses such as tuition, books and related educational expenses.

Latino Business Professionals of San Francisco Scholarships are primarily intended for Latino students pursuing a degree or program of study in accounting, finance or a related field (i.e., business administration). Membership is not required.

P.E.O Sisterhood P.E.O. exists to be a source of encouragement and support for women to realize their potential in whatever worthwhile endeavor they choose. Scholarships are available.

Army Health Professions Scholarship Program Scholarships that pay 100% tuition, books, and fees for graduate students enrolled full-time in health care programs. 

Methodist Hospital Health Career Scholarship  Scholarship recipients are obligated to employment with Methodist Hospital or Methodist Hospital Union County after graduation according to the number of months funded (six months of employment for each semester funded).

Common Knowledge Scholarships CKSF offers a wide variety of scholarship quizzes throughout the year for U.S. high school, college, and graduate students. We even have some scholarships that parents can win for their children. At CKSF there are no essays, no applications, and no GPA requirements.

Zinch $1000 Weekly Scholarship  Each week, Zinch will post a question at and/or and give entrants up to 280 characters to answer the question. Zinch will pick one winner with the best answer from among all entrants.

Scholarship Points  ScholarshipPoints offers free college scholarships and scholarship contests to members of our program. You can win by earning points and entering them into monthly drawings for free scholarships. Members earn points by logging in each day, completing surveys and reviewing other sites and services.

Varsity Tutors Monthly Scholarship awards $1000 scholarships to students who write the best essay in response to a monthly prompt.

Catching the Dream Scholarship Programs Undergraduate through postdoctoral students who are 1/4 or more degree Native American and are enrolled members of a U.S. tribe are invited to apply for these awards. Applicants must be attending or planning to attend an accredited U.S. college or university on a full-time basis. Applicants must have excellent grades, a high ACT or SAT score, some work experience, a track record of leadership and a strong commitment to the Native American community. The application deadlines are as follows: March 15 for Summer, April 15 for Fall semester and September 15 for Spring semester.

Scholarship Search Resources

Searching for outside/private scholarships? Here are links to reputable online financial aid and scholarship search web sites:

International Students

How much does a US education cost, and how will you pay for it? Find the answers here, plus the best sources of financial aid for international students.

Study Abroad Students

The USF Center for Global Education lists many scholarship resources available to Study Abroad students.

Scholarship Scams

Don't become a victim to scholarship scams! It's important to know how to tell the difference between legitimate scholarship organizations and fraudulant ones. Follow this link to and learn how you can protect yourself from being scammed!