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.

2013-14 and 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.

Saber es Poder Scholarship 2014-2015 Latino/Hispanic students are invited to apply for this $5,000 scholarship opportunity. Applicants must be a citizens or Permanent Residents of the United States, be enrolled or accepted as a full-time student at University of San Francisco, and must have submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than March 2, 2014. An essay and two letters of recommendation are also required. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2014.

The Michael Walsh & Stephen Glynn Scholarships are open to current students with disabilities. Please complete the application form and submit it to the Financial Aid Office at the University of San Francisco. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2014.

2014 iModules Scholarship Program The Scholarship Program is offering 13 scholarships in the amount of $1,500 for the 2014-2015 school year. All students enrolled for full-time are eligible to enter the contest. Applicants must submit an essay. The essay is based on two questions. Applicants must answer the questions in less than 250 words each. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2014.

The HotelsCheap Scholarship Program High school students, undergraduate students, master's degree students, and adult learners are invited to apply for this $1,500 scholarship opportunity. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2014.

National Black Nurses Association Scholarship Students who are members of  NBNA, enrolled in an accredited School of Nursing and have at least one full year of study remaining are invited to apply for this $1000-$5000 scholarship opportunity. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2014.

DutchCrafters Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship The company is offering three $500 scholarship awards. Applicants must enroll as a full time student, be a U.S. citizen, have achieved a minimum cumulative GPA 3.0, and have applied for federal financial aid (FAFSA) in 2013. Applicants must complete application forms and submit a 750 word essay. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2014. 2014 Scholarship Awards Program is offering several $500 scholarship awards. Students of all educational levels who are currently enrolled or applying for enrollment in a degree program at an accredited college or university may apply. Applications may be submitted between January 15, 2014 and May 1, 2014. Please check the Facebook Wall for updates and announcements. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2014.

WyzAnt College Scholarships All students can compete in this contest for a $2,000 - $10,000 scholarship. Applicants must submit a 300 word or less to answer the company's question: "If you could teach everyone in the world one thing, what would it be?" Finalists will be determined by popular vote from email and social media. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2014.

The Future of Technology Scholarship Vandelay Web is offering two $1000 scholarships. All students are welcome to enter this essay competition. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age at the time of entry, currently enrolled as a senior in high school or as a student in a college, university, technical or trade school located in the United States or Canada, and must be a United States or Canadian citizen or hold a current student visa. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2014.

ABWA's Blindsgalore National Scholarship Women who are U.S. Citizens with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are invited to enter to win this $2000 award. To enter, you must write a 400-600 word essay on a way or ways to transform the space around you. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 2014.

Scholarship from Heart On Your Wrist All undergraduate students can enter the contest to win a $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled full time, and must submit an essay (500 words maximum) to answer the company's question: "What innovative ways do you see social media changing the way people buy jewelry?" The deadline for submissions is May 15, 2014.

Scholarship Opportunity from SES Advisors All students can enter the contest to win a $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must submit a 500 word essay to answer the company's question: "What is the future of employee ownership in America, and how can we broaden its reach?" The deadline for submissions is May 16, 2014.

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

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International Students

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Study Abroad Students

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

Scholarship Scams

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