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Saint Francis Academic Scholarship
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Saint Francis Academic Scholarship 

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The Saint Francis Academic Scholarship is named in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, who devoted his life to preaching the gospel and serving all people, especially the poor and the sick. Saint Francis’ legacy of service lives on at Marian University through the institution’s understanding of the Franciscan values of dignity of the individual, peace and justice, reconciliation, and responsible stewardship, informed by prayer.

The award is a half-tuition scholarship available to 20 first-time freshmen.


Applicants for the Saint Francis Scholarship must:

  • Have completed the Marian University admissions application process and been admitted in good standing.

  • Have earned a minimum of a 3.50 cumulative grade point average (4.00 scale) and a minimum composite score of 25 on the ACT or a minimum composite score of 1150 on the SAT (critical reading and mathematics sub scores combined).

  • Demonstrate a record of leadership and community service.

  • Commit to an educational experience framed within the context of Marian University’s Franciscan values of dignity of the individual, peace and justice, reconciliation, and responsible stewardship.

Application Process

  1. Applicants must complete the admissions process and have been admitted to Marian University no later than December 1, 2012.

  2. Applicants must complete and submit the Marian University Academic Scholarship Application by
    December 30, 2012. 

  3. Eligible candidates must make every effort to attend and actively participate in one of two Marian University Academic Scholarship Competition Days which will be held on January 19, 2013 and February 02, 2013.


Scholarships are awarded by the academic scholarship selection committee based on the candidate’s record of achievement and potential contribution to Marian University. These criteria are reflected in the candidate’s transcripts, academic scholarship application, and on-campus interview.

Award notifications will be mailed on Wednesday, February 20, 2013. Candidates not selected for a Saint Francis Academic Scholarship will automatically become eligible for a Saint Clare Scholarship of up to half the amount of tuition.


The Saint Francis Scholarship is renewable for seven consecutive semesters by:

  • Maintaining a cumulative college grade point average of 3.00.

  • Remaining in good academic and social standing.

  • Enrolling as a full-time student each semester.