Students are able to apply for scholarships and loans from third-party organizations and lending institutions. We are happy to assist you in finding as many outside sources of assistance as you are eligible for.
Scholarships are free money. Civic, charitable, and religious organizations, family trusts, corporations, and other groups set aside money to help qualified students pay for their college education. But the only way to get the money is by applying for it -- they can't give you money unless they know about you. We encourage all students--new and, especially, returning students--to apply for as many scholarships as they are eligible for.
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Transfer students who are chapter members of Phi Theta Kappa may apply for a scholarship. This scholarship is available for fall enrollment only, and the deadline is May 1. If you are a member of Phi Theta Kappa and are interested in being considered, get the application now.
Information for scholarships from outside of Franciscan University
Private scholarships (also known as "outside scholarships") are monies provided by donors outside the University. Such awards may range from a few hundred dollars given by a local service club, to several thousand dollars awarded by a corporation.
BEWARE OF SCHOLARSHIP SCAMS!
Do not waste your money on fee-based scholarship matching services. You will not get any better information than you can get from the free services available on the Internet. Scholarships that sound too good to be true usually are. Learn how to recognize and protect yourself from the most common scholarship scams.
The Number One Tip: If you have to pay money to get money, it is probably a scam.
If you receive a scholarship from a group or individual, inform them of your gratitude and your progress. A letter of thanks goes a long way toward encouraging renewal of these awards.