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Scholarship Offers Up To $29,000 To USF STEM Students

Thousands in scholarship funds are being offered to incoming University of Saint Francis science, math and technology students. The National Science Foundation is offering the Roger Bacon Scholarship to students majoring in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs.

Each scholarship is worth up to $6,500 the first year and renewable for higher amounts each year, totaling up to $29,000 through graduation. Institutional and noninstitutional financial aid, including federal and state grants and outside scholarships will be taken into account in determining the size of the scholarship. In addition to these funds, Roger Bacon Scholars will have the opportunity to participate in special learning experiences including trips and independent research projects.

USF awards Roger Bacon scholarships for the following majors:

– Computer Science (Cyber Security, Game and Application Development and Computer Information Systems)

– Biology

– Chemistry

– Environmental Science

– Science and Entrepreneurship

– Math

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and scholarship applicants must meet a list of requirements, including academic achievements and written and verbal evaluations.

Complete details and information about scholarships available to USF students may be found at

Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. The university will open a Downtown Fort Wayne Campus in the fall of 2016 that will feature business, entrepreneurship and music technology programs. Currently 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.