Fort Wayne & NE Indiana News

The latest positive news written by residents and organizations in our community.

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 subsequent year, totaling up to $29,000 through graduation. Institutional and non-institutional 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 build foundational networks by forming relationships with nearby industry through site visitations and seminars. Working with industrial mentors, Roger Bacon Scholars will design and implement research addressing current issues. The students will present their results at scientific conferences. The Roger Bacon Scholars will then create a culminating project that connects their work to the K-12 community in hope of igniting the interests of future scientists.

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. The deadline to apply for the Roger Bacon Scholarship is March 5, 2017.

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