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  • Endowed Chairs at Saint Francis University

    Endowed Chairs serve multiple needs at Saint Francis University including maintaining a faculty of distinction, encouraging scholarship among faculty and students, providing for visiting lecturers, granting financial aid to students, and generally enhancing scholarship and the teaching process.

    THE JOSEPH AND MARGUERITE DiSEPIO CHAIR IN COMPUTER SCIENCE - Established in 2001 by Saint Francis University alumni Joseph '58 and Marguerite (Scharpf) '60 DiSepio, the endowment is committed to raising the level of excellence within the computer science department. The endowment funds faculty development, a distinguished lecture series, student internship programs and research and practices in the field of security and information assurance.

    THE DR. ALBERT A. ZANZUCCKI CHAIR IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - Established in 2006 by Saint Francis alumni John S. '64 and Sheila (Widmer) '65 Connors, the endowment is named in honor of Dr. Albert Zanzuccki, professor emeritus and former chairman of the business administration department. The endowment is used to attract outstanding senior scholars and recognized business leaders to lecture and teach at the University, honor a distinguished Saint Francis faculty member, fund faculty and student research programs and other purposes as advised by the chair committee.

    Selection Criteria for Endowed Scholarships

    In order to apply for the following endowed scholarships, students must complete the Saint Francis University Application for Admission and be accepted to the institution. Students must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually. No further action is needed. The Office of Financial Aid and the Office of Admissions forms a committee to determine eligible recipients for endowed scholarships. If you are selected for an endowed scholarship, you will be contacted by the Office of Financial Aid and the Advancement Office.

    SAINT FRANCIS UNIVERSITY ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS - A number of named scholarships and awards are granted to students according to established guidelines.

    The following list identifies the permanent scholarship and award funds, their donors and purposes.

    JOHN AND MILLIE ADAMUCCI SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1997 by William Adamucci '66 in memory of his parents, John and Millie Adamucci. Restricted to business administration majors who demonstrate financial need.

    FATHER GILBERT BARTH, T.O.R., SCHOLARSHIP - Established in March 1990 by Beatrice Root of San Antonio, Texas, in honor of her brother, Father Gilbert Barth, T.O.R. The scholarship is awarded annually to students who fulfill standard admissions requirements by the University scholarship committee.

    EDWARD R. BATEMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Scholarship in memory of Edward R. Bateman, Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, a Saint Francis student who died in 1968. Fund established by his family.

    DR. STEPHEN J. BEDOSKY SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1985 by Dr. Bedosky's widow, Margaretta. Awards will be made on the basis of need and academic merit.

    REVEREND ANTHONY BERHELY SCHOLARSHIP OR GRANT - Established in 1975 by the late Michael Bedosky of Binghamton, NY, formerly of Barnesboro, Pennsylvania, in honor of the former pastor of St. John's Parish, Barnesboro. Preference is given to students of the Prince of Peace Parish which is a consolidation of St. John's and other parishes in the Northern Cambria area.

    THE RAYMOND BERNER SCHOLARSHIP IN ENGLISH/COMMUNICATIONS - Established in 1992 by an anonymous donor in honor of Mr. Berner, who was a member of the University's faculty from 1956 until his death in January 1993. Restricted to English/Communications majors; based primarily on financial need and good academic standing.

    BERWIND CORPORATION SCHOLARSHIP - Established in December 1974 by the Berwind Corporation of Philadelphia, the scholarship is awarded annually to a needy and worthy student selected by the scholarship committee.

    ANNE SLOAN BORLAND AWARD ENDOWMENT - Established in 2002 through a gift from the estate of Anne Sloan Borland. A member of the Wolf Family of Altoona, Ms. Borland was a life long supporter of education, the arts, libraries and reading programs. Awards will be made to students enrolled in graduate programs through a competitive process.

    JULIAN BROWN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1978 in memory of Julian Brown, a 1951 graduate of Saint Francis. The scholarship is awarded annually.

    GEORGE H. BURALL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 2003 through a gift from the estate of Theresa Josephine Burall in memory of her husband. Awards are made based on need.

    JAMES P. BURKE SCHOLARSHIP IN PHILOSOPHY OR NURSING - Established in 1992 by an anonymous donor in honor of James P. Burke, former department chairman of sociology and philosophy who retired in 1990 after 42 years of teaching at Saint Francis. Mr. Burke died in 2001. Restricted to philosophy or nursing majors; based primarily on financial need and good academic standing.

    FATHER GERVASE CAIN, T.O.R., SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1991 by Mr. and Mrs. Richard Prostejovsky in honor of Father Gervase Cain, T.O.R., a teacher of philosophy at Saint Francis for 20 years and executive vice president of the University from 1976 to 1983.

    FRANK & MARY M. CALANDRA SCHOLARSHIP - Established by Jack Calandra and Frank Calandra, Jr., in honor of their parents, Frank, Sr., and Mary M. Calandra. Preference is given to students majoring in business administration.

    LUCY M. (SORIANO) CALHOUN SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT - Established by the late Ted J. Long of Altoona, Pennsylvania, in memory of his mother, Lucy M. (Soriano) Calhoun. Awarded to qualified upperclass students who reside in Blair, Bedford, Centre, Clearfield and Huntingdon counties.

    GUNARD BERRY CARLSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Established on December 6, 1971, by the Gunard Berry Carlson Memorial Foundation, Inc. This fund as established permits the scholarship committee to make awards to academically qualified students.

    CLASS OF 1950 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1998 by business administration department alumni of the Class of 1950.

    CLASS OF 1951 AND 1952 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 2002 by business administration department alumni of the Classes of 1951 and 1952.

    CLASS OF 1959 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1994 by business administration department alumni of the Class of 1959 at their 35th class reunion. Restricted to students in the business administration department. Based primarily on financial need and good academic standing.

    CLASS OF 1960 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1999 by business administration department alumni of the Class of 1960.

    CLASS OF 1982 AWARD - Established in 2015 by members of the Class of 1982.  This award recognizes an outstanding student athlete who is a second- semester, freshman business major, active in service, with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0.

    DR. JOHN COLEMAN SCHOLARSHIP IN HISTORY - Established in 1994 by an anonymous donor in honor of Dr. John Coleman, professor emeritus of history at Saint Francis. Based primarily on financial need and good academic standing. Restricted to history majors.

    CONNORS FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT - Established in 1996 by John S. '64 and Sheila W. (Widmer) Connors '65 and the late John F. Connors and his widow, Mary (Shields) Connors. The fund permits the scholarship committee to make awards to students majoring in the business administration department.

    TOM AND KAY CONNORS SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 2017 in memory of Tom Connors '62.   This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman who graduated from a Catholic high school and is enrolled in the Shields School of Business.  The Connors family prefers the scholarship benefit an orphan, a child of a single parent, a foster child, or a child raised by his/her grandparent(s).  The family also wishes for the recipient to apply the Franciscan values instilled at the University towards their business career/workplace. 

    LUCY BENDER COOPER AND STEPHEN AUGUSTINE COOPER SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1994 by Dr. and Mrs. Leo K. Cooper in memory of Dr. Cooper's mother and father. Dr. Cooper, who died in 1998, was a pioneer in the field of orthopedic surgery and a member of the Class of 1926.

    ANTHONY J. AND MARYANN L. CORAY SCHOLARSHIP- Established in 2011 by Joseph Coray '83 in honor of his parents, Anthony J. and MaryAnn L. Coray. The scholarship is restricted to students in the School of Arts & Letters who have achieved superior academic records, and who have demonstrated financial need.

    EUGENE A. CREANY SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1975 through a fund established by Judge Eugene A. Creany of Ebensburg, Pennsylvania. Judge Creany died in 2001. Preference given to students from the local area.

    ANGELA (BIONAZ) DAMIN, R.N. NURSING AWARD - Established in 2015 by the late Dean Damin in memory of his wife, Angela. The award is given to a full-time freshman student enrolled in the nursing program from Cambria County, with a second preference given to students from the local region. The recipient, chosen by nursing faculty, will be considered the top freshman nursing major from the Cambria County/regional area with demonstrated financial need.

    DR. BETTY DAVIS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1998 by Sr. Alice Louise Davis, RSM, in memory of her sister, Dr. Betty Davis, former professor of elementary education at Saint Francis. Preference is given to elementary education, education or nursing majors who reside in Cambria or adjoining counties.

    THE HERBERT J. AND MILDRED L. de MARRAIS ENDOWMENT - Established in 2002 by Mr. and Mrs. de Marrais for general purposes. Mr. de Marrais served as a University trustee from 1989 to 2001.

    JOSEPH AND MARGUERITE DiSEPIO SCHOLARSHIP IN COMPUTER SCIENCE - Established in 2007, and funded by The Joseph & Marguerite DiSepio Chair in Computer Science. The scholarship is restricted to a computer science major and is based on academic performance.

    MARGUERITE AND JOSEPH J. DiSEPIO SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1998 by Marguerite, Class of 1960, and Joseph J. DiSepio, Class of 1958, of Jamesburg, New Jersey. Restricted to business administration majors who are in good academic standing. Preference will be given to graduates of Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia.

    DR. MICHAEL DUDRA MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT - Established in 1986 by Dr. Dudra's widow, Mrs. Daria Dudra, and alumni of the Graduate School of Industrial Relations to assist students enrolled in the Graduate School of Human Resource Management/Industrial Relations. Dr. Dudra, who was the first director of the IR program, died in 1982. Mrs. Dudra died in 1994. Preference in the award process will be given to graduate students who demonstrate a commitment to a career in teaching industrial relations at the college or university level.

    ANN EPPARD MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AND CONGRESSIONAL INTERNSHIP - Established by Bud Shuster, Member of Congress (Ret.) and member of the Saint Francis University Board of Trustees. The fund will offer scholarships for summer Congressional internships to qualified Saint Francis University students. Scholarships will be annually awarded to deserving political science or history majors with preference for young women from Pennsylvania.

    CARLO AND JENNIE FALCHINI MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1979 by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Falchini of Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, in memory of Mr. Falchini's parents. The fund permits the scholarship committee to make awards to deserving students.

    DR. BARBARA M. FALK SCHOLARSHIP IN PSYCHOLOGY - Established in 2005 by Dr. Falk, a 1962 graduate of Saint Francis. It is preferred that the scholarship be awarded annually to a female student in her senior year of study with a career goal becoming a clinical psychologist.

    LEONARD S. AND MARY E. FIORE SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 2001 by the Fiore family of Altoona, PA, in honor of their parents, Leonard S. and Mary E. Fiore. Preference will be given to graduates of Bishop Guilfoyle High School in Altoona. Graduates of Bishop McCort in Johnstown or Bishop Carroll in Ebensburg may also be considered.

    DR. WILLIAM B. AND PATRICIA L. FURLONG ENDOWMENT - This endowment,  the former Dr. William B. Furlong Lecture Series Endowment, was established in 1987. The Dr. William B. and Patricia L. Furlong endowment recognizes Dr. and Mrs. Furlong's life-long commitment to academic excellence, peace and social justice. The endowment supports both academic scholarships for qualified students and the work of the University's Dorothy Day Outreeach Center. To qualify for this scholarship the student must be enrolled as a full-time student at the time of application submission, with a declared English and/or Communications major; have completed at least 60 credits by the time of the scholarship award, including at least six credits of English at the 200-level or above; have achieved a cumulative QPA of at least 3.0 (including transfer coursework) and have a documented record of community service.

    DR. RHEA GAUNT AWARD IN EDUCATION - Established in honor of Dr. Rhea Gaunt, Professor of Education at Saint Francis University, who passed away in 2005. This award, established by Dr. Frances Boyd and Mr. Sean Dalrymple, son of Dr. Rhea Gaunt, honors Dr. Gaunt's dedication to her profession and to her students. This award will be granted to a Saint Francis University education major entering the student teaching semester of the teacher preparation program. The Education Department faculty will choose the recipient based on academic excellence and financial need.

    HENRY GEMINO SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 2001 by Francis P. Gemino '72 of Rockville Centre, NY, in honor of his father, Henry Gemino. The scholarship is awarded to deserving students by the University scholarship committee.

    FATHER CHARLES GINOCCHIO SCHOLARSHIP - Established by the University in 1983 to honor Father Charles Ginocchio, former professor and mathematics department chairperson.

    MARTIN AND JANE S. GOLDHABER SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1994 by Mr. and Mrs. Goldhaber to promote the men's Division I basketball program.

    ROBERT L. AND JEAN HAGERICH SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 2003 by Robert L. and Jean Hagerich of Johnstown, PA. The scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students.

    BOB HAHN MEMORIAL GOLF SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 2007 by family and friends of Bob Hahn, long-time men's golf coach and Immergrun Golf Club professional, who passed away in March 2007.

    ALICE HAINES SCHOLARSHIP IN EDUCATION - Established in December 1970 by Alice Haines of Barnesboro, Pennsylvania, a teacher in the public schools of Northern Cambria County and a friend of Saint Francis University.

    KAYLEE HARFORD UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AWARD IN CHEMISTRY- Established in 2007 by Dr. Rose Clark, Dr. Edward Zovinka, and the Harford family to honor Kaylee. Kaylee had a love for chemistry and experimentation that will always be remembered in the chemistry department. The award is granted to a student majoring in chemistry who will be pursuing summer undergraduate research on the Saint Francis University campus.

    FATHER BEDE HINES, T.O.R., SCHOLARSHIP IN ENGLISH - Established in 1994 by an anonymous donor in honor of Father Bede Hines, T.O.R., a former professor of English at Saint Francis. Based primarily on financial need and good academic standing. Restricted to English majors.

    ROBERT L. HITE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1995 by The Hite Company in memory of Robert L. Hite, chairman of the board of The Hite Company. Mr. Hite died in 1985. Restricted to business administration, electrical engineering and associated majors.

    HUGHES FAMILY ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 2017 by Mark Hughes ’79.  This scholarship will be awarded to a student who has attained senior year status, is enrolled in the Shields School of Business, has a minimum 3.5 GPA and demonstrates financial need.

     DR. E. CLARK INGOLDSBY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1989 by the family of Dr. E. Clark Ingoldsby in his memory. Dr. Ingoldsby, a 1932 graduate of Saint Francis, received his doctor of medicine degree in 1936 and served 42 years as a physician in the Altoona area. The scholarship is restricted to residents of Cresson, Pennsylvania, first, then to residents of Cambria or Blair County who are in need of financial aid.

    WILLIAM AND DOROTHY KELLER SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 2005 through a planned gift from William and Dorothy, who resided in Gaithersburg, Maryland. They are the parents of alumna Lois Ann Keller-Poole '72. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student who fulfills the University's standard admissions requirements and remains in good academic standing.

    JAMES '71 AND STEPHANIE (SCHOLZ) KILCOYNE '72 SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 2015 by Antonino Incardona.  This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman who is a resident of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Indiana or Somerset Counties of Pennsylvania.  Candidates must have demonstrated financial need.  Recipient will maintain the scholarship for not more than four years, as long as he/she remains in good academic standing, as defined in the University catalog.   

    L. ROBERT AND MARY LOUISE KIMBALL SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1997 through a fund established by L. Robert and Mary Louise Kimball of Ebensburg, Pennsylvania. Preference is given to students from Cambria County.

    M. JAYNE KIMLIN AWARD IN PHYSICAL SCIENCE - Established in 1999 in compliance with the wishes of Dr. M. Jayne Kimlin, an alumnus and long-time professor of chemistry at Saint Francis University. Dr. Kimlin died in 1999. The award is granted to a student majoring in chemistry or engineering who will be pursuing summer undergraduate research on the Saint Francis University campus.

    RAYMOND KIST MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP IN EDUCATION - Established in 1994 by an anonymous donor. Ray, who died in 1995, served as the trainer for the University's athletics program. Restricted to students from Blair and Cambria counties; based primarily on financial need and good academic standing.

    WALTER A. KLEIN SCHOLARSHIP IN MANAGEMENT - Established in 1992 by an anonymous donor in honor of Walter A. Klein, an associate professor of management who retired in 1991 after 42 years of teaching at Saint Francis. Restricted to students from the local area; based primarily on financial need and good academic standing.

    BROTHER AMADEUS KROEGER, T.O.R., SCHOLARSHIP IN ACCOUNTING AND BUSINESS - Established in 1992 by an anonymous donor in honor of Brother Amadeus, who served the University and the Franciscan order in a number of posts from 1954 until his death in 1983. Restricted to accounting and business majors from the local area; based primarily on financial need and good academic standing.

    MICHAEL J. KUTMAS SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT - Established in 2003 through a gift from the estate of Michael J. Kutmas, who resided in McKeesport, PA., and was a 1939 graduate of Saint Francis. The scholarship is awarded annually to a student who fulfills the University's standard admissions requirements and remains in good standing.

    FRANK J. KUZEMCHAK SCHOLARSHIP IN ACCOUNTING - Established in 1995 by an anonymous donor to honor Frank Kuzemchak, who retired in 1995 after 45 years of service as an administrative staff member at Saint Francis. Restricted to accounting majors from Cambria and Indiana counties; based primarily on financial need and good academic standing.

    DR. RODRIGUE LABRIE SCHOLARSHIP IN ENGLISH/COMMUNICATIONS - Established in 1992 by an anonymous donor in honor of Dr. Labrie, professor of English and chairman of the English department. A 1950 graduate of Saint Francis, Dr. Labrie joined the University faculty in 1956. Restricted to English/communication majors; based primarily on financial need and good academic standing.

    CHARLES LEPPERT JR. ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 2014 by Charles Leppert, Jr. The scholarship will be awarded to a full-time incoming freshman from Greater Johnstown High School with demonstrated educational and financial need.

    PASQUALE H. LICASTRO MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - Established in 1998 in memory of Pasquale H. Licastro, who died in 1996. Dr. Licastro attended Saint Francis in the 1940s and went on to become a senior scientist in the materials research laboratory at Penn State University. The scholarship is restricted to business administration majors who demonstrate financial need.

    JAMES W. AND HELEN LIEB AWARD - Established in 1989 by former students, colleagues, friends, family members and Jim's widow, Helen Marie, as a memorial to James Lieb, who served as an assistant professor of mathematics at Saint Francis from 1963 until his death in 1985. The award is presented on the basis of scholarship, financial need, campus service and attitude toward mathematics and community.

    GEORGE LINK, JR., MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Established by the George Link, Jr., Foundation as a memorial to Mr. Link, a New York philanthropist. As established, the fund permits the University scholarship committee to select a student each year, beginning in 1982, on the basis of need and academic merit. The scholarship will be renewable for each recipient for a maximum of four years.

    FATHER JAMES LONCOSKY, T.O.R., MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1984 by Herbert and Mildred de Marrais in memory of Father Loncosky, president of Saint Francis from 1962-1966. Father Loncosky was Mrs. de Marrais' brother. The fund allows the scholarship committee to make awards to academically qualified students based on need.

    LORI LUBINSKY HANNAN '85 NURSING SCHOLARSHIP - Established by Lori’s husband, Myles Hannan.  Lori was a nursing graduate who passed away in 2013.  This scholarship will be awarded to an incoming freshman nursing major, with first preference from the Johnstown, PA area.  Second preference would include a student from Cambria County, PA.  Third preference would be for a student from western Pennsylvania, with a fourth from Pennsylvania.  The selected student will retain the scholarship throughout his/her tenure at Saint Francis University, but not more than four years, as long as the student maintains minimum academic standards in the nursing program.  

    AGNES M. AND THOMAS H. LYONS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT - Established in 1992 by Rev. Peter Lyons, T.O.R., in memory of his parents, Agnes M. and Thomas H. Lyons. The endowment provides scholarships to students who are members of minority groups and to students who are economically disadvantaged.

    FATHER PETER A. LYONS, T.O.R., SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1995 by an anonymous donor to honor Father Peter A. Lyons, T.O.R., a 1959 graduate of Saint Francis. Based primarily on financial need and good academic standing.

    MacDONALD FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1999 by J. Randall MacDonald, who received his bachelor's degree in 1970 and graduate degree in 1971 from Saint Francis, and his wife, Kathleen L. MacDonald. Preference is given to a student who chooses a major field of study in either the business or science curricula. In addition, the selection process will recognize applicants whose activities and attitudes exhibit qualities of leadership and vision.

    DONALD L. MACK SCHOLARSHIP IN ACCOUNTING - Established in 1992 by an anonymous donor in honor of Donald Mack, a 1959 graduate of the Saint Francis accounting program and special agent for the Internal Revenue Service. A native of Altoona, Pennsylvania, Mr. Mack died in 2009. Restricted to accounting majors from the Altoona area or Blair County; based primarily on financial need and good academic standing.

    GERALD K. "THE COP" MACK SCHOLARSHIP IN ENGLISH LITERATURE - Established in 1992 by an anonymous donor in honor of Gerald K. Mack, former director of security at Saint Francis. Restricted to English majors; based primarily on financial need and good academic standing.

    ISOBEL MORNINGRED MACK SCHOLARSHIP IN MATHEMATICS - Established in 1992 by an anonymous donor in honor of Isobel Morningred Mack, a former resident of Tyrone. Restricted to mathematics and computer science majors; based primarily on financial need and good academic standing.

    DONALD L. AND ISOBEL MORNINGRED MACK SCHOLARSHIP I - Established in 1997 by an anonymous donor. Preference given to students from the Tyrone area. Based primarily on financial need and good academic standing.

    DONALD L. AND ISOBEL MORNINGRED MACK SCHOLARSHIP II - Established in 1997 by an anonymous donor. Preference given to students from Blair County. Based primarily on financial need and good academic standing.

    PAUL J. MALOSKEY SCHOLARSHIP IN ECONOMICS - Established in 1992 by an anonymous donor in honor of Paul J. Maloskey, an associate professor of economics who retired in 1990 after 39 years of teaching at Saint Francis. Restricted to economics majors; based primarily on financial need and good academic standing.

    ARMOND A. MANFREDI, JR., LEADERSHIP AWARD IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - Established in 1999 by Armond's brother, Joseph A. Manfredi, to fund leadership awards to business administration department seniors on the basis of academic excellence, achievement and leadership. Armond, a businessman, community and civic leader, in Elizabeth NJ, was a 1965 Saint Francis graduate. He died in 1999.

    MARY ANN McBRIDE SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT - Established in 2009 by Edward McBride, in memory of his wife, Mary Ann (Berner) McBride '61, former professor of history at Saint Francis. Awards are based on need and preference is given to students from Nativity B.V.M. High School in Pottsville, PA.

    PATRICK AND MARY ANN McCARTHY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1982 through a fund created by Mr. Patrick F. McCarthy of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, in memory of his parents. The fund allows the scholarship committee to make awards to deserving students from Cambria County. Preference is given to students who plan to  study for the priesthood or who are children of coal miners.

    DR. JAMES L. McCONNELL SCHOLARSHIP IN  BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - Established in 1992 by an anonymous donor in honor of Dr. James L. McConnell, a professor of accounting at Saint Francis. Dr. McConnell died in 2000. Restricted to business administration majors from the local area; based primarily  on financial need and good academic standing.

    HAROLD AND LOIS M. McGEE SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1998 by the late Lois M. McGee who resided in Altoona. The scholarship is restricted to students who are of good academic standing, demonstrate financial need, and are members of parishes in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese.

    FATHER FRANCIS McKINNEY, T.O.R., SCHOLARSHIP IN PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION - Established in 1994 by an anonymous donor in honor of Father Francis McKinney, T.O.R., a former professor in the philosophy and religious studies department at Saint Francis. Based primarily on financial need and good academic standing. Restricted to  philosophy and religious studies majors.

    PAUL A. McNICHOL MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1983 by Josephine McNichol of Altoona, Pennsylvania, in memory of her brother. The fund as established allows the scholarship committee to make awards based on need. Preference is given to students majoring in the field of communications.

    PETER AND MEMI MELOTTI SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 2013 by Dr. Peter and Memi Melotti. Dr. Melotti is a 1950 graduate. The scholarship will be awarded to a freshman from Cambria County, Pennsylvania, who has demonstrated financial need and who is enrolled in the School of Arts & Letters or the School of Health Sciences.

    MERCEDES-BENZ SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1992 by Mercedes-Benz of North America to recognize the selection of Mike Iuzzolino, former Saint Francis basketball player, as male scholar-athlete of 1991 by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. Awards will be made to undergraduate students enrolled in ecologically oriented sciences or engineering programs.

    GEORGE MINNO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1984 by Helen Minno of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, in memory of her husband. Mr. Minno, a long-time friend of the University, served as a member of the Board of Trustees. Preference is given to nursing majors.

    RICHARD DORSEY MULLER MEMORIAL ENDOWMENT - Established through a gift from the Muller and DeLessio families, recognizes outstanding junior and senior students who wish to pursue a career in law. To qualify for this scholarship, a student must submit an essay that indicates why the applicant is pursuing a career in law, and what they hope to accomplish following law school. Information on how to apply for this scholarship will be provided to the students in their spring semester.

    JOHN MURPHY SCHOLARSHIP IN HISTORY - Established in 1994 by an anonymous donor in honor of John Murphy, associate professor of history at Saint Francis. Based primarily on financial need and good academic standing. Restricted to history majors.

    DR. G. STEVEN NEELEY ENDOWMENT FUND - Established in 2010 by the Friends of Neeley in memory of Dr. G. Steven Neeley, former professor of Philosophy from 1993-2010. The fund will be used to assist student research activities, student research awards, and student conference attendance and presentations under the auspices of the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and the Ethics Institute, both of which are housed in the School of Arts and Letters.

    FATHER VINCENT R. NEGHERBON SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1980 by the University in honor of Father Vincent Negherbon, T.O.R., president of Saint Francis from 1966-1972. A fund was established in 1997 by alumni and friends of the University to permanently endow the scholarship. Fr. Vincent died in 2008.

    ROBERT F. O'LEARY '54 AWARD -The endowment was created in 2008 to honor Mr. O'Leary, a special alumnus with a twinkle in his eye who had a love of education and a passion for history. He valued his experience at Saint Francis and credited his time at the University for helping to shape the person he became. Restricted to students majoring in history.

    MARTIN G. AND ANNA M. ORAVEC MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - Established in 2006 by Sandra Anne Oravec '66 of Arlington, Virginia in memory of her parents.  Restricted to female students majoring in math or science.  Based on financial need and good academic standing.

    FATHER JACK O'MALLEY SCHOLARSHIP IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - Established in 1994 by an anonymous donor in honor of Father Jack O'Malley, a 1959 alumnus of the University. Restricted to business administration majors. Based primarily on financial need and good academic standing.

    URSULA PAWLOWSKI MEMORIAL/ DR. VINCENT AND JOYCE REMILLARD INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS ENDOWMENT -Established in 2010, the scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore, junior or first semester senior who wishes to enhance his/her undergraduate education with a study abroad experience. The scholarship is intended to defray the costs associated with study abroad. International scholars will be recommended to the President of the University by the University's scholarship committee and the Director of the Center for International Education and Outreach.

    ANTHONY AND MARY PEKALA AWARD - established in 2011 by Dorothy Pekala '69 of Windber, PA. Awarded to a student who resides in Pennsylvania, is enrolled in the School of Arts and Letters, has a minimum 2.5 GPA, and demonstrates financial need.

    PERFETT FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1977 by Dr. Alfred A. Perfett, Class of 1949, and members of the Perfett family. Preference is given to a qualified student from the Shenango Valley area of western Pennsylvania.

    DINO AND ROSEMARY PERSIO SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1975 through a fund established by Attorney and Mrs. Dino S. Persio of Ebensburg.

    JAMES PHISTER SCHOLARSHIP IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - Established in 1994 by an anonymous donor in honor of James Phister, former director of food service at Saint Francis. Restricted to business administration majors; based primarily on financial need and good academic standing.

    JAMES E. AND ELIZABETH C. PHISTER SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1990 by James Phister of Loretto. Mr. Phister is the former director of food services at Saint Francis. Elizabeth (Betty), who died in 1990, was a long-time food service employee. The scholarship was established to assist children of food service employees enrolled in undergraduate programs at Saint Francis University.

    FRANK AND MARIE PICARELLA AWARD - Established in 2004 by Frank J. '60 and Marie Picarella of Loretto. Awarded annually to a Saint Francis athlete who has completed his or her undergraduate degree at Saint Francis and is enrolled in a graduate program at Saint Francis. Preference will be given to track and field or women's basketball graduates.

    FRANK J. AND MARIE PICARELLA SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT - Established in 2003 by Frank J. '60 and Marie Picarella of Loretto. Restricted to eligible student athletes who are majoring in chemistry, physician assistant sciences, biology, computer science or mathematics

    DR. LAWRENCE PION SCHOLARSHIP IN BIOLOGY - Established in 2006 by Terrence Laughlin, a 1977 graduate of Saint Francis, in honor of Dr. Lawrence Pion, professor emeritus of biology. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a student majoring in biology.

    RAYMOND P. PONCHIONE FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP IN ENGLISH - Established in 1994 by an anonymous donor in honor of Raymond P. Ponchione, former vice president for advancement at Saint Francis. Preference given to English majors; based primarily on financial need and good academic standing.

    POSKITT FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 2005 by Don J. Poskitt '58 of Tannersville, PA. The scholarship is awarded to qualified and deserving students.

    JOHN W. POWERS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Established in December of 1976 by former students in memory of Dr. John W. Powers, professor of education and member of the Saint Francis faculty for 30 years.

    JACK AND MARY REES PHYSICAL THERAPY SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1994 by Jack and Mary Rees of Pittsburgh. Mr. Rees, a 1950 graduate of Saint Francis, died in 1999. The award is based on good academic standing.

    BIG JOHN RILEY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1987 in memory of Big John Riley, Class of 1948, a prominent Altoona radio and television personality who died in 1986. Restricted to residents of Blair and Cambria counties who have been active in community and/or high school activities and personify the true spirit of volunteerism.

    JOSEPH, EDITH, AND JOSETTE ROBERTS AWARD - Established in 1999 by family members and friends in honor of the late Joseph Roberts and his widow, Edith Roberts of Cresson. The endowment was expanded in 2009 to include their late daughter, Josette. Mr. Roberts, who died in April 1999, served a long and distinguished career as President Commissioner of Cambria County. Josette, a 1960 graduate of Saint Francis, was a dedicated educator in Cambria County schools. Preference in the selection of award recipients will be given to students majoring in Physician Assistant Sciences from Cambria County.

    WILLIAM RYAN '66 AND JUDITH RYAN AZZARA '66 SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1997 by John '64 and Sheila '65 Connors and other classmates of William Ryan, a 1966 graduate of Saint Francis, who was killed in Vietnam in 1969 and Judith Ryan Azzara '66.  The scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students by the scholarship committee, one of which is a preferred education major.

    SAINT FRANCIS UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1983, the Alumni Association Scholarship is awarded to two students who are the children of Saint Francis alumni. One of the awards is named in memory of Daniel N. Molchan, a 1979 graduate of Saint Francis, who was treasurer of the National Alumni Association at the time of his death in 2000. To qualify for this scholarship, prospective students must submit a cover letter accompanied by an essay not exceeding 250 words addressing either: 1) the role Saint Francis has played in their family; or 2) expounding upon one of the "Goals of Franciscan Higher Education" as set forth in the University's Mission Statement. Award winners shall be selected based upon academic excellence in high school, the quality of the essay, and financial need.

    SAINT FRANCIS UNIVERSITY BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT - Established in 1985 primarily through the efforts of Dr. Albert Zanzuccki, professor emeritus of accounting. The purpose of the endowment is to attract motivated students of high academic standing to the Saint Francis business program and to provide scholarship assistance to qualified business administration students.

    T. AGNES AND ERNEST J. SCHARPF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1998 by the T. Agnes and Ernest J. Scharpf Foundation. The Scharpfs were the parents of Marguerite DiSepio, a 1960 graduate of Saint Francis. Preference is given to business administration majors who are in good academic standing and are graduates of LaSalle Academy in New York City.

    RUDOLPH & GERALDINE (LINGENFELTER) SCHONEK ENDOWMENTS FOR EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND NURSING - Established in 1986 and expanded in 1990 by the late Rudolph and Geraldine M. Schonek of Johnstown. Mr. Schonek, a businessman, and Mrs. Schonek, a registered nurse, designated the fund to provide student scholarships, faculty and curriculum development programs and other enhancements for the business administration and nursing departments.

    DONALD A. SCHRATZ '54 SCHOLARSHIP IN ACCOUNTING - Established in 1999 by Donald A. Schratz '54 of Pittsburgh, PA. Preference will be given to graduates of Central Catholic and Oakland Catholic High Schools in Pittsburgh, PA. Restricted to accounting majors who demonstrate financial need.

    CHARLES M. SCHWAB MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIPS - Established in 1977 to aid needy students affected by the 1977 Johnstown Flood, the scholarships are funded through proceeds from an annual golf tournament at Saint Francis University's Immergrun Golf Club. Eligibility guidelines were revised in 1980 to cover all worthy students from the University's local area.

    MARK N. SHANK AWARD - established in 2005 by Mark Shank '75 of Kensington, MD. Awarded to an accounting student who has achieved junior class standing (60 credits). Based on financial need and academic standing.

    DR. FERDINAND K. AND FRANCES LITTLE SHIELDS SCHOLARSHIP - Established by family members and friends as a memorial to the couple's dedication to education. Dr. Shields, a graduate of Saint Francis, was a member of the University's Board of Trustees when he died in 1993. Mrs. Shields, an honors graduate of Seton Hill University, had served on the faculty of the Saint Francis Education Department before she retired from teaching. She died in 1991. Preference will be given to students from Cambria County who demonstrate an interest in the teaching of English, creative writing and dramatics.

    MAUREEN AND EDGAR SMITHE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD ENDOWMENT - Established in 2007 by Maureen and Edgar Smithe of Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. Maureen is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Saint Francis University. Preference is given to students who are graduates of Bishop Guilfoyle High School in Altoona, Pennsylvania, or Hollidaysburg Area High School in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania.

    BARBARA SORIANO SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT - Established by the late Ted J. Long of Altoona, Pennsylvania, in memory of his maternal grandmother, Barbara Soriano. Awarded to qualified upperclassmen who reside in Blair, Bedford, Centre, Clearfield and Huntingdon counties.

    ROBERT H. AND VIVIAN C. STEWART SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1997 by their son, Robert, a 1963 graduate. The fund permits the scholarship committee to make awards to students enrolled in the business administration department.

    THE MAURICE STOKES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1988 by the Stokes Club to honor Maurice Stokes, a 1955 graduate and All-American basketball player. Maurice went on to play professionally with the Cincinnati Royals. He died in 1970 following a twelve-year illness. The endowment funds a men's Division I basketball scholarship.

    HENRY J. SULLIVAN SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1973 through the estate of Henry J. Sullivan of North Scituate, Massachusetts, a member of the Federal Works Agency who received an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Saint Francis in 1947.

    JOHN AND NANCY G. SULLIVAN SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT- Established in 2010 by John '67 and Nancy (Grabiak) '67 Sullivan. This scholarship will be used to assist deserving students who have demonstrated strong academic performance. Preference will be given to Conwell-Egan Catholic High School graduates majoring in science or education with demonstrated financial need.

    GENE AND SUZANNE TOOMEY SCHOLARSHIP IN ACCOUNTING - Established in 1994 by an anonymous donor. Gene is a 1959 graduate of the Saint Francis accounting program, who died in 2013, and Suzanne, who died in 2003, was a 1960 graduate of the education program. Restricted to accounting majors.

    FELICIA TOTH SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 2017 by Felicia Toth ’83.  This scholarship will be awarded to two incoming SFU freshman, one male, one female, who graduated from Bishop McCort Catholic High School in Johnstown, PA, and are enrolled in the Shields School of Business.  The donor prefers the awards be distributed as follows:  first preference, business management majors; second, accounting; third, any other majors within the School of Business.  Candidates must remain in good standing to be eligible for the scholarship in succeeding years.

     BARBARA C. TRAVAGLINI SCHOLARSHIP - Established as The Clares Scholarships in 1975 as a result of fund-raising projects by the Clares, a women's group associated with the University, and renamed in 1980 in honor of the organization's founder, Barbara C. Travaglini of Thorndale, Pennsylvania, a former member of the University's Board of Trustees.

    ROBERT C. TRUMPBOUR SCHOLARSHIP IN ENGLISH - Established in 1994 by an anonymous donor in honor of Robert C. Trumpbour, former director of alumni relations at Saint Francis University. Based primarily on financial need and good academic standing. Restricted to English majors.

    SARA AND SALVATORE (SAM) VALENTY SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 2005 by Sara and Sam Valenty of Northern Cambria, PA. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a business management student who demonstrates academic achievement and financial need.

    MICHAEL AND JANICE WALKER SCHOLARSHIP IN ACCOUNTING - Established in 2007 by Michael J. Walker '81 and Janice Walker. The scholarship will be awarded to an accounting major with preference given to students from Indiana and Westmoreland counties in Pennsylvania.

    ROBERT S. WATERS SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1971 through the estate of Robert S. Waters of Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

    ADELAIDE G. HEVERLY WELGE SCHOLARSHIP IN ACCOUNTING - Established in 1993 by Adelaide G. Heverly Welge, a former resident of Altoona, Pennsylvania. Restricted to accounting majors; based primarily on financial need and good academic standing.

    ADELAIDE G. HEVERLY WELGE SCHOLARSHIP IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION - Established in 1993 by Adelaide G. Heverly Welge, a former resident of Altoona, Pennsylvania. Restricted to business administration majors; based primarily on financial need and good academic standing.

    ADELAIDE G. HEVERLY WELGE SCHOLARSHIP IN EDUCATION - Established in 1992 by an anonymous donor in honor of Adelaide G. Heverly Welge, a former resident of Altoona. Restricted to education majors; based primarily on financial need and good academic standing.

    ADELAIDE G. HEVERLY WELGE SCHOLARSHIP IN MATH/COMPUTER SCIENCE - Established in 1995 by Adelaide G. Heverly Welge, a former resident of Altoona, Pennsylvania. Restricted to students majoring in math or computer science. Based primarily on financial need and good academic standing.

    THERESA WILD MEMORIAL AWARD - Established in memory of Theresa Wild of Sharon, Pennsylvania. Ms. Wild, who died in 2000, took great pride in the education of her grandniece, a 1999 graduate of the Physician Assistant Science program at Saint Francis University. The award will be made to a PA major in his or her final year of study.

    MYRON C. WILLIAMS MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1984 through the estate of Myron C. Williams, a Johnstown, Pennsylvania, businessman and long-time friend of Saint Francis . The fund allows the scholarship committee to make awards to academically qualified students. Preference is given to young men studying for the priesthood.

    GEORGE A. AND HERBERT T. WOLF MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP - Established in 1985 by Margery Wolf Kuhn of Altoona. Provides academic scholarships to students from the local area with high academic credentials and demonstrated financial need.

    JOHN J. AND ANN B. WOLF FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT - Established in 2007 by John and Ann Wolf of Altoona. The scholarship will be awarded for a four-year period to a graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle High School who plans to attend Saint Francis. John and Ann Wolfe are Bishop Guilfoyle graduates and John is a former member of the Board of Trustees of Saint Francis University.

    DR. AND MRS. PHILIP M. WOO, Sr., SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT - Established in 2007 by Dr. and Mrs. Philip M. Woo, Sr. of Ebensburg. Dr. Woo is a former professor of economics at Saint Francis. The scholarship will be used to assist students majoring in economics, business or accounting, who maintain a minimum GPA of 3.25 and demonstrate financial need. First preference will be given to graduates of Bishop Carroll Catholic High School. Second preference given to graduates from local area high schools.

    FRANCIS J. AND CAROLINE YETSO SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT - Established in 2005 by Francis J. '59 and Caroline Yetso of Nipomo, California. Restricted to junior and senior students majoring in math and science. Based primarily on financial need and good academic standing.

    DR. ALBERT A. ZANZUCCKI SCHOLARSHIP IN ACCOUNTING - Established in 1992 by an anonymous donor in honor of Dr. Albert Zanzuccki, professor emeritus and former department chairman of accounting, who retired in 1984 after 37 years of teaching at Saint Francis. After retirement, Dr. Zanzuccki continued to serve the University in a volunteer capacity as a member of the development staff. Restricted to accounting majors; based primarily on financial need and good academic standing.

    THE FR. GABRIEL ZEIS, TOR EDUCATION AWARD - Established in 2014 by Frederick C. Travaglini '75 in honor of Rev. Gabriel Zeis, T.O.R.  This award will be conferred to a full-time student who is enrolled as a history/secondary education major, has a minimum 2.5 GPA, demonstrated financial need and attained junior class standing.  The recipient will be selected by faculty in the history and education programs.  If there are no suitable candidates in history/secondary education, preference will then be given to students enrolled in history/middle childhood education or early childhood education.

    FR. GABRIEL J. ZEIS, TOR FRANCISCAN VALUES AWARD - Established in 2014 by the Saint Francis University Alumni Board of Directors, in honor of the University's 31st President, Father Gabriel Zeis, T.O.R., this award will be given to a student who meaningfully expresses the virtues of Francis of Assisi and the values of Franciscan education.

    MARY AND PAUL ZOVINKA UNDERGRADUATE AWARD - Established in 2012 by Dr. Rose A. Clark and Dr. Edward P. Zovinka in honor of Mary and Paul Zovinka, and their many efforts to provide a better life for their family. The endowment will fund summer undergraduate research experiences for Saint Francis University chemistry majors. The researchers will be chosen by the Chemistry Department Faculty based on an interest in the field of chemistry including graduate school, research potential, service to the Chemistry Department and quality point average.