Scholarships for African­-American Students

The University of San Francisco has three scholarships that support African­-American students. Please consider making a gift to help support our efforts to increase our diversity on campus.

Types of scholarships

USF African American Scholarship

Background: The scholarships was created in the 1970s with a $500 gift from Fr. George Twigg­Porter to initiate a scholarship to be called Apostleship of Prayer – Black Student Fund. The University later renamed the scholarship in the 1980s to the USF African­American Scholarship.

Criteria: The USF African­American Scholarship provides assistance to full­time, undergraduate African­American students, in good standing, with demonstrated financial need.

Haroldine Liggins African American Endowed Scholarship Fund

Background: The endowment was created by a scholarship committee comprised of various USF faculty members, alumni and friends of USF in memory of Haroldine Liggins, former secretary to the School of Education and mother of USF Professor Patricia Hill. Haroldine was also the Registrar at Lone Mountain College for Women for two years. Key members included Sanya Hill, Haroldine’s grand daughter, David Macmillan, former USF VP of Development and Fr. Schlegel, President of USF with the goal of building a scholarship fund that would help increase multicultural diversity, which Fr. Schlegel identified as a chief priority at USF.

Criteria: The Haroldine Liggins African­American Endowed Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to undergraduate African American students who are from the San Francisco Bay Area.

African American Educator Scholarship

A scholarship fund for African American students studying at USF’s School of Education

How to Give

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University of San Francisco
P.O. Box 45363
San Francisco, CA 94145­0363

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