USF Fund for the Student Experience

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Each year, a portion of the USF Fund for Student Experience will be provided to students directly by providing Student Grants. The grant program aims to benefit the pursuit of studies for our students who are:

  • Conducting a community service project
  • Accepted to participate in an Arrupe Immersion
  • Partnering with an external organization that aligns with the mission of USF
  • Have been accepted to present at an academic conference.

Who can apply for a Student Grant?

All currently enrolled University of San Francisco students are encouraged to apply. Additionally, graduating students are eligible for grants during the semester or summer immediately following graduation. Students will be provided one award annually. Individuals as well as student groups are able to apply. Awards will be provided bi-annually. Applicants may not request more than $1,500; average award is $500.

Grant applications are reviewed based on the following criteria:

1) Proposed project supports cura personalis — care of the whole person — a Jesuit principle that guides and inspires our distinct style of education.

2) Proposed project is able to provide positive community impact and/or enhance the reputation of the university.

3) For a student group applicant, applicants must show that they have a faculty or staff project mentor. For an individual applicant, the applicant must show either a faculty or staff project mentor or connect the project to the academic curriculum.

Preference will be given to proposed projects that benefit more than one department or school/college.

Apply to the USF Fund 

First Name
Last Name
Student Status
Are you a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or other eligible non-citizen?
Is your application connected to a class, program at USF e.g. Arrupe, Living Learning Community, Academic Conference? (Please select at least one)
  1. Please outline the project scope and why you need the funds. And how the Proposed project supports cura personalis — care of the whole person — a Jesuit principle that guides and inspires our distinct style of education.
  2. The proposed project is able to provide positive community impact and/or enhance the reputation of the university.

One file only.
100 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf, doc, docx, .

By submitting your application, you agree to:

  • Complete an IRS Form W-9 or W-8BEN as appropriate.

  • Provide a final progress report late in the semester or after the project has been concluded.

  • Have your name and project showcased by the university in an effort to show institutional impact and garner further philanthropic support by alumni and friends of the institution