Grants and Awards

USF Jesuit Foundation

The USF Jesuit Foundation has as its purpose helping USF engaging and fostering its Catholic identity. Because that identity depends considerably upon the depth and presence of Ignatian spirituality within institution, the Foundation encourages the integration of Ignatian spirituality with the programs and structures that sustain the character and life of the University. Grants are available on a competitive basis to current full-time faculty and staff of the University of San Francisco. Applications for grants from the Jesuit Foundation are accepted in Fall semester, due November 1, and in the Spring semester, due April 1 (or the following Monday if the 1st falls on weekend). Electronic copy is the preferred method for submit


Spirit of St. Francis Award

The Spirit of St. Francis Award is given to a student who embodies the ideals of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis, after whom the city of San Francisco is named, has long been honored by peoples of many religious traditions for his humble and loving service to all whom he encountered. The recipient of this award is recognized by the University community for outstanding service, especially to the poor and disenfranchised of San Francisco and beyond. The recipient of this award is a rising senior who has done exemplary volunteer work in San Francisco, the U.S. or internationally.


Pedro Arrupe Award

The Pedro Arrupe Award is given to a rising senior who embodies the ideals of Ignatian spirituality and Jesuit education. Named in honor of the 28th Superior General of the Society of Jesus, this award honors a student whose commitment gives evidence of a living faith that seeks to find God in every event and every person. The promotion of justice and the desire to seek the greatest good, constitutive elements of Jesuit tradition, have marked the choices and activities of the recipient. The recipient exemplifies a student who is committed to the promoting justice by working to transform social structures in order to alleviate poverty and oppression.