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SGA St. Clare's Scholarship Application

The Saint Francis University Student Government Association (SGA) will award three (3) $2,000 scholarships to upperclassmen students (1 sophomore, 1 junior, and 1 senior) who have demonstrated exceptional leadership through areas such as community service and campus involvement. The purpose of this scholarship is to reward SFU students who work to promote the values of SGA—Leadership, Service, and Community.

As a young girl, Clare dedicated herself to prayer. At 18-years-old, she heard St. Francis of Assisi preach during a Lenten service in the church of San Giorgio and asked him to help her live according to the Gospel. On Palm Sunday in 1212, Clare left her father's home and went to the chapel of the Porziuncula to meet with Francis. While there, Clare's hair was cut off and she was given a plain robe and veil in exchange for her rich gown.

Clare's sister Catarina, who took the name Agnes, joined her at this monastery. The two remained there until a separate dwelling was built for them next to the church of San Damiano.

Click here to read more about the life and legacy of St. Clare of Assisi.


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