Our Opportunities

Welcome to the San Francisco State University Scholarship website! The scholarships listed below are San Francisco State University scholarships offered by various colleges, departments, and offices. Click the scholarship name to learn more about the opportunity.

TO APPLY FOR or be considered for nomination/recruitment based campus scholarships, click the “Sign In” button to begin. You must have a SF State ID number to be able to sign in and begin your scholarship application. Once you complete the General Application, scholarships that are currently “open” will be recommended to you if you meet the basic criteria (e.g., gpa OR class level OR major). Read the scholarship eligibility requirements and questions carefully to determine if you are qualified BEFORE applying. If a scholarship is not yet available, check with the campus office administering the scholarship to ask when the scholarship will be available to apply for.

There are some scholarship opportunities you do not have to apply for, but will be automatically matched to after you complete your General Application.

The General Application you completed will be kept until July of each year. You must complete and sign a new General Application at the beginning of the Fall semester.

You can conduct a keyword search by:

  • Specific keyword (e.g., veterans, AB540, disability, community service, single parent, etc.)
  • Major or college (e.g., enter your major into the keyword box and click search for a list of scholarships or by College – Science and Engineering, Liberal & Creative Arts, Health and Social Sciences, Business, Graduate College of Education, Ethnic Studies)
  • Enrollment status (e.g., entering or continuing)
  • Scholarship name

OR click the “Show Filters” button to search by: “Scopes” (scholarships grouped by department or office; for example, English, College of Business, Office of Student Financial Aid, Alumni Association, etc.). This is a good search to find scholarships offered to all majors or all majors within a College.

Below are fields on the individual Scholarship page and what they mean:
Enrollment Status: “Any” means entering students and continuing SF state students are eligible to apply.
Enrollment requirement: “Full-Time” means 12 units for undergraduate students and 8 units for graduate students. This is the required enrollment to receive the scholarship award.
Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA or CA Dream App:
- “Yes” means applicant must submit a FAFSA or CA Dream App and have financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid.
- “Not a Requirement” means you do not have to file a FAFSA or CA Dream App to determine financial need.
- “Must file a FAFSA” means students must file a FAFSA and students who cannot file a FAFSA are not eligible.
- Check the “Criteria” to see if you must demonstrate financial need another way.
Citizenship: “Any” means that any citizenship status may be eligible, including international students, undocumented students, and students with AB540 status

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS regarding a specific scholarship, contact the person or department listed on the scholarship opportunity page.

To view a list of external scholarships offered by outside organizations and foundations, click External under Opportunities. You cannot apply to these scholarships from this website. Click the “Visit” link for more information.

DETERMINE YOU ARE QUALIFIED BEFORE APPLYING by reading the scholarship eligibility requirements (e.g., major, gpa, enrollment requirement to receive the scholarship, other requirements as stated) and questions CAREFULLY.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$3,000 Willie L. Brown Jr. Fellowship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Fellowship will be awarded for the spring...
Deadline10/11/2022
Varies, at most $1,500.00 Cho Public Service Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the...
Deadline10/14/2022
$500.00 Eugene I. Pearl Memorial Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Students will apply in the Spring, but...
Deadline10/14/2022
Varies George Feliz Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Studies
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
Deadline10/14/2022
Varies Deborah Tolman Honorary Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Generation to Generation Graduate School Award
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall 2021 or...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Grant A. Larsen Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality...
Deadline10/15/2022
varies Hediye Gurtuna Youth Advocacy Scholarships
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall or Spring...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Jim Brogan Teaching Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies John Irwin Memorial Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
Deadline10/15/2022
$100 John W. Kinch Humanitarian Award
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES *Scholarship awarded for the Fall 2021...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies Pepper Schwartz Honorary Scholarship in Sexuality Studies
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality...
Deadline10/15/2022
Varies - up to $4,000 Shereen Paff Special Education Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
Deadline10/15/2022
$2,000 Agents of Change (AoC) SF Build Merck Scholarship
Awarding Department: SF BUILD Scholarship Intent: Professional...
Deadline10/17/2022
$100 Clark-Gross Award in the Novel
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
Deadline10/17/2022
$100.00 Creative Writing Scholarship (Daniel Langton Poetry Prize)
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
Deadline10/17/2022
At least $5,000 Elizabeth June Madden-Zibman Creative Writing Endowed Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
Deadline10/17/2022
$1,000 James Milton Highsmith Drama Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
Deadline10/17/2022
$1,500 Kathryn A. Manoogian Schol in Creative Writing
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
Deadline10/17/2022
2,500 Marcus Second Year Graduate Student Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
Deadline10/17/2022
$100.00 Wilner Award in Short Fiction
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
Deadline10/17/2022
Varies The Ginwala Family Music Endowment Fund
Awarding Department: Department of Music Scholarship Intent:...
Deadline10/20/2022
$2,000 per semester Eden Academic Excellence Award
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded Fall and Spring semesters of...
Deadline10/21/2022
$750.00 Christy Kearney Award in Nursing & Holistic Health Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded in Spring 2023. Please...
Deadline10/23/2022
Varies Dorothy L. Davis Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Nursing, The
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded in Spring...
Deadline10/23/2022
Varies Lucinda K. Lordan Nursing Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded in Spring...
Deadline10/23/2022
Varies School of Social Work Scholarships for Students
College of Health & Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for...
Deadline10/23/2022
Varies Stella Chan Memorial Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Spring...
Deadline10/23/2022
varies Burr G. & Virginia G. Burbank Physics Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded in the Fall...
Deadline10/28/2022
$500 Liberal Studies Alumni Scholarship
Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship awarded for Spring...
Deadline10/28/2022
$1,500.00 CIO Scholarship Fund
College of Business This scholarship will be awarded in Spring...
Deadline10/31/2022
$1,000.00 Ernest C. Dillard Sr. Endowed Scholarship in Labor Studies
Business This scholarship will be awarded Spring 2023. Awarding...
Deadline10/31/2022
$3850 FAME Scholarship Fund for Finance Students
Lam Family College of Business Finance Department Scholarship awarded...
Deadline10/31/2022
$1,200.00 Janice and John Gumas Endowed Marketing Scholarship
Business Scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2023 Awarding...
Deadline10/31/2022
$1,500.00 Kawaguchi Family Scholarship
Business Scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2023...
Deadline10/31/2022
$1,000.00 Manny Mashouf Endowed Scholarship in Marketing
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2023. Awarding...
Deadline10/31/2022
$1,000.00 Ramsey Family Scholarship
Business Scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2023...
Deadline10/31/2022
$8,000.00 Alexandra Laboutin Bannon Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
Deadline11/01/2022
varies - amount and number of awards determined by Alpha Delta Kappa Alpha Delta Kappa, SF Chapters, Noel Leonard Schol
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
Deadline11/01/2022
$500 Amy Hittner Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
Deadline11/01/2022
Varies Amy Love Memorial Scholarship
*This scholarship will be awarded for the 2022-2023 Academic...
Deadline11/01/2022
varies ASW Scholarship Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship funds will be disbursed in...
Deadline11/01/2022
$2,500.00 Bower Friend Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
Deadline11/01/2022
$2,500.00 Chris Larsen Scholarship Fund
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
Deadline11/01/2022
$1,000 Communicative Disorders Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
Deadline11/01/2022
Varies Crumpton, Baxter, Bonham Memorial Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
Deadline11/01/2022
varies Debra Plousha Moore Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
Deadline11/01/2022
$2,500.00 Dominic C. Nosenzo Special Education Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
Deadline11/01/2022
$2,500.00 Dorothy B. Lucas Special Education Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
Deadline11/01/2022
$1000 with enrollment at 6 units or $2000 with full time enrollment Dorothy Misbach Fund for Visually Impaired Teacher Preparation
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
Deadline11/01/2022