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
varies Anthony I. Balestrieri Endowment Fund, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
Deadline02/29/2024
varies Bev's POTL Piano Fund
Liberal and Creative Arts Awarding Department: School of...
Deadline02/29/2024
varies Carla Carol Ferrando Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Piano Students
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
Deadline02/29/2024
varies Carlo Bussotti Memorial Scholarship,The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Academic...
Deadline02/29/2024
varies Dorothy B. Lucas Music Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Academic...
Deadline02/29/2024
varies Michael Segrove Avalos Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
Deadline02/29/2024
varies William Corbett Jones Piano Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
Deadline02/29/2024
10,000 Azar Hatefi Graduate Student Fellowship in Iranian Diaspora Studies
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2024-2025...
Deadline03/01/2024
10,000 Azar Hatefi Graduate Student Fellowship in Iranian Diaspora Studies
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2024 -2025...
Deadline03/01/2024
$1,000.00 Gabriela Sanchez Memorial Scholarship
STUDENT AFFAIRS Scholarship awarded for the 2024-2025 Academic...
Deadline03/03/2024
$500 Tillie Olsen Prize - Creative Writing/Women Gender
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative Writing and...
Deadline03/08/2024
Varies Song-Brown Registered Nurse Education
This scholarship will be awarded each Fall and Spring Semester. The...
Deadline03/10/2024
$3,000 Willie L. Brown Jr. Fellowship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Fellowship will be awarded for the fall 2024...
Deadline03/14/2024
$1500 Associated Students/Estella Lara Memorial Scholarship
Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship awarded for Fall...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Raymond Uribe Memorial Scholarship
Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,000.00 Bill Plachy Endowed TA Award
Science and Engineering Awarded in Fall 2024. Recipients are strongly...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies, at most $1,500.00 Cho Public Service Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the...
Deadline03/15/2024
$7,000 David and Lola Bjorkquist Scholarship for Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors
Science and Engineering Current Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to...
Deadline03/15/2024
$500.00 Eugene I. Pearl Memorial Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Students will apply in the Spring, but...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1000.00 Florence Haimes Scholarship for Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors
Science and Engineering Current Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are...
Deadline03/15/2024
$5,000.00 Hebrew Language Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded for the upcoming Academic...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1000 Henry Bertin Jr. Scholarship for Graduate Students in Chemistry and Biochemistry
Science and Engineering Current Graduate students and Seniors, who will...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,000.00 Lorenzo Garcia Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded for the upcoming Academic...
Deadline03/15/2024
$4,165.00 Louie Loy and Leong Shee Memorial Scholarship, The
Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
Deadline03/15/2024
$6,000.00 Michael and Greta McKinney Chemistry & Biochemistry Scholarship
Science and Engineering The award for this scholarship will be disbursed...
Deadline03/15/2024
Up to $1500 Patrick Nobis RCFE Endowed Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the...
Deadline03/15/2024
Amount up to $1000 Peninsula del Rey Scholarship (formerly Monarch Village Scholarship)
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the...
Deadline03/15/2024
Varies: Approximately $10,000/academic year, paid out in monthly stipend payments Student Enrichment Opportunities (SEO) Undergraduate (Jr/Sr) Fellowship Award
This scholarship will be awarded for the upcoming Academic...
Deadline03/15/2024
$1,000.00 IEEE-Marxheimer Scholarship in Engineering
School of Engineering will award one $1,000 scholarship to a qualified...
Deadline03/24/2024
$1,000.00 American Public Works Association Scholarship
School of Engineering will award one $1,000 scholarship to a qualified...
Deadline03/25/2024
10-12 @ $11,000 ARCS Scholarship (Achievement Reward for College Scientists)
ARCS scholarships open to newly admitted and continue grad students and...
Deadline03/25/2024
$1,000.00 Beth Pack Memorial Scholarship
School of Engineering will award one $1,000 scholarship to a current...
Deadline03/25/2024
$500 Betty Parent Achievement Award
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: American Indian...
Deadline03/25/2024
$1,250.00 C.Y. Chow Memorial Scholarship
Awarded in the Fall 2024 or Spring 2025 semester to 1 Undergraduate...
Deadline03/25/2024
$2,500.00 College of Science & Engineering Advisory Board Scholarships
CoSE Advisory Board scholarship is open to continue grad students in the...
Deadline03/25/2024
$2,000.00 Community College Transfer Honor Scholarship
Office of Student Financial Aid Scholarship awarded for the 2024-2025...
Deadline03/25/2024
1 award, $2000 David E. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded Fall 2024. The...
Deadline03/25/2024
varies Dean's Scholar Award
ETHNIC STUDIES This scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall. This...
Deadline03/25/2024
Varies Dr. J.E. "Penny" Saffold Leadership Award
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: Africana Studies Scholarship...
Deadline03/25/2024
up to $1000 Edward Said Scholarship
Ethnic Studies This scholarship will be awarded for the upcoming FALL...
Deadline03/25/2024
$1000.00 Femineers Scholarship (Endowed)
School of Engineering will award one $1,000 scholarship to a qualified...
Deadline03/25/2024
Varies George Feliz Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Studies
Scholarship will be awarded Fall 2024. The scholarship winner(s) will...
Deadline03/25/2024
$2,500.00 GHD Bursary Award Fund
School of Engineering will award one $2,500 scholarships to current SFSU...
Deadline03/25/2024
$1,000.00 Hitachi Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall 2024/Spring...
Deadline03/25/2024
1000- 3500 Irvin W. and Velma C. Hartman Family Schol - Psych
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
Deadline03/25/2024
Varies Jacques E. Johnet Trust Scholarship for Native American
Ethnic Studies Students may apply for one scholarship award per semester...
Deadline03/25/2024
$2500 James Akira Hirabayashi Person for All Seasons Scholarship Fund
ETHNIC STUDIES This scholarship will be disbursed for the upcoming...
Deadline03/25/2024
up to $3,000 per semester Jerry Wayne Varnado Ethnic Studies Scholarship
Ethnic Studies Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
Deadline03/25/2024
Varies Jessica Mae Orozco Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship will be awarded for the FALL semester. Awarding...
Deadline03/25/2024
$500 Jolivette Family Empowerment Scholarship
ETHNIC STUDIES Awarding Department: College of Ethnic...
Deadline03/25/2024