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, from $1000-$2000 David E. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2019 semester. The scholarship winner(s) will be invited to and strongly...
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2019
  • Award: varies, from $1000-$2000
Deadline10/16/2019
$3,000.00 R. Christopher McGee Endowed Scholarship in Geography and Environment
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2019 semester. The scholarship winner will be invited to and strongly encouraged...
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2019
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline10/16/2019
varies, from $1000-$2000 Steven R. Pease Memorial Scholarship
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2019 semester. The scholarship winner(s) will be invited to and strongly...
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2019
  • Award: varies, from $1000-$2000
Deadline10/16/2019
$1,000 Frank Sheehan Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Center for Science and Mathematics...
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 10/18/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/18/2019
varies Working Student Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarded in the Fall semester to undergraduate students in the College of Science & Engineering Awarding Department:...
Science and Engineering Awarded in the Fall semester to undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 10/18/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline10/18/2019
1,000.00 Dr. Anita E. Antler Scholarship for Graduate and Undergraduate Students in the German Program
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS *This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year Awarding Department: Modern Languages and...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS *This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 10/19/2019
  • Award: 1,000.00
Deadline10/19/2019
$500.00 Kurt Liedtke German Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Foreign Languages and Literatures Scholarship Intent: To recognize outstanding achievement among...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Foreign Languages and...
  • Deadline: 10/19/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline10/19/2019
$6,500.00 Abigail Fischbach Scholarship
Science and Engineering This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 academic year Awarding Department: Computer...
Science and Engineering This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 10/20/2019
  • Award: $6,500.00
Deadline10/20/2019
$1,000.00 Biology Hensill Endowment Scholarship
College of Science and Engineering These Hensill undergraduate scholarships will be awarded in Fall 2019. Scholarship recipients are strongly...
College of Science and Engineering These Hensill undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline10/21/2019
$3,000.00 Nelson Scholarship Fund for Conservation Biology
College of Science and Engineering These Nelson Graduate Scholarships for Conservation Biology will be awarded in Fall 2019. Scholarship recipients...
College of Science and Engineering These Nelson Graduate Scholarships...
  • Deadline: 10/21/2019
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline10/21/2019
$500 Liberal Studies Alumni Scholarship
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: Liberal Studies Scholarship Intent: Provide assistance to a junior or senior Liberal Studies...
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: Liberal...
  • Deadline: 10/29/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline10/29/2019
varies ASW Scholarship Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship funds will be disbursed in...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2019
varies Debra Plousha Moore Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: The recipient must demonstrate...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2019
varies Ellanore and Maurice Bassan English Dept. Schol.
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: To provide...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2019
$500 Gail E. Weinstein Fellowship in Community Literacy Education Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: To support...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline11/01/2019
varies Jean Vance Award
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2019 semester Awarding Department: Geography and Environment Scholarship...
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2019
varies Jim Brogan and Jack Post Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: To provide financial support for students...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2019
varies R. Joel Dorius Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: To provide...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2019
varies TESOL Convention Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: This...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2019
varies TESOL Legacy Fellowship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: To...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2019
varies The Cunningham Scholarship in English Literature
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: To be used for the benefit of...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2019
Up to $1000 Turkish American Arts & Culture Scholarship, The
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: International Relations Scholarship Intent: The Turkish American Arts & Culture Necati, Cihat,...
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: International...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: Up to $1000
Deadline11/01/2019
$3,000.00 David Goldstein Memorial Scholarship in Paralegal Studies
College of Extended Learning Awarding Department: Paralegal Studies Program Scholarship Intent: To award scholarships to Paralegal students...
College of Extended Learning Awarding Department: Paralegal Studies...
  • Deadline: 11/03/2019
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline11/03/2019
varies College of Ethnic Studies Dean's Scholars - Metta Fund
ETHNIC STUDIES This scholarship will be disbursed in Fall 2019. This scholarship is non-renewable. Awarding Department: College of Ethnic...
ETHNIC STUDIES This scholarship will be disbursed in Fall 2019. This...
  • Deadline: 11/04/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/04/2019
$1,000 D. Phillip McGee Memorial Scholarship Fund
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: Ethnic Studies Scholarship Intent: The D. Phillip McGee Memorial Scholarship Fund will be used to provide...
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: Ethnic Studies Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 11/04/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline11/04/2019
$500.00 Alison Won Memorial Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded in Spring 2020 Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To...
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded in Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/11/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/11/2019
$750.00 Christy Kearney Award in Nursing & Holistic Health Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded in Spring 2020 Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To provide...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded in Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/11/2019
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline11/11/2019
$1,250.00 Lucinda K. Lordan Nursing Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded in Spring 2020. Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To...
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded in Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/11/2019
  • Award: $1,250.00
Deadline11/11/2019
$2,500.00 W & J Tobias Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Spring 2020. Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/11/2019
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline11/11/2019
Varies Deborah Tolman Honorary Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester This scholarship is established in the name of Dr. Deborah Tolman,...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/15/2019
Varies Grant A. Larsen Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality Studies Scholarship Intent: To support scholarships for lesbian, gay, bisexual,...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/15/2019
$2000 Janet Sim Scholarship Endowment
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2020 Awarding Department: Hospitality & Tourism Management Scholarship Intent: Dr. Janet...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2020 Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $2000
Deadline11/15/2019
Varies Jim Brogan Teaching Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality Studies Scholarship Intent: To award a graduate student in Human Sexuality Studies...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/15/2019
an amount up to $2,000 Middle East and Islamic Studies (MEIS) Student Excellence Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Middle East and Islamic Studies (MEIS) Scholarship Intent: The Middle East and Islamic Studies...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Middle East and Islamic...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: an amount up to $2,000
Deadline11/15/2019
Varies Pepper Schwartz Honorary Scholarship in Sexuality Studies
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality Studies Scholarship Intent: Awards a second year MA student in the Sexuality Studies...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/15/2019
$20,000 (disbursed over 4 semesters, beginning Spring 2020) Willie L Brown Graduate Fellowship Program
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Fellowship will be awarded for the calendar years 2020 & 2021 Awarding Department: School of PACE Scholarship...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Fellowship will be awarded for the calendar...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $20,000 (disbursed over 4 semesters, beginning Spring 2020)
Deadline11/15/2019
up to $500 Marjorie H. Stern Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Women and Gender Studies Scholarship Intent: The...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 11/18/2019
  • Award: up to $500
Deadline11/18/2019
varies Alexander String Quartet
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent: To support string players that will be coached, guided and...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Anthony I. Balestrieri Endowment Fund, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent: To assist students majoring in music by defraying educational...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Balestrieri Forgivable Loan/Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Carla Carol Ferrando Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Piano Students
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Carlo Bussotti Memorial Scholarship,The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Donna S. Kline Endowment in Creative Arts in Memory of Joanne Rae Kline
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Hewitt-Laitinen Music Forgivable Loan
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Janis Getz Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent: SFSU piano majors Criteria: Outstanding Performance in the...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies John Handy Music Scholarship for Jazz Studies, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2017 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2017...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Kathryn Harvey Vocal Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Michael Segrove Avalos Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent: To memorialize Michael Segrove Avalos, SF State music dept...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Music Department Scholarship Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Patricia Taylor Lee Music Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019