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 throughout the University. Click on the scholarship name to learn more about the opportunity.

You can conduct a keyword search by:

  • Specific keyword (e.g., veterans, AB540, disability, community service, community involvement, etc.)
  • Major or college (e.g., enter your major into the keyword box and click search for a list of scholarships or 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 for another searchable field: “Scopes” (scholarships grouped by department or office; for example, Journalism, College of Business, Office of Student Financial Aid, etc.).

To apply for any of the 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), but 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 college/department/office administering the scholarship regarding the date the scholarship will be available to apply to.

There are some scholarship opportunities you do not have to apply to, 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 another General Application at the beginning of the Fall semester.

When you are viewing the scholarship opportunity, if “Financial Need” states “Not a Requirement” this means you do not have to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or CA Dream Application to determine financial need. If it states, “Yes” it means you must file a FAFSA or CA Dream Application and have financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid. Check the “Criteria” to see if you must demonstrate financial need another way. Also, if the “Citizenship” states “Any” this means that any citizenship status may be eligible, including international students and AB540/undocumented students.

If you have any questions regarding a specific scholarship, be sure to contact the person or department listed on the scholarship opportunity page.

Read the scholarship eligibility requirements (e.g., major, gpa, enrollment requirement to receive the scholarship, other requirements as stated) and questions carefully to determine if you are qualified BEFORE applying.

Our Opportunities

NameQuestionsDeadlineAwardActions
Diana T.Y. Chung Memorial Scholarship for International Students
Office of International Programs This scholarship will be awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year. Students must be enrolled full-time during the...
Office of International Programs This scholarship will be awarded for...
  • Questions: 12
  • Deadline: 09/30/2016
  • Award: Two awards of $1,000
12 09/30/2016 Two awards of $1,000 None
TESOL Legacy Fellowship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: To support students in the graduate TESOL...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Language and...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 10/01/2016
  • Award: varies
3 10/01/2016 varies None
Sodexo Scholarship
Alumni Association Awarding Department: Alumni Relations Scholarship Intent: Sodexo, Inc. has established a scholarship fund at San Francisco...
Alumni Association Awarding Department: Alumni...
  • Questions: 5
  • Deadline: 10/03/2016
  • Award: 3 awards of $8,000 and 1 award of $1,000
5 10/03/2016 3 awards of $8,000 and 1 award of $1,000 None
Ernest C. Dillard Sr. Endowed Scholarship in Labor Studies
Business This scholarship will be awarded Fall 2016. Awarding Department: Labor & Employment Studies Scholarship Intent: The scholarship...
Business This scholarship will be awarded Fall 2016. Awarding...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 10/14/2016
  • Award: varies
3 10/14/2016 varies None
Florence Hale Stephenson Alumnae Scholarship Fund
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Kinesiology Scholarship Intent: To be awarded to a Kinesiology major with a Concentration in...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: 10/14/2016
  • Award: $500 up to an amt equivalent to tuition fees
4 10/14/2016 $500 up to an amt equivalent to tuition fees None
Steven R. Pease Memorial Scholarship
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Awarding Department: Geography and Environment Scholarship Intent: To encourage and support the pursuit of a...
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Awarding Department: Geography and...
  • Questions: 5
  • Deadline: 10/14/2016
  • Award: varies
5 10/14/2016 varies None
Alpha Delta Kappa, SF Chapters, Noel Leonard Schol
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To promote the advancement of Education...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Questions: 5
  • Deadline: 10/15/2016
  • Award: varies
5 10/15/2016 varies None
Cahill Scholarship, The
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Elementary Education Scholarship Intent: To provide assistance to students pursuing a...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Elementary...
  • Questions: 5
  • Deadline: 10/15/2016
  • Award: an amount equivalent to fees
5 10/15/2016 an amount equivalent to fees None
Chris Larsen Scholarship Fund
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance in...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: 10/15/2016
  • Award: $2,500.00
4 10/15/2016 $2,500.00 None
Crumpton, Baxter, Bonham Memorial Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To provide assistance to students in...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: 10/15/2016
  • Award: $1,000.00
4 10/15/2016 $1,000.00 None
Dominic C. Nosenzo Special Education Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance to credential,...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: 10/15/2016
  • Award: $2,500.00
4 10/15/2016 $2,500.00 None
Dorothy B. Lucas Special Education Schol
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: To support students enrolled in special education...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: 10/15/2016
  • Award: $2,500.00
4 10/15/2016 $2,500.00 None
Dorothy Misbach Fund for Visually Impaired Teacher Preparation
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: Financial support for students admitted to, and...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: 10/15/2016
  • Award: $1000 with enrollment at 6 units or $2000 with full time enrollment
4 10/15/2016 $1000 with enrollment at 6 units or $2000 with full time enrollment None
Dorothy Westby-Gibson Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Adult Education Program Scholarship Intent: To provide support to students classified in...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Adult Education...
  • Questions: 0
  • Deadline: 10/15/2016
  • Award: $1000.00/each
10/15/2016 $1000.00/each None
George Moscone Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate Office Scholarship Intent: To support teaching credential candidates in...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate...
  • Questions: 5
  • Deadline: 10/15/2016
  • Award: $1,500.00
5 10/15/2016 $1,500.00 None
Karl Richard Lane Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate Office Scholarship Intent: Provide financial assistance to teacher credential...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: 10/15/2016
  • Award: $3,000.00
4 10/15/2016 $3,000.00 None
Mabel Whitehead Special Education Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: Award is provided to pay for educational expenses, to...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Questions: 5
  • Deadline: 10/15/2016
  • Award: $2,600.00
5 10/15/2016 $2,600.00 None
Robert and Elizabeth Hemphill Scholarship for Cultural Studies in Education
Graduate College of Education Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: Provide support to a student in the...
Graduate College of Education Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: 10/15/2016
  • Award: up to $3,000
4 10/15/2016 up to $3,000 None
Susan J. Cady Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: Assist promising students in the College of Education...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Questions: 5
  • Deadline: 10/15/2016
  • Award: varies
5 10/15/2016 varies None
William L. Neer Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: For students enrolled in graduate degree and/or...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: 10/15/2016
  • Award: varies
4 10/15/2016 varies None
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...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 10/16/2016
  • Award: an amount up to $2,000
3 10/16/2016 an amount up to $2,000 None
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...
  • Questions: 5
  • Deadline: 10/16/2016
  • Award: $795.00
5 10/16/2016 $795.00 None
Bridge Award
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: To encourage mathematics careers among groups historically...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Questions: 7
  • Deadline: 10/21/2016
  • Award: $1,000
7 10/21/2016 $1,000 None
David Meredith and Friends Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: To benefit deserving undergraduates and graduates in the...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Questions: 7
  • Deadline: 10/21/2016
  • Award: $1,000
7 10/21/2016 $1,000 None
Frederick Wm Walters Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: Mr. Walters has been a long-time and steady supporter of students...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Questions: 7
  • Deadline: 10/21/2016
  • Award: $1,500
7 10/21/2016 $1,500 None
Jessie F. L. York Scholarship Fund
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: This scholarship was endowed by the family to honor Jessie York....
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Questions: 7
  • Deadline: 10/21/2016
  • Award: $1,000
7 10/21/2016 $1,000 None
L.A. Chang Memorial Mathematics Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: To provide recognition and financial support for students...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Questions: 7
  • Deadline: 10/21/2016
  • Award: $1,000
7 10/21/2016 $1,000 None
Milowski Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: Granted to Math Dept. graduate students according to...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Questions: 7
  • Deadline: 10/21/2016
  • Award: varies
7 10/21/2016 varies None
Sergio Martins Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: To benefit deserving undergraduates and graduates in the...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Questions: 7
  • Deadline: 10/21/2016
  • Award: $1,000
7 10/21/2016 $1,000 None
Shereen Paff Special Education Scholarship
Health and Social Services The Department of Child and Adolescent Development (CAD) is seeking applicants for the Shereen Paff Special Education...
Health and Social Services The Department of Child and Adolescent...
  • Questions: 8
  • Deadline: 10/21/2016
  • Award: Up to 5,000 per applicant
8 10/21/2016 Up to 5,000 per applicant None
Continue the Dream for Academic Excellence Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: Provide financial assistance to undocumented students at SF State. Criteria: 1) Serious commitment to helping others...
Scholarship Intent: Provide financial assistance to undocumented...
  • Questions: 5
  • Deadline: 10/28/2016
  • Award: varies
5 10/28/2016 varies None
Edward Said Scholarship
Ethnic Studies This fund is named in honor of Edward Wadie Said, a Palestinian American literary theorist and public intellectual who helped found...
Ethnic Studies This fund is named in honor of Edward Wadie Said, a...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: 10/28/2016
  • Award: $500-1000
4 10/28/2016 $500-1000 None
Dorothy L. Davis Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Nursing, The
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2017. Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To...
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded for Spring...
  • Questions: 1
  • Deadline: 10/31/2016
  • Award: $2,000.00
1 10/31/2016 $2,000.00 None
Edward B. Kaufmann College of Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship Intent: To support classified graduate and...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal &...
  • Questions: 6
  • Deadline: 10/31/2016
  • Award: varies
6 10/31/2016 varies None
Lucinda K. Lordan Nursing Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2017. Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To...
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded for Spring...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: 10/31/2016
  • Award: $2,000.00
4 10/31/2016 $2,000.00 None
Lucy D. Enos Nursing Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2017. Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent:...
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded for Spring...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 10/31/2016
  • Award: $2,000
3 10/31/2016 $2,000 None
Marshall J. Miller Scholarship Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship Intent: To provide an annual scholarship award to...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal &...
  • Questions: 2
  • Deadline: 10/31/2016
  • Award: varies
2 10/31/2016 varies None
Wilbur Eugene Smith Endowed Scholarship Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship Intent: The intent of this scholarship is to...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal &...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: 10/31/2016
  • Award: up to $5000
4 10/31/2016 up to $5000 None
Ekaterini Vitale Scholarship Fund in Modern Greek Studies
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Modern Greek Studies Scholarship Intent: Scholarship for undergraduate students in Modern Greek...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Modern Greek...
  • Questions: 2
  • Deadline: 11/01/2016
  • Award: up to $1000
2 11/01/2016 up to $1000 None
Marjorie H. Stern Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Women and Gender Studies Scholarship Intent: To enable recipients in immediate financial need to...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Women and Gender...
  • Questions: 7
  • Deadline: 11/01/2016
  • Award: $500
7 11/01/2016 $500 None
Women & Gender Studies Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Women and Gender Studies Scholarship Intent: The Women and Gender Studies Undergraduate Award...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Women and Gender...
  • Questions: 5
  • Deadline: 11/01/2016
  • Award: $500
5 11/01/2016 $500 None
Deborah Tolman Honorary Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship is established in the name of Dr. Deborah Tolman, founding director of the Center for Research on...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship is established in the name...
  • Questions: 5
  • Deadline: 11/15/2016
  • Award: varies
5 11/15/2016 varies None
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...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 11/15/2016
  • Award: varies
3 11/15/2016 varies None
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...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 11/15/2016
  • Award: varies
3 11/15/2016 varies None
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...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: 11/15/2016
  • Award: varies
4 11/15/2016 varies None
George Feliz Memorial Scholardhip in Environmental Studies
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: PACE: Environmental Studies Scholarship Intent: The George Feliz Memorial Scholarship will be...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: PACE: Environmental...
  • Questions: 6
  • Deadline: 11/28/2016
  • Award: Varies
6 11/28/2016 Varies None
Willie L. Brown Jr. Fellowship
Awarding Department: PACE/Urban Studies and Planning Scholarship Intent: The Willie L. Brown Jr. Fellowship provides SF State students with an...
Awarding Department: PACE/Urban Studies and Planning Scholarship...
  • Questions: 10
  • Deadline: 11/28/2016
  • Award: $3,000
10 11/28/2016 $3,000 None
Business Certificate in Ethics & Compliance Scholarship
BUSINESS Awarding Department: Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business Scholarship Intent: Business Certificate in Ethics & Compliance...
BUSINESS Awarding Department: Center for Ethical and Sustainable...
  • Questions: 6
  • Deadline: 12/15/2016
  • Award: up to $4,000
6 12/15/2016 up to $4,000 None
Jacques E. Johnet Trust Scholarship for Native American
Ethnic Studies Students may apply for one scholarship award per semester in an academic year. Awarding Department: American Indian...
Ethnic Studies Students may apply for one scholarship award per semester...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 12/16/2016
  • Award: Varies
3 12/16/2016 Varies None
Anabel Pelham Gerontology Scholarship, The
Health and Social Sciences Awarding Department: Gerontology Scholarship Intent: To assist promising San Francisco State students majoring in...
Health and Social Sciences Awarding Department:...
  • Questions: 1
  • Deadline: 02/14/2017
  • Award: $1,000.00
1 02/14/2017 $1,000.00 None