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 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.

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, Journalism, College of Business, Office of Student Financial Aid, etc.). This is a good search to find scholarships offered to all majors within a specific College.

To apply for or be considered for nomination 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). However, 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.

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.

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 Jay P. Young Department Excellence Award
College of Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Anthropology Department Scholarship...
College of Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies Kiana Dressendorfer Scholarship in Archaeology
College of Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester This scholarship fund was set up in memory of SFSU student Kiana...
College of Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
up to $3,000 per semester Jerry Wayne Varnado Ethnic Studies Scholarship
Ethnic Studies *Scholarship will be awarded for one semester and may be renewed for the following the semester if the recipient maintains their...
Ethnic Studies *Scholarship will be awarded for one semester and may be...
  • Deadline: 02/17/2019
  • Award: up to $3,000 per semester
Deadline02/17/2019
Up to $1,500.00 Angela Bukle/Associated Students Memorial Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2019- Spring 2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 College of Business/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 College of Education/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 College of Ethnic Studies/ Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 College of Health and Social Sciences/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 College of Liberal and Creative Arts/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 College of Science and Engineering/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 Delmy Rodriguez/Associated Students Memorial Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 Dr. John Irwin/Associated Students Memorial Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 Graduate Student/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 International Student/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 Jack Adams/Associated Students Memorial Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 Jenny Low Chang/Associated Students Memorial Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 Single Parent/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 Students with Disabilities/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
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: 02/28/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline02/28/2019
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: 02/28/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline02/28/2019
varies Dorothy B. Lucas Music 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: 03/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2019
$2,000.00 Philosophy Graduate Student Tuition Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the academic year Awarding Department: Philosophy Scholarship Intent: To provide...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the academic...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2019
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/01/2019
$2,000 Graduate Dean's Award
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year Awarding Department: Division of Graduate Studies Scholarship Intent: To...
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2019-2020 academic...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline03/15/2019
varies Gloria Spencer University Women's Association Scholarship
University Women’s Association This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year Awarding Department: University Women’s...
University Women’s Association This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/16/2019
up to $3,500 Masters;$5,000 Doctoral Graduate Equity Fellowship Program
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year Awarding Department: Division of Graduate Studies Scholarship Intent: To...
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2019-2020 academic...
  • Deadline: 03/17/2019
  • Award: up to $3,500 Masters;$5,000 Doctoral
Deadline03/17/2019
$2,000 Alumni Association Graduate Scholarship
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019 semester Awarding Department: Office of Alumni Relations & Annual...
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline04/01/2019
$6,000 Alumni Association Scholar Award
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019 semester Awarding Department: Office of Alumni Relations & Annual...
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: $6,000
Deadline04/01/2019
$2,000 Alumni Association Senior Scholarship
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019 semester Awarding Department: Office of Alumni Relations & Annual...
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline04/01/2019
$1,000 Arthur Bazell Special Child-Care Scholarship
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019 semester Awarding Department: Office of Alumni Relations & Annual...
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/01/2019
$1,000.00 Carmelina Narciso Scholarship Endowment
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019 semester Awarding Department: Office of Alumni Relations & Annual...
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/01/2019
$1,500 Classes of the 1960's Endowed Scholarship
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019 semester Awarding Department: Office of Alumni Relations & Annual...
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline04/01/2019
$1,500 Dr. Leslie and Phyllis Wong Scholarship Endowment
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019 semester As natives of the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Leslie and Phyllis Wong...
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline04/01/2019
3 awards of $8,000 and 1 award of $1,000 Sodexo Scholarship
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019 semester Awarding Department: Office of Alumni Relations & Annual...
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: 3 awards of $8,000 and 1 award of $1,000
Deadline04/01/2019
Up to 2 Awards of at least $1,000 Taiwan Student Scholarship Endowment
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019 semester Awarding Department: Office of Alumni Relations & Annual...
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Up to 2 Awards of at least $1,000
Deadline04/01/2019
$2,000 The Elkind Family Scholarship for Theatre Arts
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019 semester Awarding Department: Office of Alumni Relations & Annual...
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline04/01/2019
$350-1st;$150 2nd John Ungaretti Translation Prize
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Classics Scholarship Intent: To provide awards for the best written translations of a selection...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Classics Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 04/08/2019
  • Award: $350-1st;$150 2nd
Deadline04/08/2019
Varies Raoul Bertrand Scholarship in Classics
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Classics Scholarship Intent: To support entering and continuing M.A. students in...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Classics Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 04/08/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/08/2019
varies Richard Trapp Scholarship in Classical Studies
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Classics Scholarship Intent: To recognize the achievements of students in Classical Studies and...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Classics Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 04/08/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/08/2019
Varies Generation to Generation Graduate School Award
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sociology Scholarship Intent: To assist undergraduate students and recent graduates of the...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/15/2019
$1,000 Jason Louis Zarri Memorial Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester The Jason Louis Zarri Memorial Scholarship scholarship is supported by...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/15/2019
$1,500.00 Elmira Sanderson Endowed Scholarship Fund
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019 semester Awarding Department: Office of Alumni Relations & Annual...
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2019
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline05/01/2019
Up to $2000 every year for four years Robert and Joyce Corrigan SF Promise Endowed Scholarship
Office of Alumni Relations Scholarship awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year Awarding Department: Office of Alumni Relations & Annual...
Office of Alumni Relations Scholarship awarded for the 2019-2020...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2019
  • Award: Up to $2000 every year for four years
Deadline05/01/2019
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: 06/30/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline06/30/2019
varies Jean Vance Award
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the academic year Awarding Department: Geography and Environment Scholarship Intent:...
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the academic...
  • Deadline: 09/18/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline09/18/2019
$100.00 Ann Fields Award, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Ann Fields Poetry Contest $100.00 OPEN TO ALL CREATIVE WRITING MAJORS. Awarding Department: Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Ann Fields Poetry Contest $100.00 OPEN TO ALL...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $100.00
Varies Bacigalupi University Scholarship
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring Semester This scholarship is generously provided by Andrew and...
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Scholarship will be awarded for...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
$1,000.00 Bill Plachy Endowed TA Award
Science and Engineering Dr. William Plachy was a physical chemistry professor at SFSU who taught general chemistry and physical chemistry courses. ...
Science and Engineering Dr. William Plachy was a physical chemistry...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00
Varies Daniel Langton Poetry Prize - Creative Writing Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: Prize for achievement in writing by a Creative Writing...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
$500-1000 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...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500-1000
varies Elizabeth June Maden-Zibman Creative Writing Endowed Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: Scholarship for Creative Writing majors, graduate or...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies