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
$1,000.00 C.Y. Chow Memorial Scholarship
Awarded in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester to 1 Undergraduate student with a major in the department of Mathematics and 1 in the Department...
Awarded in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester to 1 Undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 05/07/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/07/2021
up to $1000 Edward Said Scholarship
Ethnic Studies The Edward Said scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduates students of Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas (AMED)...
Ethnic Studies The Edward Said scholarship is open to undergraduate and...
  • Deadline: 05/07/2021
  • Award: up to $1000
Deadline05/07/2021
$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: 05/07/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline05/07/2021
varies Martin Linder Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year Awarding Department: School of Design Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-2022...
  • Deadline: 05/07/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline05/07/2021
$1,250.00 Pamela Fong Scholarship in Mathematics
Awarded in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester to 1 Undergraduate student with a major in the department of Mathematics. Recipients are...
Awarded in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester to 1 Undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 05/07/2021
  • Award: $1,250.00
Deadline05/07/2021
$1,000.00 Richard and Mildred Loving Scholarship Award In Critical Mixed Race Studies
COLLEGE OF ETHNIC STUDIES Scholarship awarded for varying Semesters. (Fall and/or Spring and/or Summer semester) Awarding Department: College of...
COLLEGE OF ETHNIC STUDIES Scholarship awarded for varying Semesters....
  • Deadline: 05/10/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/10/2021
varies up to an amt equivalent to tuition fees Florence Hale Stephenson Alumnae Scholarship Fund
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for Fall semester Awarding Department: Kinesiology Scholarship Intent: To be awarded to a...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for Fall...
  • Deadline: 05/14/2021
  • Award: varies up to an amt equivalent to tuition fees
Deadline05/14/2021
$500-$3000 University Scholarship
Office of Student Financial Aid This scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year. Students must enroll FULL-TIME (12 units...
Office of Student Financial Aid This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 05/14/2021
  • Award: $500-$3000
Deadline05/14/2021
$6,000.00 Michael and Greta McKinney Chemistry & Biochemistry Scholarship
Science and Engineering The award for this scholarship will be disbursed in the 2021-2022 academic year. Students must be seniors at the time they...
Science and Engineering The award for this scholarship will be disbursed...
  • Deadline: 05/17/2021
  • Award: $6,000.00
Deadline05/17/2021
$3,000.00 Bengier Foundation University Scholarship
Office of Student Financial Aid APPLY USING THE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION at this link,...
Office of Student Financial Aid APPLY USING THE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP...
  • Deadline: 05/21/2021
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline05/21/2021
1,500 Dennis Bennett Scholarship
College of Science and Engineering Recipients are highly encouraged to attend the CoSE Donors event in Nov. 2021. Scholarship Award Period: This...
College of Science and Engineering Recipients are highly encouraged to...
  • Deadline: 05/21/2021
  • Award: 1,500
Deadline05/21/2021
up to $2,000 Graduate Dean's Award
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year Awarding Department: Division of Graduate Studies Scholarship Intent: To...
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2021-2022 academic...
  • Deadline: 05/21/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline05/21/2021
Up to $3,500 Masters; $5,000 Doctoral Graduate Equity Fellowship Program
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year Awarding Department: Division of Graduate Studies Scholarship Intent: To...
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2021-2022 academic...
  • Deadline: 05/21/2021
  • Award: Up to $3,500 Masters; $5,000 Doctoral
Deadline05/21/2021
$3,000.00 Michael and Greta McKinney Scholarship Fund (Physics and Astronomy)
College of Science and Engineering Recipients are highly encouraged to attend the CoSE Donors event in Nov. 2021. Scholarship Award Period: This...
College of Science and Engineering Recipients are highly encouraged to...
  • Deadline: 05/21/2021
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline05/21/2021
Award will vary. 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: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Award will vary.
Deadline05/31/2021
$1500 Cecily Wagstaff Arellanes Memorial Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Fall 2021. Awardee must be a current continuing SFSU student when the scholarship is...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Fall...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: $1500
Deadline05/31/2021
$1000 Joan Cummerton Social Work Endowed Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES *Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester 2021 for only current continuing SFSU students when the scholarship is...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES *Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline05/31/2021
$1,300.00 Lucy D. Enos Nursing Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded in Fall 2021. Awardee must be a current continuing SFSU student when the scholarship is...
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded in Fall...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: $1,300.00
Deadline05/31/2021
$1,900.00 Nursing Alumni & Friends Scholarship Fund
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES *This scholarship will be awarded in Fall 2021. Awardee must be a current continuing SFSU student when the scholarship...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES *This scholarship will be awarded in Fall...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: $1,900.00
Deadline05/31/2021
varies Presser Foundation
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent: A reward...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline05/31/2021
$1500 Stella Chan Memorial Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Fall 2021. Awardee must be a current continuing SFSU student when the scholarship...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Fall...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: $1500
Deadline05/31/2021
$2,000.00 W & J Tobias Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Fall 2021. Awardee must be a current continuing SFSU student when the scholarship is...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Fall...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/31/2021
up to $500 Women & Gender Studies Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Women and Gender Studies Scholarship Intent: The...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2021
  • Award: up to $500
Deadline05/31/2021
5000 (to be continued for 3 years for each awardee providing they meet the requirements) Bernice Ruben Arnold Scholarship Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall semester Awarding Department: Creative Writing Department Scholarship Intent: The purpose of...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall semester Awarding...
  • Deadline: 06/01/2021
  • Award: 5000 (to be continued for 3 years for each awardee providing they meet the requirements)
Deadline06/01/2021
up to $2,000 Estuary & Ocean Science Graduate Opportunity Scholarship
Scholarship funds will be awarded in the 2021-2022 academic year Scholarship awarded for Fall 2021 Estuary & Ocean Science Graduate Opportunity...
Scholarship funds will be awarded in the 2021-2022 academic...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline06/11/2021
up to $2,000 Estuary & Ocean Science Graduate Scholarship
Scholarship funds will be awarded in the 2021-2022 academic year Scholarship awarded for Fall 2021 Estuary & Ocean Science Graduate Scholarship is...
Scholarship funds will be awarded in the 2021-2022 academic...
  • Deadline: 06/11/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline06/11/2021
up to 1000 Kasey Miller Fund in Kinesiology
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Kinesiology Scholarship Intent: This is a distress fund for students who are currently...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: 06/25/2021
  • Award: up to 1000
Deadline06/25/2021
1,000 Steven Dub Memorial Scholarship
Student Affairs Scholarship awarded for Fall 2021 semester Awarding Department: Health Promotion & Wellness Scholarship Intent: To support SF...
Student Affairs Scholarship awarded for Fall 2021 semester Awarding...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2021
  • Award: 1,000
Deadline06/30/2021
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: 08/23/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline08/23/2021
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: 08/23/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline08/23/2021
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: 08/23/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline08/23/2021
varies Bev's POTL Piano Fund
Liberal and Creative Arts Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent: To assist students majoring in piano studies at SF State by...
Liberal and Creative Arts Awarding Department: School of...
  • Deadline: 08/23/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline08/23/2021
varies Carla Roed 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: 08/23/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline08/23/2021
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: 08/23/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline08/23/2021
varies David and Judy Preves Anderson Viola Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Mr. Milton Preves (pronounced PREEves) who served as Principal Violist in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 52 years under...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Mr. Milton Preves (pronounced PREEves) who...
  • Deadline: 08/23/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline08/23/2021
varies Donna S. Kline Endowment in Creative Arts in Memory of Joanne Rae Kline
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021...
  • Deadline: 08/23/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline08/23/2021
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: 08/23/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline08/23/2021
varies Hewitt-Laitinen Music Forgivable Loan
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: 08/23/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline08/23/2021
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: 08/23/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline08/23/2021
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: 08/23/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline08/23/2021
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: 08/23/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline08/23/2021
varies Morrison Chamber Music 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: 08/23/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline08/23/2021
varies Music Department Scholarship Fund
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: 08/23/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline08/23/2021
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: 08/23/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline08/23/2021
varies Peter Frampton Music Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent: To provide...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the academic...
  • Deadline: 08/23/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline08/23/2021
varies Pone Forgivable Loan/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: 08/23/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline08/23/2021
up to $300 Thea Lambertson Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent: Scholarships for undergraduate music majors. Criteria:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
  • Deadline: 08/23/2021
  • Award: up to $300
Deadline08/23/2021
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
$1,500.00 College of Business/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,500.00
$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