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
$2,000 per semester Eden Academic Excellence Award
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded Fall and Spring semesters of the academic year Awarding Department: College of Science and...
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded Fall and Spring semesters of...
  • Deadline: 10/29/2021
  • Award: $2,000 per semester
Deadline10/29/2021
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: 10/29/2021
  • Award: up to $500
Deadline10/29/2021
$1,000 BMC Scholarship
Awarded in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester to 1 Graduate or Undergraduate with a major in the Department of Computer Science. Recipients are...
Awarded in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester to 1 Graduate or...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/31/2021
$3620 FAME Scholarship Fund for Finance Students
Lam Family College of Business Finance Department Scholarship awarded for the Spring 2022 semester. Awarding Department: Finance...
Lam Family College of Business Finance Department Scholarship awarded...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2021
  • Award: $3620
Deadline10/31/2021
$1,000.00 Jules H. Strauss Computer Science Scholarship
Awarded in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester to 1 Senior with a major in the Department of Computer Science. Recipients are encouraged to...
Awarded in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester to 1 Senior with a...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline10/31/2021
At least $1,000 Manny Mashouf Endowed Scholarship in Marketing
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2022. Awarding Department: Marketing Department Scholarship Intent: The scholarship...
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2022. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2021
  • Award: At least $1,000
Deadline10/31/2021
$1,250.00 PRSA Silicon Valley Scholarship Fund for Communications and Marketing Students
Lam College of Business Marking Department Scholarship awarded for the Spring 2022 semester Awarding Department: Lam College of Business...
Lam College of Business Marking Department Scholarship awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2021
  • Award: $1,250.00
Deadline10/31/2021
$500 Amy Hittner Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Department of Counseling Scholarship Intent: To...
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline11/01/2021
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: 11/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2021
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: 11/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2021
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: 11/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2021
$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: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline11/01/2021
$600.00 Helen Mau Scholarship in Dietetics
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Spring 2022 Awarding Department: Family Interiors Nutrition &...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $600.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$1000 Ida Sweeney LeBlanc Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Counseling Scholarship Intent: Scholarship awarded to...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline11/01/2021
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: 11/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2021
$500 John Blando Distinguished Service Award
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Counseling Scholarship Intent: The John Blando...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline11/01/2021
$1,200.00 Krohn Trust Dietetic Internship Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Spring 2022 Awarding Department: Family Interiors Nutrition &...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $1,200.00
Deadline11/01/2021
up to $4000 Michael Krasny Award in English Literature
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: To award a...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: up to $4000
Deadline11/01/2021
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: 11/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2021
$1,000.00 Rabolt Scholarship in the College of Health and Social Sciences
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Spring 2022 Awarding Department: Family Interiors Nutrition &...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$1,500.00 Ronondo A. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Scholarship...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$625.00 Scholarship for Diversity in Interior Design and Architecture
College of Health and Social Sciences* This scholarship will be awarded in Spring 2022 Awarding Department: College of Health and Social...
College of Health and Social Sciences* This scholarship will be awarded...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $625.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$3,000.00 Stephen Arkin Distinguished Student Award Endowment in English Language and Literature
College of Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship awarded for the Spring 2022 semester. Awarding Department: English Department Scholarship...
College of Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline11/01/2021
$400.00 Stonestown ADM Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Spring 2022 Awarding Department: Family Interiors Nutrition &...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2021
  • Award: $400.00
Deadline11/01/2021
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: 11/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2021
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: 11/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2021
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: 11/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2021
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: 11/01/2021
  • Award: Up to $1000
Deadline11/01/2021
$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: 11/07/2021
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline11/07/2021
$750.00 Aaron Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2022 Awarding Department: Lam Family College of Business Scholarship Intent: The purpose...
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2022 Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline11/15/2021
varies Alexandra Laboutin Bannon Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent:...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/15/2021
varies 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...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/15/2021
$2,500.00 Bower Friend Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline11/15/2021
$2,500.00 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...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline11/15/2021
$1,000 Communicative Disorders Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To provide assistance to students in the...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline11/15/2021
$1,000.00 Crumpton, Baxter, Bonham Memorial Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To provide assistance to current and...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline11/15/2021
$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: 11/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline11/15/2021
$2,500.00 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...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline11/15/2021
$2,500.00 Dorothy B. Lucas Special Education Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: To support students enrolled in special education...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline11/15/2021
$1000 with enrollment at 6 units or $2000 with full time enrollment 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...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: $1000 with enrollment at 6 units or $2000 with full time enrollment
Deadline11/15/2021
Varies Early Childhood Special Education Scholarship
Graduate College of Education Scholarship awarded for the Fall 2021 semester. Awarding Department:Graduate College of Education...
Graduate College of Education Scholarship awarded for the Fall 2021...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/15/2021
varies EdD in Educational Leadership Program Scholarship, The
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: The intent of this scholarship is to...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/15/2021
varies Edward B. Kaufmann Scholarship - Humanities Dept.
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Humanities & Liberal Studies Scholarship Intent: To recognize academically outstanding...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Humanities &...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/15/2021
Amount up to $1500 Elementary Education Scholarship Fund
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent:...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: Amount up to $1500
Deadline11/15/2021
$2,000.00 Flora R Walter Scholarship
Criteria: If there are more than 1 criteria, list the criteria on separate lines and number: 1) Evidence of academic distinction or financial need...
Criteria: If there are more than 1 criteria, list the criteria on...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline11/15/2021
varies Friends of Teachers Visual Impairments and Orientation & Mobility (TVI and O&M)
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: To provide financial support to students currently...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/15/2021
$1,500.00 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...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline11/15/2021
$0.00 Hall Family Scholarship
Graduate College of Education Scholarship awarded for the Spring 2022 semester. Awarding Department: Graduate College of...
Graduate College of Education Scholarship awarded for the Spring 2022...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: $0.00
Deadline11/15/2021
varies Irvin W. and Velma C. Hartman Family Schol. - Edu
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To provide for graduate and credential...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/15/2021
$750.00 Jane Wheeler-Dubin Memorial Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION This scholarship will be awarded in the Spring semester Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION This scholarship will be awarded in the...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline11/15/2021