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
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Angela Bukle Memorial 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: 02/27/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/27/2021
varies Gloria Spencer University Women's Association Scholarship
University Women’s Association This scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year Awarding Department: University Women’s...
University Women’s Association This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline02/28/2021
Varies John Blake West Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester. John Blake West received an MPH from SF State posthumously in 2001....
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/28/2021
10,000 Azar Hatefi Graduate Student Fellowship in Iranian Diaspora Studies
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All reference letters must...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-2022...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: 10,000
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies 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...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
up to $2,000 Jason Louis Zarri Memorial Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2021 semester The Jason Louis Zarri Memorial Scholarship scholarship is supported...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2021...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies up to $2,000 Philosophy Graduate Student Tuition and Fee Scholarship for Fall applicants
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year Awarding Department: Philosophy Scholarship Intent: To...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-2022...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies up to $2,000
Deadline03/01/2021
$1000.00 Silvers 50th Endowed Scholarship in Philosophy
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the academic year Professor Anita Silvers was an institution in professional philosophy and...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the academic...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$500 Annetta & Gertie Jolivette Empowerment Scholarship
ETHNIC STUDIES Awarding Department: College of Ethnic Studies Scholarship Intent: Provides financial support annually to one student in the...
ETHNIC STUDIES Awarding Department: College of Ethnic...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/05/2021
varies Dean's Scholar Award
ETHNIC STUDIES This scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall. This scholarship is non-renewable. Awarding Department: College of Ethnic...
ETHNIC STUDIES This scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall. This...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/05/2021
$500 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: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/05/2021
$1,000 James Akira Hirabayashi Person for All Seasons Scholarship Fund
ETHNIC STUDIES This scholarship will be disbursed in Fall 2021. This scholarship is non-renewable. Awarding Department: College of Ethnic...
ETHNIC STUDIES This scholarship will be disbursed in Fall 2021. This...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/05/2021
up to $3,000 per semester Jerry Wayne Varnado Ethnic Studies Scholarship
Ethnic Studies Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: College of Ethnic Studies Scholarship Intent: This...
Ethnic Studies Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: up to $3,000 per semester
Deadline03/05/2021
$500.00 Queer Ethnic Studies Endowed Graduate Student Scholarship
Ethnic Studies Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Ethnic Studies Scholarship Intent: This award provides...
Ethnic Studies Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 03/05/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/05/2021
$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: 03/13/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/13/2021
$1500 Associated Students/Estella Lara Memorial Scholarship
Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship awarded for Fall semester Awarding Department: Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship Intent:...
Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship awarded for Fall...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1500
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Raymond Uribe Memorial Scholarship
Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship...
Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$9,434 Bernard T. Deasy Honorary Scholarship in Public Administration
Health and Social Sciences * Scholarship will be awarded for the academic year Awarding Department: School of Public Affairs and Civic...
Health and Social Sciences * Scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $9,434
Deadline03/15/2021
Varies, at most $1,500.00 Cho Public Service Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the AY Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Awarding Department: School of Public Affairs and...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the AY...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies, at most $1,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$250 Class of 2022 MA in Sexuality Studies Scholarship Award
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded each semester until Spring 2022 Awarding Department: Sexuality Studies Scholarship Intent: A...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded each semester until...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $250
Deadline03/15/2021
$500.00 Eugene I. Pearl Memorial Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES *Students will apply in the Spring, but scholarships will have 2 distribution times for 2 awardees – and 1 for Fall 2021...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES *Students will apply in the Spring, but...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,000.00 Gabriela Sanchez Memorial Scholarship
STUDENT AFFAIRS Scholarship awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year Gabriela Sanchez whose memory is honored with the Gabriela Sanchez Memorial...
STUDENT AFFAIRS Scholarship awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/15/2021
Varies Generation to Generation Graduate School Award
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester due to the awarding period varying check in with the...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall 2021 or...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2021
varies Hediye Gurtuna Youth Advocacy Scholarships
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall or Spring semester Awarding Department: Sociology Scholarship Intent: Support a...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall or Spring...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$400 to $1,000 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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $400 to $1,000
Deadline03/15/2021
Varies John Douglas Broderick Scholarship Fund
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall or Spring semester Awarding Department: Sociology Scholarship Intent: The purpose...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall or Spring...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$50 John W. Kinch Humanitarian Award
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES *Scholarship awarded for the Fall 2021 * Awarding Department: Sociology Scholarship Intent: To recognize a...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES *Scholarship awarded for the Fall 2021...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $50
Deadline03/15/2021
$300 to $1,040 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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $300 to $1,040
Deadline03/15/2021
$4,650.00 Louie Loy and Leong Shee Memorial Scholarship, The
Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship...
Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $4,650.00
Deadline03/15/2021
The scholarship will cover student fees and other expenses associated with student education at San Francisco State. Merritt Community Capital Scholarship in Urban Studies and Planning
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the academic year Awarding Department: PACE/Urban Studies and Planning Scholarship...
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the academic...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: The scholarship will cover student fees and other expenses associated with student education at San Francisco State.
Deadline03/15/2021
$3,000 Willie L. Brown Jr. Fellowship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Fellowship will be awarded for the Fall 2021 semester Awarding Department: School of PACE Scholarship Intent: The...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Fellowship will be awarded for the Fall 2021...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$6,000.00 David and Lola Bjorkquist Scholarship for Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors
Science and Engineering Current Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to apply. The award for this scholarship will be disbursed in fall of 2021 or...
Science and Engineering Current Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2021
  • Award: $6,000.00
Deadline03/16/2021
$1000.00 Florence Haimes Scholarship for Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors
Science and Engineering Current Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are encouraged to apply. The award for this scholarship will be disbursed in fall...
Science and Engineering Current Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2021
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline03/16/2021
$1000 Henry Bertin Jr. Scholarship for Graduate Students in Chemistry and Biochemistry
Science and Engineering Current Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are encouraged to apply. The award for this scholarship will be disbursed in fall...
Science and Engineering Current Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/16/2021
$5,000.00 Holmes Engineering Award for Civil Engineering Students
College of Science & Engineering School of Engineering will award one $5,000 Award to a current qualified sophomore, junior, or non-graduating...
College of Science & Engineering School of Engineering will award one...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2021
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline03/16/2021
$500.00 Janet Sim Scholarship Endowment
Business *Scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2021 Awarding Department: Hospitality & Tourism Management Scholarship Intent: Dr. Janet Sim’s...
Business *Scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2021 Awarding...
  • Deadline: 03/19/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/19/2021
$1,000 Liana Sherrine Day-Williams Fellowship
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Psychology Scholarship Intent: To support a Clinical...
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 03/19/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/19/2021
$2,000.00 Nancy Mar Endowed Scholarship Fund
Business *Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2021 semester Awarding Department: Hospitality & Tourism Management Scholarship Intent: The...
Business *Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2021...
  • Deadline: 03/19/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/19/2021
$1,000 2020 Frank McCulloch Investigative Reporting
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Journalism Scholarship Intent: To encourage students to aspire to become investigative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Journalism Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/01/2021
$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: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $100.00
Deadline04/01/2021
$500.00 Carol Channing Creative Arts Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship funds will be awarded in the 2021-2022 academic year IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All LCA scholarships...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship funds will be awarded in the...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline04/01/2021
$1,000 Carolyn Irene Howard Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship funds will be awarded in the 2021-22 academic year IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All LCA scholarships...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship funds will be awarded in the 2021-22...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/01/2021
$1,000 Christine Tamblyn Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Art Scholarship Intent: To provide financial...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/01/2021
Number of awards and amounts vary, up to $25,000 total (single award not to exceed $7,000) Edward B. Kaufmann College of Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship funds will be awarded in the 2021-2022 academic year IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All LCA scholarships...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship funds will be awarded in the...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Number of awards and amounts vary, up to $25,000 total (single award not to exceed $7,000)
Deadline04/01/2021
Number of awards and amounts vary, up to $10,000 total (single award not to exceed $7,000) Edward M. Nagel CLCA Endowed Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship funds will be awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All LCA scholarships...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship funds will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Number of awards and amounts vary, up to $10,000 total (single award not to exceed $7,000)
Deadline04/01/2021
Number of awards and amounts vary, up to $3,000 total Evans, Hsu, Kauffman Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship funds will be awarded in the 2021-2022 academic year IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All LCA scholarships...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship funds will be awarded in the...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Number of awards and amounts vary, up to $3,000 total
Deadline04/01/2021
Full-time tuition for fall semester Greg Robinson Memorial Photojournalism Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Journalism Scholarship Intent: To encourage and...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Full-time tuition for fall semester
Deadline04/01/2021
varies Greg Robinson Photojournalism Supplies Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Journalism Scholarship Intent: A stipend to buy supplies awarded to the recipients of the Greg...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Journalism Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2021
Up to 2 awards of a full year's tuition (approximately $7,000 per year), potential for renewal up to three years (possibility of approximately $21,000 total) Jerold Rosenberg Family Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship funds will be awarded in the 2021-2022 academic year IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All LCA scholarships...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship funds will be awarded in the...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: Up to 2 awards of a full year's tuition (approximately $7,000 per year), potential for renewal up to three years (possibility of approximately $21,000 total)
Deadline04/01/2021
One award of $500 John Bauer Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship funds will be awarded fin the 2021-2022 academic year IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All LCA scholarships...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship funds will be awarded fin the...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2021
  • Award: One award of $500
Deadline04/01/2021