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.
The keyword search is a powerful search option, but it is important to note that it searches the specific word(s) you select from the text used in our database.
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 “business” into the keyword box and click search for a list of business program 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
  • Sign in, complete your General Application, then click the “Show Filters” button for other searchable fields: keyword, “Scopes” (e.g., Journalism, College of Business, Office of Student Financial Aid, etc.), major, current class level, SF State GPA, and Cumulative GPA. Searching by “Scopes” will give you all current scholarships administered by the College or department or office. This “Show Filters” search will give you scholarships that you are eligible for by matching your information with each specific scholarship criteria. This search is recommended for “major” specific or “general” scholarships that are administered by specific Colleges, departments, and offices.

To apply to any of the campus scholarships, click the gold “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. 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/August of each year. You must complete another General Application at the beginning of every 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. 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 students with an AB540 status.

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

Please read the scholarship eligibility requirements carefully to make sure you meet ALL eligibility requirements (e.g., major, gpa, enrollment requirement to receive the scholarship, other requirements as stated) before applying.

Our Opportunities

NameQuestionsDeadlineAwardActions
TESOL Convention Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: This scholarship will give financial...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Language and...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 02/15/2016
  • Award: varies
3 02/15/2016 varies None
Angela Bukle/Associated Students Memorial Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year. Students must be enrolled at least half time during the...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 02/16/2016
  • Award: $1,000 .00
3 02/16/2016 $1,000 .00 None
College of Business/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. Awarding Department: Associated Students Project Connect Recruitment and Retention Resource Center Scholarship Intent:...
Associated Student Inc. Awarding Department: Associated Students...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 02/16/2016
  • Award: $1,000
3 02/16/2016 $1,000 None
College of Education/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. Awarding Department: Associated Students Project Connect Recruitment and Retention Resource Center Scholarship Intent:...
Associated Student Inc. Awarding Department: Associated Students...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 02/16/2016
  • Award: $1,000
3 02/16/2016 $1,000 None
College of Ethnic Studies/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. Awarding Department: Associated Students Project Connect Recruitment Retention Resource Ceneter Scholarship Intent: To...
Associated Student Inc. Awarding Department: Associated Students...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 02/16/2016
  • Award: $1,000
3 02/16/2016 $1,000 None
College of Health and Social Sciences/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. Awarding Department: Associated Students Project Connect Recruitment and Retention Resource Center Scholarship Intent:...
Associated Student Inc. Awarding Department: Associated Students...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 02/16/2016
  • Award: $1,000
3 02/16/2016 $1,000 None
College of Liberal and Creative Arts/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. Awarding Department: Associated Student Business Office Scholarship Intent: To provide assistance and support to the...
Associated Student Inc. Awarding Department: Associated Student...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 02/16/2016
  • Award: $1,000.00
3 02/16/2016 $1,000.00 None
College of Science and Engineering/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. Awarding Department: Associated Students Project Connect Recruitment and Retention Resource Center Scholarship Intent:...
Associated Student Inc. Awarding Department: Associated Students...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 02/16/2016
  • Award: $1,000
3 02/16/2016 $1,000 None
Delmy Rodriguez/Associated Students Memorial Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. Delmy Rodriguez was born in San Salvador, El Salvador on August 22, 1955. From 1975 to 1979 she studied Psychology at the...
Associated Student Inc. Delmy Rodriguez was born in San Salvador, El...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 02/16/2016
  • Award: $1,000.00
3 02/16/2016 $1,000.00 None
Dr. John irwin/Associated Students Memorial Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. Dr. Irwin was a sociologist earning his undergraduate degree from UCLA, and went on to complete his doctoral thesis at UC...
Associated Student Inc. Dr. Irwin was a sociologist earning his...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: 02/16/2016
  • Award: $1,000
4 02/16/2016 $1,000 None
Graduate Student/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. Awarding Department: Associated Students Project Connect Recruitment and Retention Resource Center Scholarship Intent:...
Associated Student Inc. Awarding Department: Associated Students...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 02/16/2016
  • Award: $1,000
3 02/16/2016 $1,000 None
International Student/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. Awarding Department: Associated Students Project Connect Recruitment and Retention Resource Center Scholarship Intent:...
Associated Student Inc. Awarding Department: Associated Students...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 02/16/2016
  • Award: $1,000
3 02/16/2016 $1,000 None
Jack Adams/Associated Students Memorial Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. Memorial Scholarship: Jack Adams was born in Virginia and grew up in North Carolina, graduating in 1968, from the...
Associated Student Inc. Memorial Scholarship: Jack Adams was born in...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 02/16/2016
  • Award: $1,000.00
3 02/16/2016 $1,000.00 None
Jenny Low Chang/Associated Students Memorial Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. The Jenny Low Chang Scholarship was originally created through an endowment fund established by Associated Students...
Associated Student Inc. The Jenny Low Chang Scholarship was originally...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 02/16/2016
  • Award: $1,000
3 02/16/2016 $1,000 None
Single Parent/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. Awarding Department: Associated Students Project Connect Recruitment and Retention Resource Center Scholarship Intent:...
Associated Student Inc. Awarding Department: Associated Students...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: 02/16/2016
  • Award: $1,000
4 02/16/2016 $1,000 None
Students with Disabilities/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. Awarding Department: Associated Students Project Connect Recruitment and Retention Resource Center Scholarship Intent:...
Associated Student Inc. Awarding Department: Associated Students...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 02/16/2016
  • Award: $1,000
3 02/16/2016 $1,000 None
Dwight James Simpson Memorial Scholarship
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: International Relations Scholarship Intent: To encourage and support the pursuit of knowledge for...
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: International...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 02/22/2016
  • Award: up to $300
3 02/22/2016 up to $300 None
Paul Whang Memorial Fellowship
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: Asian American Studies Scholarship Intent: In honor of Paul Whang’s dedication to helping youth, the Paul...
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: Asian American...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 02/25/2016
  • Award: Varies
3 02/25/2016 Varies None
Tillie Olsen Prize - Creative Writing/Women Gender
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative Writing and Women and Gender Studies Scholarship Intent: To award one $500 prize this...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative Writing and...
  • Questions: 1
  • Deadline: 03/01/2016
  • Award: $500
1 03/01/2016 $500 None
Professor William N. Bigler Scholarship Fund, The
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship Intent: Advancement of educational development in clinical laboratory science...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship...
  • Questions: 2
  • Deadline: 03/04/2016
  • Award: up to $500
2 03/04/2016 up to $500 None
Merritt Community Capital Scholarship - Urban Studies and Planning
Health and Social Sciences Awarding Department: PACE/Urban Studies and Planning Scholarship Intent: The objective of the Merritt Community...
Health and Social Sciences Awarding Department: PACE/Urban Studies...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 03/11/2016
  • Award: The scholarship will cover student fees and other expenses associated with student education at San Francisco State.
3 03/11/2016 The scholarship will cover student fees and other expenses associated with student education at San Francisco State. None
Davillier-Sloan Breaking the Cycle Scholarship for Project Rebound
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sociology Scholarship Intent: The scholarship will be for undergraduate or graduate students...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: 03/13/2016
  • Award: $1,000.00
4 03/13/2016 $1,000.00 None
Hediye Gurtuna Youth Advocacy Scholarships
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sociology Scholarship Intent: Support a sociology major with a commitment to youth ...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 03/13/2016
  • Award: varies
3 03/13/2016 varies None
John Irwin Memorial Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sociology Scholarship Intent: To provide financial support to undergraduate students enrolled...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: 03/13/2016
  • Award: $3,000.00
4 03/13/2016 $3,000.00 None
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...
  • Questions: 5
  • Deadline: 03/14/2016
  • Award: $500
5 03/14/2016 $500 None
American Public Works Association Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Engineering Scholarship Intent: The American Public Works Association (APWA) has established an...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: 03/15/2016
  • Award: $500-1000
4 03/15/2016 $500-1000 None
Antoinette Finke Forgivable Loan
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Foreign Languages and Literatures Scholarship Intent: To recognize academically outstanding...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Foreign Languages and...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 03/15/2016
  • Award: $5,000.00
3 03/15/2016 $5,000.00 None
Carolyn Irene Howard Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship Intent: To ease the financial burden for College...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal &...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 03/15/2016
  • Award: $500
3 03/15/2016 $500 None
Christine Tamblyn Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Art Scholarship Intent: To provide financial support for outstanding graduate level students in...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Art Scholarship...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: 03/15/2016
  • Award: $1,000
4 03/15/2016 $1,000 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: 03/15/2016
  • Award: varies
6 03/15/2016 varies None
Evans, Hsu, Kauffman Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship Intent: To provide a scholarship award for a SF...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal &...
  • Questions: 5
  • Deadline: 03/15/2016
  • Award: varies
5 03/15/2016 varies None
Italian Scholarship Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Foreign Languages and Literatures Scholarship Intent: Italian Community’s support to students...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Foreign Languages and...
  • Questions: 2
  • Deadline: 03/15/2016
  • Award: $1,000.00
2 03/15/2016 $1,000.00 None
Jerold Rosenberg Family Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance, with...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal &...
  • Questions: 13
  • Deadline: 03/15/2016
  • Award: varies
13 03/15/2016 varies None
John Bauer Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship Intent: To provide financial support for...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal &...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: 03/15/2016
  • Award: $500
4 03/15/2016 $500 None
John Ihle Scholarship in Printmaking, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Art Scholarship Intent: Award for undergraduate/graduate student work in...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: 03/15/2016
  • Award: $100
4 03/15/2016 $100 None
Judith Anne Ott Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the scholarship is to...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal &...
  • Questions: 7
  • Deadline: 03/15/2016
  • Award: varies
7 03/15/2016 varies None
Kyriakos Karababas Memorial Sholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship Intent: To assist promising students whose major...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal &...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 03/15/2016
  • Award: $1,500.00
3 03/15/2016 $1,500.00 None
Leo D. Stillwell Jr.Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Art Scholarship Intent: Funds scholarships for the benefit of students seeking graduate degrees...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Art Scholarship...
  • Questions: 2
  • Deadline: 03/15/2016
  • Award: varies
2 03/15/2016 varies 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: 03/15/2016
  • Award: varies
2 03/15/2016 varies None
Pietro Iaccarino Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Foreign Languages and Literatures Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarship awards for SFSU...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Foreign Languages and...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 03/15/2016
  • Award: $500.00
3 03/15/2016 $500.00 None
SF State - KALA Art Institute Graduate Student Fellowship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Art Scholarship Intent: Kala Art Institute provides exceptional facilities to...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 03/15/2016
  • Award: varies
3 03/15/2016 varies None
Sher-Right Scholarship in Art
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Art Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance to students majoring in Art at SF State...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Art Scholarship...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 03/15/2016
  • Award: $2,500
3 03/15/2016 $2,500 None
Community College Transfer Honor Scholarship
Office of Student Financial Aid This scholarship will be awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year. Students must be enrolled full-time during the...
Office of Student Financial Aid This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Questions: 6
  • Deadline: 03/18/2016
  • Award: $1,000.00
6 03/18/2016 $1,000.00 None
Gloria Spencer University Women's Association Scholarship
University Women’s Association This scholarship will be awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year Awarding Department: University Women’s...
University Women’s Association This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Questions: 10
  • Deadline: 03/20/2016
  • Award: varies
10 03/20/2016 varies None
Stella Chan Memorial Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Social Work Scholarship Intent: In memory of Stella Chan, alumnus, the fund is to be used as an...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Social Work Scholarship...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: 03/20/2016
  • Award: $500.00
4 03/20/2016 $500.00 None
Aaron Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Business Awarding Department: College of Business Scholarship Intent: The purpose of this scholarship is to provide recognition to promising...
Business Awarding Department: College of Business Scholarship...
  • Questions: 2
  • Deadline: 03/25/2016
  • Award: Varies
2 03/25/2016 Varies None
Bear Family Endowed Scholarship
Business Awarding Department: Business Scholarship Intent: To assist promising College of Business students in their studies. Criteria:...
Business Awarding Department: Business Scholarship Intent: To...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 03/25/2016
  • Award: $1,000
3 03/25/2016 $1,000 None
CIO Scholarship Fund
College of Business Awarding Department: Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarship aid to economically disadvantaged students at San Francisco...
College of Business Awarding Department: Scholarship Intent: To...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: 03/25/2016
  • Award: $2,000
4 03/25/2016 $2,000 None
Janice and John Gumas Endowed Marketing Scholarship
Business Awarding Department: College of Business Scholarship Intent: The scholarship supports Undergraduate students majoring in Business...
Business Awarding Department: College of Business Scholarship...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 03/25/2016
  • Award: $1,000.00
3 03/25/2016 $1,000.00 None
Legal Marketing Association Bay Area Eric Vargas Scholarship
Business Awarding Department: College of Business Scholarship Intent: Award $1000 per year ($500 each in Fall and Spring semesters) to an...
Business Awarding Department: College of Business Scholarship...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 03/25/2016
  • Award: $1,000
3 03/25/2016 $1,000 None