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
varies Mike Fanelli Men's Track and Cross Country Scholarship
Athletics Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Athletics Scholarship Intent: Mike Fanelli is creating this...
Athletics Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding...
  • Deadline: 01/24/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline01/24/2020
up to $2,000 Estuary and Ocean Science Opportunity Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for Spring 2020 Awarding Department: Estuary & Ocean Science Center Scholarship Intent: The...
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for Spring 2020 Awarding...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline02/03/2020
up to $2,000 Estuary and Ocean Science Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for Spring 2020 Awarding Department: Estuary & Ocean Science Center Scholarship Intent: The...
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for Spring 2020 Awarding...
  • Deadline: 02/03/2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline02/03/2020
Amount up to $1000 Anabel Pelham Gerontology Scholarship, The
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Gerontology Scholarship Intent: To assist...
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 02/14/2020
  • Award: Amount up to $1000
Deadline02/14/2020
$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: 02/14/2020
  • Award: $9,434
Deadline02/14/2020
Varies, at most $1,500.00 Cho Public Service Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the AY Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Awarding Department: School of Public Affairs and...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the AY...
  • Deadline: 02/14/2020
  • Award: Varies, at most $1,500.00
Deadline02/14/2020
$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 2020...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES *Students will apply in the Spring, but...
  • Deadline: 02/14/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline02/14/2020
Varies George Feliz Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Studies
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Environmental Studies Scholarship Intent:...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 02/14/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/14/2020
Amount up to $1000 Long Term Care Administration Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Gerontology Scholarship Intent: This...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/14/2020
  • Award: Amount up to $1000
Deadline02/14/2020
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: 02/14/2020
  • Award: The scholarship will cover student fees and other expenses associated with student education at San Francisco State.
Deadline02/14/2020
Up to $1000 Michelle Benjamin Scholarship Fund
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Gerontology Scholarship Intent: To...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/14/2020
  • Award: Up to $1000
Deadline02/14/2020
Up to $1500 Patrick Nobis RCFE Endowed Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Gerontology Scholarship Intent: This...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/14/2020
  • Award: Up to $1500
Deadline02/14/2020
Amount up to $1000 Peninsula del Rey Scholarship (formerly Monarch Village Scholarship)
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Gerontology Scholarship Intent: The...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/14/2020
  • Award: Amount up to $1000
Deadline02/14/2020
amount up to $1000 Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Geriatric Care Management Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Gerontology Scholarship Intent: To provide...
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 02/14/2020
  • Award: amount up to $1000
Deadline02/14/2020
10,000 Azar Hatefi Graduate Student Fellowship in Iranian Diaspora Studies
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All reference letters must...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021...
  • Deadline: 02/20/2020
  • Award: 10,000
Deadline02/20/2020
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Angela Bukle Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed...
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the 2020 –...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2020
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Delmy Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2020
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Dr. John Irwin Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2020
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Jack Adams Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2020
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Jenny Low Chang Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2020
$1,500.00 College of Business/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2020
$1,500.00 College of Education/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2020
$1,500.00 College of Ethnic Studies/ Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2020
$1,500.00 College of Health and Social Science/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2020
$1,500.00 College of Liberal and Creative Arts/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2020
$1,500.00 College of Science and Engineering/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2020
$1,500.00 Graduate Student/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2020
$1,500.00 International Student/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2020
$1,500.00 Single Parent/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2020
$1,500.00 Students with Disabilities/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Division of Student Life This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2020
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: 02/23/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/23/2020
$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: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/02/2020
$1,500.00 Elmira Sanderson Endowed Scholarship Fund
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2020 semester Awarding Department: Office of Alumni Relations & Annual...
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2020...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/02/2020
Varies up to $2,000 Philosophy Graduate Student Tuition and Fee Scholarship for Fall applicants
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year Awarding Department: Philosophy Scholarship Intent: To...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Varies up to $2,000
Deadline03/02/2020
Up to $2000 every year for four years Robert and Joyce Corrigan SF Promise Endowed Scholarship
Office of Alumni Relations Scholarship awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year Awarding Department: Office of Alumni Relations & Annual...
Office of Alumni Relations Scholarship awarded for the 2020-2021...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Up to $2000 every year for four years
Deadline03/02/2020
varies Martin Linder Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Design Scholarship Intent: To support...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $100.00
Deadline03/16/2020
$6,000.00 David and Lola Bjorkquist Scholarship for Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors
Science and Engineering The award for this scholarship will be disbursed in fall of 2020 or spring 2021. The recipient must be current in all...
Science and Engineering The award for this scholarship will be disbursed...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $6,000.00
Deadline03/16/2020
$1000.00 Florence Haimes Scholarship for Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors
Science and Engineering The award for this scholarship will be disbursed in fall of 2020 or spring 2021. The recipient must be current in all...
Science and Engineering The award for this scholarship will be disbursed...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline03/16/2020
$1000 Henry Bertin Jr. Scholarship for Graduate Students in Chemistry and Biochemistry
Science and Engineering The award for this scholarship will be disbursed in fall of 2020 or spring 2021. The recipient must be current in all...
Science and Engineering The award for this scholarship will be disbursed...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline03/16/2020
varies Gloria Spencer University Women's Association Scholarship
University Women’s Association This scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year Awarding Department: University Women’s...
University Women’s Association This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 03/22/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/22/2020
$500.00 Carol Channing Creative Arts Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All LCA scholarships require...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline04/01/2020
$1,000 Carolyn Irene Howard Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-21 academic year IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All LCA scholarships require...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-21...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/01/2020
Number of awards and amounts vary, up to $20,000 total (single award not to exceed $7,000) Edward B. Kaufmann College of Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All LCA scholarships require...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Number of awards and amounts vary, up to $20,000 total (single award not to exceed $7,000)
Deadline04/01/2020
Number of awards and amounts vary, up to $10,000 total (single award not to exceed $7,000) Edward M. Nagel Endowed Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All LCA scholarships require...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Number of awards and amounts vary, up to $10,000 total (single award not to exceed $7,000)
Deadline04/01/2020
Number of awards and amounts vary, up to $3,000 total Evans, Hsu, Kauffman Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All LCA scholarships require...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Number of awards and amounts vary, up to $3,000 total
Deadline04/01/2020
$500.00 Jack Oakie "Its all in fun" Award for Excellence in Creative Arts
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall 2020 semester Awarding Department: Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship Intent: To...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall 2020...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline04/01/2020
Up to 3 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 will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All LCA scholarships require...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Up to 3 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)
Deadline04/01/2020
One award of $800 John Bauer Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All LCA scholarships require...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: One award of $800
Deadline04/01/2020
Number of awards and amounts vary, up to $10,000 total (single award not to exceed $7,000) Judith Anne Ott Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All LCA scholarships require...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2020
  • Award: Number of awards and amounts vary, up to $10,000 total (single award not to exceed $7,000)
Deadline04/01/2020