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 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.

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, Journalism, College of Business, Office of Student Financial Aid, etc.). This is a good search to find scholarships offered to all majors within a specific College.

To apply for or be considered for nomination 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). However, 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.

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.

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 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: 12/13/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2018
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: 12/14/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/14/2018
up to $500 San Francisco Chapter Society for Technical Communication Scholarship for TPW Students
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: This award is for students who are...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 12/20/2018
  • Award: up to $500
Deadline12/20/2018
Varies Gene Geisler Endowed Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political Science Scholarship Intent: To recognize excellent work in empirical political...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political...
  • Deadline: 12/22/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/22/2018
Varies 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: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
Varies 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: 02/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/15/2019
Up to $1,500.00 Angela Bukle/Associated Students Memorial Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2019- Spring 2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 College of Business/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 College of Education/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 College of Ethnic Studies/ Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 College of Health and Social Sciences/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 College of Liberal and Creative Arts/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 College of Science and Engineering/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 Delmy Rodriguez/Associated Students Memorial Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 Dr. John Irwin/Associated Students Memorial Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 Graduate Student/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 International Student/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 Jack Adams/Associated Students Memorial Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 Jenny Low Chang/Associated Students Memorial Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 Single Parent/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
Up to $1,500.00 Students with Disabilities/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/19/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline02/19/2019
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: 02/28/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline02/28/2019
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: 02/28/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline02/28/2019
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: 03/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/01/2019
$2,000.00 Philosophy Graduate Student Tuition Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the academic year Awarding Department: Philosophy Scholarship Intent: To provide...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the academic...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2019
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/01/2019
$2,000 Graduate Dean's Award
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year Awarding Department: Division of Graduate Studies Scholarship Intent: To...
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2019-2020 academic...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline03/15/2019
up to $3,500 Masters;$5,000 Doctoral Graduate Equity Fellowship Program
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year Awarding Department: Division of Graduate Studies Scholarship Intent: To...
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2019-2020 academic...
  • Deadline: 03/17/2019
  • Award: up to $3,500 Masters;$5,000 Doctoral
Deadline03/17/2019
Varies Generation to Generation Graduate School Award
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sociology Scholarship Intent: To assist undergraduate students and recent graduates of the...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/15/2019
$1,000 Jason Louis Zarri Memorial Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester The Jason Louis Zarri Memorial Scholarship scholarship is supported by...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/15/2019
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: 06/30/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline06/30/2019
varies Jean Vance Award
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the academic year Awarding Department: Geography and Environment Scholarship Intent:...
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the academic...
  • Deadline: 09/18/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline09/18/2019
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
$1,000.00 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:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$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
varies The Guardian Scholars Hearst Foundation Scholarship
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall Semester This scholarship is funded through the generosity of the...
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Scholarship will be awarded for...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
$500.00 Hilda Taba Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate Office Scholarship Intent: To provide financial aid to a student in the Graduate...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
up to $2,000 Asian American Studies Scholarship Fund
Asian American Studies Laura Lai Scholarship/Student Assistantship for the AAS K-12 Curriculum Project The Asian American Studies Department (AAS)...
Asian American Studies Laura Lai Scholarship/Student Assistantship for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $2,000
Ended
$1,000 Dale McKeen Award
Business Awarding Department: Accounting Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarships to accounting students showing merit and...
Business Awarding Department: Accounting Scholarship Intent: To...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$3131 Scott Campbell Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarship to financially needy nursing...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: School of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3131
Ended
$500.00 Harry Donovan Memorial Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre Arts Scholarship Intent: Recognize and support students with outstanding achievement in a...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000 College of Ethnic Studies Dean's Scholars
Ethnic Studies Davillier-Sloan Award Awarding Department: Ethnic Studies Scholarship Intent: The scholarship will provide financial support to...
Ethnic Studies Davillier-Sloan Award Awarding Department: Ethnic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Kat Anderson Media Workers Support Fund for Student Journalism
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Journalism Scholarship Intent: To assist promising SF State students majoring in Journalism who...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Journalism Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000.00 Robert Westwood Scholarship
Student Affairs Awarding Department: Student Health Center Scholarship Intent: To assist SFSU students who are living with HIV and plan to...
Student Affairs Awarding Department: Student Health...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$125.00 Sara Ruth Prize - Jewish Studies
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Jewish Studies Scholarship Intent: To support and award excellence at the undergraduate level as...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Jewish...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $125.00
Ended
$500.00 Screen Actors Guild Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre Arts Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance for Theatre Arts students who...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$100.00 CFS/D Bookstore Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Scholarship Intent: This scholarship provides a gift...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Consumer and Family...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $100.00
Ended
$100 Clark-Gross Award in the Novel
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: This is a yearly contest in which a prize of $100.00 is...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $100
Ended
up to $300 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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $300
Ended
up to $500 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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $500
Ended
$500 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 &...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended