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
$1,000 Carol Severin Memorial Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Scholarship Intent: Support undergraduate students who are in...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Recreation, Parks,...
  • Deadline: 11/17/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline11/17/2019
$500.00 Recreation, Parks & Tourism Department Internship Fund (2 scholarships)
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Through the Recreation, Parks, and Tourism (RPT) Department Intern Scholarship Fund, The RPT Department offers two...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Through the Recreation, Parks, and Tourism...
  • Deadline: 11/17/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/17/2019
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: 11/20/2019
  • Award: up to $500
Deadline11/20/2019
$20,000 (disbursed over 4 semesters, beginning Spring 2020) Willie L Brown Graduate Fellowship Program
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Fellowship will be awarded for the calendar years 2020 & 2021 Awarding Department: School of PACE Scholarship...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Fellowship will be awarded for the calendar...
  • Deadline: 11/20/2019
  • Award: $20,000 (disbursed over 4 semesters, beginning Spring 2020)
Deadline11/20/2019
Award will vary. 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: 11/22/2019
  • Award: Award will vary.
Deadline11/22/2019
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: 11/22/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/22/2019
Award will vary. The Guardian Scholars Hearst Foundation Scholarship
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 Academic Year This scholarship is funded through the...
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Scholarship will be awarded for...
  • Deadline: 11/22/2019
  • Award: Award will vary.
Deadline11/22/2019
$ 1,000.00 CVS Health Foundation Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2020 Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To...
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded for Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/24/2019
  • Award: $ 1,000.00
Deadline11/24/2019
$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: 12/01/2019
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline12/01/2019
$5000 Michael and Greta McKinney Scholarship Fund (Physics and Astronomy)
Science and Engineering Scholarship Award Period: This Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2020 semester. Awarding Department: Physics...
Science and Engineering Scholarship Award Period: This Scholarship will...
  • Deadline: 12/02/2019
  • Award: $5000
Deadline12/02/2019
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: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
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: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
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: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Carla Carol Ferrando Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Piano Students
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Carlo Bussotti Memorial Scholarship,The
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: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Donna S. Kline Endowment in Creative Arts in Memory of Joanne Rae Kline
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Hewitt-Laitinen Music Forgivable Loan
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: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Janis Getz Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent: SFSU piano majors Criteria: Outstanding Performance in the...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies John Handy Music Scholarship for Jazz Studies, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2017 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2017...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Kathryn Harvey Vocal 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: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Michael Segrove Avalos Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent: To memorialize Michael Segrove Avalos, SF State music dept...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Music Department Scholarship Fund
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: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Patricia Taylor Lee Music Scholarship, The
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: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Peter Frampton 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: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Pone Forgivable Loan/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: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Ross McKee Foundation/Paul Andrieu Memorial Schol.
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: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
up to $300 Thea Lambertson Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent: Scholarships for undergraduate music majors. Criteria:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: up to $300
Deadline12/13/2019
varies William Corbett Jones Piano Scholarship, The
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: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
1,000 Steven Dub Memorial Scholarship
Student Affairs Scholarship awarded for Fall semester Awarding Department: Health Promotion & Wellness Scholarship Intent: To support SF State...
Student Affairs Scholarship awarded for Fall semester Awarding...
  • Deadline: 12/15/2019
  • Award: 1,000
Deadline12/15/2019
varies David and Judy Preves Anderson Viola Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Mr. Milton Preves (pronounced PREEves) who served as Principal Violist in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 52 years under...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Mr. Milton Preves (pronounced PREEves) who...
  • Deadline: 12/16/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/16/2019
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: 12/16/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/16/2019
$2,500.00 Crankstart Transfer Scholarship
Undergraduate Education Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Division of Undergraduate Education and...
Undergraduate Education Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 12/20/2019
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline12/20/2019
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: 12/20/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/20/2019
$1,000 Jack R. and Marjorie J. Fraenkel Scholarship
Undergraduate Studies This scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2020 semester Awarding Department: Division of Undergraduate Education and...
Undergraduate Studies This scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 12/20/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline12/20/2019
$500.00 Sophie Hittner Scholarship
Undergraduate Education Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2020 semester Awarding Department: Division of Undergraduate Education and...
Undergraduate Education Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2020...
  • Deadline: 12/20/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline12/20/2019
Varies up to $2,000 Philosophy Graduate Student Tuition and Fee Scholarship for Fall applicants
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: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Varies up to $2,000
Deadline03/02/2020
up to $2,000 Graduate Dean's Award
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year Awarding Department: Division of Graduate Studies Scholarship Intent: To...
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2020-2021 academic...
  • Deadline: 04/29/2020
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline04/29/2020
up to $3,500 Masters;$5,000 Doctoral Graduate Equity Fellowship Program
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year Awarding Department: Division of Graduate Studies Scholarship Intent: To...
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2020-2021 academic...
  • Deadline: 04/29/2020
  • Award: up to $3,500 Masters;$5,000 Doctoral
Deadline04/29/2020
up to 1000 Kasey Miller Fund in Kinesiology
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Kinesiology Scholarship Intent: This is a distress fund for students who are currently...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: 06/26/2020
  • Award: up to 1000
Deadline06/26/2020
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
$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 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
$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