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.

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 your major into the keyword box and click search for a list of 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

OR click the “Show Filters” button for another searchable field: “Scopes” (scholarships grouped by department or office; for example, Journalism, College of Business, Office of Student Financial Aid, etc.).

To apply for any of the 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), but 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 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 of each year. You must complete and sign another General Application at the beginning of the 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. If it states, “Yes” it means you must file a FAFSA or CA Dream Application and have financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid. 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 AB540/undocumented students.

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

Read the scholarship eligibility requirements (e.g., major, gpa, enrollment requirement to receive the scholarship, other requirements as stated) and questions carefully to determine if you are qualified BEFORE applying.

Our Opportunities

NameQuestionsDeadlineAwardActions
Diana T.Y. Chung Memorial Scholarship for International Students
Office of International Programs This scholarship will be awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year. Students must be enrolled full-time during the...
Office of International Programs This scholarship will be awarded for...
  • Questions: 12
  • Deadline: 09/30/2016
  • Award: Two awards of $1,000
12 09/30/2016 Two awards of $1,000 None
Sodexo Scholarship
Alumni Association Awarding Department: Alumni Relations Scholarship Intent: Sodexo, Inc. has established a scholarship fund at San Francisco...
Alumni Association Awarding Department: Alumni...
  • Questions: 5
  • Deadline: 10/03/2016
  • Award: 3 awards of $8,000 and 1 award of $1,000
5 10/03/2016 3 awards of $8,000 and 1 award of $1,000 None
Florence Hale Stephenson Alumnae Scholarship Fund
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Kinesiology Scholarship Intent: To be awarded to a Kinesiology major with a Concentration in...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: 10/14/2016
  • Award: $500 up to an amt equivalent to tuition fees
4 10/14/2016 $500 up to an amt equivalent to tuition fees None
Shereen Paff Special Education Scholarship
Health and Social Services The Department of Child and Adolescent Development (CAD) is seeking applicants for the Shereen Paff Special Education...
Health and Social Services The Department of Child and Adolescent...
  • Questions: 8
  • Deadline: 10/21/2016
  • Award: Up to 5,000 per applicant
8 10/21/2016 Up to 5,000 per applicant None
Deborah Tolman Honorary Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship is established in the name of Dr. Deborah Tolman, founding director of the Center for Research on...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship is established in the name...
  • Questions: 5
  • Deadline: 11/15/2016
  • Award: varies
5 11/15/2016 varies None
Grant A. Larsen Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality Studies Scholarship Intent: To support scholarships for lesbian, gay, bisexual,...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 11/15/2016
  • Award: varies
3 11/15/2016 varies None
Jim Brogan Teaching Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality Studies Scholarship Intent: To award a graduate student in Human Sexuality Studies...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 11/15/2016
  • Award: varies
3 11/15/2016 varies None
Pepper Schwartz Honorary Scholarship in Sexuality Studies
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality Studies Scholarship Intent: Awards a second year MA student in the Sexuality Studies...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: 11/15/2016
  • Award: varies
4 11/15/2016 varies None
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...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 12/16/2016
  • Award: Varies
3 12/16/2016 Varies None
San Francisco Bay Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Romberg Tiburon Center Scholarship Intent: To provide partial support for educational expenses of...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Romberg Tiburon...
  • Questions: 1
  • Deadline: 04/26/2017
  • Award: $250-$500
1 04/26/2017 $250-$500 None
Jean Vance Award
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Awarding Department: Geography Scholarship Intent: To provide teaching assistants for active faculty and research or...
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Awarding Department: Geography Scholarship...
  • Questions: 1
  • Deadline: 07/31/2017
  • Award: varies
1 07/31/2017 varies None
Anabel Pelham Gerontology Scholarship, The
Health and Social Sciences Awarding Department: Gerontology Scholarship Intent: To assist promising San Francisco State students majoring in...
Health and Social Sciences Awarding Department:...
  • Questions: 1
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00
1 $1,000.00 None
Bill Plachy Endowed TA Award
Dr. William Plachy was a physical chemistry professor at SFSU who taught general chemistry and physical chemistry courses. In recognition of the...
Dr. William Plachy was a physical chemistry professor at SFSU who taught...
  • Questions: 0
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $875.00
$875.00 None
Lucy D. Enos Nursing Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: Provide financial support to ongoing undergraduate or...
Health and Social Sciences Awarding Department: School of...
  • Questions: 2
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000
2 Ended $3,000 None
Donna J. Cuneo Memorial Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To assist needy students in the School of...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Questions: 0
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended $500.00 None
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...
  • Questions: 0
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended $500.00 None
Margaret Lynch Memorial Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Elementary Education Scholarship Intent: For students with a commitment to a profession...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Elementary...
  • Questions: 0
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended $500.00 None
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...
  • Questions: 11
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $2,000
11 Ended up to $2,000 None
Louise M. Mangini Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: Support scholarships for students enrolled in Special...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
3 Ended varies None
Special Education Scholarship Fund
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: Support scholarship for students enrolled in a degree...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
3 Ended varies None
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...
  • Questions: 2
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
2 Ended $1,000 None
Nancy Lee Mar Vista Room Scholarship Fund
Business Awarding Department: Hospitality & Tourism Management Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarship awards to student volunteers who...
Business Awarding Department: Hospitality & Tourism...
  • Questions: 2
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
2 Ended $1,000 None
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...
  • Questions: 1
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3131
1 Ended $3131 None
Magalios Family Scholarship - Humanities Dept.
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Humanities Scholarship Intent: To recognize academically outstanding graduate students with...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Humanities Scholarship...
  • Questions: 5
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
5 Ended $1,000 None
Transfer Articulation Bridge (TAB)- Lend Lease Second Chance Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Transfer Articulation Bridge Program Scholarship Intent: The Transfer Articulation...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Transfer...
  • Questions: 2
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
2 Ended Varies None
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...
  • Questions: 2
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
2 Ended $500.00 None
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...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
3 Ended $1,000 None
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...
  • Questions: 1
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
1 Ended $1,000 None
Torri Minton Scholarships for Aspiring Journalists
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Journalism Scholarship Intent: To assist SF State students majoring in Journalism with financial...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Journalism Scholarship...
  • Questions: 2
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
2 Ended $1,500.00 None
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...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
4 Ended $1,000.00 None
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...
  • Questions: 1
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $125.00
1 Ended $125.00 None
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...
  • Questions: 2
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
2 Ended $500.00 None
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...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $100.00
4 Ended $100.00 None
Chinese Hospital Nursing Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To assist promising SF State students majoring in...
Health and Social Sciences Awarding Department: School of...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $8,000
3 Ended $8,000 None
Carmelina Narciso Scholarship Endowment
Alumni Association Awarding Department: Alumni Relations Scholarship Intent: The Narciso family is always working hard towards the promotion...
Alumni Association Awarding Department: Alumni...
  • Questions: 6
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
6 Ended $1,000.00 None
Dilena Takeyama Center Scholarships
This Dilena Takeyama Center Scholarship is for International students enrolled at San Francisco State University from a University in Japan or from...
This Dilena Takeyama Center Scholarship is for International students...
  • Questions: 6
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $8,000.00
6 Ended $8,000.00 None
Liberal Studies Alumni Scholarship
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: Liberal Studies Scholarship Intent: Provide assistance to a junior or senior Liberal Studies...
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: Liberal...
  • Questions: 1
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
1 Ended $500 None
George Feliz Memorial Scholardhip in Environmental Studies
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Environmental Studies Scholarship Intent: The George Feliz Memorial Scholarship will be...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Environmental...
  • Questions: 6
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
6 Ended Varies None
Taiwan Student Scholarship Endowment
Office of Alumni Relations Awarding Department: Alumni Relations Scholarship Intent: The Taiwan SF State Alumni Chapter’s main goal is to...
Office of Alumni Relations Awarding Department: Alumni...
  • Questions: 6
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
6 Ended Varies None
Gary A. Lucchese Scholarship in Psychology
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Psychology Scholarship Intent: Support of undergraduate or graduate student majoring in...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Psychology Scholarship...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
3 Ended $1,000 None
Irvin W. and Velma C. Hartman Family Schol - Psych
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Psychology Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarships to undergraduate students in the...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Psychology Scholarship...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500-1000
3 Ended $500-1000 None
Psychology Department Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Psychology Scholarship Intent: Support of undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degree in...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Psychology Scholarship...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
3 Ended $500 None
Bruce A. Rosenblatt CSL Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: College of Science and Engineering Scholarship Intent: Encourage students of the College of...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: College of Science and...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
4 Ended varies None
C.Y. Chow Memorial Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: College of Science and Engineering Scholarship Intent: To Provide financial Support to...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: College of Science and...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
4 Ended $1,000.00 None
College of Science & Engineering Advisory Board Scholarships
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: College of Science and Engineering Scholarship Intent: To support graduate students in the...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: College of Science and...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
4 Ended $2,500.00 None
David & Cary Cassa Memorial Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: College of Science and Engineering Scholarship Intent: To support undergraduate students in the...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: College of Science and...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
4 Ended $1,000.00 None
James C. Kelley Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: College of Science and Engineering Scholarship Intent: Recognize and reward undergraduate and...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: College of Science and...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
4 Ended $1,000.00 None
Kenneth Fong Scholarship in Biology
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: College of Science and Engineering Scholarship Intent: To support undergrad students in the Dept....
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: College of Science and...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250.00
4 Ended $1,250.00 None
Pamela Fong Scholarship in Mathematics
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: College of Science and Engineering Scholarship Intent: To support undergraduate students in the...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: College of Science and...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250.00
4 Ended $1,250.00 None
Women in Science and Engineering WISE Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Science and Engineering Scholarship Intent: SF State Women in Science and Engineering Scholarship...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Science and...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
4 Ended $1,500.00 None