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
up to $5,000 and up to $1,000 for student use Crankstart Reentry Scholarship
Office of Student Financial Aid This scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. Must enroll in a minimum of 7 units to receive...
Office of Student Financial Aid This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2020
  • Award: up to $5,000 and up to $1,000 for student use
Deadline09/30/2020
Varies 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...
  • Deadline: 10/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/01/2020
up to $1,500 Ken Monteiro Associated Students Scholarship
Ethnic Studies Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Ethnic Studies Scholarship Intent: The Associated Students is...
Ethnic Studies Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding...
  • Deadline: 10/01/2020
  • Award: up to $1,500
Deadline10/01/2020
$3,000 Willie L. Brown Jr. Fellowship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Fellowship will be awarded for the Spring 2021 semester Awarding Department: School of PACE Scholarship Intent:...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Fellowship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 10/12/2020
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline10/12/2020
$100 Clark-Gross Award in the Novel
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: This is a yearly...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Award: $100
Deadline10/15/2020
$250 Class of 2022 MA in Sexuality Studies Scholarship Award
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded each semester until Spring 2022 Awarding Department: Sexuality Studies Scholarship Intent: A...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded each semester until...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Award: $250
Deadline10/15/2020
varies Continue the Dream for Academic Excellence Scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Scholarship Intent: Provide financial assistance to undocumented students at SF...
Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline10/15/2020
$100.00 Creative Writing Scholarship (Daniel Langton Poetry Prize)
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: Prize for achievement in writing by a Creative Writing...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Award: $100.00
Deadline10/15/2020
Varies Deborah Tolman Honorary Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester This scholarship is established in the name of Dr. Deborah Tolman,...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2020
$5,000 Elizabeth June Madden-Zibman Creative Writing Endowed Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: Scholarship for Creative Writing majors, graduate or...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Award: $5,000
Deadline10/15/2020
Varies Generation to Generation Graduate School Award
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Sociology Scholarship Intent: To assist...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2020
Varies 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...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2020
$1000 Hediye Gurtuna Youth Advocacy Scholarships
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Sociology Scholarship Intent: Support a sociology...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline10/15/2020
$1,000 James Milton Highsmith Drama Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: Award for a Creative Writing student, or students, for a...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/15/2020
Varies 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...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2020
Varies John Irwin Memorial Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Sociology Scholarship Intent: To provide financial...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2020
$2,500.00 John S Galehouse Endowed Scholarship in Earth Sciences
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded Fall semester The recipient is expected to attend the College of Science & Engineering donor...
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded Fall semester The...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline10/15/2020
$50 John W. Kinch Humanitarian Award
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Spring Awarding Department: Sociology Scholarship Intent: To recognize a graduating...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Award: $50
Deadline10/15/2020
$1,500 Kathryn A. Manoogian Schol in Creative Writing
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: For one or two new or continuing graduate students in...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline10/15/2020
2,500 Marcus Second Year Graduate Student Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: For graduate...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Award: 2,500
Deadline10/15/2020
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: 10/15/2020
  • Award: up to $500
Deadline10/15/2020
Varies 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...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2020
Varies - up to $4,000 Shereen Paff Special Education Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester The Department of Child and Adolescent Development (CAD) is seeking...
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Award: Varies - up to $4,000
Deadline10/15/2020
Varies Thomas E. Ryther Scholarship Fund
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Sociology Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2020
$100.00 Wilner Award in Short Fiction
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: This is a yearly...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2020
  • Award: $100.00
Deadline10/15/2020
1,000.00 Dr. Anita E. Antler Scholarship for Graduate and Undergraduate Students in the German Program
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS *This scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year Awarding Department: Modern Languages and...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS *This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 10/19/2020
  • Award: 1,000.00
Deadline10/19/2020
$1,000.00 Linda Mazursky Kurtz & Frank Kurtz Scholarship in memory of Bernard Mazursky
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester and disbursed in the Spring semester Awarding Department: Jewish...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester and...
  • Deadline: 10/22/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline10/22/2020
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: 10/23/2020
  • Award: Amount up to $1000
Deadline10/23/2020
Varies George Feliz Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Studies
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Environmental Studies Scholarship Intent:...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 10/23/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/23/2020
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: 10/23/2020
  • Award: Amount up to $1000
Deadline10/23/2020
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: 10/23/2020
  • Award: Up to $1000
Deadline10/23/2020
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: 10/23/2020
  • Award: Up to $1500
Deadline10/23/2020
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: 10/23/2020
  • Award: Amount up to $1000
Deadline10/23/2020
$3,000.00 Manny Mashouf Endowed Scholarship in Marketing
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2021. Awarding Department: Marketing Department Scholarship Intent: The scholarship...
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2021. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 10/30/2020
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline10/30/2020
$1,000 Nancy Mar Endowed Scholarship Fund
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2021 semester Awarding Department: Hospitality & Tourism Management Scholarship Intent:...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2021...
  • Deadline: 10/30/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/30/2020
$500.00 Alison Won Memorial Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded in Spring 2021 Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To...
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded in Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/01/2020
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: 11/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2020
$750.00 Christy Kearney Award in Nursing & Holistic Health Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded in Spring 2021 Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To provide...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded in Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2020
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline11/01/2020
$1,000 D. Phillip McGee Memorial Scholarship Fund
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: Ethnic Studies Scholarship Intent: The D. Phillip McGee Memorial Scholarship Fund will be used to provide...
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: Ethnic Studies Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline11/01/2020
$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: 11/01/2020
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline11/01/2020
varies Debra Plousha Moore Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: The recipient must demonstrate...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2020
varies Ellanore and Maurice Bassan English Dept. Schol.
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: To provide...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2020
$500 Gail E. Weinstein Fellowship in Community Literacy Education Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: To support...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline11/01/2020
$600.00 Helen Mau Scholarship in Dietetics
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Spring 2021 Awarding Department: Family Interiors Nutrition &...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2020
  • Award: $600.00
Deadline11/01/2020
varies Jim Brogan and Jack Post Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: To provide financial support for students...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2020
$1,150.00 Lucinda K. Lordan Nursing Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded in Spring 2021. Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To...
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded in Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2020
  • Award: $1,150.00
Deadline11/01/2020
up to $4000 Michael Krasny Award in English Literature
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: To award a...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2020
  • Award: up to $4000
Deadline11/01/2020
$500 Professor Karen Johnson-Brennan Scholarship Fund in Nursing
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded in Spring 2021 Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To...
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded in Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline11/01/2020
varies R. Joel Dorius Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: To provide...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2020
$1,000.00 Rabolt Scholarship in the College of Health and Social Sciences
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Spring 2021 Awarding Department: Family Interiors Nutrition &...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline11/01/2020