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.
The keyword search is a powerful search option, but it is important to note that it searches the specific word(s) you select from the text used in our database.
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 “business” into the keyword box and click search for a list of business program 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
  • Sign in, complete your General Application, then click the “Show Filters” button for other searchable fields: keyword, “Scopes” (e.g., Journalism, College of Business, Office of Student Financial Aid, etc.), major, current class level, SF State GPA, and Cumulative GPA. Searching by “Scopes” will give you all current scholarships administered by the College or department or office. This “Show Filters” search will give you scholarships that you are eligible for by matching your information with each specific scholarship criteria. This search is recommended for “major” specific or “general” scholarships that are administered by specific Colleges, departments, and offices.

To apply to any of the campus scholarships, click the gold “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. 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/August of each year. You must complete another General Application at the beginning of every 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. 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 students with an AB540 status.

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

Please read the scholarship eligibility requirements carefully to make sure you meet ALL eligibility requirements (e.g., major, gpa, enrollment requirement to receive the scholarship, other requirements as stated) before applying.

Our Opportunities

NameQuestionsDeadlineAwardActions
Gordon Thomas Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Cinema Scholarship Intent: Scholarship for a Junior or Senior or a graduate student in...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Cinema Scholarship...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 05/06/2016
  • Award: varies
3 05/06/2016 varies None
Jim Goldner Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Cinema Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students pursuing...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Cinema Scholarship...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 05/06/2016
  • Award: $1,000.00
3 05/06/2016 $1,000.00 None
Michael and Greta McKinney Scholarship Fund
Science and Engineering Scholarship Award Period: This Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2016 semester. Awarding Department: Physics and...
Science and Engineering Scholarship Award Period: This Scholarship will...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 05/06/2016
  • Award: $5000
3 05/06/2016 $5000 None
Robin Eickman Cinema Student Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Cinema Scholarship Intent: To encourage outstanding cinema students to pursue careers as...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Cinema Scholarship...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 05/06/2016
  • Award: $1,000.00
3 05/06/2016 $1,000.00 None
Dr. Anita E. Antler Scholarship for Graduate and Undergraduate Students in the German Program
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS This scholarship will be awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year. Awarding Department: Modern Languages and...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 05/08/2016
  • Award: 1,000.00
3 05/08/2016 1,000.00 None
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...
  • Questions: 2
  • Deadline: 05/09/2016
  • Award: Varies
2 05/09/2016 Varies None
Edward B. Kaufmann Scholarship - Humanities Dept.
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Humanities Scholarship Intent: To recognize academically outstanding undergraduate and graduate...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Humanities Scholarship...
  • Questions: 5
  • Deadline: 05/13/2016
  • Award: varies
5 05/13/2016 varies None
Philip Johnson/Cynthia Kolb Memorial Award Scholarship
Disability Programs and Resource Center Awarding Department: Disability Programs & Resource Center (DPRC) Scholarship Intent: To make an...
Disability Programs and Resource Center Awarding Department:...
  • Questions: 13
  • Deadline: 05/13/2016
  • Award: $1,000
13 05/13/2016 $1,000 None
Yetta K. Zetoony Scholarship
Business Awarding Department: Labor and Employment Studies Scholarship Intent: The fund shall be used to promote Labor Studies at the...
Business Awarding Department: Labor and Employment...
  • Questions: 0
  • Deadline: 05/13/2016
  • Award: varies
0 05/13/2016 varies None
BOMA of San Francisco Foundation Scholarship Fund
BUSINESS Awarding Department: Finance Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of San Francisco...
BUSINESS Awarding Department: Finance Scholarship Intent: The...
  • Questions: 13
  • Deadline: 05/16/2016
  • Award: $3,500.00
13 05/16/2016 $3,500.00 None
Elmira Sanderson Endowed Scholarship Fund
Alumni Association Awarding Department: Alumni Relations Scholarship Intent: Award four or five of at least $1,500 scholarships to incoming...
Alumni Association Awarding Department: Alumni...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 05/16/2016
  • Award: $1,500.00
3 05/16/2016 $1,500.00 None
Jason Louis Zarri Memorial Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Philosophy Scholarship Intent: To assist students in the Philosophy Department at SFSU to...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Philosophy Scholarship...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 05/16/2016
  • Award: $1,000
3 05/16/2016 $1,000 None
Philosophy Graduate Student Tuition Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Philosophy Scholarship Intent: To provide assistance and support to the educational advancement...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Philosophy Scholarship...
  • Questions: 6
  • Deadline: 05/16/2016
  • Award: Varies
6 05/16/2016 Varies None
Robert and Joyce Corrigan SF Promise Endowed Scholarship
Office of Alumni Relations Awarding Department: Alumni Relations Scholarship Intent: The San Francisco Promise Scholarships were established...
Office of Alumni Relations Awarding Department: Alumni...
  • Questions: 6
  • Deadline: 05/16/2016
  • Award: $1,000.00
6 05/16/2016 $1,000.00 None
The Elkind Family Scholarship for Theater Arts
Alumni Association Awarding Department: Alumni Relations Scholarship Intent: Awarded for the fall semester to a graduate or undergraduate...
Alumni Association Awarding Department: Alumni...
  • Questions: 4
  • Deadline: 05/16/2016
  • Award: varies
4 05/16/2016 varies None
Dianne Francis Derby Memorial Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Psychology Scholarship Intent: To support an Industrial/Organizational Psychology student in...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Psychology Scholarship...
  • Questions: 1
  • Deadline: 05/17/2016
  • Award: $350
1 05/17/2016 $350 None
Liana Sherrine Day-Williams Fellowship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Psychology Scholarship Intent: To support a Clinical Psychology Master’s student entering their...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Psychology Scholarship...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 05/17/2016
  • Award: $1,000
3 05/17/2016 $1,000 None
Clarence Miller Musical Theatre Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre Arts Scholarship Intent: To provide merit scholarships for Theatre Arts students of...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre...
  • Questions: 2
  • Deadline: 05/20/2016
  • Award: $500.00
2 05/20/2016 $500.00 None
Dance Scholarship Fund - Susan Whipp Legacy Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Susan Whipp Legacy Scholarship Awarding Department: School of Music and Dance Scholarship Intent: This is a...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Susan Whipp Legacy Scholarship Awarding...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 05/20/2016
  • Award: varies
3 05/20/2016 varies None
J. Fenton McKenna Memorial Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre Arts Scholarship Intent: To honor and reward Theatre Arts students for their...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre...
  • Questions: 2
  • Deadline: 05/20/2016
  • Award: $400.00
2 05/20/2016 $400.00 None
Jim Ponder Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre Arts Scholarship Intent: Targeting to a promising undergraduate designer/technician in...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre...
  • Questions: 2
  • Deadline: 05/20/2016
  • Award: $400.00
2 05/20/2016 $400.00 None
Jules Irving Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre Arts Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance exhibiting the highest degree of...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre...
  • Questions: 2
  • Deadline: 05/20/2016
  • Award: $800.00
2 05/20/2016 $800.00 None
Teresina Drama Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre Arts Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance to Theatre Arts students who...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre...
  • Questions: 2
  • Deadline: 05/20/2016
  • Award: $300.00
2 05/20/2016 $300.00 None
Osher Reentry Scholarship
Office of Student Financial Aid This scholarship will be awarded for the 2016-2017 academic year. Must enroll in a minimum of 6 units to receive...
Office of Student Financial Aid This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Questions: 5
  • Deadline: 06/01/2016
  • Award: $2,000
5 06/01/2016 $2,000 None
Daniel Schirra Memorial Scholarship
STUDENT AFFAIRS Awarding Department: Student Affairs Scholarship Intent: The Daniel Schirrra Memorial scholarship is available to continuing...
STUDENT AFFAIRS Awarding Department: Student Affairs Scholarship...
  • Questions: 2
  • Deadline: 06/15/2016
  • Award: $2,000.00
2 06/15/2016 $2,000.00 None
Hong Kong Association of Northern CA Scholarship
Business Awarding Department: Scholarship Intent: The purpose of this scholarship is to assist promising SF State students majoring in business...
Business Awarding Department: Scholarship Intent: The purpose of...
  • Questions: 3
  • Deadline: 06/15/2016
  • Award: $2,500.00
3 06/15/2016 $2,500.00 None
Berry & Vera Lee Clanton Endowed Scholarship, The
STUDENT AFFAIRS Awarding Department: Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance for students who are economically and educationally...
STUDENT AFFAIRS Awarding Department: Scholarship Intent: To provide...
  • Questions: 7
  • Deadline: 06/19/2016
  • Award: varies
7 06/19/2016 varies 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: 06/30/2016
  • Award: varies
1 06/30/2016 varies None
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...
  • 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
Kenneth Fong Scholarship, The
Education Opportunity Program Awarding Department: EOP Scholarship Intent: To offer scholarships to EOP students who are economically and...
Education Opportunity Program Awarding Department: EOP Scholarship...
  • Questions: 8
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
8 Ended Varies None
Pamela Fong Scholarship, The
Education Opportunity Program Awarding Department: EOP Scholarship Intent: To offer scholarships to EOP students who are economically and...
Education Opportunity Program Awarding Department: EOP Scholarship...
  • Questions: 8
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
8 Ended varies 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