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
$2,500.00 Crankstart Transfer Scholarship
Office of Student Financial Aid This scholarship will be awarded for...
Deadline10/06/2023
$3,000 Willie L. Brown Jr. Fellowship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Fellowship will be awarded for the spring...
Deadline10/11/2023
$1,000 Devlin Neil O'Connor Scholarship Endowment
Lam Family College of Business This Scholarship is to be awarded for the...
Deadline10/13/2023
$1,925 FAME Scholarship Fund for Finance Students
Lam Family College of Business Finance Department Scholarship awarded...
Deadline10/13/2023
$1,000.00 Manny Mashouf Endowed Scholarship in Marketing
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2024. Scholarship...
Deadline10/13/2023
$2,500.00 Paul Wiese Memorial Scholarship
Lam Family College of Business Scholarship awarded for the Spring 2024...
Deadline10/13/2023
varies Continue the Dream for Academic Excellence Scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Scholarship...
Deadline10/15/2023
$2,000 per semester Eden Academic Excellence Award
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded Fall and Spring semesters of...
Deadline10/15/2023
Varies - up to $4,000 Shereen Paff Special Education Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
Deadline10/15/2023
$15,000.00 Future Investment Fund Scholarship
This Scholarship will be awarded for Academic Year 2023-2024. ($15k per...
Deadline10/16/2023
$2,000 Agents of Change (AoC) SF Build Merck Scholarship
Fall 2023 Application Awarding Department: SF BUILD Scholarship...
Deadline10/17/2023
Varies Jacques E. Johnet Trust Scholarship for Native American
Ethnic Studies Students may apply for one scholarship award per semester...
Deadline10/18/2023
Varies Generation to Generation Graduate School Award
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall 2023 or...
Deadline10/20/2023
varies Hediye Gurtuna Youth Advocacy Scholarships
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall or Spring...
Deadline10/20/2023
$1,5000 Jim Brogan Teaching Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality...
Deadline10/20/2023
Varies John Douglas Broderick Scholarship Fund
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall or Spring...
Deadline10/20/2023
Varies John Irwin Memorial Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
Deadline10/20/2023
$100 John W. Kinch Humanitarian Award
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES *Scholarship awarded for the Fall 2023...
Deadline10/20/2023
varies Nancy Pelosi Scholarship Program for National Service, The
REGISTRAR’S OFFICE Scholarship awarded for the Spring 2024...
Deadline10/20/2023
Varies School of Social Work Scholarships for Students
College of Health & Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for...
Deadline10/22/2023
Varies Stella Chan Memorial Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Spring...
Deadline10/22/2023
$100 Clark-Gross Award in the Novel
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
Deadline10/24/2023
$100.00 Creative Writing Scholarship (Daniel Langton Poetry Prize)
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
Deadline10/24/2023
At least $5,000 Elizabeth June Madden-Zibman Creative Writing Endowed Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
Deadline10/24/2023
$1,000 James Milton Highsmith Drama Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
Deadline10/24/2023
$1,000.00 Joan Gelfand Creative Writing Scholarship
Creative Writing This scholarship will be awarded for the SPRING 2024...
Deadline10/24/2023
$1,500 Kathryn A. Manoogian Schol in Creative Writing
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
Deadline10/24/2023
2,500 Marcus Second Year Graduate Student Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
Deadline10/24/2023
$100.00 Wilner Award in Short Fiction
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
Deadline10/24/2023
$3,000.00 David Goldstein Memorial Scholarship in Paralegal Studies
College of Extended Learning Awarding Department: Paralegal Studies...
Deadline10/31/2023
up to $500 Marjorie H. Stern Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
Deadline10/31/2023
Varies Amy Love Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department:...
Deadline11/01/2023
varies ASW Scholarship Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship funds will be disbursed in...
Deadline11/01/2023
varies Debra Plousha Moore Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
Deadline11/01/2023
varies Ellanore and Maurice Bassan English Dept. Schol.
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
Deadline11/01/2023
$500 Ernest C. Dillard Sr. Endowed Scholarship in Labor Studies
Business This scholarship will be awarded Spring 2024. Scholarship...
Deadline11/01/2023
$1000 Gail E. Weinstein Fellowship in Community Literacy Education Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
Deadline11/01/2023
Varies Gant Family Pathways to MA TESOL Award
This scholarship will be awarded for the 2022-2023 Academic Year....
Deadline11/01/2023
varies Jim Brogan and Jack Post Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
Deadline11/01/2023
$1,000.00 Mark B. Kertz and Minnie Loo Scholarship in Asian American Studies
This scholarship will be awarded for the upcoming FALL...
Deadline11/01/2023
up to $4000 Michael Krasny Award in English Literature
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
Deadline11/01/2023
varies R. Joel Dorius Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
Deadline11/01/2023
$3,000.00 Stephen Arkin Distinguished Student Award Endowment in English Language and Literature
College of Liberal and Creative Arts Funds will be disbursed in...
Deadline11/01/2023
$500.00 TESOL Convention Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
Deadline11/01/2023
varies TESOL Legacy Fellowship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
Deadline11/01/2023
varies The Cunningham Scholarship in English Literature
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring Awarding...
Deadline11/01/2023
$1,000.00 Vicente Narciso Marcelo Scholarship in English
Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Scholarship Intent: To award a...
Deadline11/01/2023
$7,000.00 Alexandra Laboutin Bannon Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
Deadline11/05/2023
varies - amount and number of awards determined by Alpha Delta Kappa Alpha Delta Kappa, SF Chapters, Noel Leonard Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
Deadline11/05/2023
Varies Arleen M Chow Endowed Scholarship in Bilingual Education
Awarding Department:Graduate College of Education Scholarship...
Deadline11/05/2023