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
varies EdD in Educational Leadership Program Scholarship, The
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: The intent of this scholarship is to...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/01/2020
$1,000 Jack R. and Marjorie J. Fraenkel Scholarship
Undergraduate Studies This scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2021 semester Awarding Department: Division of Undergraduate Education and...
Undergraduate Studies This scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 12/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline12/15/2020
$500.00 Sophie Hittner Scholarship
Undergraduate Education Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2021 semester Awarding Department: Division of Undergraduate Education and...
Undergraduate Education Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2021...
  • Deadline: 12/15/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline12/15/2020
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: 12/18/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/18/2020
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: 12/26/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/26/2020
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: 12/26/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/26/2020
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: 12/26/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/26/2020
varies Bev's POTL Piano Fund
Liberal and Creative Arts Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent: To assist students majoring in piano studies at SF State by...
Liberal and Creative Arts Awarding Department: School of...
  • Deadline: 12/26/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/26/2020
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: 12/26/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/26/2020
varies Carla Roed 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: 12/26/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/26/2020
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: 12/26/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/26/2020
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: 12/26/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/26/2020
varies Donna S. Kline Endowment in Creative Arts in Memory of Joanne Rae Kline
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021...
  • Deadline: 12/26/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/26/2020
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: 12/26/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/26/2020
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: 12/26/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/26/2020
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: 12/26/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/26/2020
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: 12/26/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/26/2020
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: 12/26/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/26/2020
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: 12/26/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/26/2020
varies Morrison Chamber Music 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: 12/26/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/26/2020
varies Music Department Scholarship Fund
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: 12/26/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/26/2020
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: 12/26/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/26/2020
varies Peter Frampton Music Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent: To provide...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the academic...
  • Deadline: 12/26/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/26/2020
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: 12/26/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/26/2020
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: 12/26/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/26/2020
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: 12/26/2020
  • Award: up to $300
Deadline12/26/2020
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: 12/26/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/26/2020
1,000 Steven Dub Memorial Scholarship
Student Affairs Scholarship awarded for Spring 2021 semester Awarding Department: Health Promotion & Wellness Scholarship Intent: To support...
Student Affairs Scholarship awarded for Spring 2021 semester Awarding...
  • Deadline: 01/01/2021
  • Award: 1,000
Deadline01/01/2021
varies Bev's POTL Piano Fund
Liberal and Creative Arts Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent: To assist students majoring in piano studies at SF State by...
Liberal and Creative Arts Awarding Department: School of...
  • Deadline: 01/11/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline01/11/2021
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: 01/11/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline01/11/2021
$500 Betty Parent Achievement Award
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: American Indian Studies Scholarship Intent: To assist outstanding undergraduate and graduate students from...
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: American Indian...
  • Deadline: 02/17/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/17/2021
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Angela Bukle Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Delmy Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Dr. John Irwin Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Jack Adams Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Jenny Low Chang Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
$1,500.00 College of Business/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
$1,500.00 College of Education/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
$1,500.00 College of Ethnic Studies/ Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
$1,500.00 College of Health and Social Science/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
$1,500.00 College of Liberal and Creative Arts/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
$1,500.00 College of Science and Engineering/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
$1,500.00 Graduate Student/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
$1,500.00 International Student/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
10,000 Azar Hatefi Graduate Student Fellowship in Iranian Diaspora Studies
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All reference letters must...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-2022...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: 10,000
Deadline03/01/2021
up to $2,000 Graduate Dean's Award
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year Awarding Department: Division of Graduate Studies Scholarship Intent: To...
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2021-2022 academic...
  • Deadline: 05/21/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline05/21/2021
Up to $3,500 Masters; $5,000 Doctoral Graduate Equity Fellowship Program
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year Awarding Department: Division of Graduate Studies Scholarship Intent: To...
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2021-2022 academic...
  • Deadline: 05/21/2021
  • Award: Up to $3,500 Masters; $5,000 Doctoral
Deadline05/21/2021
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: 05/31/2021
  • Award: Award will vary.
Deadline05/31/2021
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: 06/25/2021
  • Award: up to 1000
Deadline06/25/2021
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