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 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.

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 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, Journalism, College of Business, Office of Student Financial Aid, etc.).

To apply-to or be considered for nomination 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 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). However, 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-to.

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.

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 a 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.

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.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$2,500.00 Chris Larsen Scholarship Fund
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance in...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2018
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline04/26/2018
up to $4,000 Karl Richard Lane Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate Office Scholarship Intent: Provide financial assistance to teacher credential...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2018
  • Award: up to $4,000
Deadline04/26/2018
varies Laura E. Settle Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate Studies Office Scholarship Intent: Annual Academic Year award of $3,000 to a...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate Studies...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/26/2018
an amount equivalent to fees The Cahill Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Elementary Education Scholarship Intent: To provide assistance to students pursuing a...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Elementary...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2018
  • Award: an amount equivalent to fees
Deadline04/26/2018
$500-$3000 University Scholarship
Office of Student Financial Aid This scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. Students must enroll FULL-TIME during the...
Office of Student Financial Aid This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 04/29/2018
  • Award: $500-$3000
Deadline04/29/2018
$6,500.00 Abigail Fischbach Scholarship
Science and Engineering This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Computer Science Scholarship Intent: To...
Science and Engineering This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2018
  • Award: $6,500.00
Deadline04/30/2018
varies Alexander String Quartet
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline05/01/2018
varies Anthony I. Balestrieri Endowment Fund, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline05/01/2018
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: 05/01/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline05/01/2018
up to 8000 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...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: up to 8000
Deadline05/01/2018
up to $3,500 Dilena Takeyama Center Scholarships
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS This Dilena Takeyama Center Scholarship is for San Francisco State students planning on studying abroad at a University...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS This Dilena Takeyama Center Scholarship is...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: up to $3,500
Deadline05/01/2018
varies Jean Vance Award
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the academic year Awarding Department: Geography and Environment Scholarship Intent:...
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the academic...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline05/01/2018
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: 05/03/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/03/2018
$1,000.00 John Randolph and Dora Haynes Fellowship Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political Science Scholarship Intent: The Fellowship will be awarded to an outstanding...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political...
  • Deadline: 05/03/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/03/2018
varies Matthew F. Stolz Scholarship in Political Theory
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political Science Scholarship Intent: To recognize a student’s merit in political...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political...
  • Deadline: 05/03/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline05/03/2018
$1,000 Jason Louis Zarri Memorial Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester The Jason Louis Zarri Memorial Scholarship scholarship is supported...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 05/11/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline05/11/2018
Varies Philosophy Graduate Student Tuition Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the academic year Awarding Department: Philosophy Scholarship Intent: To provide...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the academic...
  • Deadline: 05/11/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/11/2018
$1,000.00 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...
  • Deadline: 05/14/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/14/2018
$1,500.00 Elmira Sanderson Endowed Scholarship Fund
Alumni Association Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Alumni Relations Scholarship Intent: Awards of at least...
Alumni Association Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding...
  • Deadline: 05/14/2018
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline05/14/2018
Up to $2000 every year for four years Robert and Joyce Corrigan SF Promise Endowed Scholarship
Office of Alumni Relations Scholarship awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: Alumni Relations Scholarship Intent: The...
Office of Alumni Relations Scholarship awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 05/14/2018
  • Award: Up to $2000 every year for four years
Deadline05/14/2018
up to $3,500 Masters;$5,000 Doctoral Graduate Equity Fellowship Program
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: Division of Graduate Studies Scholarship Intent: To...
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2018-2019 academic...
  • Deadline: 05/18/2018
  • Award: up to $3,500 Masters;$5,000 Doctoral
Deadline05/18/2018
$5,000.00 Crankstart Reentry Scholarship
Office of Student Financial Aid This scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 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: 05/29/2018
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline05/29/2018
up to $1500 - $3000 Osher Reentry Scholarship
Office of Student Financial Aid This scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. Must enroll in a minimum of 6 units to receive...
Office of Student Financial Aid This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 05/29/2018
  • Award: up to $1500 - $3000
Deadline05/29/2018
$700 Cecily Wagstaff Arellanes Memorial Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Social Work Scholarship Intent: Award...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $700
Deadline05/31/2018
$1,000.00 Joan Cummerton Social Work Endowed Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Social Work Scholarship Intent: To provide...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/31/2018
$500.00 Stella Chan Memorial Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester* Awarding Department: School of Social Work Scholarship...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline05/31/2018
$300.00 Tim Sampson Memorial Award
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Social Work Scholarship Intent: To...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $300.00
Deadline05/31/2018
$1,500 Yetta K. Zetoony Scholarship
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2017. Awarding Department: Labor and Employment Studies Scholarship Intent: The fund shall...
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2017. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline05/31/2018
varies Berry & Vera Lee Clanton Endowed Scholarship, The
STUDENT AFFAIRS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall and Spring semesters of the next academic year Awarding Department: Student...
STUDENT AFFAIRS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall and Spring...
  • Deadline: 06/17/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline06/17/2018
$500 up to an amt equivalent to tuition fees 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:...
  • Deadline: 10/07/2018
  • Award: $500 up to an amt equivalent to tuition fees
Deadline10/07/2018
$3,000.00 Bengier Foundation University Scholarship
Office of Student Financial Aid APPLY USING THE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION This scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic...
Office of Student Financial Aid APPLY USING THE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3,000.00
Varies California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship program was established to assist deserving students by offering financial assistance to help meet...
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship program was established to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
$500-1000 Edward Said Scholarship
Ethnic Studies This fund is named in honor of Edward Wadie Said, a Palestinian American literary theorist and public intellectual who helped found...
Ethnic Studies This fund is named in honor of Edward Wadie Said, a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500-1000
$500.00 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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$500.00 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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
up to $2,000 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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $2,000
Ended
$1,000 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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$3131 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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3131
Ended
$500.00 Harry Donovan Memorial Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre Arts Scholarship Intent: Recognize and support students with outstanding achievement...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000 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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 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...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000.00 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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$125.00 Sara Ruth Prize - Jewish Studies
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Jewish Studies Scholarship Intent: To support and award excellence at the undergraduate level...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Jewish...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $125.00
Ended
$500.00 Screen Actors Guild Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre Arts Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance for Theatre Arts students...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$100.00 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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $100.00
Ended
$1,000 Dan Zeff Memorial Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Nursing Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarship for an outstanding nursing student with a...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Nursing Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$500 Judith Martin Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Women and Gender Studies Scholarship Intent: Annual award of $500 to a continuing WGS grad...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Women and Gender...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
up to $300 Dwight James Simpson Memorial Scholarship
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: International Relations Scholarship Intent: To encourage and support the pursuit of knowledge...
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: International...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $300
Ended
up to $500 Professor William N. Bigler Scholarship Fund, The
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship Intent: Advancement of educational development in clinical laboratory science...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $500
Ended