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 Music Department Scholarship Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020...
Deadline01/31/2023
varies Pone Forgivable Loan/Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2022-2023...
Deadline01/31/2023
$500 Betty Parent Achievement Award
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: American Indian...
Deadline02/17/2023
varies Nancy Pelosi Scholarship Program for National Service, The
REGISTRAR’S OFFICE Scholarship awarded for the Spring 2023...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Angela Bukle Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life Division of Student Life The scholarship award...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Delmy Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Dr. John Irwin Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Jack Adams Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Jenny Low Chang Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 College of Business/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 College of Education/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 College of Ethnic Studies/ Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 College of Health and Social Science/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 College of Liberal and Creative Arts/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 College of Science and Engineering/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 Graduate Student/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 International Student/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 Single Parent/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 Students with Disabilities/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
10,000 Azar Hatefi Graduate Student Fellowship in Iranian Diaspora Studies
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2023-2024...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies up to $15,000 Dr. Anita Silvers Scholarship Fund in Philosophy for Fall Applicants
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL AND CREATIVE ARTS This scholarship will be awarded...
Deadline03/03/2023
Varies up to $2,000 Philosophy Graduate Student Tuition and Fee Scholarship for Fall Applicants
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the...
Deadline03/03/2023
An amount equivalent to resident tuition, textbook allowance, on-campus room and board, and educational expenses Presidential Scholarship
STUDENT AFFAIRS & ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT This scholarship will be awarded...
Deadline03/03/2023
$2,000 Agents of Change (AoC) SF Build Merck Scholarship
Awarding Department: SF BUILD Scholarship Intent: Professional...
Deadline03/13/2023
$1500 Associated Students/Estella Lara Memorial Scholarship
Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship awarded for Fall...
Deadline03/15/2023
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Raymond Uribe Memorial Scholarship
Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
Deadline03/15/2023
$4,165.00 Louie Loy and Leong Shee Memorial Scholarship, The
Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
Deadline03/15/2023
$500.00 1899 Founders Day Scholarship
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2023...
Deadline04/01/2023
$2,000 Alumni Association Graduate Scholarship
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2023...
Deadline04/01/2023
$6,000 Alumni Association Scholar Award
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2023...
Deadline04/01/2023
$1,500 Alumni Association Senior Scholarship
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2023...
Deadline04/01/2023
$1,500 Arthur Bazell Special Child-Care Scholarship
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2023...
Deadline04/01/2023
$1,000.00 Carmelina Narciso Scholarship Endowment
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2023...
Deadline04/01/2023
$1,500 Classes of the 1960's Endowed Scholarship
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2023...
Deadline04/01/2023
$1,000.00 Diana T.Y. Chung and Henry WS Chung Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2023...
Deadline04/01/2023
$1,500 Dr. Leslie and Phyllis Wong Scholarship Endowment
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2023...
Deadline04/01/2023
$1,500.00 Elmira Sanderson Endowed Scholarship Fund
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2023...
Deadline04/01/2023
$9,000.00 Sodexo Scholarship
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2023...
Deadline04/01/2023
Up to 2 Awards of at least $1,000 Taiwan Student Scholarship Endowment
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2023...
Deadline04/01/2023
$2,500 The Elkind Family Scholarship for Theatre Arts
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2023...
Deadline04/01/2023
$1,500.00 Weinstein Family Endowed Scholarship
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2023...
Deadline04/01/2023
$600.00 Don W. Scoble Endowment Scholarship
Business Awarding Department: Economics Scholarship Intent: Support...
Deadline04/03/2023
varies George Feliz Memorial Scholarship in Economics
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding...
Deadline04/03/2023
$2,500.00 Benny & May Chin Scholarship in Philosophy
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS This scholarship will be awarded for the...
Deadline04/15/2023
Varies up to $15,000 Dr. Anita Silvers Scholarship Fund in Philosophy for Continuing Students
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL AND CREATIVE ARTS This scholarship will be awarded...
Deadline04/15/2023
$1,000 Jason Louis Zarri Memorial Scholarship, The
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the...
Deadline04/15/2023
Varies up to $2,000 Philosophy Graduate Student Tuition and Fee Scholarship for Continuing Students
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2023-2024...
Deadline04/15/2023
$1000.00 Silvers 50th Endowed Scholarship in Philosophy
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the...
Deadline04/15/2023
varies Gloria Spencer University Women's Association Scholarship
University Women’s Association This scholarship will be awarded for the...
Deadline04/25/2023
varies Jean Vance Award
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2023...
Deadline04/25/2023