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
varies ARCS Scholarship (Achievement Reward for College Scientists)
ARCS scholarships open to newly admitted and continue grad students and graduating seniors who have been admitted to the graduate program in the...
ARCS scholarships open to newly admitted and continue grad students and...
  • Deadline: 05/22/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline05/22/2018
varies David Goldstein Memorial Scholarship in Paralegal Studies
College of Extended Learning Awarding Department: Paralegal Studies Program Scholarship Intent: To award scholarships to Paralegal students...
College of Extended Learning Awarding Department: Paralegal Studies...
  • Deadline: 05/25/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline05/25/2018
$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
$1,000 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...
  • Deadline: 06/01/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline06/01/2018
$500.00 Queer Ethnic Studies Endowed Graduate Student Scholarship
Ethnic Studies Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Ethnic Studies Scholarship Intent: This award provides...
Ethnic Studies Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 06/07/2018
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline06/07/2018
Varies Deborah Tolman Honorary Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester This scholarship is established in the name of Dr. Deborah Tolman,...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 06/15/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline06/15/2018
varies Grant A. Larsen Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality Studies Scholarship Intent: To support scholarships for lesbian, gay, bisexual,...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality...
  • Deadline: 06/15/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline06/15/2018
$5000 Michael and Greta McKinney Scholarship Fund (Physics and Astronomy)
Science and Engineering Scholarship Award Period: This Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2018 semester. Awarding Department: Physics and...
Science and Engineering Scholarship Award Period: This Scholarship will...
  • Deadline: 06/15/2018
  • Award: $5000
Deadline06/15/2018
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: 06/30/2018
  • Award: $500 up to an amt equivalent to tuition fees
Deadline06/30/2018
$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
$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
$500 Carolyn Irene Howard Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship Intent: To ease the financial burden for...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
varies Jerold Rosenberg Family Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance,...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies SF State - KALA Art Institute Graduate Student Fellowship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Art Scholarship Intent: Kala Art Institute provides exceptional facilities to...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
Varies English Department Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is established to give a stipend annually to...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$2,500 Nursing Alumni & Friends Scholarship Fund
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES *This scholarship will be awarded for Summer 2016. * Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES *This scholarship will be awarded for Summer...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500
Ended
up to $1000 Donna S. Kline Endowment in Creative Arts in Memory of Joanne Rae Kline
Liberal and Creative Arts Awarding Department: School of Music and Dance Scholarship Intent: The scholarship was established to help...
Liberal and Creative Arts Awarding Department: School of Music and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $1000
Ended
$2,460.00 William G. Flynn Political Reporting Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Journalism Scholarship Intent: To honor the memory of the late William G. Flynn, long-time...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,460.00
Ended
Varies Dave McElhatton Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Broadcast&Electronic Communication...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000.00 Davillier-Sloan Breaking the Cycle Scholarship for Project Rebound
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sociology Scholarship Intent: The scholarship will be for undergraduate or graduate students...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
varies Timothy Wiese Endowed Scholarship
Student Affairs Awarding Department: Student Health Center Scholarship Intent: To support continuing SFSU students with disabilities who are...
Student Affairs Awarding Department: Student Health...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$600 Sarah Josef Dietetics Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Scholarship Intent: Support dietetic student who was...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Consumer and Family...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $600
Ended
$350 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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $350
Ended
$400.00 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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400.00
Ended
$2,000.00 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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
varies Judith Anne Ott Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the scholarship is...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended