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 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, Journalism, College of Business, Office of Student Financial Aid, etc.). This is a good search to find scholarships offered to all majors within a specific College.

To apply for 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 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). 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 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.

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.

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
$6,500.00 Abigail Fischbach Scholarship
Science and Engineering This scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Computer Science Scholarship Intent: To...
Science and Engineering This scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 09/24/2018
  • Award: $6,500.00
Deadline09/24/2018
Two awards of $1,000 Diana T.Y. Chung Memorial Scholarship for International Students
Office of International Programs This scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. Students must be enrolled full-time during the...
Office of International Programs This scholarship will be awarded for...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2018
  • Award: Two awards of $1,000
Deadline09/30/2018
varies Continue the Dream for Academic Excellence Scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Scholarship Intent: Provide financial assistance to undocumented students at SF...
Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Scholarship Intent:...
  • Deadline: 10/12/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline10/12/2018
varies David E. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Geography and Environment Scholarship Intent: To...
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 10/12/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline10/12/2018
varies Steven R. Pease Memorial Scholarship
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Geography and Environment Scholarship Intent:...
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 10/12/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline10/12/2018
varies Abel/Kolterman Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: Provide financial assistance to students majoring in...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline10/15/2018
varies Alpha Delta Kappa, SF Chapters, Noel Leonard Schol (Spring 2019)
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To promote the advancement of Education...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline10/15/2018
3 @ $1000.00 each Biology Hensill Endowment Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship Intent: To award students for their academic excellence. Criteria: Must be...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: 3 @ $1000.00 each
Deadline10/15/2018
$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: 10/15/2018
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline10/15/2018
$1,000.00 Crumpton, Baxter, Bonham Memorial Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To provide assistance to current and...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline10/15/2018
$2,500.00 Dominic C. Nosenzo Special Education Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance to credential,...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline10/15/2018
$2,500.00 Dorothy B. Lucas Special Education Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: To support students enrolled in special education...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline10/15/2018
$1000 with enrollment at 6 units or $2000 with full time enrollment Dorothy Misbach Fund for Visually Impaired Teacher Preparation
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: Financial support for students admitted to, and...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: $1000 with enrollment at 6 units or $2000 with full time enrollment
Deadline10/15/2018
$1000.00/each Dorothy Westby-Gibson Scholarship (Spring 2018)
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Adult Education Program Scholarship Intent: To provide support to students classified in...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Adult Education...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: $1000.00/each
Deadline10/15/2018
$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: 10/15/2018
  • Award: $500-1000
Deadline10/15/2018
$500.00 Eva Gildea Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Elementary Education Scholarship Intent: To enable students to continue with their...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Elementary...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline10/15/2018
$1,500.00 George Moscone Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate Office Scholarship Intent: To support teaching credential candidates in...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline10/15/2018
$750.00 Jane Wheeler-Dubin Memorial Scholarship (Spring 2019)
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION This scholarship will be awarded in the Spring semester Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION This scholarship will be awarded in the...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline10/15/2018
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: 10/15/2018
  • Award: up to $4,000
Deadline10/15/2018
varies Leon and Miriam Bloomberg Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To award one scholarship annually to a...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline10/15/2018
$500 Liberal Studies Alumni Scholarship
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: Liberal Studies Scholarship Intent: Provide assistance to a junior or senior Liberal Studies...
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: Liberal...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: $500
Deadline10/15/2018
varies Louise M. Mangini Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: Support scholarships for students enrolled in Special...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline10/15/2018
$2,600.00 Mabel Whitehead Special Education Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: Award is provided to pay for educational expenses, to...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: $2,600.00
Deadline10/15/2018
up to $3,000 Robert and Elizabeth Hemphill Scholarship for Cultural Studies in Education (Spring 2019)
Graduate College of Education Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester. Awarding Department: Graduate College of...
Graduate College of Education Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: up to $3,000
Deadline10/15/2018
Varies - up to $4,000 Shereen Paff Special Education Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester The Department of Child and Adolescent Development (CAD) is seeking...
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Varies - up to $4,000
Deadline10/15/2018
Varies Shields Family Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2018
varies Susan J. Cady Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: Assist promising students in the College of Education...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline10/15/2018
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: 10/15/2018
  • Award: an amount equivalent to fees
Deadline10/15/2018
varies William L. Neer Scholarship (Spring 2018)
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: For students enrolled in graduate degree and/or...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline10/15/2018
1,000.00 Dr. Anita E. Antler Scholarship for Graduate and Undergraduate Students in the German Program
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS *This scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: Modern Languages and...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS *This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 10/19/2018
  • Award: 1,000.00
Deadline10/19/2018
varies Edward B. Kaufmann Scholarship - Humanities Dept.
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Humanities & Liberal Studies Scholarship Intent: To recognize academically outstanding...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Humanities &...
  • Deadline: 10/19/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline10/19/2018
$3,000 Willie L. Brown Jr. Fellowship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Fellowship will be awarded for the Spring 2019 semester Awarding Department: School of PACE Scholarship Intent:...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Fellowship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 10/22/2018
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline10/22/2018
Varies Jacques E. Johnet Trust Scholarship for Native American
Ethnic Studies Students may apply for one scholarship award per semester in an academic year. Awarding Department: American Indian...
Ethnic Studies Students may apply for one scholarship award per semester...
  • Deadline: 10/29/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/29/2018
$1,000 Aaron Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2019 Awarding Department: College of Business Scholarship Intent: The purpose of this...
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2019 Awarding...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/31/2018
$1,000 CIO Scholarship Fund
College of Business This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2019. Awarding Department: Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarship aid to...
College of Business This scholarship will be awarded for Spring...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/31/2018
$1,000.00 Janice and John Gumas Endowed Marketing Scholarship
Business Scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2019 Awarding Department: College of Business Scholarship Intent: The scholarship supports...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2019 Awarding...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline10/31/2018
$1,000.00 Manny Mashouf Endowed Scholarship in Marketing
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2019. Awarding Department: Marketing Department Scholarship Intent: The scholarship...
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2019. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 10/31/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline10/31/2018
varies ASW Scholarship Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 1. Scholarship funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 1. Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2018
varies Debra Plousha Moore Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 1. Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 1. Funds will be...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2018
varies Ellanore and Maurice Bassan English Dept. Schol.
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 1. Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 1. Funds disbursed...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2018
$500 Gail E. Weinstein Fellowship in Community Literacy Education Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Deadline is November 1. Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Deadline is November 1. Funds disbursed in...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2018
  • Award: $500
Deadline11/01/2018
varies Jim Brogan and Jack Post Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline is November 1. Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: To...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline is November 1. Funds...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2018
varies R. Joel Dorius Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline is November 1. Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline is November 1. Funds will...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2018
up to $500 San Francisco Chapter Society for Technical Communication Scholarship for TPW Students
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Deadline is November 1. Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: This award...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Deadline is November 1. Funds will be disbursed...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2018
  • Award: up to $500
Deadline11/01/2018
varies TESOL Convention Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Deadline is November 1. Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Deadline is November 1. Funds will be disbursed...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2018
varies TESOL Legacy Fellowship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: To...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2018
varies The Cunningham Scholarship in English Literature
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline is November 1. Funds will be disbursed in Spring Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline is November 1. Funds will...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2018
Up to $1000 Turkish American Arts & Culture Scholarship, The
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: International Relations Scholarship Intent: The Turkish American Arts & Culture Necati, Cihat,...
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: International...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2018
  • Award: Up to $1000
Deadline11/01/2018
$500.00 Alison Won Memorial Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2019 Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To...
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded for Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/11/2018
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/11/2018
$1,500.00 Nursing Alumni & Friends Scholarship Fund
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES *This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2019. * Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES *This scholarship will be awarded for Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/11/2018
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline11/11/2018