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
varies Burr G. & Virginia G. Burbank Physics Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Physics and Astronomy Scholarship Intent: Provide support – tuition or other expenses – to...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Physics and...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline10/16/2018
$1,000.00 C.Y. Chow Memorial Scholarship
Awarded in the Fall 2018 semester to 1 Undergraduate student with a major in the department of Mathematics and 1 in the Department of Computer...
Awarded in the Fall 2018 semester to 1 Undergraduate student with a...
  • Deadline: 10/16/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline10/16/2018
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
$1,000 Frank Sheehan Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Center for Science and Mathematics...
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 10/19/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/19/2018
$6,000.00 Michael and Greta McKinney Chemistry & Biochemistry Scholarship
Science and Engineering The award for this scholarship will be disbursed in the 2018-2019 academic year. The recipient must be current in all...
Science and Engineering The award for this scholarship will be disbursed...
  • Deadline: 10/19/2018
  • Award: $6,000.00
Deadline10/19/2018
$1,000 Bridge Award
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: To encourage mathematics careers among groups historically...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: 10/22/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/22/2018
$1,000 David Meredith and Friends Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: To benefit deserving undergraduates and graduates in the...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: 10/22/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/22/2018
$1,500 Frederick Wm Walters Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: Mr. Walters has been a long-time and steady supporter of students...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: 10/22/2018
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline10/22/2018
amount up to 3000 Halmos Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: Halmos Scholarship...
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 10/22/2018
  • Award: amount up to 3000
Deadline10/22/2018
$1,000 Jessie F. L. York Scholarship Fund
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: This scholarship was endowed by the family to honor Jessie York....
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: 10/22/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/22/2018
$1,000 L.A. Chang Memorial Mathematics Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: To provide recognition and financial support for students...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: 10/22/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/22/2018
amount up to 1000 Math Matters Scholarship Fund
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: Math Matters...
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 10/22/2018
  • Award: amount up to 1000
Deadline10/22/2018
varies Milowski Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: Granted to Math Dept. graduate students according to...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: 10/22/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline10/22/2018
$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
$1,500.00 Jules H. Strauss Computer Science Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Computer Science Scholarship Intent: Provide scholarship to a Senior Computer Science major who...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Computer...
  • Deadline: 10/24/2018
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline10/24/2018
$1,000.00 David Pollock Scholarship for Writing
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: BECA Scholarship Intent: The purpose of...
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 10/26/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline10/26/2018
$2,000 Dr. Herbert Zettl Endowment Scholarship
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: BECA Scholarship Intent: The purpose of this award...
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 10/26/2018
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline10/26/2018
Varies Joseph De Francesco Award
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Broadcast & Electronic Communication...
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 10/26/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/26/2018
up to 1000 Marty Gonzalez Student Scholarship in News and Sports
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: BECA Scholarship Intent: The purpose of...
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 10/26/2018
  • Award: up to 1000
Deadline10/26/2018
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
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: 10/31/2018
  • Award: varies
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
$1,000 Carol Severin Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Scholarship Intent: Support undergraduate students who are in...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Recreation, Parks,...
  • Deadline: 11/02/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline11/02/2018
$500.00 Recreation Parks & Tourism Dept Intern-Schol Fund
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Through the Recreation, Parks, and Tourism (RPT) Department Intern Scholarship Fund, The RPT Department offers two...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Through the Recreation, Parks, and Tourism...
  • Deadline: 11/02/2018
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/02/2018
$500 Marjorie H. Stern Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Women and Gender Studies Scholarship Intent: To enable recipients in immediate financial need to...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Women and Gender...
  • Deadline: 11/09/2018
  • Award: $500
Deadline11/09/2018
$500 Women & Gender Studies Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Women and Gender Studies Scholarship Intent: The Women and Gender Studies Undergraduate Award...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Women and Gender...
  • Deadline: 11/09/2018
  • Award: $500
Deadline11/09/2018
$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
$1,250.00 W & J Tobias 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: $1,250.00
Deadline11/11/2018
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: 11/15/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/15/2018
Varies Jim Brogan Teaching Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality Studies Scholarship Intent: To award a graduate student in Human Sexuality Studies...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/15/2018
an amount up to $2,000 Middle East and Islamic Studies (MEIS) Student Excellence Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Middle East and Islamic Studies (MEIS) Scholarship Intent: The Middle East and Islamic Studies...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Middle East and Islamic...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2018
  • Award: an amount up to $2,000
Deadline11/15/2018
Varies Pepper Schwartz Honorary Scholarship in Sexuality Studies
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality Studies Scholarship Intent: Awards a second year MA student in the Sexuality Studies...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2018
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/15/2018
$20,000 (disbursed over 4 semesters, beginning Spring 2019) Willie L Brown Graduate Fellowship Program
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Fellowship will be awarded for the calendar years 2019 & 2020 Awarding Department: School of PACE Scholarship...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Fellowship will be awarded for the calendar...
  • Deadline: 11/26/2018
  • Award: $20,000 (disbursed over 4 semesters, beginning Spring 2019)
Deadline11/26/2018
$1,500 Yetta K. Zetoony Scholarship
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2019. Awarding Department: Labor and Employment Studies Scholarship Intent: The fund...
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2019. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/30/2018
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline11/30/2018