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 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: 03/19/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/19/2019
$2,000.00 Community College Transfer Honor Scholarship
Office of Student Financial Aid Scholarship awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. Students must be enrolled full-time during the Fall 2019 and...
Office of Student Financial Aid Scholarship awarded for the 2019-2020...
  • Deadline: 03/22/2019
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/22/2019
$1,000.00 Linda Mazursky Kurtz & Frank Kurtz Scholarship in memory of Bernard Mazursky
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Jewish Studies Scholarship Intent: To address...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 03/22/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/22/2019
$6,500.00 Abigail Fischbach Scholarship
Science and Engineering This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 academic year Awarding Department: Computer...
Science and Engineering This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 03/29/2019
  • Award: $6,500.00
Deadline03/29/2019
$1,000.00 Agid Family Scholarship Endowment
Business/Education/Nursing Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2019 semester Awarding Department: Business Scholarship Intent: The...
Business/Education/Nursing Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 03/29/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/29/2019
Amount up to $1000 Allen Abraham Scholarship Fund
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Kinesiology Scholarship Intent: The Allen Abraham Scholarship Fund is for a full-time...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: 03/29/2019
  • Award: Amount up to $1000
Deadline03/29/2019
$3,500 Bear Family Endowed Scholarship
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-20 Academic Year Awarding Department: Business Scholarship Intent: To assist promising...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-20 Academic...
  • Deadline: 03/29/2019
  • Award: $3,500
Deadline03/29/2019
Up to $1,500.00 College of Ethnic Studies/ Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 03/29/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline03/29/2019
$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: 03/29/2019
  • Award: $500 up to an amt equivalent to tuition fees
Deadline03/29/2019
Amount up to $1000 Florence Hale Stephenson/Violet Pfeiffer Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Kinesiology Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is to be used for students majoring in...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: 03/29/2019
  • Award: Amount up to $1000
Deadline03/29/2019
Amount up to $1000 Graduate Kinesiology Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Kinesiology Scholarship Intent: Provide financial assistance to full-time and part-time...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: 03/29/2019
  • Award: Amount up to $1000
Deadline03/29/2019
Amount up to $1000 Hal and Nonie Harden Physical Education Scholarship Fund
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Kinesiology Scholarship Intent: Open to a full-time junior or senior majoring in Kinesiology...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: 03/29/2019
  • Award: Amount up to $1000
Deadline03/29/2019
$5,000.00 Hong Kong Association of Northern CA Scholarship
Business Awarding Department: College of Business Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the Hong Kong Association of Northern California...
Business Awarding Department: College of Business Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 03/29/2019
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline03/29/2019
$1,000 Legal Marketing Association Bay Area Eric Vargas Scholarship
Business This scholarship will be awarded for 2019-20 Academic Year Awarding Department: College of Business Scholarship Intent: Award $1000...
Business This scholarship will be awarded for 2019-20 Academic...
  • Deadline: 03/29/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/29/2019
$1,000 Leona M. Bridges Endowed Scholarship in Business
Business This scholarship will be awarded for 2019-20 Academic Year. Awarding Department: College of Business Scholarship Intent: To provide...
Business This scholarship will be awarded for 2019-20 Academic...
  • Deadline: 03/29/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/29/2019
$900.00 Linda and Nathaniel Oubre Leadership Scholarship, The
BUSINESS This scholarship will be awarded for 2019-20 Academic Year. Awarding Department: College of Business Scholarship Intent: The purpose...
BUSINESS This scholarship will be awarded for 2019-20 Academic...
  • Deadline: 03/29/2019
  • Award: $900.00
Deadline03/29/2019
$2,500.00 Manny Mashouf Endowed Scholarship in Marketing
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2019. Awarding Department: Marketing Department Scholarship Intent: The scholarship...
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2019. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 03/29/2019
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/29/2019
Varies Martinelli Family Scholaship
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2019 semester Awarding Department: Accounting Scholarship Intent: The establishment of this...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 03/29/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/29/2019
Varies Michael Jon Alton Scholarship
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2019 semester Awarding Department: Business Scholarship Intent: This scholarship will be...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 03/29/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/29/2019
$1,500.00 Nikon Precision College of Business Scholarship Fund
Business Scholarship will be awarded for 2019-20 Academic Year Awarding Department: Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the Nikon Precision...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for 2019-20 Academic...
  • Deadline: 03/29/2019
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/29/2019
$1,000 SF State College of Business Scholarship
Business This Scholarship will be awarded for 2019-20 Academic Year. Awarding Department: Scholarship Intent: To assist promising College of...
Business This Scholarship will be awarded for 2019-20 Academic...
  • Deadline: 03/29/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/29/2019
Amount up to $1000 Undergraduate Kinesiology Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Kinesiology Scholarship Intent: To provide variable stipends, as funds allow, to full time...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: 03/29/2019
  • Award: Amount up to $1000
Deadline03/29/2019
$3,000 Wallace Fund for Diversity Scholarship
Business This Scholarship will be awarded for 2019-20 Academic Year. Awarding Department: College of Business Scholarship Intent: This...
Business This Scholarship will be awarded for 2019-20 Academic...
  • Deadline: 03/29/2019
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline03/29/2019
Amount up to $1000 William Harkness Kinesiology Major - Athlete Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Kinesiology Scholarship Intent: To award outstanding student athletes on the basis of...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: 03/29/2019
  • Award: Amount up to $1000
Deadline03/29/2019
$500-1000 Edward Said Scholarship
Ethnic Studies The Edward Said scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduates students of Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas (AMED)...
Ethnic Studies The Edward Said scholarship is open to undergraduate and...
  • Deadline: 03/30/2019
  • Award: $500-1000
Deadline03/30/2019
varies Pone Forgivable Loan/Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 03/31/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/31/2019
varies 1899 Founders Day Scholarship
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019 semester Awarding Department: Office of Alumni Relations & Annual...
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2019
varies Alexander String Quartet
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent: To support string players that will be coached, guided and...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2019
$2,000 Alumni Association Graduate Scholarship
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019 semester Awarding Department: Office of Alumni Relations & Annual...
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline04/01/2019
$6,000 Alumni Association Scholar Award
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019 semester Awarding Department: Office of Alumni Relations & Annual...
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: $6,000
Deadline04/01/2019
$2,000 Alumni Association Senior Scholarship
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019 semester Awarding Department: Office of Alumni Relations & Annual...
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline04/01/2019
$1,000 Arthur Bazell Special Child-Care Scholarship
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019 semester Awarding Department: Office of Alumni Relations & Annual...
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/01/2019
$9,434 Bernard T. Deasy Honorary Scholarship in Public Administration
Health and Social Sciences * Scholarship will be awarded for the academic year Awarding Department: School of Public Affairs and Civic...
Health and Social Sciences * Scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: $9,434
Deadline04/01/2019
varies Carlo Bussotti Memorial Scholarship,The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2019
$1,000.00 Carmelina Narciso Scholarship Endowment
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019 semester Awarding Department: Office of Alumni Relations & Annual...
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/01/2019
Varies, at most $1,500.00 Cho Public Service Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2019 semester Awarding Department: School of Public Affairs and Civic...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Varies, at most $1,500.00
Deadline04/01/2019
$1,500 Classes of the 1960's Endowed Scholarship
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019 semester Awarding Department: Office of Alumni Relations & Annual...
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline04/01/2019
Up to $4,000 Dilena Takeyama Center Scholarships
This Dilena Takeyama Center Scholarship is for International students enrolled at San Francisco State University with an interest in improving...
This Dilena Takeyama Center Scholarship is for International students...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Up to $4,000
Deadline04/01/2019
varies Dorothy B. Lucas Music Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2019
$1,500 Dr. Leslie and Phyllis Wong Scholarship Endowment
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019 semester As natives of the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Leslie and Phyllis Wong...
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline04/01/2019
Varies Eugene I. Pearl Memorial Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES *Students will apply in the Spring, but scholarships will have 2 distribution times for 2 awardees – and 1 for Spring...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES *Students will apply in the Spring, but...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/01/2019
varies Janis Getz Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent: SFSU piano majors Criteria: Outstanding Performance in the...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2019
varies John Handy Music Scholarship for Jazz Studies, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2017 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2017...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2019
varies Kathryn Harvey Vocal Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2019
varies Music Department Scholarship Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2019
varies Patricia Taylor Lee Music Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/01/2019
$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: 04/01/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline04/01/2019
3 awards of $8,000 and 1 award of $1,000 Sodexo Scholarship
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019 semester Awarding Department: Office of Alumni Relations & Annual...
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: 3 awards of $8,000 and 1 award of $1,000
Deadline04/01/2019
Up to 2 Awards of at least $1,000 Taiwan Student Scholarship Endowment
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019 semester Awarding Department: Office of Alumni Relations & Annual...
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: Up to 2 Awards of at least $1,000
Deadline04/01/2019
$2,000 The Elkind Family Scholarship for Theatre Arts
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019 semester Awarding Department: Office of Alumni Relations & Annual...
Alumni Association Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: 04/01/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline04/01/2019