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 Transcribing Mariners Scholarship For Teachers of the Visually Impaired
Graduate College of Education Awarding Department: College of Education San Francisco State Scholarship Intent: To provide tuition support to...
Graduate College of Education Awarding Department: College of Education...
  • Deadline: 02/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/01/2021
$500 Betty Parent Achievement Award
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: American Indian Studies Scholarship Intent: To assist outstanding undergraduate and graduate students from...
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: American Indian...
  • Deadline: 02/17/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline02/17/2021
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Angela Bukle Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Delmy Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Dr. John Irwin Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Jack Adams Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Jenny Low Chang Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
$1,500.00 College of Business/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
$1,500.00 College of Education/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
$1,500.00 College of Ethnic Studies/ Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
$1,500.00 College of Health and Social Science/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
$1,500.00 College of Liberal and Creative Arts/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
$1,500.00 College of Science and Engineering/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
$1,500.00 Graduate Student/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
$1,500.00 International Student/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
$1,500.00 Single Parent/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
$1,500.00 Students with Disabilities/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be...
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
  • Deadline: 02/21/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline02/21/2021
varies Gloria Spencer University Women's Association Scholarship
University Women’s Association This scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year Awarding Department: University Women’s...
University Women’s Association This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline02/28/2021
Varies John Blake West Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester. John Blake West received an MPH from SF State posthumously in 2001....
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 02/28/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline02/28/2021
10,000 Azar Hatefi Graduate Student Fellowship in Iranian Diaspora Studies
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All reference letters must...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-2022...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: 10,000
Deadline03/01/2021
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: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2021
up to $2,000 Jason Louis Zarri Memorial Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2021 semester The Jason Louis Zarri Memorial Scholarship scholarship is supported...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2021...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline03/01/2021
Varies up to $2,000 Philosophy Graduate Student Tuition and Fee Scholarship for Fall applicants
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year Awarding Department: Philosophy Scholarship Intent: To...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-2022...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: Varies up to $2,000
Deadline03/01/2021
$1000.00 Silvers 50th Endowed Scholarship in Philosophy
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the academic year Professor Anita Silvers was an institution in professional philosophy and...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the academic...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2021
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline03/01/2021
$1500 Associated Students/Estella Lara Memorial Scholarship
Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship awarded for Fall semester Awarding Department: Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship Intent:...
Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship awarded for Fall...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1500
Deadline03/15/2021
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Raymond Uribe Memorial Scholarship
Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship...
Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$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: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $9,434
Deadline03/15/2021
Varies, at most $1,500.00 Cho Public Service Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the AY Fall 2021/Spring 2022 Awarding Department: School of Public Affairs and...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the AY...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies, at most $1,500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
$250 Class of 2022 MA in Sexuality Studies Scholarship Award
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded each semester until Spring 2022 Awarding Department: Sexuality Studies Scholarship Intent: A...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded each semester until...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $250
Deadline03/15/2021
$500.00 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 Fall 2021...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES *Students will apply in the Spring, but...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/15/2021
Varies Generation to Generation Graduate School Award
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Sociology Scholarship Intent: To assist...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$50 John W. Kinch Humanitarian Award
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES *Scholarship awarded for the Fall 2021 * Awarding Department: Sociology Scholarship Intent: To recognize a...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES *Scholarship awarded for the Fall 2021...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $50
Deadline03/15/2021
$4,650.00 Louie Loy and Leong Shee Memorial Scholarship, The
Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship...
Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $4,650.00
Deadline03/15/2021
The scholarship will cover student fees and other expenses associated with student education at San Francisco State. Merritt Community Capital Scholarship in Urban Studies and Planning
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the academic year Awarding Department: PACE/Urban Studies and Planning Scholarship...
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the academic...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: The scholarship will cover student fees and other expenses associated with student education at San Francisco State.
Deadline03/15/2021
Varies Transcribing Mariners Scholarship For Teachers of the Visually Impaired
Graduate College of Education Awarding Department: College of Education San Francisco State Scholarship Intent: To provide tuition support to...
Graduate College of Education Awarding Department: College of Education...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2021
$3,000 Willie L. Brown Jr. Fellowship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Fellowship will be awarded for the Fall 2021 semester Awarding Department: School of PACE Scholarship Intent: The...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Fellowship will be awarded for the Fall 2021...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2021
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline03/15/2021
$500.00 Alison Won Memorial Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded in Fall 2021 Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To provide...
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded in Fall...
  • Deadline: 03/28/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/28/2021
$1,300.00 Lucy D. Enos Nursing Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2021 semester. Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship...
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 03/28/2021
  • Award: $1,300.00
Deadline03/28/2021
$1,900.00 Nursing Alumni & Friends Scholarship Fund
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES *This scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2021. * Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES *This scholarship will be awarded for Fall...
  • Deadline: 03/28/2021
  • Award: $1,900.00
Deadline03/28/2021
$2,000.00 W & J Tobias Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Fall 2021. Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Fall...
  • Deadline: 03/28/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/28/2021
$750.00 Aaron Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2021 Awarding Department: Lam Family College of Business Scholarship Intent: The purpose of...
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2021 Awarding...
  • Deadline: 04/02/2021
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline04/02/2021
$3,500 Bear Family Endowed Scholarship
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-22 Academic Year Awarding Department: Business Scholarship Intent: To assist promising Lam...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-22 Academic...
  • Deadline: 04/02/2021
  • Award: $3,500
Deadline04/02/2021
$2,000.00 CIO Scholarship Fund
College of Business This scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2021. Awarding Department: Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarship aid to...
College of Business This scholarship will be awarded for Fall...
  • Deadline: 04/02/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline04/02/2021
$5,000.00 Hong Kong Association of Northern CA Scholarship
Business * This scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2021-Spring 2022 Academic Year. Awarding Department: Lam Family College of...
Business * This scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2021-Spring 2022...
  • Deadline: 04/02/2021
  • Award: $5,000.00
Deadline04/02/2021
$1,000.00 Janice and John Gumas Endowed Marketing Scholarship
Business Scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2021 Awarding Department: Lam Family College of Business Scholarship Intent: The scholarship...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2021 Awarding...
  • Deadline: 04/02/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/02/2021
$2,000 Legal Marketing Association Bay Area Eric Vargas Scholarship
Business This scholarship will be awarded for 2021-22 Academic Year Awarding Department: Lam Family College of Business Scholarship Intent:...
Business This scholarship will be awarded for 2021-22 Academic...
  • Deadline: 04/02/2021
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline04/02/2021
$2,000 Leona M. Bridges Endowed Scholarship in Business
Business This scholarship will be awarded for 2021-22 Academic Year. Awarding Department: Lam Family College of Business Scholarship Intent:...
Business This scholarship will be awarded for 2021-22 Academic...
  • Deadline: 04/02/2021
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline04/02/2021
$1,000.00 Martinelli Family Scholaship
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2021 semester Awarding Department: Accounting Scholarship Intent: The establishment of this...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2021...
  • Deadline: 04/02/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/02/2021
$1,000.00 Michael Jon Alton Scholarship
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2021 semester Awarding Department: Business Scholarship Intent: This scholarship will be...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2021...
  • Deadline: 04/02/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/02/2021
$2,000 SF State College of Business Scholarship
Business This Scholarship will be awarded for 2021-22 Academic Year. Awarding Department: Lam Family Collegeof Business Scholarship Intent: To...
Business This Scholarship will be awarded for 2021-22 Academic...
  • Deadline: 04/02/2021
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline04/02/2021