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
up to $2,000 Estuary and Ocean Science Opportunity Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for Fall 2019 Awarding Department: Estuary & Ocean Science Center Scholarship Intent: The Estuary...
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for Fall 2019 Awarding...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline09/23/2019
up to $2,000 Estuary and Ocean Science Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for Fall 2019 Awarding Department: Estuary & Ocean Science Center Scholarship Intent: The Estuary...
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for Fall 2019 Awarding...
  • Deadline: 09/23/2019
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline09/23/2019
$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: 09/27/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline09/27/2019
2,500 College of Business Veteran's Scholarship - MUFG
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-20 Academic Year Awarding Department: Business Scholarship Intent: Scholarship for Veterans...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-20 Academic...
  • Deadline: 09/30/2019
  • Award: 2,500
Deadline09/30/2019
up to $1,500 Ken Monteiro Associated Students Scholarship
Ethnic Studies Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Ethnic Studies Scholarship Intent: The Associated Students is...
Ethnic Studies Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding...
  • Deadline: 10/01/2019
  • Award: up to $1,500
Deadline10/01/2019
$2,000 per semester Eden Academic Excellence Award
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded Fall and Spring semesters of the academic year Awarding Department: College of Science and...
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded Fall and Spring semesters of...
  • Deadline: 10/04/2019
  • Award: $2,000 per semester
Deadline10/04/2019
$3,000 Willie L. Brown Jr. Fellowship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Fellowship will be awarded for the Spring 2020 semester Awarding Department: School of PACE Scholarship Intent:...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Fellowship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 10/04/2019
  • Award: $3,000
Deadline10/04/2019
varies College of Ethnic Studies Dean's Scholars - Metta Fund
ETHNIC STUDIES This scholarship will be disbursed in Fall 2019. This scholarship is non-renewable. Awarding Department: College of Ethnic...
ETHNIC STUDIES This scholarship will be disbursed in Fall 2019. This...
  • Deadline: 10/14/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline10/14/2019
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: 10/14/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline10/14/2019
$1,000 D. Phillip McGee Memorial Scholarship Fund
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: Ethnic Studies Scholarship Intent: The D. Phillip McGee Memorial Scholarship Fund will be used to provide...
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: Ethnic Studies Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 10/14/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/14/2019
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: 10/14/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/14/2019
varies Alpha Delta Kappa, SF Chapters, Noel Leonard Schol (Spring 2020)
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: 10/15/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline10/15/2019
$2,500.00 Bower Friend 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: 10/15/2019
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline10/15/2019
$2,500.00 Chris Larsen Scholarship Fund (Spring 2020)
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: 10/15/2019
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline10/15/2019
$100 Clark-Gross Award in the Novel
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: This is a yearly...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: $100
Deadline10/15/2019
$100.00 Creative Writing Scholarship (Daniel Langton Poetry Prize)
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: Prize for achievement in writing by a Creative Writing...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: $100.00
Deadline10/15/2019
$1,000.00 Crumpton, Baxter, Bonham Memorial Scholarship (Spring 2020)
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: 10/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline10/15/2019
$2,500.00 Dominic C. Nosenzo Special Education Scholarship (Spring 2020)
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance to credential,...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline10/15/2019
$2,500.00 Dorothy B. Lucas Special Education Scholarship (Spring, 2020)
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: 10/15/2019
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline10/15/2019
$1000 with enrollment at 6 units or $2000 with full time enrollment Dorothy Misbach Fund for Visually Impaired Teacher Preparation (Spring, 2020)
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: 10/15/2019
  • Award: $1000 with enrollment at 6 units or $2000 with full time enrollment
Deadline10/15/2019
$1000.00/each Dorothy Westby-Gibson Scholarship (Spring, 2020)
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: 10/15/2019
  • Award: $1000.00/each
Deadline10/15/2019
$5,000 Elizabeth June Madden-Zibman Creative Writing Endowed Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: Scholarship for Creative Writing majors, graduate or...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: $5,000
Deadline10/15/2019
$500.00 Eva Gildea Scholarship (Spring, 2020)
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: 10/15/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline10/15/2019
$1,500.00 George Moscone Scholarship (Spring, 2020)
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate Office Scholarship Intent: To support teaching credential candidates in...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline10/15/2019
$1,000 James Milton Highsmith Drama Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: Award for a Creative Writing student, or students, for a...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline10/15/2019
$750.00 Jane Wheeler-Dubin Memorial Scholarship (Spring, 2020)
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: 10/15/2019
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline10/15/2019
up to $4,000 Karl Richard Lane Scholarship (Spring, 2020)
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate Office Scholarship Intent: Provide financial assistance to teacher credential...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: up to $4,000
Deadline10/15/2019
varies Kathryn A. Manoogian Schol in Creative Writing
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: For one or two new or continuing graduate students in...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline10/15/2019
varies Louise M. Mangini Scholarship (Spring, 2020)
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: 10/15/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline10/15/2019
$2,600.00 Mabel Whitehead Special Education Scholarship (Spring, 2020)
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: 10/15/2019
  • Award: $2,600.00
Deadline10/15/2019
up to $3,000 Robert and Elizabeth Hemphill Scholarship for Cultural Studies in Education (Spring, 2020)
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: 10/15/2019
  • Award: up to $3,000
Deadline10/15/2019
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: 10/15/2019
  • Award: Varies - up to $4,000
Deadline10/15/2019
Varies Shields Family Scholarship (Spring, 2020)
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: 10/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2019
varies Susan J. Cady Scholarship (Spring, 2020)
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: 10/15/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline10/15/2019
an amount equivalent to fees The Cahill Scholarship (Spring, 2020)
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: 10/15/2019
  • Award: an amount equivalent to fees
Deadline10/15/2019
Varies Transfer Articulation Bridge (TAB)- Lend Lease Second Chance Scholarship (Spring, 2020)
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Transfer Articulation Bridge Program Scholarship Intent: The Transfer Articulation...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Transfer...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline10/15/2019
$100.00 Wilner Award in Short Fiction
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: This is a yearly...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 10/15/2019
  • Award: $100.00
Deadline10/15/2019
varies ASW Scholarship Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship funds will be disbursed in...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2019
varies Debra Plousha Moore Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: The recipient must demonstrate...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2019
varies Ellanore and Maurice Bassan English Dept. Schol.
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: To provide...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2019
$500 Gail E. Weinstein Fellowship in Community Literacy Education Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: To support...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline11/01/2019
varies Jim Brogan and Jack Post Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: To provide financial support for students...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2019
varies R. Joel Dorius Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: To provide...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2019
varies TESOL Convention Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: This...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2019
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: 11/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2019
varies The Cunningham Scholarship in English Literature
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: To be used for the benefit of...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/01/2019
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: 11/01/2019
  • Award: Up to $1000
Deadline11/01/2019
$500.00 Alison Won Memorial Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded in Spring 2020 Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To...
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded in Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/11/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/11/2019
$750.00 Christy Kearney Award in Nursing & Holistic Health Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded in Spring 2020 Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To provide...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded in Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/11/2019
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline11/11/2019
$1,250.00 Lucinda K. Lordan Nursing Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded in Spring 2020. Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To...
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded in Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/11/2019
  • Award: $1,250.00
Deadline11/11/2019