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 Alexander String Quartet
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
Deadline09/14/2022
varies Anthony I. Balestrieri Endowment Fund, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
Deadline09/14/2022
varies Balestrieri Forgivable Loan/Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020...
Deadline09/14/2022
varies David and Judy Preves Anderson Viola Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Mr. Milton Preves (pronounced PREEves) who...
Deadline09/14/2022
varies Donna S. Kline Endowment in Creative Arts in Memory of Joanne Rae Kline
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021...
Deadline09/14/2022
varies Hewitt-Laitinen Music Forgivable Loan
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020...
Deadline09/14/2022
varies John Handy Music Scholarship for Jazz Studies, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2017...
Deadline09/14/2022
varies Kathryn Harvey Vocal Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
Deadline09/14/2022
varies Michael Segrove Avalos Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
Deadline09/14/2022
varies Morrison Chamber Music Scholarship Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
Deadline09/14/2022
varies Music Department Scholarship Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020...
Deadline09/14/2022
varies Patricia Taylor Lee Music Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
Deadline09/14/2022
varies Peter Frampton Music Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the academic...
Deadline09/14/2022
varies Pone Forgivable Loan/Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
Deadline09/14/2022
varies Pone Forgivable Loan/Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
Deadline09/14/2022
varies Presser Foundation
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
Deadline09/14/2022
varies Presser Foundation
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
Deadline09/14/2022
up to $300 Thea Lambertson Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
Deadline09/14/2022
up to $300 Thea Lambertson Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
Deadline09/14/2022
varies The Guardian Scholars Hearst Foundation Scholarship
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Scholarship will be awarded for...
Deadline09/30/2022
up to $2500 Marcus Graduate Student Fellowship in Cinema Studies
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies Joe Brainard Creative Writing Fellowship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall...
Varies Joe Brainard Creative Writing Fellowship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall...
up to $2500 Marcus Graduate Student Fellowship in Cinema Studies
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
varies Marcus Recruitment Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
varies Marcus Recruitment Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
varies The Guardian Scholars Hearst Foundation Scholarship
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Scholarship will be awarded for...
varies William Dickey Fellowship in Poetry
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall...
varies William Dickey Fellowship in Poetry
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall...
$500.00 Hilda Taba Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate...
Ended
up to $2,000 Asian American Studies Scholarship Fund
Asian American Studies Laura Lai Scholarship/Student Assistantship for...
Ended
$3131 Scott Campbell Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: School of...
Ended
$500.00 Harry Donovan Memorial Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre...
Ended
$1,000 Kat Anderson Media Workers Support Fund for Student Journalism
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Journalism Scholarship...
Ended
$125.00 Sara Ruth Prize - Jewish Studies
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Jewish...
Ended
$500.00 Screen Actors Guild Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre...
Ended
$100.00 CFS/D Bookstore Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Consumer and Family...
Ended
up to $300 Dwight James Simpson Memorial Scholarship
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: International...
Ended
Varies English Department Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Scholarship...
Ended
$600 Sarah Josef Dietetics Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Consumer and Family...
Ended
$400.00 J. Fenton McKenna Memorial Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre...
Ended
$2,000.00 Daniel Schirra Memorial Scholarship
STUDENT AFFAIRS Awarding Department: Student Affairs Scholarship...
Ended
$1,000 Sergio Martins Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
Ended
$1,000 Magalios Family Scholarship - Humanities Dept.
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Humanities Scholarship...
Ended
varies Remembrance of Anne Markevich Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
Ended
Varies Somatica Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
Ended
varies Jim Kohn Scholarship Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Language and...
Ended
$5,000.00 Antoinette Finke Forgivable Loan
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Foreign Languages and...
Ended
$500.00 Pietro Iaccarino Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Modern Languages and...
Ended
$500 Jan Gregory Postsecondary Reading Comp Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Language and...
Ended