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
$1,000 Carol Severin Memorial Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Recreation, Parks,...
Deadline12/09/2022
$500.00 Recreation, Parks & Tourism Department Internship Fund (2 scholarships)
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Through the Recreation, Parks, and Tourism...
Deadline12/09/2022
$1,000 Jack R. and Marjorie J. Fraenkel Scholarship
Undergraduate Studies This scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
Deadline12/10/2022
$500.00 Sophie Hittner Scholarship
Undergraduate Education Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2023...
Deadline12/10/2022
Varies Gene Geisler Endowed Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political...
Deadline12/16/2022
Up to $15,000 for 2 years ($3,750 per semester/$7,500 per year) Zoe Yan-Xu Muffly Scholarship Fund
The Lam Family College of Business The scholarship provides up to two...
Deadline12/16/2022
up to $2500 Marcus Graduate Student Fellowship in Cinema Studies 2022-23
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
Deadline12/31/2022
$500 Betty Parent Achievement Award
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: American Indian...
Deadline02/17/2023
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Angela Bukle Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life Division of Student Life The scholarship award...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Delmy Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Dr. John Irwin Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Jack Adams Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Jenny Low Chang Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 College of Business/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 College of Education/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 College of Ethnic Studies/ Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 College of Health and Social Science/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 College of Liberal and Creative Arts/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 College of Science and Engineering/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 Graduate Student/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 International Student/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 Single Parent/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
$1,500.00 Students with Disabilities/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Deadline02/23/2023
10,000 Azar Hatefi Graduate Student Fellowship in Iranian Diaspora Studies
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2023-2024...
Deadline03/01/2023
Varies up to $15,000 Dr. Anita Silvers Scholarship Fund in Philosophy for Fall Applicants
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL AND CREATIVE ARTS This scholarship will be awarded...
Deadline03/03/2023
Varies up to $2,000 Philosophy Graduate Student Tuition and Fee Scholarship for Fall Applicants
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the...
Deadline03/03/2023
An amount equivalent to resident tuition, textbook allowance, on-campus room and board, and educational expenses Presidential Scholarship
STUDENT AFFAIRS & ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT This scholarship will be awarded...
Deadline03/03/2023
$2,500 Benny & May Chin Scholarship in International Relations
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS This scholarship will be awarded for...
Deadline04/15/2023
$2,500.00 Benny & May Chin Scholarship in Philosophy
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS This scholarship will be awarded for the...
Deadline04/15/2023
Varies up to $15,000 Dr. Anita Silvers Scholarship Fund in Philosophy for Continuing Students
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL AND CREATIVE ARTS This scholarship will be awarded...
Deadline04/15/2023
$1,000 Jason Louis Zarri Memorial Scholarship, The
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the...
Deadline04/15/2023
Varies up to $2,000 Philosophy Graduate Student Tuition and Fee Scholarship for Continuing Students
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2023-2024...
Deadline04/15/2023
$1000.00 Silvers 50th Endowed Scholarship in Philosophy
COLLEGE OF LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the...
Deadline04/15/2023
Up to $3,500 Masters; $5,000 Doctoral Graduate Equity Fellowship Program
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2023-2024 academic...
Deadline05/26/2023
up to 1000 Kasey Miller Fund in Kinesiology
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
Deadline06/30/2023
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 2022-23
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