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
$8,000/Academic Year Chinese Hospital Nursing Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To...
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $8,000/Academic Year
Ended
$3,500.00 BOMA of San Francisco Foundation Scholarship Fund
BUSINESS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Finance Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the Building Owners...
BUSINESS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,500.00
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$1,500.00 Jules H. Strauss Computer Science Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Computer Science Scholarship Intent: Provide scholarship to a Senior Computer Science major who...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Computer...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
1,000.00 Dr. Anita E. Antler Scholarship for Graduate and Undergraduate Students in the German Program
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS *This scholarship will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year Awarding Department: Modern Languages and...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS *This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Agid Family Scholarship Endowment
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2018 semester Awarding Department: Business Scholarship Intent: The establishment of this...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2018...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
up to $1000 Ekaterini Vitale Scholarship Fund in Modern Greek Studies
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Modern Greek Studies Scholarship Intent: Scholarship for undergraduate students in Modern...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Modern Greek...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $1000
Ended
$1000.00/each Dorothy Westby-Gibson Scholarship (Spring 2018)
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: Ended
  • Award: $1000.00/each
Ended
$500.00 Eva Gildea Scholarship
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: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$750.00 Jane Wheeler-Dubin Memorial Scholarship (Spring 2018)
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: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
up to $3,000 Robert and Elizabeth Hemphill Scholarship for Cultural Studies in Education (Spring 2018)
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: Ended
  • Award: up to $3,000
Ended
varies William L. Neer Scholarship (Spring 2018)
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: For students enrolled in graduate degree and/or...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$1,000 Nancy Mar Endowed Scholarship Fund
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2018 semester Awarding Department: Hospitality & Tourism Management Scholarship...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2018...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Bridge Award
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: To encourage mathematics careers among groups historically...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 David Meredith and Friends Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: To benefit deserving undergraduates and graduates in the...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Jessie F. L. York Scholarship Fund
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: This scholarship was endowed by the family to honor Jessie York....
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 L.A. Chang Memorial Mathematics Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: To provide recognition and financial support for students...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
varies Milowski Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: Granted to Math Dept. graduate students according to...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Jim Brogan and Jack Post Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline is November 1. Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: To...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline is November 1. Funds...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Sara Ruth Prize - English
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 1. Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: To...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 1. Funds...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies David E. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Geography and Environment Scholarship Intent: To...
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
Up to 5,000 per applicant Shereen Paff Special Education Scholarship
Health and Social Services Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester The Department of Child and Adolescent Development (CAD) is seeking...
Health and Social Services Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to 5,000 per applicant
Ended
varies Steven R. Pease Memorial Scholarship
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Geography and Environment Scholarship Intent:...
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$1,000.00 Janice and John Gumas Endowed Marketing Scholarship
Business Scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2018 Awarding Department: College of Business Scholarship Intent: The scholarship supports...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2018 Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$3,800 Manny Mashouf Endowed Scholarship in Marketing
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2018. Awarding Department: Marketing Department Scholarship Intent: The scholarship...
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2018. Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,800
Ended
Varies Martinelli Family Scholaship
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2018 semester Awarding Department: Acounting Scholarship Intent: The establishment of this...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2018...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
varies Alpha Delta Kappa, SF Chapters, Noel Leonard Schol (Spring 2018)
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: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Susan J. Cady Scholarship
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: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
up to $4,000 Business Certificate in Ethics & Compliance Scholarship
BUSINESS This scholarship is awarded for Fall 2017 Awarding Department: Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business Scholarship Intent:...
BUSINESS This scholarship is awarded for Fall 2017 Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $4,000
Ended
up to $6,000 Jerry Wayne Varnado Ethnic Studies Scholarship
Ethnic Studies Scholarship will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year Awarding Department: Africana Studies Scholarship Intent: This...
Ethnic Studies Scholarship will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $6,000
Ended
Varies Jim Brogan Teaching Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality Studies Scholarship Intent: To award a graduate student in Human Sexuality Studies...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Pepper Schwartz Honorary Scholarship in Sexuality Studies
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality Studies Scholarship Intent: Awards a second year MA student in the Sexuality Studies...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
up to $4,000 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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $4,000
Ended
$2,000 Yumi E. Satow Vista Room Scholarship
BUSINESS This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2018. Awarding Department: College of Business Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the...
BUSINESS This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2018. Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
varies Psychology Department Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Psychology Scholarship Intent: Support of...
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$1,250.00 Linda Leary Reliable Caregivers Nursing Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2018 Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To provide...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250.00
Ended
$1,250.00 Lucy D. Enos Nursing Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2018. Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent:...
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded for Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250.00
Ended
$1,250.00 W & J Tobias Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2018. Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded for Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250.00
Ended
$1,500.00 Shirley Barnett Memorial Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: History Scholarship Intent: To provide financial support for undergraduate and graduate...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
Varies Shields Family 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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$500.00 Sophie Hittner Scholarship
Undergraduate Education Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Division of Undergraduate Education and...
Undergraduate Education Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$200.00 David Jenkins Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political Science Scholarship Intent: To honor a student who has demonstrated the greatest...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $200.00
Ended
$1,000 Jack R. and Marjorie J. Fraenkel Scholarship
Undergraduate Studies This scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2018 semester Awarding Department: Division of Undergraduate Education and...
Undergraduate Studies This scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$100.00 Louis Wasserman Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political Science Scholarship Intent: Provide two political science student award of $100...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $100.00
Ended
varies Matt Stolz Award for Political Theory, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political Science Scholarship Intent: To award graduate and undergraduate students for best...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$5,000 Hearth Homes Inclusive Design Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Design and Industry Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000
Ended
$500 Marjorie H. Stern Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Women and Gender Studies Scholarship Intent: To enable recipients in immediate financial need...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Women and Gender...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$500 Women & Gender Studies Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Women and Gender Studies Scholarship Intent: The Women and Gender Studies Undergraduate Award...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Women and Gender...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$1,000 College of Business/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,000.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 College of Education/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,000.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended