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
$5,000 Hearth Homes Inclusive Design Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: School of Design Scholarship Intent: The...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000
Ended
up to 1500 Peggy H. Smith Grad Student Dist Achievement Award
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Spring Awarding Department: Counseling Scholarship Intent: To honor Dr. Peggy H....
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to 1500
Ended
$1,000.00 Anthony F. Torrano Memorial Scholarship, The
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Broadcast and Electronic Communication...
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1000.00 BAARC Scholarship for Excellence in Bay Area Radio & Audio Media
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: BECA Scholarship Intent: The Bay Area ...
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1000.00
Ended
Varies Beverly Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Broadcast & Electronic Communication...
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Jeff Clavin Memorial Scholarship
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2018 semester Awarding Department: Hospitality & Tourism Management Scholarship Intent: The...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2018...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,500.00 Ronondo A. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Scholarship...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 SKAL International Scholarship
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Hospitality & Tourism Management Scholarship Intent: To...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Hitachi Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall/Spring semester Awarding Department: MESA Engineering Program, MEP Scholarship...
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall/Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$300.00 Kimball L. Hamberger Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Engineering Scholarship Intent: To be used for...
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $300.00
Ended
$1,000.00 SITA Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship funds will be awarded for the Fall Semester Awarding Department: School of Engineering Scholarship...
Science and Engineering Scholarship funds will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
up to $1500 Shenson Foundation Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $1500
Ended
$750.00 Society for Classical and Comparative Studies Travel Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Classics and Comparative and World Literature Scholarship Intent: To support travel for...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Classics and Comparative...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$743 Dr. Gloria M. Hing Scholarship
Alumni Association This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Alumni Relations Scholarship Intent: Awarded to...
Alumni Association This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $743
Ended
$1,250.00 Lucinda K. Lordan Nursing Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2018. Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To...
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded for Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Hysinger Award
BUSINESS Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Finance Scholarship Intent: The Building Owners and Managers...
BUSINESS Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Peter John Filanc Leadership Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Engineering Scholarship Intent: To provide...
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Wolf Stadler Memorial Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Engineering Scholarship Intent: Scholarship for...
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 American Public Works Association Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship funds will be awarded for the Fall Semester Awarding Department: Engineering Scholarship Intent: The...
Science and Engineering Scholarship funds will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 IEEE-Marxheimer Scholarship in Engineering
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Engineering Scholarship Intent: The scholarship...
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$350.00 Community Service Student Awards - Student Awards for Excellence in Community Engagement
Graduate/Undergraduate Education Awarding Department: Institute for Civic & Community Engagement This scholarship will be awarded Spring 2018,...
Graduate/Undergraduate Education Awarding Department: Institute for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $350.00
Ended
$350.00 Community Service Student Awards - Student Awards for Excellence in Service Learning
Graduate/Undergraduate Education Awarding Department: Institute for Civic & Community Engagement This scholarship will be awarded Spring 2018,...
Graduate/Undergraduate Education Awarding Department: Institute for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $350.00
Ended
$700 Cecily Wagstaff Arellanes Memorial Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Social Work Scholarship Intent: Award...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $700
Ended
$1,000.00 Joan Cummerton Social Work Endowed Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Social Work Scholarship Intent: To provide...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Stella Chan Memorial Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester* Awarding Department: School of Social Work Scholarship...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
varies History Department Graduate Fellowship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: History Scholarship Intent: To reward academically...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Jacques Hymans Graduate Fellowship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: History Scholarship Intent: To reward students who are both academically successful and...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: History Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
up to $1,000 Kyle Campbell Whitham McLeod Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: History Scholarship Intent: To assist promising...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $1,000
Ended
varies Grant A. Larsen Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality Studies Scholarship Intent: To support scholarships for lesbian, gay, bisexual,...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$7,000.00 Boundaries of Life Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for two academic years (4 semesters) Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship Intent: For three...
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for two academic years (4...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $7,000.00
Ended
$100 Clark-Gross Award in the Novel
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: This is a yearly contest in which a prize of $100.00 is...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $100
Ended
Two awards of $1,000 Diana T.Y. Chung Memorial Scholarship for International Students
Office of International Programs This scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. Students must be enrolled full-time during the...
Office of International Programs This scholarship will be awarded for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Two awards of $1,000
Ended
$300 The Joseph R. Mullin Prize in History
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: History Scholarship Intent: To reward and recognize the student who writes the best history...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: History Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $300
Ended
$1,000.00 Beth Pack Memorial Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Engineering Scholarship Intent: To promote...
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$6000 Michael and Greta McKinney Scholarship Fund (Physics and Astronomy)
Science and Engineering Scholarship Award Period: This Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2018 semester. Awarding Department: Physics and...
Science and Engineering Scholarship Award Period: This Scholarship will...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $6000
Ended
varies Robert Pasker-Laurie Pitman Fellowship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: History Scholarship Intent: To encourage promising...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
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
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
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
varies Abel/Kolterman Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: Provide financial assistance to students majoring in...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Alpha Delta Kappa, SF Chapters, Noel Leonard Schol (Spring 2019)
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 Biology Hensill Endowment Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship Intent: To award students for their academic excellence. Criteria: Must be...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
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
varies Frederick W. Kauer Grad Scholarship in Physiology
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship Intent: To support the education needs of graduate students in physiology...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$750.00 Jane Wheeler-Dubin Memorial Scholarship (Spring 2019)
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
varies Janis Kuby Memorial Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship Intent: To reward students for significant achievement in Cell & Molecular...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Leon and Miriam Bloomberg Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To award one scholarship annually to a...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$500 Liberal Studies Alumni Scholarship
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: Liberal Studies Scholarship Intent: Provide assistance to a junior or senior Liberal Studies...
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: Liberal...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
varies Nelson Scholarship Fund for Conservation Biology
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship Intent: To award students for their academic excellence. Criteria: Must be...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
up to $3,000 Robert and Elizabeth Hemphill Scholarship for Cultural Studies in Education (Spring 2019)
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