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
$2,500.00 W & J Tobias 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: $2,500.00
Deadline11/11/2019
an amount up to $2,000 Middle East and Islamic Studies (MEIS) Student Excellence Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Middle East and Islamic Studies (MEIS) Scholarship Intent: The Middle East and Islamic Studies...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Middle East and Islamic...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: an amount up to $2,000
Deadline11/15/2019
$20,000 (disbursed over 4 semesters, beginning Spring 2020) Willie L Brown Graduate Fellowship Program
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Fellowship will be awarded for the calendar years 2020 & 2021 Awarding Department: School of PACE Scholarship...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Fellowship will be awarded for the calendar...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2019
  • Award: $20,000 (disbursed over 4 semesters, beginning Spring 2020)
Deadline11/15/2019
varies Alexander String Quartet
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent: To support string players that will be coached, guided and...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Anthony I. Balestrieri Endowment Fund, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent: To assist students majoring in music by defraying educational...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Balestrieri Forgivable Loan/Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Carla Carol Ferrando Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Piano Students
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Carlo Bussotti Memorial Scholarship,The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Donna S. Kline Endowment in Creative Arts in Memory of Joanne Rae Kline
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Hewitt-Laitinen Music Forgivable Loan
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Janis Getz Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent: SFSU piano majors Criteria: Outstanding Performance in the...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies John Handy Music Scholarship for Jazz Studies, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2017 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2017...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Kathryn Harvey Vocal Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Michael Segrove Avalos Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent: To memorialize Michael Segrove Avalos, SF State music dept...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Music Department Scholarship Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Patricia Taylor Lee Music Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Peter Frampton Music Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Pone Forgivable Loan/Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
varies Ross McKee Foundation/Paul Andrieu Memorial Schol.
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
up to $300 Thea Lambertson Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent: Scholarships for undergraduate music majors. Criteria:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: up to $300
Deadline12/13/2019
varies William Corbett Jones Piano Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 12/13/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/13/2019
1,000 Steven Dub Memorial Scholarship
Student Affairs Scholarship awarded for Fall semester Awarding Department: Health Promotion & Wellness Scholarship Intent: To support SF State...
Student Affairs Scholarship awarded for Fall semester Awarding...
  • Deadline: 12/15/2019
  • Award: 1,000
Deadline12/15/2019
varies David and Judy Preves Anderson Viola Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Mr. Milton Preves (pronounced PREEves) who served as Principal Violist in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 52 years under...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Mr. Milton Preves (pronounced PREEves) who...
  • Deadline: 12/16/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/16/2019
varies Dorothy B. Lucas Music Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 12/16/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/16/2019
up to 1000 Kasey Miller Fund in Kinesiology
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Kinesiology Scholarship Intent: This is a distress fund for students who are currently...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: 06/26/2020
  • Award: up to 1000
Deadline06/26/2020
Varies Bacigalupi University Scholarship
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring Semester This scholarship is generously provided by Andrew and...
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Scholarship will be awarded for...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
$500-1000 Edward Said Scholarship
Ethnic Studies This fund is named in honor of Edward Wadie Said, a Palestinian American literary theorist and public intellectual who helped found...
Ethnic Studies This fund is named in honor of Edward Wadie Said, a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500-1000
varies The Guardian Scholars Hearst Foundation Scholarship
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall Semester This scholarship is funded through the generosity of the...
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Scholarship will be awarded for...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
$500.00 Hilda Taba Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate Office Scholarship Intent: To provide financial aid to a student in the Graduate...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
up to $2,000 Asian American Studies Scholarship Fund
Asian American Studies Laura Lai Scholarship/Student Assistantship for the AAS K-12 Curriculum Project The Asian American Studies Department (AAS)...
Asian American Studies Laura Lai Scholarship/Student Assistantship for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $2,000
Ended
$1,000 Dale McKeen Award
Business Awarding Department: Accounting Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarships to accounting students showing merit and...
Business Awarding Department: Accounting Scholarship Intent: To...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$3131 Scott Campbell Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarship to financially needy nursing...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: School of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3131
Ended
$500.00 Harry Donovan Memorial Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre Arts Scholarship Intent: Recognize and support students with outstanding achievement in a...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000 Kat Anderson Media Workers Support Fund for Student Journalism
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Journalism Scholarship Intent: To assist promising SF State students majoring in Journalism who...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Journalism Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$125.00 Sara Ruth Prize - Jewish Studies
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Jewish Studies Scholarship Intent: To support and award excellence at the undergraduate level as...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Jewish...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $125.00
Ended
$500.00 Screen Actors Guild Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre Arts Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance for Theatre Arts students who...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$100.00 CFS/D Bookstore Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Scholarship Intent: This scholarship provides a gift...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Consumer and Family...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $100.00
Ended
up to $300 Dwight James Simpson Memorial Scholarship
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: International Relations Scholarship Intent: To encourage and support the pursuit of knowledge for...
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: International...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $300
Ended
up to $500 Professor William N. Bigler Scholarship Fund, The
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship Intent: Advancement of educational development in clinical laboratory science...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $500
Ended
varies SF State - KALA Art Institute Graduate Student Fellowship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Art Scholarship Intent: Kala Art Institute provides exceptional facilities to...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
Varies English Department Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is established to give a stipend annually to three...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$2,460.00 William G. Flynn Political Reporting Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Journalism Scholarship Intent: To honor the memory of the late William G. Flynn, long-time...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Journalism Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,460.00
Ended
$600 Sarah Josef Dietetics Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Scholarship Intent: Support dietetic student who was...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Consumer and Family...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $600
Ended
$400.00 J. Fenton McKenna Memorial Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre Arts Scholarship Intent: To honor and reward Theatre Arts students for their...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Daniel Schirra Memorial Scholarship
STUDENT AFFAIRS Awarding Department: Student Affairs Scholarship Intent: The Daniel Schirrra Memorial scholarship is available to continuing...
STUDENT AFFAIRS Awarding Department: Student Affairs Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$1,000 Sergio Martins 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 Magalios Family Scholarship - Humanities Dept.
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Humanities Scholarship Intent: To recognize academically outstanding graduate students with...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Humanities Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
varies Remembrance of Anne Markevich Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Consumer and Family...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
An amount equivalent to resident tuition fees, textbook allowance, and an amount up to on-campus room and board Presidential Scholarship
STUDENT AFFAIRS & ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT This scholarship will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year The Presidential Scholars...
STUDENT AFFAIRS & ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT This scholarship will be awarded...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: An amount equivalent to resident tuition fees, textbook allowance, and an amount up to on-campus room and board
Ended
Varies Somatica Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Sexuality Studies Scholarship Intent:...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended