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
$5,000 Hearth Homes Inclusive Design Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
Ended
Varies Jeff Clavin Memorial Scholarship
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2018...
Ended
$1,000.00 SKAL International Scholarship
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding...
Ended
$1,000.00 Hitachi Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall/Spring...
Ended
$300.00 Kimball L. Hamberger Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
Ended
up to $1500 Shenson Foundation Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
Ended
$750.00 Society for Classical and Comparative Studies Travel Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Classics and Comparative...
Ended
$743 Dr. Gloria M. Hing Scholarship
Alumni Association This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
Ended
$2,000.00 Hysinger Award
BUSINESS Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding...
Ended
$350.00 Community Service Student Awards - Student Awards for Excellence in Community Engagement
Graduate/Undergraduate Education Awarding Department: Institute for...
Ended
$350.00 Community Service Student Awards - Student Awards for Excellence in Service Learning
Graduate/Undergraduate Education Awarding Department: Institute for...
Ended
$7,000.00 Boundaries of Life Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for two academic years (4...
Ended
varies Abel/Kolterman Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
Ended
varies Frederick W. Kauer Grad Scholarship in Physiology
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship...
Ended
varies William L. Neer Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
Ended
up to $500 San Francisco Chapter Society for Technical Communication Scholarship for TPW Students
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
Ended
Amount up to $1000 Allen Abraham Scholarship Fund
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
Ended
Amount up to $1000 Graduate Kinesiology Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
Ended
Amount up to $1000 Hal and Nonie Harden Physical Education Scholarship Fund
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
Ended
$1,500.00 Nikon Precision College of Business Scholarship Fund
Business Scholarship will be awarded for 2019-20 Academic...
Ended
Amount up to $1000 Undergraduate Kinesiology Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
Ended
Amount up to $1000 William Harkness Kinesiology Major - Athlete Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
Ended
$5,000.00 Dr. Robert Dreher & Dr. Robert Suczek Memorial Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
Ended
varies Dr. Wan-Lee Cheng Design Innovation, Honors & Merit Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Design...
Ended
varies Paul Zee Lyons Memorial Scholarships For Chinese Translation Studies, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS The Paul Zee Lyons Memorial Scholarships have...
Ended
$350.00 Teresina Drama Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Theatre &...
Ended
$800.00 Theatre Arts Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Theatre &...
Ended
Up to $4,000 Dilena Takeyama Center Scholarships
This Dilena Takeyama Center Scholarship is for International students...
Ended
$500.00 Oyvind Knut Oseberg Scholarship
School of Engineering will award one $500 scholarship to a qualified...
Ended
$300 Dianne Francis Derby Memorial Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Psychology Scholarship...
Ended
Varies Paul Whang Memorial Fellowship
Ethnic Studies Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding...
Ended
Varies Sierra Nevada Field Campus Scholarship
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship awarded for the Summer Awarding...
Ended
varies Jacques Hymans Graduate Fellowship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: History Scholarship...
Ended
Equivalent to tuition Costco Scholarship Fund
Ethnic Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2019-2020 academic...
Ended
2,500 College of Business Veteran's Scholarship - MUFG
Business Scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2019 Awarding...
Ended
$500.00 Kurt Liedtke German Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Foreign Languages and...
Ended
Varies Clinical Laboratory Science Internship Program Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
Ended
amount up to $1000 Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Geriatric Care Management Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
Ended
$5,000.00 Hong Kong Association of Northern CA Scholarship
Business * This scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2020-Spring 2021...
Ended
varies San Francisco State Scholars Program Scholarship in Accounting
Business Scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2020 Awarding...
Ended
$500 Audre Lorde Creative Writing Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall 2020...
Ended
$500.00 Jack Oakie "Its all in fun" Award for Excellence in Creative Arts
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall 2020...
Ended
$1,000.00 American Public Works Association Scholarship
School of Engineering will award one $1,000 scholarship to a qualified...
Ended
$6,500.00 Abigail Fischbach Scholarship
Science and Engineering This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
Ended
varies Berry & Vera Lee Clanton Endowed Scholarship, The
STUDENT AFFAIRS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall and Spring...
Ended
varies Chair's Scholarship for Graduate Student Teaching
College of Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the beginning...
Ended
varies Kazuko Walson Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall and Spring...
Ended
Varies Thomas E. Ryther Scholarship Fund
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
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...
Ended
$1,000 CSU Future Scholars Program
Office of Student Financial Aid Scholarship awarded for the 2020-2021...
Ended