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
$1,000.00 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
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
$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
$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
$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
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
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 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
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
varies William L. Neer Scholarship
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
$1,500.00 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
$6,000.00 Michael and Greta McKinney Chemistry & Biochemistry Scholarship
Science and Engineering The award for this scholarship will be disbursed in the 2018-2019 academic year. The recipient must be current in all...
Science and Engineering The award for this scholarship will be disbursed...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $6,000.00
Ended
$1,000 CIO Scholarship Fund
College of Business This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2019. Awarding Department: Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarship aid to...
College of Business This scholarship will be awarded for Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000.00 David Pollock Scholarship for Writing
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: BECA Scholarship Intent: The purpose of...
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,500.00 Nursing Alumni & Friends Scholarship Fund
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES *This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2019. * Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES *This scholarship will be awarded for Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Gabriela Sanchez Memorial Scholarship
STUDENT AFFAIRS Scholarship awarded for the 2018-2019 Academic Year Gabriela Sanchez whose memory is honored with the Gabriela Sanchez Memorial...
STUDENT AFFAIRS Scholarship awarded for the 2018-2019 Academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
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 Department: English Scholarship Intent: This award is for students who are...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $500
Ended
$100.00 Illick Family Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Art Scholarship Intent: Award will be given...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $100.00
Ended
$100.00 Sylvia and Jim Walters Award in Printmaking
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded in the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Art Scholarship Intent: Annual award for...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded in the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $100.00
Ended
$250-$1,000 San Francisco Bay Scholarship
Science and Engineering *Award during Spring 2019 Awarding Department: Estuary & Ocean Science Center Scholarship Intent: To Supports student...
Science and Engineering *Award during Spring 2019 Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250-$1,000
Ended
$1,000.00 Linda Mazursky Kurtz & Frank Kurtz Scholarship in memory of Bernard Mazursky
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Jewish Studies Scholarship Intent: To address...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
Amount up to $1000 Allen Abraham Scholarship Fund
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Kinesiology Scholarship Intent: The Allen Abraham Scholarship Fund is for a full-time...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Amount up to $1000
Ended
Amount up to $1000 Graduate Kinesiology Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Kinesiology Scholarship Intent: Provide financial assistance to full-time and part-time...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Amount up to $1000
Ended
Amount up to $1000 Hal and Nonie Harden Physical Education Scholarship Fund
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Kinesiology Scholarship Intent: Open to a full-time junior or senior majoring in Kinesiology...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Amount up to $1000
Ended
$1,500.00 Nikon Precision College of Business Scholarship Fund
Business Scholarship will be awarded for 2019-20 Academic Year Awarding Department: Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the Nikon Precision...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for 2019-20 Academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
Amount up to $1000 Undergraduate Kinesiology Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Kinesiology Scholarship Intent: To provide variable stipends, as funds allow, to full time...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Amount up to $1000
Ended
Amount up to $1000 William Harkness Kinesiology Major - Athlete Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Kinesiology Scholarship Intent: To award outstanding student athletes on the basis of...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Amount up to $1000
Ended
$100 John Ihle Scholarship in Printmaking, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: School of Art Scholarship Intent: Award for...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $100
Ended
$2,000.00 Women in Science and Engineering WISE Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall 2019 semester. The recipient is required to attend the CoSE Donor Appreciation and...
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall 2019 semester....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
Varies Raoul Bertrand Scholarship in Classics
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Classics Scholarship Intent: To support entering and continuing M.A. students in...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Classics Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$500.00 Ramona K. First Award
Business Awarding Department: Economics Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in...
Business Awarding Department: Economics Scholarship Intent: To...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$5,000.00 Dr. Robert Dreher & Dr. Robert Suczek Memorial Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Psychology Scholarship Intent: The scholarships are for...
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000.00
Ended
varies Dr. Wan-Lee Cheng Design Innovation, Honors & Merit Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Design (formerly Design and Industry) Scholarship Intent: Awarded to outstanding School...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Design...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$3,588.00 Joseph and Lotte Dadone Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Modern Languages and Literatures Scholarship...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,588.00
Ended
$1,000 Nancy Mar Endowed Scholarship Fund
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2019 semester Awarding Department: Hospitality & Tourism Management Scholarship Intent: The...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2019...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$2,000 Yumi E. Satow Vista Room Scholarship
BUSINESS This scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2019. Awarding Department: College of Business Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the Yumi...
BUSINESS This scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2019. Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
varies Paul Zee Lyons Memorial Scholarships For Chinese Translation Studies, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS The Paul Zee Lyons Memorial Scholarships have been established to assist San Francisco State University undergraduate or...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS The Paul Zee Lyons Memorial Scholarships have...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$350.00 Teresina Drama Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Theatre & Dance Scholarship Intent: Provides financial assistance to Theatre Arts...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Theatre &...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $350.00
Ended
$800.00 Theatre Arts Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Theatre & Dance Scholarship Intent: Provide financial assistant for students within the...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Theatre &...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $800.00
Ended
$600.00 Helen Mau Scholarship in Dietetics
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Fall 2019 Awarding Department: Family Interiors Nutrition & Apparel Scholarship...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $600.00
Ended
varies Lilly M. Berry Scholarship Endowment in Psychology
Office of Student Financial Aid APPLY USING THE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic...
Office of Student Financial Aid APPLY USING THE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended