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
$2000 Dr. Salvador Chavez and Dr. Edward O. Hascall Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
Deadline11/01/2022
Varies Early Childhood Special Education Scholarship
Graduate College of Education Scholarship awarded for the Fall 2021...
Deadline11/01/2022
varies EdD in Educational Leadership Program Scholarship, The
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
Deadline11/01/2022
Amount up to $1500 Elementary Education Scholarship Fund
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
Deadline11/01/2022
varies Ellanore and Maurice Bassan English Dept. Schol.
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
Deadline11/01/2022
$2,000.00 Flora R Walter Scholarship
Criteria: If there are more than 1 criteria, list the criteria on...
Deadline11/01/2022
varies Friends of Teachers Visual Impairments and Orientation & Mobility (TVI and O&M)
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
Deadline11/01/2022
$1000 Gail E. Weinstein Fellowship in Community Literacy Education Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
Deadline11/01/2022
Varies Gant Family Pathways to MA TESOL Award
This scholarship will be awarded for the 2022-2023 Academic Year....
Deadline11/01/2022
$1,500.00 George Moscone Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate...
Deadline11/01/2022
Varies Hall Family Scholarship
Graduate College of Education Scholarship awarded for the Spring 2022...
Deadline11/01/2022
$1000 Ida Sweeney LeBlanc Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
Deadline11/01/2022
varies Irvin W. and Velma C. Hartman Family Schol. - Edu
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
Deadline11/01/2022
$750.00 Jane Wheeler-Dubin Memorial Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION This scholarship will be awarded in the...
Deadline11/01/2022
varies Jim Brogan and Jack Post Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
Deadline11/01/2022
$500 John Blando Distinguished Service Award
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
Deadline11/01/2022
up to $4,000 Karl Richard Lane Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate...
Deadline11/01/2022
varies Louise M. Mangini Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
Deadline11/01/2022
$2,600.00 Mabel Whitehead Special Education Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
Deadline11/01/2022
up to $4000 Michael Krasny Award in English Literature
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
Deadline11/01/2022
$2000 Peggy H. Smith Outstanding Student Award
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
Deadline11/01/2022
varies R. Joel Dorius Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
Deadline11/01/2022
up to $3,000 Robert and Elizabeth Hemphill Scholarship for Cultural Studies in Education
Graduate College of Education Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
Deadline11/01/2022
Varies Shields Family Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
Deadline11/01/2022
$1,000.00 Special Education Scholarship Fund
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
Deadline11/01/2022
$3,000.00 Stephen Arkin Distinguished Student Award Endowment in English Language and Literature
College of Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
Deadline11/01/2022
$500.00 TESOL Convention Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
Deadline11/01/2022
varies TESOL Legacy Fellowship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
Deadline11/01/2022
an amount equivalent to fees The Cahill Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Elementary...
Deadline11/01/2022
varies The Cunningham Scholarship in English Literature
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring Awarding...
Deadline11/01/2022
Varies Transcribing Mariners Scholarship For Teachers of the Visually Impaired
Graduate College of Education Awarding Department: College of Education...
Deadline11/01/2022
$1300 Robert L. Liu Family Endowment:French Language and Culture Proficiency Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Modern Languages and...
Deadline11/10/2022
$3,000.00 David Goldstein Memorial Scholarship in Paralegal Studies
College of Extended Learning Awarding Department: Paralegal Studies...
Deadline11/13/2022
$500.00 Ramona K First Scholarship Endowment in Economics
Business Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding...
Deadline11/15/2022
$500.00 Ramona K. First Award
Business Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding...
Deadline11/15/2022
$20,000 (disbursed over 4 semesters, beginning Spring 2023) Willie L Brown Graduate Fellowship Program
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Fellowship will be awarded for the calendar...
Deadline11/17/2022
$1,000.00 Janet Sim Scholarship Endowment
Business Scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2023 Awarding...
Deadline11/18/2022
varies Jean Vance Award
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2022...
Deadline11/18/2022
$1,250 Yumi E. Satow Vista Room Scholarship
BUSINESS This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2023. Awarding...
Deadline11/18/2022
Varies Gene Geisler Endowed Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political...
Deadline12/16/2022
up to $2500 Marcus Graduate Student Fellowship in Cinema Studies 2022-23
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
Deadline12/31/2022
Varies Joe Brainard Creative Writing Fellowship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall...
Varies Joe Brainard Creative Writing Fellowship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall...
up to $2500 Marcus Graduate Student Fellowship in Cinema Studies 2022-23
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
varies Marcus Recruitment Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
varies Marcus Recruitment Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
varies The Guardian Scholars Hearst Foundation Scholarship
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Scholarship will be awarded for...
varies William Dickey Fellowship in Poetry
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall...
varies William Dickey Fellowship in Poetry
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall...
$500.00 Hilda Taba Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate...
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