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
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: 04/01/2019
  • Award: up to $300
Deadline04/01/2019
varies Carol Channing Creative Arts Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020...
  • Deadline: 04/02/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/02/2019
$500 Carolyn Irene Howard Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020...
  • Deadline: 04/02/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline04/02/2019
$1,000 Christine Tamblyn Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Art Scholarship Intent: To provide financial...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 04/02/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/02/2019
varies Edward B. Kaufmann College of Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020...
  • Deadline: 04/02/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/02/2019
Varies Edward M. Nagel Endowed Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020...
  • Deadline: 04/02/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/02/2019
varies Evans, Hsu, Kauffman Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020...
  • Deadline: 04/02/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/02/2019
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: 04/02/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/02/2019
varies Jerold Rosenberg Family Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020...
  • Deadline: 04/02/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/02/2019
$500 John Bauer Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020...
  • Deadline: 04/02/2019
  • Award: $500
Deadline04/02/2019
$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: 04/02/2019
  • Award: $100
Deadline04/02/2019
varies Judith Anne Ott Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020...
  • Deadline: 04/02/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/02/2019
$2,000 Jules H. Strauss Memorial Scholarship in Photography
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Art Scholarship Intent: Supports...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 04/02/2019
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline04/02/2019
$1,500.00 Kyriakos Karababas Memorial Sholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020...
  • Deadline: 04/02/2019
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline04/02/2019
up to $6,000 total Leo D. Stillwell Jr.Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Art Scholarship Intent: Funds two or more...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 04/02/2019
  • Award: up to $6,000 total
Deadline04/02/2019
varies Marshall J. Miller Scholarship Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020...
  • Deadline: 04/02/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/02/2019
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: 04/02/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/02/2019
minimum of $2500 per year Sher-Right Scholarship in Art
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Art Scholarship Intent: To provide financial...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 04/02/2019
  • Award: minimum of $2500 per year
Deadline04/02/2019
$1,000 Steve Wilson Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Art Scholarship Intent: To support the work...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 04/02/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/02/2019
up to $5000 Wilbur Eugene Smith Endowed Scholarship Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020...
  • Deadline: 04/02/2019
  • Award: up to $5000
Deadline04/02/2019
$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: 04/02/2019
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline04/02/2019
$1,000.00 Anabel Pelham Gerontology Scholarship, The
Health and Social Sciences Awarding Department: Gerontology Scholarship Intent: To assist promising San Francisco State students majoring in...
Health and Social Sciences Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: 04/03/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/03/2019
Varies George Feliz Memorial Scholarship in Environmental Studies
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Environmental Studies Scholarship Intent:...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 04/03/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/03/2019
Varies Long Term Care Administration Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2019 semester Awarding Department: Gerontology Scholarship Intent:...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 04/03/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/03/2019
The scholarship will cover student fees and other expenses associated with student education at San Francisco State. Merritt Community Capital Scholarship in Urban Studies and Planning
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the academic year Awarding Department: PACE/Urban Studies and Planning Scholarship...
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the academic...
  • Deadline: 04/03/2019
  • Award: The scholarship will cover student fees and other expenses associated with student education at San Francisco State.
Deadline04/03/2019
Up to $1,000 Michelle Benjamin Scholarship Fund
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2019 semester Awarding Department: Gerontology Scholarship Intent: To...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 04/03/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Deadline04/03/2019
Up to $1,500.00 Patrick Nobis RCFE Endowed Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2019 semester Awarding Department: Gerontology Scholarship Intent:...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 04/03/2019
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Deadline04/03/2019
varies Peninsula del Rey Scholarship (formerly Monarch Village Scholarship)
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2019 semester Awarding Department: Gerontology Scholarship Intent:...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 04/03/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/03/2019
varies Alexandra Laboutin Bannon Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent:...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 04/05/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/05/2019
$2,500.00 Bower Friend Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent:...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 04/05/2019
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline04/05/2019
varies California Retired Teachers Association, SF Division (CRTA)
Graduate College of Education Awarding Department: California Retired Teachers Association, SF Division (CRTA) Scholarship Intent: Provide...
Graduate College of Education Awarding Department: California Retired...
  • Deadline: 04/05/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/05/2019
$2,500.00 Chris Larsen Scholarship Fund
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance in...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: 04/05/2019
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline04/05/2019
$1,000 Communicative Disorders Scholarship (Fall 2018)
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To provide assistance to students in the...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: 04/05/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/05/2019
$1,000.00 Crumpton, Baxter, Bonham Memorial Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To provide assistance to current and...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: 04/05/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/05/2019
$2,500.00 Dominic C. Nosenzo Special Education Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance to credential,...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline: 04/05/2019
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline04/05/2019
up to 2500 Dorothy B. Lucas Special Education Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: To support students enrolled in Special Education –...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline: 04/05/2019
  • Award: up to 2500
Deadline04/05/2019
$1000 with enrollment at 6 units or $2000 with full time enrollment Dorothy Misbach Fund for Visually Impaired Teacher Preparation
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: Financial support for students admitted to, and...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline: 04/05/2019
  • Award: $1000 with enrollment at 6 units or $2000 with full time enrollment
Deadline04/05/2019
$1000.00/each Dorothy Westby-Gibson Scholarship (Spring 2018)
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Adult Education Program Scholarship Intent: To provide support to students classified in...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Adult Education...
  • Deadline: 04/05/2019
  • Award: $1000.00/each
Deadline04/05/2019
varies Friends of Teachers Visual Impairments and Orientation & Mobility (TVI and O&M)
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: To provide financial support to students currently...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline: 04/05/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/05/2019
$1,500.00 George Moscone Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate Office Scholarship Intent: To support teaching credential candidates in...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate...
  • Deadline: 04/05/2019
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline04/05/2019
varies Irvin W. and Velma C. Hartman Family Schol. - Edu
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To provide for graduate and credential...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: 04/05/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/05/2019
up to $4,000 Karl Richard Lane Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate Office Scholarship Intent: Provide financial assistance to teacher credential...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate...
  • Deadline: 04/05/2019
  • Award: up to $4,000
Deadline04/05/2019
varies Laura E. Settle Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate Studies Office Scholarship Intent: Annual Academic Year award of $3,000 to a...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate Studies...
  • Deadline: 04/05/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/05/2019
varies Louise M. Mangini Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: Support scholarships for students...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: 04/05/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/05/2019
$2,600.00 Mabel Whitehead Special Education Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: Award is provided to pay for educational expenses, to...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline: 04/05/2019
  • Award: $2,600.00
Deadline04/05/2019
$1,000.00 Special Education Scholarship Fund
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: To provide a scholarship award to one graduate or...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline: 04/05/2019
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/05/2019
an amount equivalent to fees The Cahill Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Elementary Education Scholarship Intent: To provide assistance to students pursuing a...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Elementary...
  • Deadline: 04/05/2019
  • Award: an amount equivalent to fees
Deadline04/05/2019
vaires Transfer Articulation Bridge (TAB) Paul Mendez Leadership Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent:...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 04/05/2019
  • Award: vaires
Deadline04/05/2019
Varies Transfer Articulation Bridge (TAB)- Lend Lease Second Chance Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Transfer Articulation Bridge Program Scholarship Intent: The Transfer Articulation...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Transfer...
  • Deadline: 04/05/2019
  • Award: Varies
Deadline04/05/2019
$500.00 Alison Won Memorial Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded for Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To...
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded for Fall...
  • Deadline: 04/07/2019
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline04/07/2019