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
$750.00 Jane Wheeler-Dubin Memorial Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION This scholarship will be awarded in the Spring semester Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION This scholarship will be awarded in the...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline11/15/2021
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: 11/15/2021
  • Award: up to $4,000
Deadline11/15/2021
up to $1,000 Kenneth P. Monteiro—Associated Students Scholarship in Ethnic Studies
Ethnic Studies Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Ethnic Studies Scholarship Intent: The Associated Students is...
Ethnic Studies Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: up to $1,000
Deadline11/15/2021
$500 Liberal Studies Alumni Scholarship
Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship awarded for Spring semester Awarding Department: Liberal Studies Scholarship Intent: Provide assistance to...
Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship awarded for Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline11/15/2021
varies Louise M. Mangini Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: Support scholarships for students enrolled in Special...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/15/2021
$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: 11/15/2021
  • Award: $2,600.00
Deadline11/15/2021
$750.00 Margaret McIntosh Curia 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: 11/15/2021
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline11/15/2021
varies Ramona K First Scholarship Endowment in Economics
Business Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Economics Scholarship Intent: To help an undergraduate or graduate...
Business Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/15/2021
varies Ramona K. First Award
Business Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Economics Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance to...
Business Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/15/2021
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 semester. Awarding Department: Graduate College of...
Graduate College of Education Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: up to $3,000
Deadline11/15/2021
Varies Shields Family Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/15/2021
$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: 11/15/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline11/15/2021
$2000 Step to College Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To provide an annual award to Step to...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: $2000
Deadline11/15/2021
varies Susan J. Cady Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: Assist promising students in the College of Education...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline11/15/2021
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: 11/15/2021
  • Award: an amount equivalent to fees
Deadline11/15/2021
Varies Transcribing Mariners Scholarship For Teachers of the Visually Impaired
Graduate College of Education Awarding Department: College of Education San Francisco State Scholarship Intent: To provide tuition support to...
Graduate College of Education Awarding Department: College of Education...
  • Deadline: 11/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/15/2021
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: 11/15/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline11/15/2021
$20,000 (disbursed over 4 semesters, beginning Spring 2022) Willie L Brown Graduate Fellowship Program
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Fellowship will be awarded for the calendar years 2022 & 2023 Awarding Department: School of PACE Scholarship...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Fellowship will be awarded for the calendar...
  • Deadline: 11/17/2021
  • Award: $20,000 (disbursed over 4 semesters, beginning Spring 2022)
Deadline11/17/2021
$1,000 Liana Sherrine Day-Williams Fellowship
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Psychology Scholarship Intent: To support a Clinical...
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 11/18/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline11/18/2021
$1,500.00 Ernest C. Dillard Sr. Endowed Scholarship in Labor Studies
Business This scholarship will be awarded Spring 2022. Awarding Department: Labor & Employment Studies Scholarship Intent: The scholarship...
Business This scholarship will be awarded Spring 2022. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/19/2021
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline11/19/2021
$500.00 Janet Sim Scholarship Endowment
Business Scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2022 Awarding Department: Hospitality & Tourism Management Scholarship Intent: Dr. Janet Sim’s...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2022 Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/19/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline11/19/2021
2,000 Nancy Mar Endowed Scholarship Fund
Business *Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2022 semester Awarding Department: Hospitality & Tourism Management Scholarship Intent:...
Business *Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2022...
  • Deadline: 11/19/2021
  • Award: 2,000
Deadline11/19/2021
$1,000 Yetta K. Zetoony Scholarship
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2022. Awarding Department: Labor and Employment Studies Scholarship Intent: The fund...
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2022. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/19/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline11/19/2021
$2,000 Yumi E. Satow Vista Room Scholarship
BUSINESS This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2022. Awarding Department: College of Business Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the...
BUSINESS This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2022. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 11/19/2021
  • Award: $2,000
Deadline11/19/2021
$1,000 Kieu Chinh Scholarship Endowment
The Scholarship is Awarded for the Spring semester. College of Ethnic Studies Asian American Studies Awarding Department: Asian American Studies...
The Scholarship is Awarded for the Spring semester. College of Ethnic...
  • Deadline: 12/01/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline12/01/2021
$1,000 Jack R. and Marjorie J. Fraenkel Scholarship
Undergraduate Studies This scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2022 semester Awarding Department: Division of Undergraduate Education and...
Undergraduate Studies This scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline12/10/2021
$500.00 Sophie Hittner Scholarship
Undergraduate Education Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2022 semester Awarding Department: Division of Undergraduate Education and...
Undergraduate Education Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2022...
  • Deadline: 12/10/2021
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline12/10/2021
Varies Gene Geisler Endowed Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political Science Scholarship Intent: To recognize excellent work in empirical political...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political...
  • Deadline: 12/16/2021
  • Award: Varies
Deadline12/16/2021
varies Mike Fanelli Men's Track and Cross Country Scholarship
Athletics Scholarship awarded for the Fall or Spring semester through nomination. Awarding Department: Athletics Scholarship Intent: Mike...
Athletics Scholarship awarded for the Fall or Spring semester through...
  • Deadline: 01/01/2022
  • Award: varies
Deadline01/01/2022
An amount equivalent to resident tuition, textbook allowance, on-campus room and board, and educational expenses Presidential Scholarship
STUDENT AFFAIRS & ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT This scholarship will be awarded for the 2022-2023 academic year The Presidential Scholars...
STUDENT AFFAIRS & ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT This scholarship will be awarded...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2022
  • Award: An amount equivalent to resident tuition, textbook allowance, on-campus room and board, and educational expenses
Deadline03/01/2022
10,000 Azar Hatefi Graduate Student Fellowship in Iranian Diaspora Studies
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2022-2023 academic year IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All reference letters must...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2022-2023...
  • Deadline: 03/30/2022
  • Award: 10,000
Deadline03/30/2022
up to $2,000 Graduate Dean's Award
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2022-2023 academic year Awarding Department: Division of Graduate Studies Scholarship Intent: To...
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2022-2023 academic...
  • Deadline: 05/27/2022
  • Award: up to $2,000
Deadline05/27/2022
Up to $3,500 Masters; $5,000 Doctoral Graduate Equity Fellowship Program
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2022-2023 academic year Awarding Department: Division of Graduate Studies Scholarship Intent: To...
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2022-2023 academic...
  • Deadline: 05/27/2022
  • Award: Up to $3,500 Masters; $5,000 Doctoral
Deadline05/27/2022
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: 06/24/2022
  • Award: up to 1000
Deadline06/24/2022
Varies Joe Brainard Creative Writing Fellowship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall semester Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: To provide...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Joe Brainard Creative Writing Fellowship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall semester Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: To provide...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
up to $2500 Marcus Graduate Student Fellowship in Cinema Studies
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Cinema Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $2500
varies Marcus Recruitment Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: A recruitment scholarship for two MA/MFA applicants to...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Marcus Recruitment Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: A recruitment...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
1,000 Steven Dub Memorial Scholarship
Student Affairs Scholarship awarded for Fall 2021 semester Awarding Department: Health Promotion & Wellness Scholarship Intent: To support SF...
Student Affairs Scholarship awarded for Fall 2021 semester Awarding...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: 1,000
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
varies William Dickey Fellowship in Poetry
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall semester Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: Graduate program...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies William Dickey Fellowship in Poetry
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall semester Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: Graduate program...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall...
  • 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