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 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.).

To apply-to 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 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-to.

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 a 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.

Read the scholarship eligibility requirements (e.g., major, gpa, enrollment requirement to receive the scholarship, other requirements as stated) and questions carefully to determine if you are qualified BEFORE applying.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1,000 D. Phillip McGee Memorial Scholarship Fund
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: Ethnic Studies Scholarship Intent: The D. Phillip McGee Memorial Scholarship Fund will be used to provide...
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: Ethnic Studies Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/15/2018
$1,000.00 Dorothy L. Davis Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Nursing, The
Health and Social Sciences *Scholarship awarded for Fall 2018 * Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To provide...
Health and Social Sciences *Scholarship awarded for Fall 2018...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/15/2018
$1,000 James Hirabayashi Person for All Seasons Scholarship Fund
ETHNIC STUDIES This scholarship will be disbursed in Fall 2018. This scholarship is non-renewable. Awarding Department: College of Ethnic...
ETHNIC STUDIES This scholarship will be disbursed in Fall 2018. This...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/15/2018
$1,250.00 Lucinda K. Lordan Nursing Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2018. Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To...
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded for Fall...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2018
  • Award: $1,250.00
Deadline04/15/2018
$500.00 Queer Ethnic Studies Endowed Graduate Student Scholarship
Ethnic Studies Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Ethnic Studies Scholarship Intent: This award provides...
Ethnic Studies Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 04/15/2018
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline04/15/2018
$500.00 Clarence Miller Musical Theatre Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Theatre & Dance Scholarship Intent: Provides merit scholarships for Theatre...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Theatre...
  • Deadline: 04/27/2018
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline04/27/2018
varies Dance Scholarship Fund - Susan Whipp Legacy Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Susan Whipp Legacy Scholarship Awarding Department: School of Theatre & Dance Scholarship Intent: Awarded to...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Susan Whipp Legacy Scholarship Awarding...
  • Deadline: 04/27/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/27/2018
$700.00 Jim Ponder Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Theatre & Dance Scholarship Intent: Targeted to a promising...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Theatre...
  • Deadline: 04/27/2018
  • Award: $700.00
Deadline04/27/2018
1,000 Jules Irving Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Theatre & Dance Scholarship Intent: Provides financial assistance to Theatre...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Theatre...
  • Deadline: 04/27/2018
  • Award: 1,000
Deadline04/27/2018
$500.00 Teresina Drama Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Theatre & Dance Scholarship Intent: Provides financial assistance to Theatre...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Theatre...
  • Deadline: 04/27/2018
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline04/27/2018
$500.00 Theatre Arts Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Theatre & Dance Scholarship Intent: Provide financial assistant for students...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Theatre...
  • Deadline: 04/27/2018
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline04/27/2018
$500-$3000 University Scholarship
Office of Student Financial Aid This scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. Students must enroll FULL-TIME during the...
Office of Student Financial Aid This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 04/29/2018
  • Award: $500-$3000
Deadline04/29/2018
varies Alexander String Quartet
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline05/01/2018
varies Anthony I. Balestrieri Endowment Fund, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline05/01/2018
varies Carla Carol Ferrando Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Piano Students
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline05/01/2018
$1,000 Jason Louis Zarri Memorial Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester The Jason Louis Zarri Memorial Scholarship scholarship is supported...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 05/11/2018
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline05/11/2018
$1,500.00 Elmira Sanderson Endowed Scholarship Fund
Alumni Association Awarding Department: Alumni Relations Scholarship Intent: Awards of at least $1,500 (varies) to incoming freshmen who...
Alumni Association Awarding Department: Alumni...
  • Deadline: 05/14/2018
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline05/14/2018
Up to $2000 every year for four years Robert and Joyce Corrigan SF Promise Endowed Scholarship
Office of Alumni Relations Awarding Department: Alumni Relations Scholarship Intent: The San Francisco Promise Scholarships were established...
Office of Alumni Relations Awarding Department: Alumni...
  • Deadline: 05/14/2018
  • Award: Up to $2000 every year for four years
Deadline05/14/2018
up to $3,500 Masters;$5,000 Doctoral Graduate Equity Fellowship Program
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: Division of Graduate Studies Scholarship Intent: To...
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2018-2019 academic...
  • Deadline: 05/18/2018
  • Award: up to $3,500 Masters;$5,000 Doctoral
Deadline05/18/2018
$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: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $700
Deadline05/31/2018
$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: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/31/2018
$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: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline05/31/2018
$300.00 Tim Sampson Memorial Award
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Social Work Scholarship Intent: To...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $300.00
Deadline05/31/2018
$1,500 Yetta K. Zetoony Scholarship
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2017. Awarding Department: Labor and Employment Studies Scholarship Intent: The fund shall...
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2017. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 05/31/2018
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline05/31/2018
varies Jean Vance Award
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the academic year Awarding Department: Geography and Environment Scholarship Intent:...
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the academic...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2018
  • Award: varies
Deadline06/30/2018
$500-1000 Edward Said Scholarship
Ethnic Studies This fund is named in honor of Edward Wadie Said, a Palestinian American literary theorist and public intellectual who helped found...
Ethnic Studies This fund is named in honor of Edward Wadie Said, a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500-1000
$500 up to an amt equivalent to tuition fees Florence Hale Stephenson Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Kinesiology Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is to be used for students majoring in...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500 up to an amt equivalent to tuition fees
$500.00 Donna J. Cuneo Memorial Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To assist needy students in the School of...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$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
$500.00 Margaret Lynch Memorial Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Elementary Education Scholarship Intent: For students with a commitment to a profession...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Elementary...
  • 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...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000 College of Ethnic Studies Dean's Scholars
Ethnic Studies Davillier-Sloan Award Awarding Department: Ethnic Studies Scholarship Intent: The scholarship will provide financial support to...
Ethnic Studies Davillier-Sloan Award Awarding Department: Ethnic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
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...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000.00 Robert Westwood Scholarship
Student Affairs Awarding Department: Student Health Center Scholarship Intent: To assist SFSU students who are living with HIV and plan to...
Student Affairs Awarding Department: Student Health...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
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...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Jewish...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $125.00
Ended
$500.00 Screen Actors Guild Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre Arts Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance for Theatre Arts students...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$100.00 CFS/D Bookstore Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Scholarship Intent: This scholarship provides a gift...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Consumer and Family...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $100.00
Ended
$1,000 Dan Zeff Memorial Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Nursing Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarship for an outstanding nursing student with a...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Nursing Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$500 Stonestown ADM Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Scholarship Intent: To help students with educational...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Consumer and Family...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$500 Judith Martin Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Women and Gender Studies Scholarship Intent: Annual award of $500 to a continuing WGS grad...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Women and Gender...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
up to $300 Dwight James Simpson Memorial Scholarship
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: International Relations Scholarship Intent: To encourage and support the pursuit of knowledge...
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: International...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $300
Ended
up to $500 Professor William N. Bigler Scholarship Fund, The
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship Intent: Advancement of educational development in clinical laboratory science...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $500
Ended
$500 Carolyn Irene Howard Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship Intent: To ease the financial burden for...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
varies Jerold Rosenberg Family Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance,...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies SF State - KALA Art Institute Graduate Student Fellowship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Art Scholarship Intent: Kala Art Institute provides exceptional facilities to...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
Varies Helen Mau Scholarship in Dietetics
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Scholarship Intent: Support dietetics (DFM) and...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Consumer and Family...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies English Department Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is established to give a stipend annually to...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended