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
$1,000 Sergio Martins Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: To benefit deserving undergraduates and graduates in the...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Magalios Family Scholarship - Humanities Dept.
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Humanities Scholarship Intent: To recognize academically outstanding graduate students with...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Humanities Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
varies Remembrance of Anne Markevich Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Consumer and Family...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$1,000.00 Columbia Law Enforcement of CA (CLECA) Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: School of Public Affairs and Civic...
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Bill Plachy Endowed TA Award
Science and Engineering Dr. William Plachy was a physical chemistry professor at SFSU who taught general chemistry and physical chemistry courses. ...
Science and Engineering Dr. William Plachy was a physical chemistry...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000 Gary A. Lucchese Scholarship in Psychology
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Psychology Scholarship Intent: Support of undergraduate or graduate student majoring in...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Psychology Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$500-1000 Irvin W. and Velma C. Hartman Family Schol - Psych
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Psychology Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarships to undergraduate students in the...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Psychology Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500-1000
Ended
Varies Somatica Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Sexuality Studies Scholarship Intent:...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
varies Jim Kohn Scholarship Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: To support deserving graduate students in the...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Language and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$5,000.00 Antoinette Finke Forgivable Loan
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Foreign Languages and Literatures Scholarship Intent: To recognize academically outstanding...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Foreign Languages and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000.00
Ended
$500 Jan Gregory Postsecondary Reading Comp Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: To provide financial support to deserving...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Language and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
varies School of 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
$1,257.00 Helen Ortega Memorial Fund Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Summer semester Awarding Department: Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship...
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Summer...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,257.00
Ended
$1,810.00 Teddi Herrera Omohundro Memorial Medical Technology Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Summer semester Awarding Department: Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship...
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Summer...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,810.00
Ended
varies Western Pathologists Quality Assurance Association Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Summer semester Awarding Department: Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship...
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Summer...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$500 Betty Parent Achievement Award
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: American Indian Studies Scholarship Intent: To assist outstanding undergraduate and graduate students from...
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: American Indian...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$500 Philip Johnson/Cynthia Kolb Memorial Award Scholarship
Disability Programs and Resource Center Award will be for Fall 2017 Awarding Department: Disability Programs & Resource Center...
Disability Programs and Resource Center Award will be for Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$500 Amy Hittner Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences Awarding Department: Department of Counseling Scholarship Intent: To provide an annual $500 scholarship to one...
Health and Social Sciences Awarding Department: Department of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$8,000/Academic Year Chinese Hospital Nursing Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To...
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $8,000/Academic Year
Ended
$3,500.00 BOMA of San Francisco Foundation Scholarship Fund
BUSINESS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Finance Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the Building Owners...
BUSINESS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Agid Family Scholarship Endowment
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2018 semester Awarding Department: Business Scholarship Intent: The establishment of this...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2018...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
up to $1000 Ekaterini Vitale Scholarship Fund in Modern Greek Studies
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Modern Greek Studies Scholarship Intent: Scholarship for undergraduate students in Modern Greek...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Modern Greek...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $1000
Ended
$1,000 Nancy Mar Endowed Scholarship Fund
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2018 semester Awarding Department: Hospitality & Tourism Management Scholarship Intent:...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2018...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Bridge Award
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: To encourage mathematics careers among groups historically...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 David Meredith and Friends Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: To benefit deserving undergraduates and graduates in the...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Jessie F. L. York Scholarship Fund
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: This scholarship was endowed by the family to honor Jessie York....
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 L.A. Chang Memorial Mathematics Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: To provide recognition and financial support for students...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
varies Milowski Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: Granted to Math Dept. graduate students according to...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Sara Ruth Prize - English
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 1. Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: To give a...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 1. Funds disbursed...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
Varies Martinelli Family Scholaship
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2018 semester Awarding Department: Acounting Scholarship Intent: The establishment of this...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2018...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
up to $4,000 Business Certificate in Ethics & Compliance Scholarship
BUSINESS This scholarship is awarded for Fall 2017 Awarding Department: Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business Scholarship Intent:...
BUSINESS This scholarship is awarded for Fall 2017 Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $4,000
Ended
up to $6,000 Jerry Wayne Varnado Ethnic Studies Scholarship
Ethnic Studies Scholarship will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year Awarding Department: Africana Studies Scholarship Intent: This...
Ethnic Studies Scholarship will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $6,000
Ended
$2,000 Yumi E. Satow Vista Room Scholarship
BUSINESS This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2018. Awarding Department: College of Business Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the...
BUSINESS This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2018. Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
varies Psychology Department Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Psychology Scholarship Intent: Support of...
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$1,250.00 Linda Leary Reliable Caregivers Nursing Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2018 Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To provide...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250.00
Ended
$1,250.00 Lucy D. Enos Nursing Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2018. Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent:...
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded for Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250.00
Ended
$200.00 David Jenkins Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political Science Scholarship Intent: To honor a student who has demonstrated the greatest...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $200.00
Ended
$100.00 Louis Wasserman Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political Science Scholarship Intent: Provide two political science student award of $100 each...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $100.00
Ended
varies Matt Stolz Award for Political Theory, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political Science Scholarship Intent: To award graduate and undergraduate students for best essay...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$5,000 Hearth Homes Inclusive Design Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Design and Industry Scholarship Intent: The...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000
Ended
$500 Marjorie H. Stern Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Women and Gender Studies Scholarship Intent: To enable recipients in immediate financial need to...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Women and Gender...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$500 Women & Gender Studies Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Women and Gender Studies Scholarship Intent: The Women and Gender Studies Undergraduate Award...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Women and Gender...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
Varies Jay P. Young Department Excellence Award
College of Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Anthropology Department Scholarship...
College of Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Kiana Dressendorfer Scholarship in Archaeology
College of Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester This scholarship fund was set up in memory of SFSU student Kiana...
College of Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$0.00 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: $0.00
Ended
$9,434 Bernard T. Deasy Honorary Scholarship in Public Administration
Health and Social Sciences * Scholarship will be awarded for the academic year Awarding Department: School of Public Affairs and Civic...
Health and Social Sciences * Scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $9,434
Ended
Varies, at most $1,500.00 Cho Public Service Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2017 semester Awarding Department: School of Public Affairs and Civic...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies, at most $1,500.00
Ended
Varies Eugene I. Pearl Memorial Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES *Students will apply in the Spring, but scholarships will have 2 distribution times for 2 awardees – and 1 for Spring...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES *Students will apply in the Spring, but...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies George Feliz Memorial Scholardhip 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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
up to 1500 Peggy H. Smith Grad Student Dist Achievement Award
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Spring Awarding Department: Counseling Scholarship Intent: To honor Dr. Peggy H....
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to 1500
Ended