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
Up to 5,000 per applicant Shereen Paff Special Education Scholarship
Health and Social Services Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester The Department of Child and Adolescent Development (CAD) is seeking...
Health and Social Services Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to 5,000 per applicant
Ended
varies Steven R. Pease Memorial Scholarship
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Geography and Environment Scholarship Intent:...
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$1,000.00 Janice and John Gumas Endowed Marketing Scholarship
Business Scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2018 Awarding Department: College of Business Scholarship Intent: The scholarship supports...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2018 Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$3,800 Manny Mashouf Endowed Scholarship in Marketing
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2018. Awarding Department: Marketing Department Scholarship Intent: The scholarship...
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2018. Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,800
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
varies Alpha Delta Kappa, SF Chapters, Noel Leonard Schol (Spring 2018)
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To promote the advancement of Education...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies ASW Scholarship Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 15. Scholarship funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 15....
  • 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
$500 Gail E. Weinstein Fellowship in Community Literacy Education Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: To support...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
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
Varies Jim Brogan Teaching Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality Studies Scholarship Intent: To award a graduate student in Human Sexuality Studies...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Pepper Schwartz Honorary Scholarship in Sexuality Studies
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality Studies Scholarship Intent: Awards a second year MA student in the Sexuality Studies...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
varies TESOL Convention Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: This...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
up to $4,000 TESOL Legacy Fellowship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: To...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $4,000
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
$1,250.00 W & J Tobias Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2018. Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded for Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250.00
Ended
varies The Cunningham Scholarship in English Literature
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline is November 27. Funds will be disbursed in Spring Awarding Department: English Scholarship...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline is November 27. Funds...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$1,500.00 Shirley Barnett Memorial Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: History Scholarship Intent: To provide financial support for undergraduate and graduate...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$500.00 Sophie Hittner Scholarship
Undergraduate Education Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Division of Undergraduate Education and...
Undergraduate Education Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
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
$1,000 Jack R. and Marjorie J. Fraenkel Scholarship
Undergraduate Studies This scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2018 semester Awarding Department: Division of Undergraduate Education and...
Undergraduate Studies This scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$100.00 Louis Wasserman Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political Science Scholarship Intent: Provide two political science student award of $100...
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...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
up to $500 San Francisco Chapter Society for Technical Communication Scholarship for TPW Students
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: This award is for students who...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $500
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:...
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...
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
$1,000 College of Business/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,000.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 College of Education/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,000.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000.00 College of Liberal and Creative Arts/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,000.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000 College of Science and Engineering/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,000.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Dr. John irwin/Associated Students Memorial Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,000.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Graduate Student/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,000.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 International Student/Associated Students Inc Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,000.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000.00 Jack Adams/Associated Students Memorial Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,000.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
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...
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 Spring 2018 semester 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
$2,000.00 Women in Science and Engineering WISE Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Science and Engineering Scholarship Intent: SF State...
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
Varies Paul Whang Memorial Fellowship
Ethnic Studies Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Asian American Studies Scholarship Intent: In honor of Paul...
Ethnic Studies Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended