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
$743 Dr. Gloria M. Hing Scholarship
Alumni Association This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Alumni Relations Scholarship Intent: Awarded to...
Alumni Association This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $743
Ended
$2,000.00 Hysinger Award
BUSINESS Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Finance Scholarship Intent: The Building Owners and Managers...
BUSINESS Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$350.00 Community Service Student Awards - Student Awards for Excellence in Community Engagement
Graduate/Undergraduate Education Awarding Department: Institute for Civic & Community Engagement This scholarship will be awarded Spring 2018,...
Graduate/Undergraduate Education Awarding Department: Institute for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $350.00
Ended
$350.00 Community Service Student Awards - Student Awards for Excellence in Service Learning
Graduate/Undergraduate Education Awarding Department: Institute for Civic & Community Engagement This scholarship will be awarded Spring 2018,...
Graduate/Undergraduate Education Awarding Department: Institute for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $350.00
Ended
$7,000.00 Boundaries of Life Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for two academic years (4 semesters) Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship Intent: For three...
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for two academic years (4...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $7,000.00
Ended
varies Abel/Kolterman Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: Provide financial assistance to students majoring in...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Frederick W. Kauer Grad Scholarship in Physiology
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship Intent: To support the education needs of graduate students in physiology...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies William L. Neer Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: For students enrolled in graduate degree and/or...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • 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 are...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $500
Ended
$100.00 Illick Family Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Art Scholarship Intent: Award will be given...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $100.00
Ended
$100.00 Sylvia and Jim Walters Award in Printmaking
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded in the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Art Scholarship Intent: Annual award for...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded in the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $100.00
Ended
Amount up to $1000 Allen Abraham Scholarship Fund
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Kinesiology Scholarship Intent: The Allen Abraham Scholarship Fund is for a full-time...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Amount up to $1000
Ended
Amount up to $1000 Graduate Kinesiology Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Kinesiology Scholarship Intent: Provide financial assistance to full-time and part-time...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Amount up to $1000
Ended
Amount up to $1000 Hal and Nonie Harden Physical Education Scholarship Fund
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Kinesiology Scholarship Intent: Open to a full-time junior or senior majoring in Kinesiology...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Amount up to $1000
Ended
$1,500.00 Nikon Precision College of Business Scholarship Fund
Business Scholarship will be awarded for 2019-20 Academic Year Awarding Department: Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the Nikon Precision...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for 2019-20 Academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
Amount up to $1000 Undergraduate Kinesiology Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Kinesiology Scholarship Intent: To provide variable stipends, as funds allow, to full time...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Amount up to $1000
Ended
Amount up to $1000 William Harkness Kinesiology Major - Athlete Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Kinesiology Scholarship Intent: To award outstanding student athletes on the basis of...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Amount up to $1000
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $100
Ended
$5,000.00 Dr. Robert Dreher & Dr. Robert Suczek Memorial Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Psychology Scholarship Intent: The scholarships are for...
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000.00
Ended
varies Dr. Wan-Lee Cheng 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
varies Paul Zee Lyons Memorial Scholarships For Chinese Translation Studies, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS The Paul Zee Lyons Memorial Scholarships have been established to assist San Francisco State University undergraduate or...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS The Paul Zee Lyons Memorial Scholarships have...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$350.00 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: $350.00
Ended
$800.00 Theatre Arts Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Theatre & Dance Scholarship Intent: Provide financial assistant for students within the...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Theatre &...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $800.00
Ended
varies Lilly M. Berry Scholarship Endowment in Psychology
Office of Student Financial Aid APPLY USING THE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION This scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic...
Office of Student Financial Aid APPLY USING THE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
Up to $4,000 Dilena Takeyama Center Scholarships
This Dilena Takeyama Center Scholarship is for International students enrolled at San Francisco State University with an interest in improving...
This Dilena Takeyama Center Scholarship is for International students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $4,000
Ended
$500.00 Oyvind Knut Oseberg Scholarship
School of Engineering will award one $500 scholarship to a qualified Undergrad ME Junior or first semester Senior enrolling in at least Half Time...
School of Engineering will award one $500 scholarship to a qualified...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1000.00 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarship
School of Engineering will award one $1,000 scholarship to a qualified Engineering student who is an active SWE member and will enroll into at...
School of Engineering will award one $1,000 scholarship to a qualified...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1000.00
Ended
$300 Dianne Francis Derby Memorial Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Psychology Scholarship Intent: To support an Industrial/Organizational Psychology student in...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Psychology Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $300
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
Varies Sierra Nevada Field Campus Scholarship
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship awarded for the Summer Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is intended to...
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship awarded for the Summer Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
varies Herodotus Fund for Graduate Travel in History
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: History Scholarship Intent: To assist promising graduate students majoring in History at SF State...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: History Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Jacques Hymans Graduate Fellowship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: History Scholarship Intent: To recognize and award students who provide exceptional service to...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: History Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$300 The Joseph R. Mullin Prize in History
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: History Scholarship Intent: To reward and recognize the student who writes the best history...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: History Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $300
Ended
Equivalent to tuition Costco Scholarship Fund
Ethnic Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year Awarding Department: Ethnic Studies Scholarship Intent: The Costco...
Ethnic Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2019-2020 academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Equivalent to tuition
Ended
2,500 College of Business Veteran's Scholarship - MUFG
Business Scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2019 Awarding Department: Business Scholarship Intent: Scholarship for Veterans to benefit five...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2019 Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 2,500
Ended
$500.00 Kurt Liedtke German Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Foreign Languages and Literatures Scholarship Intent: To recognize outstanding achievement among...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Foreign Languages and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
Varies Clinical Laboratory Science Internship Program Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship...
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
amount up to $1000 Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Geriatric Care Management Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Gerontology Scholarship Intent: To provide...
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: amount up to $1000
Ended
$5,000.00 Hong Kong Association of Northern CA Scholarship
Business * This scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2020-Spring 2021 Academic Year. Awarding Department: Lam Family College of...
Business * This scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2020-Spring 2021...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000.00
Ended
Varies Beverly Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Broadcast & Electronic Communication...
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
varies San Francisco State Scholars Program Scholarship in Accounting
Business Scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2020 Awarding Department: Accounting Scholarship Intent: To help students finance their graduate...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2020 Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$500 Audre Lorde Creative Writing Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall 2020 semester Awarding Department: The Poetry Center Scholarship Intent: The award is...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall 2020...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$500.00 Jack Oakie "Its all in fun" Award for Excellence in Creative Arts
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall 2020 semester Awarding Department: Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship Intent: To...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall 2020...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 American Public Works Association Scholarship
School of Engineering will award one $1,000 scholarship to a qualified Junior or Senior Engineering student who is an APWA member and enrolling...
School of Engineering will award one $1,000 scholarship to a qualified...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Beth Pack Memorial Scholarship
School of Engineering will award one $1,000 scholarship to a current qualified sophomore, junior or non-graduating senior IEEE student member with...
School of Engineering will award one $1,000 scholarship to a current...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 IEEE-Marxheimer Scholarship in Engineering
School of Engineering will award one $1,000 scholarship to a qualified Electrical/ Computer Engineering Sophomore or higher IEEE student member...
School of Engineering will award one $1,000 scholarship to a qualified...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Peter John Filanc Leadership Scholarship
School of Engineering will award one $1,000 scholarship to a qualified current Undergrad Junior or Senior student with at least a 2.5 GPA &...
School of Engineering will award one $1,000 scholarship to a qualified...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Wolf Stadler Memorial Scholarship
School of Engineering will award one $500 scholarship to a qualified current Junior or Senior undergraduate Engineering student with at least a...
School of Engineering will award one $500 scholarship to a qualified...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
varies Daniel D. Feder University Scholarship
Office of Student Financial Aid APPLY USING THE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION at this link,...
Office of Student Financial Aid APPLY USING THE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$6,500.00 Abigail Fischbach Scholarship
Science and Engineering This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2020 or Spring 2021 Awarding Department: Computer Science Scholarship...
Science and Engineering This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $6,500.00
Ended