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
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
$1,000 Communicative Disorders Scholarship (Fall 2018)
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To provide assistance to students in the...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$2,000.00 Community College Transfer Honor Scholarship
Office of Student Financial Aid Scholarship awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. Students must be enrolled full-time during the Fall 2018 and...
Office of Student Financial Aid Scholarship awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
varies Friends of Teachers Visual Impairments and Orientation & Mobility (TVI and O&M)
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: To provide financial support to students currently...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Special Education Scholarship Fund
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: Support scholarship for students enrolled in a degree...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
vaires Transfer Articulation Bridge (TAB) Paul Mendez Leadership 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: Ended
  • Award: vaires
Ended
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: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
varies California Retired Teachers Association, SF Division (CRTA)
Graduate College of Education Awarding Department: California Retired Teachers Association, SF Division (CRTA) Scholarship Intent: Provide...
Graduate College of Education Awarding Department: California Retired...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Irvin W. and Velma C. Hartman Family Schol. - Edu
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To provide for graduate and credential...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
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
$1,000.00 Anthony F. Torrano Memorial Scholarship, The
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Broadcast and Electronic Communication...
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1000.00 BAARC Scholarship for Excellence in Bay Area Radio & Audio Media
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: BECA Scholarship Intent: The Bay Area ...
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1000.00
Ended
$3,500 Bear Family Endowed Scholarship
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-19 Academic Year Awarding Department: Business Scholarship Intent: To assist promising...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-19 Academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,500
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 French Program Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Modern Languages and Literatures Scholarship Intent: To encourage meritorious students majoring...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Modern Languages and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
Varies Jeff Clavin Memorial Scholarship
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2018 semester Awarding Department: Hospitality & Tourism Management Scholarship Intent: The...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2018...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000 Legal Marketing Association Bay Area Eric Vargas Scholarship
Business This scholarship will be awarded for 2018-19 Academic Year Awarding Department: College of Business Scholarship Intent: Award $1000...
Business This scholarship will be awarded for 2018-19 Academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Leona M. Bridges Endowed Scholarship in Business
Business This scholarship will be awarded for 2018-19 Academic Year. Awarding Department: College of Business Scholarship Intent: To provide...
Business This scholarship will be awarded for 2018-19 Academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
Varies Linda and Nathaniel Oubre Leadership Scholarship, The
BUSINESS This scholarship will be awarded for 2018-19 Academic Year. Awarding Department: College of Business Scholarship Intent: The purpose...
BUSINESS This scholarship will be awarded for 2018-19 Academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Varies Michael Jon Alton Scholarship
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2018 semester Awarding Department: Business Scholarship Intent: This scholarship will be...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2018...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
2,000 Nikon Precision College of Business Scholarship Fund
Business Scholarship will be awarded for 2018-19 Academic Year Awarding Department: Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the Nikon Precision...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for 2018-19 Academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 2,000
Ended
$1,500.00 Ronondo A. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts Scholarship...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
$1,000 SF State College of Business Scholarship
Business This Scholarship will be awarded for 2018-19 Academic Year. Awarding Department: Scholarship Intent: To assist promising College of...
Business This Scholarship will be awarded for 2018-19 Academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000.00 SKAL International Scholarship
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Hospitality & Tourism Management Scholarship Intent: To...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$3,000 Wallace Fund for Diversity Scholarship
Business This Scholarship will be awarded for 2018-19 Academic Year. Awarding Department: College of Business Scholarship Intent: This...
Business This Scholarship will be awarded for 2018-19 Academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000
Ended
$500.00 Femineers Scholarship (Endowed)
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Engineering Scholarship Intent: To support...
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Hitachi Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall/Spring semester Awarding Department: MESA Engineering Program, MEP Scholarship...
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall/Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$300.00 Kimball L. Hamberger Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Engineering Scholarship Intent: To be used for...
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $300.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Michael Sugarman Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Engineering Scholarship Intent: The scholarship...
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Oyvind Knut Oseberg Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Engineering Scholarship Intent: Scholarship for...
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 SITA Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship funds will be awarded for the Fall Semester Awarding Department: School of Engineering Scholarship...
Science and Engineering Scholarship funds will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Engineering Scholarship Intent: To provide...
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Anabel Pelham Gerontology Scholarship, The
Health and Social Sciences Awarding Department: Gerontology Scholarship Intent: To assist promising San Francisco State students majoring in...
Health and Social Sciences Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
Varies Long Term Care Administration Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2018 semester Awarding Department: Gerontology Scholarship Intent:...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
Up to $1,000 Michelle Benjamin Scholarship Fund
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2018 semester Awarding Department: Gerontology Scholarship Intent: To...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $1,000
Ended
Up to $1,500.00 Patrick Nobis RCFE Endowed Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2018 semester Awarding Department: Gerontology Scholarship Intent:...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $1,500.00
Ended
varies Peninsula del Rey Scholarship (formerly Monarch Village Scholarship)
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2018 semester Awarding Department: Gerontology Scholarship Intent:...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Carol Channing Creative Arts Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$1,000 Christine Tamblyn Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Art Scholarship Intent: To provide financial...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
varies Edward B. Kaufmann College of Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Evans, Hsu, Kauffman Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$500 John Bauer Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
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
$2,000 Jules H. Strauss Memorial Scholarship in Photography
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Art Scholarship Intent: Supports...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000
Ended
$1,500.00 Kyriakos Karababas Memorial Sholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
up to $6,000 total Leo D. Stillwell Jr.Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Art Scholarship Intent: Funds two or more...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $6,000 total
Ended
varies Marshall J. Miller Scholarship Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
The scholarship will cover student fees and other expenses associated with student education at San Francisco State. Merritt Community Capital Scholarship in Urban Studies and Planning
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the academic year Awarding Department: PACE/Urban Studies and Planning Scholarship...
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: The scholarship will cover student fees and other expenses associated with student education at San Francisco State.
Ended