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
$1,250.00 PRSA Silicon Valley Scholarship Fund for Communications and Marketing Students
Lam College of Business Marking Department Scholarship awarded for the...
Ended
$600.00 Helen Mau Scholarship in Dietetics
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Spring...
Ended
$1,000.00 Rabolt Scholarship in the College of Health and Social Sciences
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Spring...
Ended
$625.00 Scholarship for Diversity in Interior Design and Architecture
College of Health and Social Sciences* This scholarship will be awarded...
Ended
$400.00 Stonestown ADM Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Spring...
Ended
Up to $1000 Turkish American Arts & Culture Scholarship, The
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: International...
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$750.00 Aaron Anderson Memorial Scholarship
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2022 Awarding...
Ended
$1,000 D. Phillip McGee Memorial Scholarship Fund
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: Ethnic Studies Scholarship...
Ended
$500 Liberal Studies Alumni Scholarship
Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship awarded for Spring...
Ended
$2000 Step to College Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
Ended
varies Susan J. Cady Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
Ended
Varies Transfer Articulation Bridge (TAB)- Lend Lease Second Chance Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Transfer...
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$20,000 (disbursed over 4 semesters, beginning Spring 2022) Willie L Brown Graduate Fellowship Program
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Fellowship will be awarded for the calendar...
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$1,000 Liana Sherrine Day-Williams Fellowship
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
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$500.00 Janet Sim Scholarship Endowment
Business Scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2022 Awarding...
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2,000 Nancy Mar Endowed Scholarship Fund
Business *Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2022...
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$2,000 Yumi E. Satow Vista Room Scholarship
BUSINESS This scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2022. Awarding...
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$1,200.00 Krohn Trust Dietetic Internship Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Spring...
Ended
$1,000 Jack R. and Marjorie J. Fraenkel Scholarship
Undergraduate Studies This scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
Ended
$500.00 Sophie Hittner Scholarship
Undergraduate Education Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2022...
Ended
$2,500.00 Paul Wiese Memorial Scholarship
Lam Family College of Business Scholarship awarded for the Spring 2022...
Ended
Varies Gene Geisler Endowed Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political...
Ended
varies Carlo Bussotti Memorial Scholarship,The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
Ended
varies Janis Getz Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
Ended
$1,000 Kieu Chinh Scholarship Endowment
The Scholarship is Awarded for the Spring semester. College of Ethnic...
Ended
varies Bev's POTL Piano Fund
Liberal and Creative Arts Awarding Department: School of...
Ended
varies Carla Carol Ferrando Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Piano Students
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for Spring...
Ended
varies Ross McKee Foundation/Paul Andrieu Memorial Schol.
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
Ended
varies William Corbett Jones Piano Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
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varies Physics and Astronomy Scholarship Fund
College of Science and Engineering Recipients are highly encouraged to...
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up to $5,000 towards tuition fees and up to $1,000 for student use Crankstart Reentry Scholarship
Office of Student Financial Aid This scholarship will be awarded for the...
Ended
$2,500.00 Crankstart Transfer Scholarship
Undergraduate Education Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
Ended
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Angela Bukle Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Ended
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Dr. John Irwin Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Ended
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Jack Adams Memorial Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Ended
$1,500.00 College of Business/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Ended
$1,500.00 College of Education/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Ended
$1,500.00 College of Liberal and Creative Arts/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Ended
$1,500.00 College of Science and Engineering/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Ended
$1,500.00 Graduate Student/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Ended
$1,500.00 International Student/Associated Students Scholarship
Division of Student Life The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be...
Ended
Varies John Blake West Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2022...
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Varies Jacques E. Johnet Trust Scholarship for Native American
Ethnic Studies Students may apply for one scholarship award per semester...
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an amount up to $2,000 Middle East and Islamic Studies (MEIS) Student Excellence Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester...
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Varies, at most $1,500.00 Cho Public Service Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES * Scholarship will be awarded for the...
Ended
$1,000.00 CVS Health Foundation Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded for Spring...
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$500.00 Eugene I. Pearl Memorial Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Students will apply in the Spring, but...
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$1,000.00 Gabriela Sanchez Memorial Scholarship
STUDENT AFFAIRS Scholarship awarded for the 2022-2023 Academic...
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An amount equivalent to resident tuition, textbook allowance, on-campus room and board, and educational expenses Presidential Scholarship
STUDENT AFFAIRS & ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT This scholarship will be awarded...
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$2,500.00 Prof. Morris R. Lewenstein Memorial Scholarship
College of Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded...
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