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 $1000 Donna S. Kline Endowment in Creative Arts in Memory of Joanne Rae Kline
Liberal and Creative Arts Awarding Department: School of Music and Dance Scholarship Intent: The scholarship was established to help...
Liberal and Creative Arts Awarding Department: School of Music and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $1000
Ended
$2,460.00 William G. Flynn Political Reporting Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Journalism Scholarship Intent: To honor the memory of the late William G. Flynn, long-time...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,460.00
Ended
Varies Dave McElhatton Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Broadcast&Electronic Communication...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$1,000.00 Davillier-Sloan Breaking the Cycle Scholarship for Project Rebound
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sociology Scholarship Intent: The scholarship will be for undergraduate or graduate students...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
varies Timothy Wiese Endowed Scholarship
Student Affairs Awarding Department: Student Health Center Scholarship Intent: To support continuing SFSU students with disabilities who are...
Student Affairs Awarding Department: Student Health...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$600 Sarah Josef Dietetics Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Scholarship Intent: Support dietetic student who was...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Consumer and Family...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $600
Ended
$350 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: $350
Ended
$400.00 J. Fenton McKenna Memorial Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre Arts Scholarship Intent: To honor and reward Theatre Arts students for their...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Daniel Schirra Memorial Scholarship
STUDENT AFFAIRS Awarding Department: Student Affairs Scholarship Intent: The Daniel Schirrra Memorial scholarship is available to continuing...
STUDENT AFFAIRS Awarding Department: Student Affairs Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
varies Judith Anne Ott Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the scholarship is...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Ernest C. Dillard Sr. Endowed Scholarship in Labor Studies
Business This scholarship will be awarded Fall 2016. Awarding Department: Labor & Employment Studies Scholarship Intent: The scholarship...
Business This scholarship will be awarded Fall 2016. Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$500 up to an amt equivalent to tuition fees Florence Hale Stephenson Alumnae Scholarship Fund
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Kinesiology Scholarship Intent: To be awarded to a Kinesiology major with a Concentration in...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500 up to an amt equivalent to tuition fees
Ended
$1,500 Frederick Wm Walters Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: Mr. Walters has been a long-time and steady supporter of students...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
$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:...
  • 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
$1,000 Liana Sherrine Day-Williams Fellowship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Psychology Scholarship Intent: To support a Clinical Psychology Master’s student entering their...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Psychology Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
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...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Language and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Leon and Miriam Bloomberg Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To award one scholarship annually to a...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • 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...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Pietro Iaccarino Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Modern Languages and Literatures Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarship awards for SFSU...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Modern Languages and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
varies Deborah Tolman Honorary Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship is established in the name of Dr. Deborah Tolman, founding director of the Center for Research on...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship is established in the name...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
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 Jacques E. Johnet Trust Scholarship for Native American
Ethnic Studies Students may apply for one scholarship award per semester in an academic year. Awarding Department: American Indian...
Ethnic Studies Students may apply for one scholarship award per semester...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$750.00 Society for Classical and Comparative Studies Travel Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Classics and Comparative and World Literature Scholarship Intent: To support travel for...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Classics and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$900.00 Don W. Scoble Endowment Scholarship
Business Awarding Department: Economics Scholarship Intent: Support to a SFSU graduate student in the Economics program who is interested in...
Business Awarding Department: Economics Scholarship Intent: Support...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $900.00
Ended
$700.00 (each of 2 awards) George Feliz Memorial Scholarship in Economics
Business Awarding Department: Economics Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance to deserving economics students in accordance with...
Business Awarding Department: Economics Scholarship Intent: To...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $700.00 (each of 2 awards)
Ended
$500 Ramona K. First Award
Business Awarding Department: Economics Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students majoring in...
Business Awarding Department: Economics Scholarship Intent: To...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
Varies Gene Geisler Endowed Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political Science Scholarship Intent: To recognize excellent work in empirical political...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
varies Matthew F. Stolz Scholarship in Political Theory
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political Science Scholarship Intent: To recognize a student’s merit in political...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies ARCS Scholarship (Achievement Reward for College Scientists)
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Scholarship Intent: The ARCS Foundation provides scholarships to academically outstanding United...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Scholarship Intent: The...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Bruce A. Rosenblatt CSL Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: College of Science and Engineering Scholarship Intent: Encourage students of the College of...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: College of Science and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$2,500.00 College of Science & Engineering Advisory Board Scholarships
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: College of Science and Engineering Scholarship Intent: To support graduate students in the...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: College of Science and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$1,000.00 James C. Kelley Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: College of Science and Engineering Scholarship Intent: Recognize and reward undergraduate and...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: College of Science and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,250.00 Kenneth Fong Scholarship in Biology
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: College of Science and Engineering Scholarship Intent: To support undergrad students in the Dept....
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: College of Science and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250.00
Ended
varies Robert William Maxwell Scholarship
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Awarding Department: College of Science and Engineering Scholarship Intent: To attract new graduate students to the...
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Awarding Department: College of Science and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$6,500.00 Abigail Fischbach Scholarship
Science and Engineering This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Computer Science Scholarship Intent: To...
Science and Engineering This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $6,500.00
Ended
$3,000.00 Bengier Foundation University Scholarship
Office of Student Financial Aid APPLY USING THE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION This scholarship will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic...
Office of Student Financial Aid APPLY USING THE UNIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIP...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000.00
Ended
Varies Generation to Generation Graduate School Award
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sociology Scholarship Intent: To assist undergraduate students and recent graduates of the...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
varies Hediye Gurtuna Youth Advocacy Scholarships
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sociology Scholarship Intent: Support a sociology major with a commitment to youth ...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$50.00 John W. Kinch Humanitarian Award
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sociology Scholarship Intent: To recognize a graduating Sociology senior who has made...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $50.00
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...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Design...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Cinema Department Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester The Spotlight on Women in Film 2017 Award To cap off the School...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
up to $1000 Gordon Thomas Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Cinema Scholarship Intent: Scholarship for a Junior or Senior or a graduate student in...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Cinema Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $1000
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