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 Shenson Foundation Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $1500
Ended
minimum of $2500 per year Sher-Right Scholarship in Art
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: minimum of $2500 per year
Ended
$1,000 Steve Wilson Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Art Scholarship Intent: To support the work...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$500.00 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: $500.00
Ended
up to $5000 Wilbur Eugene Smith Endowed 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: up to $5000
Ended
$1,000.00 Linda Mazursky Kurtz & Frank Kurtz Scholarship in memory of Bernard Mazursky
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Jewish Studies Scholarship Intent: To address...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
varies Alexandra Laboutin Bannon 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: varies
Ended
Varies Raoul Bertrand Scholarship in Classics
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Classics Scholarship Intent: To support entering and continuing M.A. students in...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Classics Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
varies Richard Trapp Scholarship in Classical Studies
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Classics Scholarship Intent: To recognize the achievements of students in Classical Studies and...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Classics Scholarship...
  • 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 Comparative...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$350-1st;$150 2nd John Ungaretti Translation Prize
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Classics Scholarship Intent: To provide awards for the best written translations of a selection...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Classics Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $350-1st;$150 2nd
Ended
$250-$500 San Francisco Bay Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Romberg Tiburon Center Scholarship Intent: To provide partial support for educational expenses of...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Romberg Tiburon...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $250-$500
Ended
$800.00 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: $800.00
Ended
$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
$1,000.00 (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: $1,000.00 (each of 2 awards)
Ended
$1,000.00 James C. Kelley Scholarship
Awarded in the Fall 2018 semester to undergraduates or graduate students in the College of Science & Engineering Awarding Department: Biology,...
Awarded in the Fall 2018 semester to undergraduates or graduate students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1000.00 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: $1000.00
Ended
$500 Annetta & Gertie Jolivette Empowerment Scholarship
ETHNIC STUDIES Awarding Department: College of Ethnic Studies Scholarship Intent: Provides financial support annually to one student in the...
ETHNIC STUDIES Awarding Department: College of Ethnic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$750.00 Christy Kearney Award in Nursing & Holistic Health Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarship for students engaged in community...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: School of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
Equivalent to tuition Costco Scholarship Fund
Ethnic Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: Ethnic Studies Scholarship Intent: The Costco...
Ethnic Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2018-2019 academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Equivalent to tuition
Ended
$1,000 D. Phillip McGee Memorial Scholarship Fund
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: Ethnic Studies Scholarship Intent: The D. Phillip McGee Memorial Scholarship Fund will be used to provide...
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: Ethnic Studies Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000.00 Dorothy L. Davis Endowed Memorial Scholarship in Nursing, The
Health and Social Sciences *Scholarship awarded for Fall 2018 * Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To provide...
Health and Social Sciences *Scholarship awarded for Fall 2018...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$2,500.00 Hong Kong Association of Northern CA Scholarship
Business Awarding Department: College of Business Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the Hong Kong Association of Northern California...
Business Awarding Department: College of Business Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$1,000 James Hirabayashi Person for All Seasons Scholarship Fund
ETHNIC STUDIES This scholarship will be disbursed in Fall 2018. This scholarship is non-renewable. Awarding Department: College of Ethnic...
ETHNIC STUDIES This scholarship will be disbursed in Fall 2018. This...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,250.00 Lucinda K. Lordan Nursing Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2018. Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To...
Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded for Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250.00
Ended
$500.00 Clarence Miller Musical Theatre Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Theatre & Dance Scholarship Intent: Provides merit scholarships for Theatre Arts...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Theatre &...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
1,000. Dance Scholarship Fund - Susan Whipp Legacy Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Susan Whipp Legacy Scholarship Awarding Department: School of Theatre & Dance Scholarship Intent: Awarded to promising...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Susan Whipp Legacy Scholarship Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 1,000.
Ended
varies Ingalls Travel Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2017-2018...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
1,500.00 Jim Ponder Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Theatre & Dance Scholarship Intent: Targeted to a promising undergraduate/graduate...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Theatre &...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 1,500.00
Ended
$800-$1,500 Jules Irving 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: $800-$1,500
Ended
$1,000.00 David & Cary Cassa Memorial Scholarship
Awarded in the Fall 2018 semester to undergraduates or graduate students in the College of Science & Engineering who has a current address in San...
Awarded in the Fall 2018 semester to undergraduates or graduate students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1000 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: $1000
Ended
$600.00 Helen Mau Scholarship in Dietetics
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Fall 2018 Awarding Department: Family Interiors Nutrition & Apparel Scholarship...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $600.00
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
Varies John Blake West Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester. John Blake West received an MPH from SF State posthumously in 2001....
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
$4000 John Irwin Memorial Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Sociology Scholarship Intent: To provide financial...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $4000
Ended
$50 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
Ended
$1,250.00 Kenneth Fong Scholarship in Biology
Awarded in the Fall 2018 semester to 1 Undergraduate student with a major in the Department of Biology Awarding Department:...
Awarded in the Fall 2018 semester to 1 Undergraduate student with a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250.00
Ended
$750.00 Krohn Trust Dietetic Internship Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Summer 2018 Awarding Department: Family Interiors Nutrition &...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded in Summer...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $750.00
Ended
$1,250.00 Pamela Fong Scholarship in Mathematics
Awarded in the Fall 2018 semester to 1 Undergraduate student with a major in the department of Mathematics Awarding Department:...
Awarded in the Fall 2018 semester to 1 Undergraduate student with a...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250.00
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
$450 Stonestown ADM Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Family Interiors Nutrition & Apparel Scholarship Intent: To help students with educational...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Family Interiors...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $450
Ended
varies Bruce A. Rosenblatt CSL Scholarship
Awarded in the Fall 2018 semester to undergraduates or graduate students in the College of Science & Engineering with 100 hours of Community...
Awarded in the Fall 2018 semester to undergraduates or graduate students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$2,500.00 College of Science & Engineering Advisory Board Scholarships
Awarded in the Fall 2018 semester to 1 graduate students in the College of Science & Engineering Awarding Department: Biology, Chemistry &...
Awarded in the Fall 2018 semester to 1 graduate students in the College...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
$5,000.00 Krishnan Scholarship in Engineering, The
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: $5,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 Peter John Filanc Leadership 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: $1,000.00
Ended
varies Robert William Maxwell Scholarship
Maxwell scholarships open to newly admitted and continue grad students and graduating seniors who have been admitted to the graduate program in the...
Maxwell scholarships open to newly admitted and continue grad students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$500.00 Wolf Stadler Memorial 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 American Public Works Association Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship funds will be awarded for the Fall Semester Awarding Department: Engineering Scholarship Intent: The...
Science and Engineering Scholarship funds will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1,000.00 IEEE-Marxheimer Scholarship in Engineering
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