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
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
$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 &...
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...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS The Paul Zee Lyons Memorial Scholarships...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$3,000.00 Robert Pasker-Laurie Pitman Fellowship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: History Scholarship Intent: To encourage promising...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,000.00
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 ARCS Scholarship (Achievement Reward for College Scientists)
ARCS scholarships open to newly admitted and continue grad students and graduating seniors who have been admitted to the graduate program in the...
ARCS scholarships open to newly admitted and continue grad students and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$1,000.00 Beth Pack Memorial Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Engineering Scholarship Intent: To promote...
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
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
$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:...
Awarded in the Fall 2018 semester to undergraduates or graduate students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
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
$1,000.00 Luigi & Luigia Franco Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Engineering Scholarship Intent: To help...
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500-$3000 University Scholarship
Office of Student Financial Aid This scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. Students must enroll FULL-TIME during the...
Office of Student Financial Aid This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500-$3000
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
$100.00 Illick Family Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Art Scholarship Intent: Award will be...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $100.00
Ended
varies Alexander String Quartet
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Anthony I. Balestrieri Endowment Fund, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Carla Carol Ferrando Memorial Endowed Scholarship for Piano Students
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship Intent:...
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
up to 8000 Dilena Takeyama Center Scholarships
This Dilena Takeyama Center Scholarship is for International students enrolled at San Francisco State University from a University in Japan or from...
This Dilena Takeyama Center Scholarship is for International students...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to 8000
Ended
varies Jean Vance Award
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the academic year Awarding Department: Geography and Environment Scholarship Intent:...
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$2,500.00 Chris Larsen Scholarship Fund
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance in...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,500.00
Ended
up to $4,000 Karl Richard Lane Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate Office Scholarship Intent: Provide financial assistance to teacher credential...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $4,000
Ended
varies Laura E. Settle Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate Studies Office Scholarship Intent: Annual Academic Year award of $3,000 to a...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate Studies...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
an amount equivalent to fees The Cahill Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Elementary Education Scholarship Intent: To provide assistance to students pursuing a...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Elementary...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: an amount equivalent to fees
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
$1,000.00 John Randolph and Dora Haynes Fellowship Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political Science Scholarship Intent: The Fellowship will be awarded to an outstanding...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
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
$1,000.00 David and Lola Bjorkquist Scholarship for Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors
Science and Engineering The award for this scholarship will be disbursed in fall of 2018. The recipient must be current in all qualifications for...
Science and Engineering The award for this scholarship will be disbursed...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$1000.00 Florence Haimes Scholarship for Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors
Science and Engineering The award for this scholarship will be disbursed in fall of 2018. The recipient must be current in all qualifications for...
Science and Engineering The award for this scholarship will be disbursed...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1000.00
Ended
$1000 Henry Bertin Jr. Scholarship for Graduate Students in Chemistry and Biochemistry
Science and Engineering The award for this scholarship will be disbursed in fall of 2018. The recipient must be current in all qualifications for...
Science and Engineering The award for this scholarship will be disbursed...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1000
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...
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...
Graduate/Undergraduate Education Awarding Department: Institute for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $350.00
Ended
$1,000 Jason Louis Zarri Memorial Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester The Jason Louis Zarri Memorial Scholarship scholarship is supported...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
Varies Philosophy Graduate Student Tuition Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the academic year Awarding Department: Philosophy Scholarship Intent: To provide...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
varies Bill Nichols Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Cinema Scholarship Intent: To provide...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$1,000.00 Carmelina Narciso Scholarship Endowment
Alumni Association Awarding Department: Alumni Relations Scholarship Intent: The Narciso family is always working hard towards the promotion...
Alumni Association Awarding Department: Alumni...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
varies Cinema Department Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester The Spotlight on Women in Film 2018 Award To cap off the School of...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended