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 - $3000 Osher Reentry Scholarship
Office of Student Financial Aid This scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. Must enroll in a minimum of 6 units to receive...
Office of Student Financial Aid This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $1500 - $3000
Ended
$700 Cecily Wagstaff Arellanes Memorial Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Social Work Scholarship Intent: Award...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $700
Ended
$1,000.00 Joan Cummerton Social Work Endowed Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Social Work Scholarship Intent: To provide...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
Ended
$500.00 Stella Chan Memorial Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester* Awarding Department: School of Social Work Scholarship...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,500 Yetta K. Zetoony Scholarship
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2017. Awarding Department: Labor and Employment Studies Scholarship Intent: The fund shall...
Business This scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2017. Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
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
$500.00 Queer Ethnic Studies Endowed Graduate Student Scholarship
Ethnic Studies Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Ethnic Studies Scholarship Intent: This award provides...
Ethnic Studies Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
Varies Deborah Tolman Honorary Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester This scholarship is established in the name of Dr. Deborah Tolman,...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
varies Balestrieri Forgivable Loan/Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year Awarding Department: School of Music Scholarship...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • 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
varies History Department Graduate Fellowship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: History Scholarship Intent: To reward academically...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Jacques Hymans Graduate Fellowship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: History Scholarship Intent: To reward students who are both academically successful and...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
up to $1,000 Kyle Campbell Whitham McLeod Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: History Scholarship Intent: To assist promising...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $1,000
Ended
varies Berry & Vera Lee Clanton Endowed Scholarship, The
STUDENT AFFAIRS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall and Spring semesters of the next academic year Awarding Department: Student...
STUDENT AFFAIRS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall and Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$300 The Joseph R. Mullin Prize in History
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: History Scholarship Intent: To reward and recognize the student who writes the best history...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $300
Ended
varies 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: varies
Ended
$1,500.00 Shirley Barnett Memorial Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: History Scholarship Intent: To provide financial support for undergraduate and graduate...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
varies Grant A. Larsen Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality Studies Scholarship Intent: To support scholarships for lesbian, gay, bisexual,...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Sexuality...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$6,500.00 Abigail Fischbach Scholarship
Science and Engineering This scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Computer Science Scholarship Intent: To...
Science and Engineering This scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $6,500.00
varies Continue the Dream for Academic Excellence Scholarship
Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Scholarship Intent: Provide financial assistance to undocumented students at SF...
Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Scholarship Intent:...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Abel/Kolterman Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: Provide financial assistance to students majoring in...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Alpha Delta Kappa, SF Chapters, Noel Leonard Schol (Spring 2019)
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To promote the advancement of Education...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
$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:
  • Award: $2,500.00
$1,000.00 Crumpton, Baxter, Bonham Memorial Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To provide assistance to current and...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000.00
$2,500.00 Dominic C. Nosenzo Special Education Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance to credential,...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500.00
$2,500.00 Dorothy B. Lucas Special Education Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: To support students enrolled in special education...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500.00
$1000 with enrollment at 6 units or $2000 with full time enrollment Dorothy Misbach Fund for Visually Impaired Teacher Preparation
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: Financial support for students admitted to, and...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1000 with enrollment at 6 units or $2000 with full time enrollment
$1000.00/each Dorothy Westby-Gibson Scholarship (Spring 2018)
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Adult Education Program Scholarship Intent: To provide support to students classified in...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Adult Education...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1000.00/each
$500.00 Eva Gildea Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Elementary Education Scholarship Intent: To enable students to continue with their...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Elementary...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500.00
$1,500.00 George Moscone Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate Office Scholarship Intent: To support teaching credential candidates in...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,500.00
$750.00 Jane Wheeler-Dubin Memorial Scholarship (Spring 2019)
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION This scholarship will be awarded in the Spring semester Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION This scholarship will be awarded in the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $750.00
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:
  • Award: up to $4,000
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:
  • Award: varies
$500 Liberal Studies Alumni Scholarship
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: Liberal Studies Scholarship Intent: Provide assistance to a junior or senior Liberal Studies...
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: Liberal...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500
varies Louise M. Mangini Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: Support scholarships for students enrolled in Special...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
$2,600.00 Mabel Whitehead Special Education Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: Award is provided to pay for educational expenses, to...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,600.00
up to $3,000 Robert and Elizabeth Hemphill Scholarship for Cultural Studies in Education (Spring 2018)
Graduate College of Education Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester. Awarding Department: Graduate College of...
Graduate College of Education Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $3,000
varies Susan J. Cady Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: Assist promising students in the College of Education...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
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:
  • Award: an amount equivalent to fees
varies William L. Neer Scholarship (Spring 2018)
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: For students enrolled in graduate degree and/or...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Edward B. Kaufmann Scholarship - Humanities Dept.
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Humanities Scholarship Intent: To recognize academically outstanding undergraduate and...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies ASW Scholarship Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 1. Scholarship funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 1. Scholarship...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Debra Plousha Moore Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 1. Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Scholarship...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 1. Funds will...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Ellanore and Maurice Bassan English Dept. Schol.
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 1. Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 1. Funds...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
$500 Gail E. Weinstein Fellowship in Community Literacy Education Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Deadline is November 1. Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Deadline is November 1. Funds disbursed in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500
varies Jim Brogan and Jack Post Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline is November 1. Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: To...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline is November 1. Funds...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies R. Joel Dorius Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline is November 1. Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline is November 1. Funds...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
up to $500 San Francisco Chapter Society for Technical Communication Scholarship for TPW Students
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Deadline is November 1. Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: This...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Deadline is November 1. Funds will be...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $500
varies TESOL Convention Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Deadline is November 1. Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Deadline is November 1. Funds will be...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies TESOL Legacy Fellowship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: To...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies