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
varies The Cunningham Scholarship in English Literature
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline is November 1. Funds will be disbursed in Spring Awarding Department: English Scholarship...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline is November 1. Funds...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
Up to $1000 Turkish American Arts & Culture Scholarship, The
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: International Relations Scholarship Intent: The Turkish American Arts & Culture Necati,...
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: International...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $1000
$1,000 Carol Severin Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Scholarship Intent: Support undergraduate students who are in...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Recreation, Parks,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
$500.00 Recreation Parks & Tourism Dept Intern-Schol Fund
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Through the Recreation, Parks, and Tourism (RPT) Department Intern Scholarship Fund, The RPT Department offers two...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Through the Recreation, Parks, and Tourism...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500.00
an amount up to $2,000 Middle East and Islamic Studies (MEIS) Student Excellence Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Middle East and Islamic Studies (MEIS) Scholarship Intent: The Middle East and Islamic...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Middle East and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: an amount up to $2,000
up to $3,500 Masters;$5,000 Doctoral Graduate Equity Fellowship Program
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year Awarding Department: Division of Graduate Studies Scholarship Intent: To...
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2019-2020 academic...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $3,500 Masters;$5,000 Doctoral
$1,000 .00 Angela Bukle/Associated Students Memorial Scholarship
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,000.00) will be disbursed all...
Associated Student Inc. This scholarship will be awarded for the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000 .00
varies Alan Patee Scholarship
Bursar’s Office Awarding Department: Scholarship Intent: A waiver of tuition fees to undergraduate students in the CSU who are the natural or...
Bursar’s Office Awarding Department: Scholarship Intent: A waiver of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
$100.00 Ann Fields Award, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Ann Fields Poetry Contest $100.00 OPEN TO ALL CREATIVE WRITING MAJORS. Awarding Department: Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Ann Fields Poetry Contest $100.00 OPEN TO...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $100.00
Varies Biology Faculty Fund for Students
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship Intent: Recognize Biology students with exceptional abilities, achievements,...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
$1000-$1500 BMC Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Computer Science Scholarship Intent: Provide annual scholarship to support worthy students in Computer...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Computer...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1000-$1500
$100 Clark-Gross Award in the Novel
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: This is a...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $100
Varies Dr. J.E. "Penny" Saffold Leadership Award
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: Africana Studies Scholarship Intent: This scholarship recognizes student leadership and provides financial...
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: Africana Studies Scholarship...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
Varies Dr. Salvador Chavez and Dr. Edward O Hascall Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall and Spring semesters Awarding Department: Counseling Scholarship Intent:...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
$2,000 per semester Eden Academic Excellence Award
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded Fall and Spring semesters of the academic year Awarding Department: College of Science and...
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded Fall and Spring semesters of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000 per semester
varies Ida Sweeney La Blanc Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Counseling Scholarship Intent: Financial support to currently enrolled graduate level counseling,...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Counseling Scholarship...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Kathryn A. Manoogian Schol in Creative Writing
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: For one or two new or continuing graduate students in...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Mitsuko Saito Duerr Scholarship
Business Awarding Department: International Business Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance to SFSU students with a major/minor...
Business Awarding Department: International Business Scholarship...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
An amount equivalent to resident tuition fees and an amount up to on-campus room and board Presidential Scholars
STUDENT AFFAIRS & ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT This scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year The Presidential Scholars...
STUDENT AFFAIRS & ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT This scholarship will be...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: An amount equivalent to resident tuition fees and an amount up to on-campus room and board
Varies Shields Family Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
1,000 Steven Dub Memorial Scholarship
Student Affairs Awarding Department: Health Promotion & Wellness Scholarship Intent: To support SF State students who have survived...
Student Affairs Awarding Department: Health Promotion &...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: 1,000