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
$1,500.00 Elmira Sanderson Endowed Scholarship Fund
Alumni Association Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Alumni Relations Scholarship Intent: Awards of at least...
Alumni Association Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,500.00
Ended
varies Gordon Thomas Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Cinema Scholarship Intent: Scholarship...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Jim Goldner Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Cinema Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students pursuing...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Cinema Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
Up to $2000 every year for four years Robert and Joyce Corrigan SF Promise Endowed Scholarship
Office of Alumni Relations Scholarship awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: Alumni Relations Scholarship Intent: The...
Office of Alumni Relations Scholarship awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Up to $2000 every year for four years
Ended
Varies Robin Eickman Cinema Student Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the next academic year Awarding Department: School of Cinema Scholarship Intent: To...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the next academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
up to $3,500 Masters;$5,000 Doctoral Graduate Equity Fellowship Program
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: Division of Graduate Studies Scholarship Intent: To...
Graduate Studies Scholarship awarded for the 2018-2019 academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $3,500 Masters;$5,000 Doctoral
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:
  • Award: varies
$500 up to an amt equivalent to tuition fees Florence Hale Stephenson/Violet Pfeiffer Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Kinesiology Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is to be used for students majoring in...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500 up to an amt equivalent to tuition fees
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
$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
$600.00 Gertrude E Luehning Home Economics Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Scholarship Intent: To support Family and Consumer...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Consumer and Family...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $600.00
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:
  • Award: varies
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 John A. Kassay Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Design and Industry Scholarship Intent: To enable deserving students to participate in the...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Design and...
  • 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
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:
  • Award: up to $1,000
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
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