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 San Francisco State Scholars Program Scholarship in Accounting
Business Scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2019 Awarding Department: Accounting Scholarship Intent: To help students finance their graduate...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2019 Awarding...
  • Deadline: 06/21/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline06/21/2019
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: Office of the VP,...
STUDENT AFFAIRS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall and Spring...
  • Deadline: 06/23/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline06/23/2019
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 Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2019-2020...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline06/30/2019
$1,000 James Hirabayashi Person for All Seasons Scholarship Fund
ETHNIC STUDIES This scholarship will be disbursed in Fall 2019. This scholarship is non-renewable. Awarding Department: College of Ethnic...
ETHNIC STUDIES This scholarship will be disbursed in Fall 2019. This...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2019
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline06/30/2019
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: 06/30/2019
  • Award: varies
Deadline06/30/2019
up to 1000 Kasey Miller Fund in Kinesiology
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Kinesiology Scholarship Intent: This is a distress fund for students who are currently...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: 06/30/2019
  • Award: up to 1000
Deadline06/30/2019
Varies Bacigalupi University Scholarship
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring Semester This scholarship is generously provided by Andrew and...
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Scholarship will be awarded for...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
$500-1000 Edward Said Scholarship
Ethnic Studies This fund is named in honor of Edward Wadie Said, a Palestinian American literary theorist and public intellectual who helped found...
Ethnic Studies This fund is named in honor of Edward Wadie Said, a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500-1000
varies Elizabeth June Maden-Zibman Creative Writing Endowed Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: Scholarship for Creative Writing majors, graduate or...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
  • 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 The Guardian Scholars Hearst Foundation Scholarship
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall Semester This scholarship is funded through the generosity of the...
Student Affairs & Enrollment Management Scholarship will be awarded for...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies Wilner Award in Short Fiction
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: This is a yearly...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
$500.00 Hilda Taba Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate Office Scholarship Intent: To provide financial aid to a student in the Graduate...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
up to $2,000 Asian American Studies Scholarship Fund
Asian American Studies Laura Lai Scholarship/Student Assistantship for the AAS K-12 Curriculum Project The Asian American Studies Department (AAS)...
Asian American Studies Laura Lai Scholarship/Student Assistantship for...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $2,000
Ended
$1,000 Dale McKeen Award
Business Awarding Department: Accounting Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarships to accounting students showing merit and...
Business Awarding Department: Accounting Scholarship Intent: To...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$3131 Scott Campbell Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarship to financially needy nursing...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: School of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3131
Ended
$500.00 Harry Donovan Memorial Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre Arts Scholarship Intent: Recognize and support students with outstanding achievement in a...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$1,000 Kat Anderson Media Workers Support Fund for Student Journalism
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Journalism Scholarship Intent: To assist promising SF State students majoring in Journalism who...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Journalism Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$125.00 Sara Ruth Prize - Jewish Studies
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Jewish Studies Scholarship Intent: To support and award excellence at the undergraduate level as...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Jewish...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $125.00
Ended
$500.00 Screen Actors Guild Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre Arts Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance for Theatre Arts students who...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500.00
Ended
$100.00 CFS/D Bookstore Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Scholarship Intent: This scholarship provides a gift...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Consumer and Family...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $100.00
Ended
up to $300 Dwight James Simpson Memorial Scholarship
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: International Relations Scholarship Intent: To encourage and support the pursuit of knowledge for...
Liberal & Creative Arts Awarding Department: International...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $300
Ended
up to $500 Professor William N. Bigler Scholarship Fund, The
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship Intent: Advancement of educational development in clinical laboratory science...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Biology Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $500
Ended
varies SF State - KALA Art Institute Graduate Student Fellowship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Art Scholarship Intent: Kala Art Institute provides exceptional facilities to...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
Varies English Department Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is established to give a stipend annually to three...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
1,000 Steven Dub Memorial Scholarship
Awarding Department: Counseling and Psychological Services Scholarship Intent: To support SF State students who have survived intimate partner...
Awarding Department: Counseling and Psychological...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 1,000
Ended
$2,460.00 William G. Flynn Political Reporting Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Journalism Scholarship Intent: To honor the memory of the late William G. Flynn, long-time...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Journalism Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,460.00
Ended
$600 Sarah Josef Dietetics Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Scholarship Intent: Support dietetic student who was...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Awarding Department: Consumer and Family...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $600
Ended
$400.00 J. Fenton McKenna Memorial Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre Arts Scholarship Intent: To honor and reward Theatre Arts students for their...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Theatre...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $400.00
Ended
$2,000.00 Daniel Schirra Memorial Scholarship
STUDENT AFFAIRS Awarding Department: Student Affairs Scholarship Intent: The Daniel Schirrra Memorial scholarship is available to continuing...
STUDENT AFFAIRS Awarding Department: Student Affairs Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $2,000.00
Ended
$1,000 Sergio Martins Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: To benefit deserving undergraduates and graduates in the...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,000 Magalios Family Scholarship - Humanities Dept.
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Humanities Scholarship Intent: To recognize academically outstanding graduate students with...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Humanities Scholarship...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
varies Remembrance of Anne Markevich Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Consumer and Family...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
Varies Somatica Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Sexuality Studies Scholarship Intent:...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES This scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
varies Jim Kohn Scholarship Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: To support deserving graduate students in the...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Language and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$5,000.00 Antoinette Finke Forgivable Loan
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Foreign Languages and Literatures Scholarship Intent: To recognize academically outstanding...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Foreign Languages and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000.00
Ended
$500 Jan Gregory Postsecondary Reading Comp Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: To provide financial support to deserving...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Language and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$1,257.00 Helen Ortega Memorial Fund Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Summer semester Awarding Department: Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship...
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Summer...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,257.00
Ended
$1,810.00 Teddi Herrera Omohundro Memorial Medical Technology Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Summer semester Awarding Department: Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship...
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Summer...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,810.00
Ended
varies Western Pathologists Quality Assurance Association Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Summer semester Awarding Department: Clinical Laboratory Science Scholarship...
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Summer...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$500 Betty Parent Achievement Award
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: American Indian Studies Scholarship Intent: To assist outstanding undergraduate and graduate students from...
Ethnic Studies Awarding Department: American Indian...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$500 Philip Johnson/Cynthia Kolb Memorial Award Scholarship
Disability Programs and Resource Center Award will be for Fall 2017 Awarding Department: Disability Programs & Resource Center...
Disability Programs and Resource Center Award will be for Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$500 Amy Hittner Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences Awarding Department: Department of Counseling Scholarship Intent: To provide an annual $500 scholarship to one...
Health and Social Sciences Awarding Department: Department of...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$8,000/Academic Year Chinese Hospital Nursing Scholarship
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To...
Health and Social Sciences Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $8,000/Academic Year
Ended
$3,500.00 BOMA of San Francisco Foundation Scholarship Fund
BUSINESS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Finance Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the Building Owners...
BUSINESS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $3,500.00
Ended
up to $1000 Ekaterini Vitale Scholarship Fund in Modern Greek Studies
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Modern Greek Studies Scholarship Intent: Scholarship for undergraduate students in Modern Greek...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Modern Greek...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $1000
Ended
varies Sara Ruth Prize - English
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 1. Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: To give a...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 1. Funds disbursed...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
up to $4,000 Business Certificate in Ethics & Compliance Scholarship
BUSINESS This scholarship is awarded for Fall 2017 Awarding Department: Center for Ethical and Sustainable Business Scholarship Intent:...
BUSINESS This scholarship is awarded for Fall 2017 Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $4,000
Ended
varies Psychology Department Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Psychology Scholarship Intent: Support of...
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$1,250.00 Linda Leary Reliable Caregivers Nursing Scholarship
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for Spring 2018 Awarding Department: School of Nursing Scholarship Intent: To provide...
HEALTH AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Scholarship will be awarded for Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,250.00
Ended