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 APPLY FOR or be considered for nomination/recruitment 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). 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.

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, English, College of Business, Office of Student Financial Aid, Alumni Association, etc.). This is a good search to find scholarships offered to all majors or all majors within a College.

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.

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.

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 $400 Aaron M. Goldsmith Scholarship Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded on a rolling basis This scholarship was established thanks to a generous bequeath from Aaron M....
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded on a rolling basis This...
  • Deadline: 04/16/2021
  • Award: up to $400
Deadline04/16/2021
varies Academic Excellence Scholarship for San Francisco State Scholars Program in Accounting
Business Scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2021 Awarding Department: Accounting Scholarship Intent: To help students finance their graduate...
Business Scholarship will be awarded for Fall 2021 Awarding...
  • Deadline: 04/16/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/16/2021
$2,000.00 Biology Hensill Endowment Scholarship
College of Science and Engineering These Hensill undergraduate scholarships will be awarded in Fall 2021. Current Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors...
College of Science and Engineering These Hensill undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 04/16/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline04/16/2021
$2,500.00 College of Science & Engineering Advisory Board Scholarships
CoSE Advisory Board scholarship is open to newly admitted and continue grad students and graduating seniors who have been admitted to the graduate...
CoSE Advisory Board scholarship is open to newly admitted and continue...
  • Deadline: 04/16/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline04/16/2021
varies David Jenkins Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political Science Scholarship Intent: To honor a student who has demonstrated the greatest...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political...
  • Deadline: 04/16/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/16/2021
$1,000.00 James C. Kelley Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarded in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester to undergraduates or graduate students in the College of Science &...
Science and Engineering Awarded in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester...
  • Deadline: 04/16/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/16/2021
$2,000.00 Janis Kuby Memorial Scholarship
College of Science and Engineering The Kuby undergraduate scholarships for Cell & Molecular Biology and Microbiology will be awarded in Fall 2021....
College of Science and Engineering The Kuby undergraduate scholarships...
  • Deadline: 04/16/2021
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline04/16/2021
varies John Randolph and Dora Haynes Fellowship Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political Science Scholarship Intent: The Fellowship will be awarded to an outstanding graduate...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political...
  • Deadline: 04/16/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/16/2021
$2,500.00 Jon S Galehouse Endowed Scholarship in Earth Sciences
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded Fall 2021 semester Current Juniors and Seniors who will be enrolled in 6 units in the Fall of...
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded Fall 2021...
  • Deadline: 04/16/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline04/16/2021
$1,250.00 Kenneth Fong Scholarship in Biology
Awarded in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester to 1 Undergraduate student with a major in the Department of Biology. Recipients are encouraged to...
Awarded in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester to 1 Undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 04/16/2021
  • Award: $1,250.00
Deadline04/16/2021
varies Louis Wasserman Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political Science Scholarship Intent: Provide two political science student award of $100 each...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political...
  • Deadline: 04/16/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/16/2021
varies Matt Stolz Award for Political Theory, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political Science Scholarship Intent: To award graduate and undergraduate students for best essay...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Political...
  • Deadline: 04/16/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/16/2021
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: 04/16/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/16/2021
$4,000.00 Nelson Scholarship Fund for Conservation Biology
College of Science and Engineering These Nelson Graduate Scholarships for Conservation Biology will be awarded in Fall 2021 Current Graduating...
College of Science and Engineering These Nelson Graduate Scholarships...
  • Deadline: 04/16/2021
  • Award: $4,000.00
Deadline04/16/2021
$1,250.00 Pamela Fong Scholarship in Mathematics
Awarded in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester to 1 Undergraduate student with a major in the department of Mathematics. Recipients are...
Awarded in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester to 1 Undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 04/16/2021
  • Award: $1,250.00
Deadline04/16/2021
$10,000 Professor Emeritus Dave Dempsey and Rebecca Douglass Scholarship in Earth and Climate Sciences, The
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall 2021 semester. The recipient is expected to attend the College of Science & Engineering...
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall 2021...
  • Deadline: 04/16/2021
  • Award: $10,000
Deadline04/16/2021
$1000 Professor William N. Bigler Scholarship Fund, The
College of Science and Engineering Bigler Scholarship in the Biomedical Science will be awarded in Fall 2021 Scholarship recipients are strongly...
College of Science and Engineering Bigler Scholarship in the Biomedical...
  • Deadline: 04/16/2021
  • Award: $1000
Deadline04/16/2021
$4,000.00 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: 04/16/2021
  • Award: $4,000.00
Deadline04/16/2021
$1,000.00 SF Resident (formerly David & Cary Cassa Memorial Scholarship)
Science and Engineering Current Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are encouraged to apply. Awarded in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester to...
Science and Engineering Current Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are...
  • Deadline: 04/16/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/16/2021
up to 25,000 Toni K Weingarten Youth in Theatre Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic Year Awarding Department: School of Theatre & Dance Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the 2021-2022 Academic...
  • Deadline: 04/16/2021
  • Award: up to 25,000
Deadline04/16/2021
$1,000.00 Working Student Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarded in the Fall 2021 semester to undergraduate students in the College of Science & Engineering Recipients are...
Science and Engineering Awarded in the Fall 2021 semester to...
  • Deadline: 04/16/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/16/2021
$3,000.00 David Goldstein Memorial Scholarship in Paralegal Studies
College of Extended Learning Awarding Department: Paralegal Studies Program Scholarship Intent: To award scholarships to Paralegal students...
College of Extended Learning Awarding Department: Paralegal Studies...
  • Deadline: 04/18/2021
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline04/18/2021
$800.00 (2 awards) Don W. Scoble Endowment Scholarship
Business Awarding Department: Economics Scholarship Intent: Support to a SFSU graduate student in the Economics program who is interested in...
Business Awarding Department: Economics Scholarship Intent: Support...
  • Deadline: 04/18/2021
  • Award: $800.00 (2 awards)
Deadline04/18/2021
$900.00 (each of 4 awards) George Feliz Memorial Scholarship in Economics
Business Awarding Department: Economics Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance to deserving economics students in accordance with...
Business Awarding Department: Economics Scholarship Intent: To...
  • Deadline: 04/18/2021
  • Award: $900.00 (each of 4 awards)
Deadline04/18/2021
$2,500.00 Prof. Morris R. Lewenstein Memorial Scholarship
College of Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded in Fall 2021. Awardee must be a current continuing SFSU student when the...
College of Health and Social Sciences This scholarship will be awarded...
  • Deadline: 04/18/2021
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline04/18/2021
10 @ $10,000 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: 04/23/2021
  • Award: 10 @ $10,000
Deadline04/23/2021
$1250 Bruce A. Rosenblatt CSL Scholarship
Will be warded in next academic year 2021 – 2022 to undergraduates or graduate students in the College of Science & Engineering with 100 hours of...
Will be warded in next academic year 2021 – 2022 to undergraduates or...
  • Deadline: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $1250
Deadline04/23/2021
$1,000.00 C.Y. Chow Memorial Scholarship
Awarded in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester to 1 Undergraduate student with a major in the department of Mathematics and 1 in the Department...
Awarded in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester to 1 Undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
varies Edward B. Kaufmann Scholarship - Humanities Dept.
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Humanities & Liberal Studies Scholarship Intent: To recognize academically outstanding...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: School of Humanities &...
  • Deadline: 04/23/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/23/2021
$1,000.00 Ernest C. Dillard Sr. Endowed Scholarship in Labor Studies
Business This scholarship will be awarded Fall 2021. Awarding Department: Labor & Employment Studies Scholarship Intent: The scholarship...
Business This scholarship will be awarded Fall 2021. Awarding...
  • Deadline: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$1000.00 Florence Haimes Scholarship for Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors
Science and Engineering Current Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are encouraged to apply. The award for this scholarship will be disbursed in fall...
Science and Engineering Current Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are...
  • Deadline: 04/23/2021
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline04/23/2021
$1,000.00 Luigi & Luigia Franco Scholarship
School of Engineering will award one $1,000 scholarship to a qualified current Junior or Senior EE student with at least a 2.5 GPA, enrolling in at...
School of Engineering will award one $1,000 scholarship to a qualified...
  • Deadline: 04/24/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/24/2021
$1,000.00 SITA Scholarship
School of Engineering will award one $1,000 scholarship to a qualified current Undergrad Junior or Senior Engineering student with at least a 2.75...
School of Engineering will award one $1,000 scholarship to a qualified...
  • Deadline: 04/24/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/24/2021
varies, from $1000-$2000 David E. Johnson Memorial Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2021 semester. The scholarship winner(s) will be invited to and strongly...
Science and Engineering Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2021...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2021
  • Award: varies, from $1000-$2000
Deadline04/26/2021
varies Martin Linder Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-2022 academic year Awarding Department: School of Design Scholarship Intent:...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2021-2022...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/26/2021
$3,000.00 R. Christopher McGee Endowed Scholarship in Geography and Environment
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2021 semester. The scholarship winner will be invited to and strongly encouraged...
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2021...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2021
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline04/26/2021
varies, from $1000-$3000 Steven R. Pease Memorial Scholarship
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2021 semester. Awarding Department: Department of Geography and...
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall 2021...
  • Deadline: 04/26/2021
  • Award: varies, from $1000-$3000
Deadline04/26/2021
$1,000 Bridge Award
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: To encourage...
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 04/27/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/27/2021
$1,500 David Meredith and Friends Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: To benefit deserving undergraduates and graduates in the...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: 04/27/2021
  • Award: $1,500
Deadline04/27/2021
$1,000 Frank Sheehan Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Center for Science and Mathematics...
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 04/27/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/27/2021
$1,000 Frederick Wm Walters Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: Mr. Walters has been a long-time and steady supporter of students...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: 04/27/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/27/2021
amount up to 1500 Halmos Scholarship
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: Halmos Scholarship...
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 04/27/2021
  • Award: amount up to 1500
Deadline04/27/2021
$1,000 Jessie F. L. York Scholarship Fund
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: This scholarship was endowed by the family to honor Jessie York....
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: 04/27/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/27/2021
$1,000 L.A. Chang Memorial Mathematics Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: To provide recognition and financial support for students...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: 04/27/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/27/2021
amount up to 1000 Math Matters Scholarship Fund
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: Math Matters...
Science and Engineering Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 04/27/2021
  • Award: amount up to 1000
Deadline04/27/2021
varies Milowski Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Mathematics Scholarship Intent: Granted to Math Dept. graduate students according to...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: 04/27/2021
  • Award: varies
Deadline04/27/2021
$1,000 BMC Scholarship
Awarded in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester to 1 Graduate or Undergraduate with a major in the Department of Computer Science. Recipients are...
Awarded in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester to 1 Graduate or...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2021
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline04/30/2021
1,500 Dennis Bennett Scholarship
College of Science and Engineering Recipients are highly encouraged to attend the CoSE Donors event in Nov. 2021. Scholarship Award Period: This...
College of Science and Engineering Recipients are highly encouraged to...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2021
  • Award: 1,500
Deadline04/30/2021
$500 Edward Said Scholarship
Ethnic Studies The Edward Said scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduates students of Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas (AMED)...
Ethnic Studies The Edward Said scholarship is open to undergraduate and...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2021
  • Award: $500
Deadline04/30/2021
$1,000.00 Jules H. Strauss Computer Science Scholarship
Awarded in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester to 1 Senior with a major in the Department of Computer Science. Recipients are encouraged to...
Awarded in the Fall 2021 or Spring 2022 semester to 1 Senior with a...
  • Deadline: 04/30/2021
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline04/30/2021