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
varies Burr G. & Virginia G. Burbank Physics Scholarship
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Physics and Astronomy Scholarship Intent: Provide support – tuition or other expenses – to...
Science and Engineering Awarding Department: Physics and...
  • Deadline: 02/27/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline02/27/2020
Varies Jay P. Young Department Excellence Award
College of Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Anthropology Department Scholarship...
College of Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
Varies Kiana Dressendorfer Scholarship in Archaeology
College of Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester This scholarship fund was set up in memory of SFSU student Kiana...
College of Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/01/2020
$500 Annetta & Gertie Jolivette Empowerment Scholarship
ETHNIC STUDIES Awarding Department: College of Ethnic Studies Scholarship Intent: Provides financial support annually to one student in the...
ETHNIC STUDIES Awarding Department: College of Ethnic...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/02/2020
$1,500.00 Elmira Sanderson Endowed Scholarship Fund
Office of Alumni Relations Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2020 semester Awarding Department: Office of Alumni Relations & Annual...
Office of Alumni Relations Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/02/2020
$1,000 James Akira Hirabayashi Person for All Seasons Scholarship Fund
ETHNIC STUDIES This scholarship will be disbursed in Fall 2020. This scholarship is non-renewable. Awarding Department: College of Ethnic...
ETHNIC STUDIES This scholarship will be disbursed in Fall 2020. This...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/02/2020
Varies up to $2,000 Philosophy Graduate Student Tuition and Fee Scholarship for Fall applicants
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year Awarding Department: Philosophy Scholarship Intent: To...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Varies up to $2,000
Deadline03/02/2020
Up to $2000 every year for four years Robert and Joyce Corrigan SF Promise Endowed Scholarship
Office of Alumni Relations Scholarship awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year Awarding Department: Office of Alumni Relations & Annual...
Office of Alumni Relations Scholarship awarded for the 2020-2021...
  • Deadline: 03/02/2020
  • Award: Up to $2000 every year for four years
Deadline03/02/2020
$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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $500
Deadline03/13/2020
$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: 03/13/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/13/2020
varies Alexandra Laboutin Bannon Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent:...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Annette Marie Tyler McGowan Memorial Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Elementary Education Scholarship Intent: To encourage excellence in students working toward the...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Elementary...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$1500 Associated Students/Estella Lara Memorial Scholarship
Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship awarded for Fall semester Awarding Department: Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship Intent:...
Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship awarded for Fall...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1500
Deadline03/15/2020
$1,500.00 Associated Students/Raymond Uribe Memorial Scholarship
Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship...
Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$3,750.00 Bower Friend Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent:...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $3,750.00
Deadline03/15/2020
varies California Retired Teachers Association, SF Division (CRTA)
Graduate College of Education Awarding Department: California Retired Teachers Association, SF Division (CRTA) Scholarship Intent: Provide...
Graduate College of Education Awarding Department: California Retired...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$1,000 Communicative Disorders Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To provide assistance to students in the...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$500.00 Donna J. Cuneo Memorial Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To assist needy students in the School of...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/15/2020
up to 2500 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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: up to 2500
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1000 with enrollment at 6 units or $2000 with full time enrollment
Deadline03/15/2020
$1000.00/each Dorothy Westby-Gibson Scholarship
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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1000.00/each
Deadline03/15/2020
Amount up to $1500 Elementary Education Scholarship Fund
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent:...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Amount up to $1500
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Friends of Teachers Visual Impairments and Orientation & Mobility (TVI and O&M)
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: To provide financial support to students currently...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Irvin W. and Velma C. Hartman Family Schol. - Edu
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To provide for graduate and credential...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Joe Moray Memorial Scholarship Fund
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Elementary Education Scholarship Intent: To provide an annual award to a graduate student in the...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Elementary...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: up to $4,000
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Ken Pfeiffer Mem. Scholarship for Vocational Edu
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To help promote the opportunity of becoming a...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Laura E. Settle Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate Studies Office Scholarship Intent: Annual Academic Year award of $3,000 to a...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate Studies...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Louie Loy and Leong Shee Memorial Scholarship, The
Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship...
Educational Opportunity Program Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Louise M. Mangini Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: Support scholarships for students...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $2,600.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$500.00 Margaret Lynch Memorial Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Elementary Education Scholarship Intent: For students with a commitment to a profession...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Elementary...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$750.00 Margaret McIntosh Curia Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent:...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $750.00
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Martin Linder Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: School of Design Scholarship Intent: To support...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
$1,000.00 Masters in Early Childhood Educ. Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: Support graduate students in the College of...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/15/2020
Amount up to $500 Rob Moore Memorial Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent:...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Amount up to $500
Deadline03/15/2020
$350.00 Samuel Levine Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To assist an undergraduate or graduate...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $350.00
Deadline03/15/2020
$1,000.00 Special Education Scholarship Fund
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special Education Scholarship Intent: To provide a scholarship award to one graduate or...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Special...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline03/15/2020
varies Step to College Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent: To provide monetary support to Step to...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Graduate College...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline03/15/2020
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: 03/15/2020
  • Award: an amount equivalent to fees
Deadline03/15/2020
vaires Transfer Articulation Bridge (TAB) Paul Mendez Leadership Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent:...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: vaires
Deadline03/15/2020
Varies Transfer Articulation Bridge (TAB)- Lend Lease Second Chance Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Transfer Articulation Bridge Program Scholarship Intent: The Transfer Articulation...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Awarding Department: Transfer...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline03/15/2020
up to $3,000 Vanson Nguyen Scholarship
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Graduate College of Education Scholarship Intent:...
GRADUATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: 03/15/2020
  • Award: up to $3,000
Deadline03/15/2020
$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 ALL...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $100.00
Deadline03/16/2020
$6,000.00 David and Lola Bjorkquist Scholarship for Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors
Science and Engineering The award for this scholarship will be disbursed in fall of 2020 or spring 2021. The recipient must be current in all...
Science and Engineering The award for this scholarship will be disbursed...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $6,000.00
Deadline03/16/2020
$1000.00 Florence Haimes Scholarship for Undergraduate Chemistry and Biochemistry Majors
Science and Engineering The award for this scholarship will be disbursed in fall of 2020 or spring 2021. The recipient must be current in all...
Science and Engineering The award for this scholarship will be disbursed...
  • Deadline: 03/16/2020
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline03/16/2020