Biology Hensill Endowment Scholarship

College of Science and Engineering
These Hensill undergraduate scholarships will be awarded in Fall 2019.
Scholarship recipients are strongly encouraged to attend the Donor Recognition and Scholarship Award Dinner on November 19, 2019.

  • Awarding Department: Biology
  • Scholarship Intent: To award students for their academic excellence.
  • Criteria: Must be supported by recommendation from two faculty members, at least one of whom must be in SFSU’s Department of Biology.
  • Major: Single: Biology
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Upper Division(Junior/Senior), Graduating Senior; Grad: N/A
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing/Currently enrolled SFSU student
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: 12 UNITS; Grad: N/A
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: 3.0; Grad GPA: N/A
  • Contact Person: Biology Department
  • Campus Address: HH 534
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 405-3591
  • Email:
  • Web page:
  • Number of Awards: varies

Supplemental Questions
  1. Unofficial transcripts for all previous and current undergraduate work
  2. An essay of less than 1000 words covering the following topics: (a) your future goals and how SFSU is helping you achieve them; (b) a brief statement describing any financial support that you are receiving from the university or other sources; and (c) the impact the scholarship would have on your life.
  3. Recommendation from a SFSU Biology faculty member. The recommendation should indicate the faculty member’s familiarity with the student, the student’s academic performance, and any research, volunteer, or other relevant experiences. Must be received by Oct. 21, 2019.
  4. A second recommendation about your academic qualifications from any professor or supervisor. Recommendation must be received by October 21, 2019.