Associated Students/Delmy Rodriguez Memorial Scholarship

Division of Student Life
The scholarship award ($1,500.00) will be disbursed during the Fall 2021 semester. To be eligible students must be enrolled at least half time (6 units) during the Fall semester 2021 when the awarded funds will be disbursed to the student’s account.

Delmy Rodriguez was born in San Salvador, El Salvador on August 22, 1955. From 1975 to 1979 she studied Psychology at the National University of San Salvador. In search of a better life and to flee her country’s harsh civil war, Ms. Rodriguez and her eldest son immigrated to the United States in 1980 and settled in San Francisco in 1981. Ms Rodriguez started working at SF State’s Cesar Chavez Student Center in 1984. To support herself and her son, she served as a facilities worker during the evening shift. One evening, as she went about her normal work tasks, she collapsed and fell into a coma. Rebuilding her health was difficult and brought many challenges which took her life a few short months later in July 1998. The Cesar Chavez Student Center benefited greatly from Ms. Rodriguez’s numerous contributions as a loyal and dedicated employee. In December 1998, the Cesar Chavez Student Center posthumously recognized Delmy Rodriguez as Employee of the Year. Associated Students is supporting the scholarship award in her memory to honor her legacy, in the hopes of supporting the dreams of immigrant students and families.

  • Awarding Department: Division of Student Life
  • Scholarship Intent: To provide assistance and support to the educational advancement of students by awarding money to eligible SF State students.
  • Criteria:
    1) Part time minimum enrollment at SF State or enrolled in at least half-time at another college or high school senior at the time of application.
    2) Applicants must include a detailed explanation of their academic achievement, supported by a letter of recommendation.
    3) Students must be first generation immigrant college students at San Francisco State University AND actively involved in the empowerment of immigrant communities in the Bay Area.
  • Major: Any
  • Class Level: HS Seniors, Undergrad: Any, Grad: Masters/MFA/Credential/2nd BA/PhD
  • Enrollment Status: Any
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: 6 UNITS; Grad: 4 UNITS
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: 2.5; Undergrad GPA: 2.5; Grad GPA: 2.5
  • Contact Person: Division of Student Life
  • Campus Address: SSB 403
  • Street Address: 1650 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132
  • Email:
  • Web page:
  • Number of Awards: 2

Associated Students
Supplemental Questions
  1. Is your current cumulative GPA 2.5 or above?
  2. Will you be enrolled in 6 or more credit hours for Fall 2021?
  3. Short Answers: The questions below will provide the reviewers of your application with more information about your educational goals, career goals, community involvement, leadership roles, and what you hope to achieve in the future. Limit responses to a maximum of 300 words for each question.
    • Describe how this scholarship will contribute to your financial need and academic success? (Max 300 words)
    • How have you demonstrated leadership and a commitment to serving immigrant communities through your campus involvement and/or community service? (Max 300 words)
    • Tell us about a time in your life when you overcame an inequity or advocated for social justice. (Max 300 words)
    • What are your educational goals and where do you see yourself 5 years after you graduate from college? (Max 300 words)
  4. Recommendation Letter:

    Please ask someone who knows you for (1) a letter of recommendation addressing your EDUCATIONAL GOALS, ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS, AND COMMUNITY SERVICE. Contact your recommendation letter provider early in your application process to give them time. They will need to upload their letter by February 21, 2021 using Academic Works. The recommendation letter must be 1 page in length, on an OFFICIAL LETTERHEAD, and SIGNED. Provide the NAME and EMAIL ADDRESS below: