Biology Hensill Endowment Scholarship

College of Science and Engineering
These Hensill undergraduate scholarships will be awarded in Fall 2021. Current Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to apply.
Scholarship recipients are strongly encouraged to attend the Virtual Donor Recognition and Scholarship Award Reception in early November 2021.

Upper division (junior/senior) student at time of award distribution.

  • Awarding Department: Biology
  • Scholarship Intent: To award students for their academic excellence.
  • Criteria: Must be supported by recommendation from one faculty member, whom must be in SFSU’s Department of Biology.
  • Major: Single: Biology
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Sophomore, Junior, 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) 338-7672
  • Email:
  • Web page:
  • Number of Awards: varies

Supplemental Questions
  1. 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.
  2. 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 April 22nd.
  3. Unofficial transcripts for all previous and current undergraduate work