Sophie Hittner Scholarship

Undergraduate Education
Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 2023 semester

  • Awarding Department: Division of Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning
  • Scholarship Intent: Honoring a single parent who exemplifies excellence in scholarship and a strong commitment to his/her child(ren) and to the community of children in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Criteria: Applicant must be a single parent and have at least 1 child under 18 living in the home at the time of the award.
  • Major: Any
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Any; Grad: N/A
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: HALF-TIME; 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: 2.75; Grad GPA: N/A
  • Contact Person: Kimberley Altura
  • Campus Address: ADM 211
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 338-1741
  • Email:
  • Web page:
  • Number of Awards: 1

Undergraduate Education
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a single parent with at least one child under the age of 18, currently living with you?
  2. Are you currently enrolled at least half time (6 units) and plan to continue with at least 6 units as an undergraduate next semester? (Awards are distributed in the Spring semester).
  3. Please upload an autobiographical statement. Your statement should include: family history, academic background and achievements, paid work experience, volunteer work experience, overcoming personal adversity, evidence of commitment to one’s own family and to the local childcare community, short term and long term career goals, self -described financial need. (Submission should be no more than 3 pages.)
  4. Please upload your current unofficial transcript(s).
  5. Please provide the name and e-mail of an individual who can provide a reference on your behalf. Your reference provider should be familiar with you and able to speak to your personal, professional and/or academic achievements. A Faculty member or community worker is highly recommended. Please be sure to communicate to the individual that you are listing them as a reference provider and give them the context on the scholarship for which you are applying so they can tailor their reference.