Jerold Rosenberg Family Scholarship, The

Scholarship funds will be awarded in the 2023-2024 academic year.

IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All LCA scholarships require one or more reference letters as a part of the application. All reference letters must be received, via AcademicWorks, no later than the application deadline in order for an application to be considered qualified and reviewed. This requires applicants to submit their application before the deadline, which includes providing the reference name and email address. References should be notified by the applicant that letters need to be submitted through AcademicWorks no later than a week before the application deadline, to allow time to solve any potential issues. Applicants should check their AcademicWorks student portal to ensure that reference letters have been submitted before the application deadline, resending reference letter requests for letters not submitted. Applications that do not have the required reference letter by the deadline will not be reviewed and are not eligible for the scholarship.

  • Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative Arts
  • Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance, with the possibility of an extension for up to 3 years, to full-time students in the College of Liberal & Creative Arts who may not have yet attained their potential due to financial or personal circumstances. To assist students with a cumulative GPA between 2.5 and 3.33 who are enrolled as majors or minors in all departments and programs in the College of Liberal and Creative Arts.
  • Criteria:
    1) Undergraduate applicants: Must have no lower than a 2.5 GPA and no higher than a 3.33 cumulative GPA. Must be completing their Freshman year in a major or minor within the College of Liberal & Creative Arts at full-time status. Must write a statement of financial need encompassing no more than one page that includes a description of their educational and life goals. Must include a transcript that shows current GPA. Must submit 1 academic reference.
    2) Graduate applicants: Must have previously been a recipient of the Jerold Rosenberg Family Scholarship. Must be graduating Seniors applying to a graduate program at SFSU or already accepted into a program at SFSU at full-time status. Must have a 3.0 GPA or higher. Must include a letter of intent describing educational and life goals. Must provide verification of full-time enrollment in the graduate program. Must include a transcript that shows current GPA. Must submit 1 or 2 academic references.
  • Major: Multiple: Majors/Minors in College of Liberal & Creative Arts.
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Freshman (first semester freshmen are not eligible); Grad: Masters (only previous awardees can apply)
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: 12 UNITS; Grad: 8 UNITS
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: N/A; Undergrad GPA: 2.5 – 3.33; Grad GPA: 3.0
  • Contact Person: Arsham Pourfallah
  • Campus Address: MH 404
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 338-1471
  • Email:
  • Web page:
  • Number of Awards: varies
    Amount of Award:varies (The award is split half for Fall and half for Spring)
    Award Timetable Fall 2023/ Spring 2024

Jerold and Phyllis Rosenberg
Up to 2 awards of a full year's tuition (approximately $7,600 per year), potential for renewal up to three years (possibility of approximately $22,800 total)
College of Liberal & Creative Arts
Supplemental Questions
  1. Please upload your SFSU unofficial transcript in PDF form here. IF YOU ARE AN INCOMING GRADUATE STUDENT, please upload your unofficial transcript from the University at which you earned your Bachelor's degree.
  2. Is your cumulative GPA between a 2.5 and 3.33?
  3. Are you currently completing your Freshman year at SFSU and entering your sophomore year in the fall (30 units earned at the end of this semester)?
  4. Please write a statement of financial need (no more than 700 words) that includes a description of your educational and life goals. (If you are NOT an undergraduate applicant, please write "I am not an undergraduate applicant.")
  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. Faculty, colleagues or mentors are highly recommended. Please be sure to inform the individual that you are listing them as a reference provider and provide them context on the scholarship for which you are applying so they can tailor their reference accordingly, and that the letter must be submitted by the application deadline.
  6. GRADUATE STUDENTS: You must be a previous recipient of this scholarship to be eligible. Are you a previous recipient of the Jerold Rosenberg Family Scholarship?
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