Elmira Sanderson Endowed Scholarship Fund

Alumni Association
Scholarship will be disbursed in the Fall 2023 semester, after the census, and approximately after the fourth week of the semester. Students must be enrolled at SF State in Fall 2023 and satisfy the criteria described below in Fall 2023 to receive it.

  • Awarding Department: Alumni Association
  • Scholarship Intent: Awards of at least $1,500 (varies) to incoming SF State freshmen who graduate from a San Francisco Public High School.
  • Criteria: Must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 for the junior and senior high school years.
  • Major: Any
  • Class Level: HS Seniors; Undergrad: N/A; Grad: N/A
  • Enrollment Status: Entering
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: FULL-TIME; Grad: N/A
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: 2.75 for junior and senior high school years; Undergrad GPA: N/A; Grad GPA: N/A
  • Contact Person: S. Evrim Özer, B.S., ’00 & M.S., ’04, CFRE, CMP, Associate Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving
  • Campus Address: ADM 153
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 338-2217
  • Email: alumni@sfsu.edu
  • Web page: http:alumni.sfsu.edu
  • Number of Awards: varies

Award
$1,500.00
Scopes
Alumni Association
Deadline
04/01/2023
Supplemental Questions
  1. Do you have at least one semester left before obtaining your degree, and will you enroll in classes in the upcoming fall semester?
  2. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must be graduating from a high school within the San Francisco Unified School District. Please select your high school from the list below.
  3. Personal Statement: Awardees of this scholarship should provide a personal statement describing their academic and career goals. Your personal statement should be between a total of 200 words (minimum) and 500 words (maximum) for all 4 questions combined. Please see the "Help Text" for detailed information about each question.See https://financialaid.sfsu.edu/scholarship-and-essay-tips.
    • 1. What are your academic and career goals?
    • 2. Do you have any personal and/or academic accomplishments? If so, what are they?
    • 3. Describe your involvement with high school activities or community service.
    • 4. Describe any educational or economic challenges you face, particularly in meeting your college goals.
  4. Financial Need Statement: Please provide a brief statement of financial need detailing how receiving this scholarship will assist you and enable you to achieve your academic and career goals, e.g., content such as parent’s education and occupations, disability or illness in the family, extenuating circumstances, single parent household, other siblings in college, cost of college tuition compared to how you will finance your education that describes your financial status. If you are currently working to support your education or are a participant in EOP, Guardian Scholars or related campus programs, please include this in your response. (100-word minimum and 200-word maximum)
  5. Please upload your current high school transcript. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
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