Philosophy Graduate Student Tuition and Fee Scholarship for Fall Applicants


  • This scholarship will be awarded for the 2024-2025 Academic Year. Students must enroll HALF-TIME (4 units graduate) during the 2024-2025 Academic Year to receive the scholarship
  • Awarding Department: Philosophy
  • Scholarship Intent: To provide assistance and support to the educational advancement of students by awarding money to eligible graduate students starting San Francisco State’s philosophy program.
  • Criteria:
    A. Must submit the following on Cal State Apply application:
    1) 1 letter of recommendation;
    2) unofficial transcripts from the student’s prior degree program(s);
    3) writing sample (can be a paper from a class);
    4) statement of purpose (no more than two pages) explaining your motivation for studying philosophy and your plans for further study.
    B. Must submit on Academic Works:
    Explanation of why the scholarship would be useful and additional information that you think would be useful in evaluating your application.
    NOTE: *If applicants are already receiving a State University Grant, they may not receive this Philosophy scholarship in full during their first year. In this case, the award will be disbursed over two years. These students receiving their scholarship award over four semesters must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) units all four semesters to receive disbursement.*
  • Major: Single: Philosophy
  • Class Level: Undergrad: N/A; Grad: Applicants to the M.A. program for the upcoming Fall semester
  • Enrollment Status: Entering
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: N/A; Grad: 6 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: 3.0; Grad GPA: 3.0
  • Contact Person: Olivia Walters
  • Campus Address: HUM 388
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 338-1598
  • Email:
  • Web page:
  • Number of Awards: varies

Varies up to $2,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. Submit a short statement (up to 500 words) describing your financial need and detailing evidence which may include but is not limited to FAFSA information (FAFSA not currently required).
  2. I give permission the scholarship selection committee to examine additional materials in my application to graduate school (submitted to Cal State Apply) for the purposes of evaluating this scholarship application.