Sophie Hittner Scholarship

Undergraduate Education
Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring 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 a personal statement that specifically addresses: a. your motivation for pursuing a degree as a single parent; b. your short-term and long-term career goals; c. your academic background and achievements; d. a description of your past, current or planned engagement in community service or volunteer work that serves children; e. your paid or volunteer work experience; f. your financial need; g. any adversity you’ve overcome in pursuing your education. Submission should be no more than 3 pages long.
  4. Please upload your current unofficial transcript(s).