Working Student Scholarship

Science and Engineering
Awarded in the Fall 2024 or Spring 2025 semester to undergraduate students in the College of Science & Engineering.

Recipients will be highly encouraged to attend the CoSE Donor Dinner in late October 2024 if the donor to their scholarship will be present.

  • Awarding Department: Science and Engineering
  • Scholarship Intent: To support undergraduate students in the College of Science and Engineering (COSE) who demonstrates a need for financial assistance and a working student.
  • Criteria:
    1) Must demonstrate a need for financial assistance.
    2) Currently working a part time job and had one since their freshman year.
    3) Cannot have a GPA higher than 2.85.
    4) Students from underrepresented groups and first generation students encouraged to apply.
    5) Student must be able to translate the protein sequences and genetic codes provided by Lannie Nguyen
  • Major: Multiple: All majors in COSE
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Any; Grad: N/A
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing SF State student
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: 12 UNITS; 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: cannot have a GPA higher than 2.85; Grad GPA: N/A
  • Contact Person: Lannie Nguyen
  • Campus Address: TH 323
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 338-7662
  • Email:
  • Web page:
  • Number of Awards: varies

College of Science and Engineering
Supplemental Questions
  1. Do you have a cumulative GPA of 2.85 or under?
  2. Are you the first one in your family to attend college?
  3. Please write a short statement indicating if you are 1) first generation student and 2) how the scholarship would help you move towards graduation in addressing your financial needs. In addition, please list the part-time or full-time jobs you have had since freshman year and the dates of each one. If you were unemployed at any point through no fault of your own, such as through the economic or health impacts of COVID, please note that time period as well.
  4. Email Lannie at for the genetic code and protein sequence that you must translate/deduce from. Upload the sheet that given to you with your answer here.
  5. Please upload proof of having a part-time employment/job since freshman year. Proofs can be in any or all of the following: pay check stubs, bank statement listing direct deposit from your employers, letter from your employer confirming that you are/were an employee and the duration, etc.
  6. Upload all college transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable).
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