Associated Students/Jack Adams Memorial Scholarship

Associated Student Inc.
This scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarship award ($1,000.00) will be disbursed all at once in one qualified semester within the 2018-2019 academic year. Students must be enrolled at least half time during the Fall 2018 and/or Spring 2019 semester when the awarded funds get disbursed.

Associated Student Inc. Memorial Scholarship:

Jack Adams was born in Virginia and grew up in North Carolina, graduating in 1968, from the University of North Carolina with a BA in Theater and Arts. He started his career at San Francisco State University, in 1969, as the Properties Manager for the School of Creative Arts. In 1982, he became Assistant Director of the Student Union, a position he held until July of 1992, when he resigned due to health reasons. Adams was a beloved campus figure, well known by hundreds of SF State students, faculty, and staff. His co-workers and friends described him as a warm, funny, and passionate man. Adams committed much of his time to backing student causes and worked closely with Associated Students.

On November 21, 1992 Adams died of AIDS-related complications at the age of 47. On March 11, 1993, the Student Union Governing Board passed a resolution to rename the Barbary Coast Room after Jack Adams, a champion of student interests. In 2011, the ASI Board of Directors created the Jack Adams Memorial Scholarship to honor his life and legacy.

  • Awarding Department: Associated Students Project Connect Recruitment and Retention Resource Center
  • Scholarship Intent: To provide assistance and support to the educational advancement of students by awarding money to eligible SF State students.
  • Criteria: Part time minimum enrollment at SF State or enrolled in at least half-time at another college or high school senior at the time of application. Applicants must include a detailed explanation of their academic achievement, supported by a letter of recommendation. Students must be actively involved in the empowerment of LGBTQ in the Bay Area Community, especially but not exclusively to those who are advocating and educating students in the prevention of HIV/AIDS.
  • Major: Any
  • Class Level: HS Seniors, Undergrad: Any, Grad: Masters/MFA/2nd BA/PhD
  • Enrollment Status: Any
  • Enrollment Requirement: Undergrad: HALF-TIME; Grad: HALF-TIME
  • Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA and/or CA Dream App: Not a Requirement
  • Citizenship: Any
  • GPA: HS GPA: 2.5; Undergrad GPA: 2.5; Grad GPA: 2.5
  • Contact Person: Director of Project Connect, Adriana Gallardo
  • Campus Address: CCSC T-139
  • Street Address: 1650 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 405-4048
  • Email:
  • Web page:
  • Number of Awards: 2

Associated Students
Supplemental Questions
  1. ESSAY: What are significant factors or events in your life that have impacted your desire or ability to attend college? Also elaborate how you have demonstrated a serious commitment to helping others through your campus involvement and/or community service.
  2. Is your current cumulative GPA 2.5 or above?
  3. Will you be enrolled in 6 units or more at SF State for the Fall 2019 semester?
  4. Recommendation Letter:

    Request a letter of recommendation from a person who knows you, (example: professor, employer, mentor, volunteer/internship coordinator) early in your application process. The letter of recommendation will address your EDUCATIONAL GOALS, ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS, AND COMMUNITY SERVICE INVOLVEMENT.The person writing the recommendation letter will need to upload it by February 27, 2022 using Academic Works. The recommendation letter must be 1 page in length, on an OFFICIAL LETTERHEAD, and SIGNED.

    Provide the recommender's First and Last Name and Email Address below: