Merritt Community Capital Scholarship in Urban Studies and Planning

Health and Social Sciences
Scholarship will be awarded for the academic year

  • Awarding Department: PACE/Urban Studies and Planning
  • Scholarship Intent: The objective of the Merritt Community Capital Scholarship Fund in Urban Studies and Planning is to promote and encourage the development of student career interest in the fields of affordable housing development and management. Affordable housing is an integral component of city planning and community development strategies and the career development of committed affordable housing professionals are vital to the continued success of our current housing delivery and management systems.
  • Criteria:
    1) _Applications will only be accepted from students of sophomore or junior standing who will be eligible for junior or senior standing in the subsequent semester. Standing will be verified prior to disbursement of funds._
    2) Students who are interested in affordable housing development and management are strongly encouraged to apply.
    3) Students must write a one to two paragraph statement of personal interest in Urban Studies and Planning.
  • Major: Single: Urban Studies and Planning
  • Class Level: Undergrad: Sophomore, Junior; Grad: N/A
  • Enrollment Status: Continuing
  • 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: N/A; Cum Undergrad or SF State Undergrad GPA: 3.0; Grad GPA: N/A
  • Contact Person: School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement
  • Campus Address: HSS 210
  • Street Address: 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, California 94132
  • Phone Number: (415) 338-1149
  • Email:
  • Web page:
  • Number of Awards: 2

The scholarship will cover student fees and other expenses associated with student education at San Francisco State.
Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE)
Supplemental Questions
  1. Describe your interest in the field of urban studies and your professional aspirations and goals. If you are interested in affordable housing development and management, please mention this as well. The essay should be limited to 1000 words.
  2. Please provide a copy of your current SFSU Class Schedule
  3. Upload ONE document that includes your college transcripts with GPA from each institution attended. Unofficial Transcripts acceptable.