External Opportunities

Scholarship opportunities listed on this page are not administered by San Francisco State University. They are administered by outside organizations or foundations and usually can be applied at all accredited universities and colleges. You cannot apply for these scholarships from this website.

Click the scholarship name to learn more about the opportunity. Click the “Visit” link to go to the organization’s website for more information.

You can conduct a keyword search by:

  • Specific keyword (e.g., veterans, AB 540 or AB540, women, disabilities, high school senior, etc.) Try searching by using variations of the same word. For example, women, woman, female, Hispanic, Latino, disability, disabilities.
  • Major, enter your major (e.g., business, engineering, biology, film, etc..) into the keyword box and click search for a list of scholarships.
  • Ethnicity (e.g., African American, Asian, Hispanic, Latino/Latina, Jewish, etc.)
  • County you live in (e.g., San Mateo county, Contra Costa county, San Francisco county, Marin county, Bay Area, etc.)
  • Scholarship name
  • Enrollment status: (e.g., entering or continuing)

Below are fields on the individual Scholarship page and what they mean:
Enrollment Status: “Any” means entering students and continuing SF state students are eligible to apply.
Enrollment requirement: “Full-Time” means a 12 units for undergraduate students and 8 units for graduate students. This is the required enrollment to receive the scholarship award.
Financial Need as determined by the FAFSA or CA Dream App:
– “Yes” means applicant must submit a FAFSA or CA Dream App and have financial need as determined by the Office of Student Financial Aid.
– “Not a Requirement” means you do not have to file a FAFSA or CA Dream App to determine financial need.
– “Must file a FAFSA” means students must file a FAFSA and students who cannot file a FAFSA are not eligible.
– Check the “Criteria” to see if you must demonstrate financial need another way.
Citizenship: “Any” means that any citizenship status may be eligible, including international students, undocumented students, and students with AB540 status

If you have any questions regarding a specific external scholarship, contact the organization.

DETERMINE YOU ARE QUALIFIED BEFORE APPLYING by reading the scholarship eligibility requirements (e.g., major, gpa, enrollment requirement to receive the scholarship, other requirements as stated) and questions CAREFULLY.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies 10,000 Degrees Undergraduate Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: 10,000 Degrees’ donor-funded scholarships provide...
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$15,000 826 Valencia Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: These scholarships were established to support...
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$1,000 A Place for Mom Senior Care Innovation Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: A Place for Mom, a leader in the senior living...
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$2,500 A. Richard Grossman College Scholarship Fund
Scholarship Intent: This fund was established to aid burn survivors...
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$18,000 AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship program is designed to address...
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$2,000 AAJUW Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The American Association of Japanese University...
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varies AAUW Amador Branch Re-Entry Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: Re-entry education generally refers to adults...
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varies AAUW Amador Branch Upper Division and Graduate Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: For Amador county women who have completed 60...
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$2,000 minimum. AAUW Danville-Alamo Branch Local Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The AAUW Danville-Alamo Branch awards...
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$3,000 AAUW SF Silver Jubilee Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The Silver Jubilee Scholarship Fund is designed...
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Up to $25,000 Abby Sobrato Scholarship, The
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship was established to give expanded...
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$1,000 ABODO Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To award students based on their essay responses...
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Varies Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To support the costs of attending 3rd, 4th, or...
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$1,000 - high school senior applying for freshman year; $2,000 - for sophomore year; $3,000 - for junior year; $4,000 - for senior year. Actuarial Diversity Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes...
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$9,000 Actuary of Tomorrow--Stuart A. Robertson Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The Actuary of Tomorrow—Stuart A. Robertson...
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$3,500 ACWA Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: To help talented and innovative students join the...
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up to $50,000 Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: To increase the number of health professionals...
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$1,000-$3,500 AFIO Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: The Association for Intelligence Officers offers...
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Varies AfterCollege Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: AfterCollege awards scholarships to goal-driven...
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$2,500-$10,000 AG Bell College Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: AG Bell offers several scholarships for full-time...
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$5,000 AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: This program provides financial assistance to...
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$10,000 AICPA/Accountemps Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To provide $10,000 scholarships to four (4)...
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$500-$5,000 AIGA Worldstudio Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: Provides scholarships to minority and...
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Varies Al Teglia Jobs for Youth Endowment Fund Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: The Al Teglia Jobs for Youth Endowment Fund which...
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$500-$1,500 AL-BEN Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The Los Angeles Council of Black Professional...
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Varies Alphonso Deal Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The National Black People Association offers a...
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$1,000 Alvie Campbell Bible Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is awarded to students who...
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$500-$1,500 AMBUCS Scholarship for Therapists
Scholarship Intent: The Scholarships for Therapists Program provides...
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$2,500--freshmen, $3,000--sophomores, $5,000--juniors & seniors American Chemical Society Scholars Program
Scholarship Intent: The ACS offers scholarships to African American,...
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$1,000-$25,000. American Meteorological Society Minority Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The AMS Minority Scholarships will award funding...
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Varies American Physical Therapy Association Minority Scholarship Award
Scholarship Intent: To acknowledge and reward demonstrated...
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$2,000 American Public Power Association Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship was established to to provide...
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$4,000 American Society of Naval Engineers Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the ASNE Scholarship Program is to...
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Varies American Society of Safety Engineers Foundation Scholarships Award Program
Scholarship Intent: The American Society of Safety Engineers offers...
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$5,000-$23,000 American-Scandinavian Foundation
Scholarship Intent: The American-Scandinavian Foundation offers...
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$2,500 each year for 2 years AMS Freshman Undergraduate Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To encourage study in the atmospheric and related...
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$12,000- ($3,000 awarded annually over four years.) AMVETS Caccomo Family Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The scholarship is for veterans, including...
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Up to $4,000 AMVETS National Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: To make the goal of post secondary education more...
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$500 Annuvia's Public Safety Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is designed to help college...
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$1,000 Applegate-Jackson-Parks Future Teacher Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is awarded to an education...
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$1,500 Appraisal Institute Education Trust Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: Appraisal Institute Education Trust offers...
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$2,000-3,000 APWU Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: To award union members and their families who...
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Varies Armenian Relief Society Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: To award students of Armenian descent who have...
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$3,000 Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To support nursing education through scholarship...
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Varies Army ROTC Program
Scholarship Intent: The U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps...
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$5,000 ASCO Numatics Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To award scholarships to exceptional...
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$2,500-$15,000 Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Scholarship Intent: The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship...
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$1,000 - $1,500 Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN)
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship program has been designed for...
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$500-$2,000 Asian American Journalists Association Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To assist students who live or attend school in...
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$2,000-renewable Asian Pacific Community Fund-Chen Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The Chen Foundation is focused on helping...
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