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. If you have any questions, contact the organization.

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

Read the scholarship eligibility requirements (e.g., major, gpa, enrollment requirement to receive the scholarship, other requirements as stated) carefully to determine if you are qualified BEFORE applying.

DEADLINE: CLICK THEVISITBUTTON TO GO TO THE ORGANIZATION’S WEBSITE OR CONTACT THE ORGANIZATION DIRECTLY

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies 10,000 Degrees Undergraduate Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: 10,000 Degrees’ donor-funded scholarships provide financial support to students of Marin County. Criteria: 1) Multiple...
Scholarship Intent: 10,000 Degrees’ donor-funded scholarships provide...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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$1,000 401k Business Financing Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: My Solo 401k offers this scholarship to demonstrate a commitment to supporting higher education. Criteria: 1) Must be...
Scholarship Intent: My Solo 401k offers this scholarship to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
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$15,000 826 Valencia Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: These scholarships were established to support college-bound students in the Bay Area. Criteria: 1) Have participated in...
Scholarship Intent: These scholarships were established to support...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $15,000
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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 industry that provides senior care referrals to families across the United...
Scholarship Intent: A Place for Mom, a leader in the senior living...
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  • Award: $1,000
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$2,500 A. Richard Grossman College Scholarship Fund
Scholarship Intent: This fund was established to aid burn survivors who otherwise might not be able to further their education. Criteria: 1)...
Scholarship Intent: This fund was established to aid burn survivors...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500
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$18,000 AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship program is designed to address the growing shortage of nurse educators while diversifying the nurse faculty...
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship program is designed to address...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $18,000
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$2,000 AAJUW Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The American Association of Japanese University Women established this scholarship to promote the education of women, as...
Scholarship Intent: The American Association of Japanese University...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000
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varies AAUW Amador Branch Re-Entry Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: Re-entry education generally refers to adults over the age of 25 who are starting or returning to college. Criteria: 1)...
Scholarship Intent: Re-entry education generally refers to adults...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
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varies AAUW Amador Branch Upper Division and Graduate Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: For Amador county women who have completed 60 units of college courses or wish to pursue their graduate studies. Criteria:...
Scholarship Intent: For Amador county women who have completed 60...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
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$2,000 or greater AAUW Danville-Alamo Branch Local Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The AAUW Danville-Alamo Branch awards scholarships to female students who have lived in or attended school in the San Ramon...
Scholarship Intent: The AAUW Danville-Alamo Branch awards...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000 or greater
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$2,000 AAUW SF Silver Jubilee Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The Silver Jubilee Scholarship Fund is designed to help upper division and graduate school women complete their final year...
Scholarship Intent: The Silver Jubilee Scholarship Fund is designed...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000
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Up to $28,000 Abby Sobrato Scholarship, The
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship was established to give expanded scholarship opportunities for students attending Latino College Prep...
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship was established to give expanded...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $28,000
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$1,000 ABODO Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To award students based on their essay responses about why they love their college. Criteria: 1) Must be 18 years or...
Scholarship Intent: To award students based on their essay responses...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
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Varies Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To support the costs of attending 3rd, 4th, or 5th year towards an accounting or finance degree, or a masters program...
Scholarship Intent: To support the costs of attending 3rd, 4th, or...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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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 diversity within the profession through an annual scholarship program for...
Scholarship Intent: The Actuarial Diversity Scholarship promotes...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000 - high school senior applying for freshman year; $2,000 - for sophomore year; $3,000 - for junior year; $4,000 - for senior year.
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$9,000 Actuary of Tomorrow--Stuart A. Robertson Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The Actuary of Tomorrow—Stuart A. Robertson Memorial scholarship recognizes and encourages the academic achievements of...
Scholarship Intent: The Actuary of Tomorrow—Stuart A. Robertson...
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  • Award: $9,000
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$3,500 ACWA Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: To help talented and innovative students join the effort to ensure California’s water quality, and to implement sound water...
Scholarship Intent: To help talented and innovative students join the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3,500
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$1,000-$3,000 Adelante U.S. Education Leadership Fund
Scholarship Intent: Adelante offers scholarships to help reduce the economic barriers to education for students of Hispanic descent. Criteria:...
Scholarship Intent: Adelante offers scholarships to help reduce the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000-$3,000
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up to $50,000 Advanced Practice Healthcare Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: To increase the number of health professionals practicing in medically underserved areas of California. Criteria: 1) Be...
Scholarship Intent: To increase the number of health professionals...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $50,000
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$1,000-$3,500 AFIO Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: The Association for Intelligence Officers offers scholarship awards for students interested in a future career in...
Scholarship Intent: The Association for Intelligence Officers offers...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000-$3,500
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Varies AfterCollege Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: AfterCollege awards scholarships to goal-driven students, passionate about their field and their future. Criteria: 1)...
Scholarship Intent: AfterCollege awards scholarships to goal-driven...
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  • Award: Varies
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$2,500-$10,000 AG Bell College Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: AG Bell offers several scholarships for full-time students who have a prelingual bilateral hearing loss in the...
Scholarship Intent: AG Bell offers several scholarships for full-time...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500-$10,000
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$5,000 AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: This program provides financial assistance to liberal arts and non-business degree holders who are pursuing both graduate...
Scholarship Intent: This program provides financial assistance to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $5,000
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$10,000 AICPA/Accountemps Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To provide $10,000 scholarships to four (4) outstanding students pursuing an undergraduate or graduate-level degree in an...
Scholarship Intent: To provide $10,000 scholarships to four (4)...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $10,000
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Varies Al Teglia Jobs for Youth Endowment Fund Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: The Al Teglia Jobs for Youth Endowment Fund which provides annual vocational and educational scholarships. Each year, the...
Scholarship Intent: The Al Teglia Jobs for Youth Endowment Fund which...
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  • Award: Varies
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$500-$1,500 AL-BEN Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The Los Angeles Council of Black Professional Engineers provides awards and incentives to technically inclined pre-college...
Scholarship Intent: The Los Angeles Council of Black Professional...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500-$1,500
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Varies Alphonso Deal Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The National Black People Association offers a scholarship to afford a student the opportunity to have higher education...
Scholarship Intent: The National Black People Association offers a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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$1,000 Alvie Campbell Bible Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is awarded to students who aspire to become educators. Criteria: 1) Must be an African American female...
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is awarded to students who...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
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$500-$1,500 AMBUCS Scholarship for Therapists
Scholarship Intent: The Scholarships for Therapists Program provides scholarships students who aspire to become therapists. Criteria: 1) Must...
Scholarship Intent: The Scholarships for Therapists Program provides...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500-$1,500
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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, Native American and Hispanic students planning to pursue full-time study in...
Scholarship Intent: The ACS offers scholarships to African American,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500--freshmen, $3,000--sophomores, $5,000--juniors & seniors
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Up to $3,000 American Meteorological Society Minority Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The AMS Minority Scholarships will award funding to minority students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the...
Scholarship Intent: The AMS Minority Scholarships will award funding...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $3,000
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$2,000 American Public Power Association Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship was established to to provide funding to support the education of students working toward technical careers...
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship was established to to provide...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000
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$3,000-$4,000 American Society of Naval Engineers Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the ASNE Scholarship Program is to improve the profession of naval engineering by encouraging college...
Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the ASNE Scholarship Program is to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3,000-$4,000
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$5,000-$23,000 American-Scandinavian Foundation
Scholarship Intent: The American-Scandinavian Foundation offers fellowships and grants to individuals to pursue research, study, or creative...
Scholarship Intent: The American-Scandinavian Foundation offers...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $5,000-$23,000
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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 sciences. Criteria: Must be entering freshman year of college in fall as...
Scholarship Intent: To encourage study in the atmospheric and related...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500 each year for 2 years
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$3,000 AMVETS Caccomo Family Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The scholarship is for veterans, including members of the National Guard and Reserves, seeking new skills in order to be...
Scholarship Intent: The scholarship is for veterans, including...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3,000
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Up to $4,000 AMVETS National Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: To make the goal of post secondary education more attainable for the children and grandchildren of veterans by assisting...
Scholarship Intent: To make the goal of post secondary education more...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $4,000
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$500 Annuvia's Public Safety Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is designed to help college students interested in pursuing a career in public health and safety or...
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is designed to help college...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500
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$1,000 Applegate-Jackson-Parks Future Teacher Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is awarded to an education student who best exemplifies the dedication to principle and high professional...
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is awarded to an education...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
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Varies Appraisal Institute Education Trust Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: Appraisal Institute Education Trust offers scholarships to help finance the educational endeavors of undergraduate and...
Scholarship Intent: Appraisal Institute Education Trust offers...
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  • Award: Varies
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$2,000-3,000 APWU Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: To award union members and their families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education at colleges or trade...
Scholarship Intent: To award union members and their families who...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000-3,000
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Varies Armenian Relief Society Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: To award students of Armenian descent who have financial need and demonstrate academic merit and involvement in the Armenian...
Scholarship Intent: To award students of Armenian descent who have...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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$2,500 per year for up to four years or until baccalaureate degree requirements are completed, whichever comes first. Armstrong Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is offered to identify and honor exceptionally able high school students and to provide a system of...
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is offered to identify and honor...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500 per year for up to four years or until baccalaureate degree requirements are completed, whichever comes first.
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$3,000 Army Nurse Corps Association Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To support nursing education through scholarship funding to worthy students who are US citizens in an accredited...
Scholarship Intent: To support nursing education through scholarship...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3,000
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Varies Army ROTC Program
Scholarship Intent: The U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) offers scholarships for students considering Army Officership or Army...
Scholarship Intent: The U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps...
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  • Award: Varies
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$1,000 Artistic Excellence in Print Design & Marketing Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To award a scholarship to a qualified and deserving undergraduate or graduate student studying Graphic Arts &...
Scholarship Intent: To award a scholarship to a qualified and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
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$5,000 ASCO Numatics Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To award scholarships to exceptional undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in manufacturing, processing, or...
Scholarship Intent: To award scholarships to exceptional...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $5,000
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$2,500-$15,000 Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
Scholarship Intent: The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund provides scholarships for deserving Asian & Pacific Islander...
Scholarship Intent: The Asian & Pacific Islander American...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500-$15,000
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$1,000 - $1,500 Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN)
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship program has been designed for students in their continuing education to better prepare themselves for...
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship program has been designed for...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000 - $1,500
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$500-$2,000 Asian American Journalists Association Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To assist students who live or attend school in the Bay Area and have an interest in Asian American and Pacific Islander...
Scholarship Intent: To assist students who live or attend school in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500-$2,000
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