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 Association on American Indian Affairs Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: AAIA awards scholarships for undergraduate and...
$1,000 AT&T Internet and Education Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: Create an original infographic showing how Apps...
$1,000 Auto Accident Law Firm Survivor Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: Appel Law Firm offers an annual scholarship to...
varies Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is awarded annually based on...
$250-2,000 AWG Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: To award women who are studying and will...
Up to $10,000 Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship (HPEF)
Scholarship Intent: To increase the number of registered nurses...
varies Baer Reintegration Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To help people with schizophrenia,...
$5,000-renewable for up to 4 years Banatao Family Filipino American Education Fund
Scholarship Intent: To assist California high school students of...
$2,000 Bay Area Gardners Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: Bay Area Gardener’s Scholarship Foundation...
$1,500-$5,000 BEA National Scholarships in Broadcasting
Scholarship Intent: BEA administers several scholarships annually to...
$15,000 Beach Blanket Babylon Scholarship for the Arts
Scholarship Intent: The Steve Silver Foundation & Beach Blanket...
$500-$1,000 BECA Foundation General Scholarship Fund
Scholarship Intent: The BECA Foundation encourages and empowers...
up to $14,000 for four years Bill Dickey Scholarship Association
Scholarship Intent: The Bill Dickey Scholarship Association provides...
$5,000 Bill King Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The purpose of this scholarship is to support a...
up to $5,000 BlueBird Certified Public Accountants Scholarship for Native American Accounting Students
Scholarship Intent: To assist Native American students in pursuing...
Up to $20,000 BMI Foundation, Inc. Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: The BMI Foundation sponsors a number of...
$1,000 Bobette Bibo Gugliotta Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is designated for the...
$1,000-$5,000 Bodie McDowell Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is for outstanding grad and...
$4,500-$6,500 Bridgat Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: Bridgat Scholarships are awarded to full-time...
$1,500-$15,000 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: BAFTA Los Angeles supports the next generation of...
$1,000 Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Disability Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship awards an undergraduate student...
$2,500 Buildium's Build U. Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: Buildium’s Build U. Scholarship awards one prize...
Varies Bureau of Indian Education Higher Education Grant
Scholarship Intent: The BIE provides supplemental financial...
$1,000 to $50,000 Burger King Scholars
Scholarship Intent: The Burger King Scholars program helps students...
$3,000-$5,000 Byron Hanke Fellowship
Scholarship Intent: This Fellowship is available to graduate students...
$500-$2,500 CA Hotel & Lodging Assn Education Foundation
Scholarship Intent: To reward those who have demonstrated a desire to...
Up to $2,000 CA Park and Recreation Society Dist VI Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance and to encourage...
$750 CA PTA High School Graduating Seniors Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To acknowledge the achievements of high school...
1st prize-$2,500, 2nd prize-$2,000, 3rd prize-$1,500 CAC Educational Scholarship Foundation
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is available to any CA high...
Up to $8,000 California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation (CAWG Foundation)
Scholarship Intent: For high school seniors attending a CA public...
Varies California Council of the Blind Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The California Council of the Blind offers a...
Varies California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship program was established to...
Varies California Masonic Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To provide educational opportunities for high...
varies California Retired Teachers Association, SF Division (CRTA)
Scholarship Intent: Provide assistance to students who are in the...
$44,400 California Sea Grant State Fellowship
Scholarship Intent: To provide a unique educational opportunity for...
$400 - $5,000 California Strawberry Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: To help children of California strawberry farm...
$3,000-$5,000 California Teacher's Association (CTA) Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: The CTA offers scholarships to students who are...
$6,000 California Transportation Foundation
Scholarship Intent: The California Transportation Foundation provides...
varies CANFIT Program Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: CANFIT provides funds to students of...
$2,500-$5,000 Casey Family Scholars Program
Scholarship Intent: To decrease the financial barriers to higher...
$500-$5,000 Catching the Dream Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: CTD’s objective is to recognize and reward...
Varies CBCF Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: CBCF offers scholarships to talented and highly...
$500-$1,000 CCNMA Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: The CCNMA Scholarships are awarded annually to...
$2,000 CEAC Memorial Fund Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The County Engineers Association of California...
$1,000-$3,000 CFT Raoul Teilhet Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The CFT offers scholarships to high school...
$1,000-$5,000 CHCI Scholarship Awards
Scholarship Intent: To provide critical financial assistance to...
$1,500 Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the Chicana Latina Scholarship...
Varies Chickasaw Nation Higher Education Grants & Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance in a manner that...
$7,000 Chief Manuelito Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The Chief Manuelito Scholarship was established...
$1,000 Chin: Shui Kuen and Allen Chin Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To help undergraduate and graduate students...