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
$1,000 Association of Environmental Professionals Schol.
Scholarship Intent: To support students who are planning to engage in a career in the environmental field. Criteria: 1) Must be attending any...
Scholarship Intent: To support students who are planning to engage in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
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Varies Association on American Indian Affairs Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: AAIA awards scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students from federally recognized tribes and tribes that are not...
Scholarship Intent: AAIA awards scholarships for undergraduate and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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$1,000 AT&T Internet and Education Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: Create an original infographic showing how Apps are helping students learn in unique ways outside of traditional classroom...
Scholarship Intent: Create an original infographic showing how Apps...
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  • Award: $1,000
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$1,000 Auto Accident Law Firm Survivor Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: Appel Law Firm offers an annual scholarship to college and graduate students who have been survivors of car accidents and...
Scholarship Intent: Appel Law Firm offers an annual scholarship to...
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  • Award: $1,000
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varies Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is awarded annually based on financial need and GPA. Criteria: 1) Must indicate a sincere interest in an...
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is awarded annually based on...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
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$250-2,000 AWG Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: To award women who are studying and will eventually pursue a career in the geosciences. Criteria: 1) AWG offers multiple...
Scholarship Intent: To award women who are studying and will...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $250-2,000
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Up to $10,000 Bachelor of Science Nursing Scholarship (HPEF)
Scholarship Intent: To increase the number of registered nurses practicing in medically underserved areas of California. Criteria: 1) Be...
Scholarship Intent: To increase the number of registered nurses...
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  • Award: Up to $10,000
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varies Baer Reintegration Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To help people with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder or bipolar disorder acquire the educational and vocational...
Scholarship Intent: To help people with schizophrenia,...
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  • Award: varies
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$5,000-renewable for up to 4 years Banatao Filipino American Education Fund
Scholarship Intent: To assist California high school students of Filipino heritage in pursuing a college education. Criteria: 1) Must be of...
Scholarship Intent: To assist California high school students of...
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  • Award: $5,000-renewable for up to 4 years
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$2,000 Bay Area Gardners Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: Bay Area Gardener’s Scholarship Foundation strives to promote the educational attainment achievement of all diverse students...
Scholarship Intent: Bay Area Gardener’s Scholarship Foundation...
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  • Award: $2,000
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$1,500-$5,000 BEA National Scholarships in Broadcasting
Scholarship Intent: BEA administers several scholarships annually to honor broadcasters and the electronic media profession. Criteria: 1)...
Scholarship Intent: BEA administers several scholarships annually to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,500-$5,000
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$15,000 Beach Blanket Babylon Scholarship for the Arts
Scholarship Intent: The Steve Silver Foundation & Beach Blanket Babylon “Scholarship for the Arts” is dedicated to giving Bay Area high school...
Scholarship Intent: The Steve Silver Foundation & Beach Blanket...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $15,000
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$500-$1,000 BECA Foundation General Scholarship Fund
Scholarship Intent: The BECA Foundation encourages and empowers aspiring Latino students to pursue higher education through financial and moral...
Scholarship Intent: The BECA Foundation encourages and empowers...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500-$1,000
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up to $2,000 Beta Gamma Sigma Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: Available to undergraduate or master’s student members enrolled in a business administration program at a college or...
Scholarship Intent: Available to undergraduate or master’s student...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $2,000
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up to $14,000 for four years Bill Dickey Scholarship Association
Scholarship Intent: The Bill Dickey Scholarship Association provides scholarships for high school and college students who demonstrate academic...
Scholarship Intent: The Bill Dickey Scholarship Association provides...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $14,000 for four years
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$5,000 Bill King College Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The purpose of this scholarship is to support a student who plans to pursue a career in journalism or...
Scholarship Intent: The purpose of this scholarship is to support a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $5,000
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up to $5,000 BlueBird Certified Public Accountants Scholarship for Native American Accounting Students
Scholarship Intent: To assist Native American students in pursuing their goals of higher education and accounting, and ultimately to enter the...
Scholarship Intent: To assist Native American students in pursuing...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $5,000
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Up to $20,000 BMI Foundation, Inc. Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: The BMI Foundation sponsors a number of scholarship and fellowship opportunities for songwriters, composers, publishers, BMI...
Scholarship Intent: The BMI Foundation sponsors a number of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $20,000
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$1,000 Bobette Bibo Gugliotta Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is designated for the educational benefit of students planning to major in the field of creative writing...
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is designated for the...
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  • Award: $1,000
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$1,000-$5,000 Bodie McDowell Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is for outstanding grad and undergrad students pursuing professional careers in outdoor writing, radio, and...
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is for outstanding grad and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000-$5,000
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$4,500-$6,500 Bridgat Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: Bridgat Scholarships are awarded to full-time undergraduates and graduate students currently enrolled at a U.S. accredited...
Scholarship Intent: Bridgat Scholarships are awarded to full-time...
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  • Award: $4,500-$6,500
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Up to $10,000 Bright Futures Scholarship, The
Scholarship Intent: The Bright Futures Scholarship Fund was established to provide additional scholarship opportunities to the many worthy...
Scholarship Intent: The Bright Futures Scholarship Fund was...
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  • Award: Up to $10,000
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$1,500-$15,000 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: BAFTA Los Angeles supports the next generation of British film and television talent through our Scholarship Program,...
Scholarship Intent: BAFTA Los Angeles supports the next generation of...
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  • Award: $1,500-$15,000
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$1,000 Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Disability Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship awards an undergraduate student with any type of disability including physical disabilities, medical...
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship awards an undergraduate student...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
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$2,500 Buildium's Build U. Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: Buildium’s Build U. Scholarship awards one prize each semester to a deserving Product Design, Interaction Design,...
Scholarship Intent: Buildium’s Build U. Scholarship awards one prize...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500
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Varies Bureau of Indian Education Higher Education Grant
Scholarship Intent: The BIE provides supplemental financial assistance to the eligible American Indian/Alaska Native scholar entering college...
Scholarship Intent: The BIE provides supplemental financial...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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$1,000 to $50,000 Burger King Scholars
Scholarship Intent: The Burger King Scholars program helps students offset the cost of attending college or post-secondary vocational/technical...
Scholarship Intent: The Burger King Scholars program helps students...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000 to $50,000
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$3,000-$5,000 Byron Hanke Fellowship
Scholarship Intent: This Fellowship is available to graduate students working on topics related to community associations. Criteria: 1)...
Scholarship Intent: This Fellowship is available to graduate students...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3,000-$5,000
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$500-$2,500 CA Hotel & Lodging Assn Education Foundation
Scholarship Intent: To reward those who have demonstrated a desire to make the lodging industry a career. Criteria: 1) Students must be...
Scholarship Intent: To reward those who have demonstrated a desire to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500-$2,500
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Up to $2,000 CA Park and Recreation Society Dist VI Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance and to encourage professional development and future contributions to the Parks and...
Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance and to encourage...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $2,000
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$750 CA PTA High School Graduating Seniors Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To acknowledge the achievements of high school seniors for volunteer service in the school and the community. Criteria:...
Scholarship Intent: To acknowledge the achievements of high school...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $750
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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 school senior for their use at any accredited college, university or trade...
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is available to any CA high...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: 1st prize-$2,500, 2nd prize-$2,000, 3rd prize-$1,500
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Up to $8,000 California Association of Winegrape Growers Foundation (CAWG Foundation)
Scholarship Intent: For high school seniors attending a CA public college or university and whose parents or legal guardians are vineyard...
Scholarship Intent: For high school seniors attending a CA public...
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  • Award: Up to $8,000
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Varies California Council of the Blind Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The California Council of the Blind offers a number of awards to the most deserving legally blind student applicants...
Scholarship Intent: The California Council of the Blind offers a...
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  • Award: Varies
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Varies California Latino Legislative Caucus Foundation
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship program was established to assist deserving students by offering financial assistance to help meet...
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship program was established to...
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  • Award: Varies
Varies California Masonic Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To provide educational opportunities for high school seniors, undergraduate students, and graduate students. Criteria: 1)...
Scholarship Intent: To provide educational opportunities for high...
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  • Award: Varies
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varies California Retired Teachers Association, SF Division (CRTA)
Scholarship Intent: Provide assistance to students who are in the Multiple, Single or Specialist Credential Programs during the semester of...
Scholarship Intent: Provide assistance to students who are in the...
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  • Award: varies
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$44,400 California Sea Grant State Fellowship
Scholarship Intent: To provide a unique educational opportunity for graduate students who are interested both in marine resources and in the...
Scholarship Intent: To provide a unique educational opportunity for...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $44,400
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$400 - $5,000 California Strawberry Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: To help children of California strawberry farm workers to further their educational and career goals. Criteria: 1)...
Scholarship Intent: To help children of California strawberry farm...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $400 - $5,000
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$3,000-$5,000 California Teacher's Association (CTA) Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: The CTA offers scholarships to students who are members of the CTA or are dependents of current, deceased or retired members...
Scholarship Intent: The CTA offers scholarships to students who are...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3,000-$5,000
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$6,000 California Transportation Foundation
Scholarship Intent: The California Transportation Foundation provides scholarships to students who intend on a career in...
Scholarship Intent: The California Transportation Foundation provides...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $6,000
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varies CANFIT Program Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: CANFIT provides funds to students of African-American, American Indian, Alaska Native, Asian-American, Pacific Islander, or...
Scholarship Intent: CANFIT provides funds to students of...
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  • Award: varies
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$2,500-$5,000 Casey Family Scholars Program
Scholarship Intent: To decrease the financial barriers to higher education faced by foster youth in need, and to support their success through...
Scholarship Intent: To decrease the financial barriers to higher...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500-$5,000
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$500-$5,000 Catching the Dream Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: CTD’s objective is to recognize and reward outstanding student achievement. Criteria: Must be 1/4 or more degree American...
Scholarship Intent: CTD’s objective is to recognize and reward...
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  • Award: $500-$5,000
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Varies CBCF Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: CBCF offers scholarships to talented and highly motivated students who demonstrate financial need. Criteria: 1) CBCF...
Scholarship Intent: CBCF offers scholarships to talented and highly...
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  • Award: Varies
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$500-$1,000 CCNMA Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: The CCNMA Scholarships are awarded annually to qualified Latino students who are planning to pursue a career in...
Scholarship Intent: The CCNMA Scholarships are awarded annually to...
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  • Award: $500-$1,000
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$2,000 CEAC Memorial Fund Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The County Engineers Association of California grants cash scholarships to engineering or land surveying students for study...
Scholarship Intent: The County Engineers Association of California...
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  • Award: $2,000
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$1,000-$3,000 CFT Raoul Teilhet Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The CFT offers scholarships to high school seniors and college students who are children or dependents of CFT members in...
Scholarship Intent: The CFT offers scholarships to high school...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000-$3,000
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$1,000-$5,000 CHCI Scholarship Awards
Scholarship Intent: To provide critical financial assistance to increase graduate rates among Latino students in post secondary...
Scholarship Intent: To provide critical financial assistance to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000-$5,000
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$1,500 Chicana/Latina Foundation Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the Chicana Latina Scholarship Fund is to assist Latina students in completing their undergraduate and...
Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the Chicana Latina Scholarship...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,500
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