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 ISA Educational Foundation Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: To award college students who demonstrate outstanding potential for long-range contributions to the field of automation and...
Scholarship Intent: To award college students who demonstrate...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
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Up to $5,000 Islamic Scholarship Fund
Scholarship Intent: To encourage Muslim students to pursue a college or post-graduate degrees in humanities, social sciences, liberal arts and...
Scholarship Intent: To encourage Muslim students to pursue a college...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $5,000
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$600 and $1,000 Italian Catholic Federation Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To further the education of students who are Roman Catholic and of Italian descent. Criteria: 1) Are Roman Catholic and...
Scholarship Intent: To further the education of students who are...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $600 and $1,000
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$1,000 ItaliaRail Study Abroad in Italy Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: ItaliaRail created a scholarship to be used for expenses related to an academic experience in Italy. Criteria: 1) Must be...
Scholarship Intent: ItaliaRail created a scholarship to be used for...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
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Up to $40,000 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To enable community college students with exceptional promise and demonstrated financial need to pursue a baccalaureate...
Scholarship Intent: To enable community college students with...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $40,000
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Up to $28,000 over 4 years Jackie Robinson Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarships to minority high school students showing leadership potential and demonstrating financial need to...
Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarships to minority high school...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $28,000 over 4 years
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$1,000 monthly James Rhio O'Connor Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: This essay contest is open to current undergraduate and graduate students who are currently enrolled in a college or...
Scholarship Intent: This essay contest is open to current...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000 monthly
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$2,000 Jeannette Rankin Fund Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To award scholarship to low-income adult women who have a vision of how college education will benefit themselves, their...
Scholarship Intent: To award scholarship to low-income adult women...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000
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Varies Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund
Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarships to students to attend undergraduate or graduate programs based on academic achievement, financial...
Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarships to students to attend...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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$5,000 John Bayliss Broadcast Foundation
Scholarship Intent: To bring a strong radio presence to college campuses. Criteria: 1) Must be attending an institution in the United States....
Scholarship Intent: To bring a strong radio presence to college...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $5,000
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$10,000 John McLendon Memorial Minority Postgraduate Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To assist minority students who will pursue a graduate degree in athletics administration. Criteria: 1) Must be planning...
Scholarship Intent: To assist minority students who will pursue a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $10,000
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$500-5,000 JVS Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: Provides qualified Jewish students whose primary residence is in Los Angeles with need-based financial aid, in the belief...
Scholarship Intent: Provides qualified Jewish students whose primary...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500-5,000
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$3,500 Kaiser Permanente Asian Association Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship recognizes students who have been instrumental in bringing a tangible benefit to an Asian community and who...
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship recognizes students who have...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3,500
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$500 Karman Healthcare Scholarship Fund
Scholarship Intent: To award scholarships to students who suffer a mobility disability. Criteria: 1) Must suffer from a mobility disability...
Scholarship Intent: To award scholarships to students who suffer a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500
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$2,000 Kathern F. Gruber Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: The scholarships are intended to be used to defray a student’s educational expenses, including tuition, books and other...
Scholarship Intent: The scholarships are intended to be used to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000
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Up to $5,000 Kodak Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: For university or college students of film production at the undergraduate or graduate levels in a degree or diploma...
Scholarship Intent: For university or college students of film...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $5,000
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$2,000 Ladah Law Firm
Scholarship Intent: To extend help to future lawyers affected by an injury or accident. Criteria: Must be attending Law School and have...
Scholarship Intent: To extend help to future lawyers affected by an...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000
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$2,500-$3,250 LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: Provides scholarships annually to ethnically diverse minority undergraduate and graduate students who are attending...
Scholarship Intent: Provides scholarships annually to ethnically...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500-$3,250
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1-4 roundtrip e-passes Lanzate Travel Award from Southwest Airlines
Scholarship Intent: To provide roundtrip airline tickets to undergraduate and graduate students across the country who travel away from home to...
Scholarship Intent: To provide roundtrip airline tickets to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: 1-4 roundtrip e-passes
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$2,000 Law Office of Bradley R. Corbett Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: Bradley R. Corbett, a qualified and experienced criminal defense attorney, offers an annual scholarship to a college student...
Scholarship Intent: Bradley R. Corbett, a qualified and experienced...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000
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$1,000 LawnStarter Lawntrepreneur Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The Lawntrepreneur Scholarship is our way of funding tomorrow’s top entrepreneurs. Maybe you sowed the seeds of your...
Scholarship Intent: The Lawntrepreneur Scholarship is our way of...
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  • Award: $1,000
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$1,000 Legal Leaders Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance to students studying law. Criteria: 1) Applicants must be pursuing a degree in the...
Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance to students...
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  • Award: $1,000
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$2,500 Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To award a scholarship for undergraduate study of religion journalism or mass communications. Criteria: 1) Christian...
Scholarship Intent: To award a scholarship for undergraduate study of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500
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Up to $8,500 Leopold Schepp Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: Leopold Schepp established the Foundation in 1925. His objectives were to encourage young people to develop good character...
Scholarship Intent: Leopold Schepp established the Foundation in...
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  • Award: Up to $8,500
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$5,000-$15,000 Life Lessons Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: To benefit students who have suffered the death of a parent or guardian. Criteria: 1) Students who have suffered the...
Scholarship Intent: To benefit students who have suffered the death...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $5,000-$15,000
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$5,000 Louis F. Wolf Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The Louis F. Wolf Memorial Scholarship is designed to help students further their undergraduate or graduate studies in...
Scholarship Intent: The Louis F. Wolf Memorial Scholarship is...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $5,000
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$250-$2,000 LULAC National Scholarship Fund
Scholarship Intent: The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) National Scholarship Fund (LNSF) was established to provide...
Scholarship Intent: The League of United Latin American Citizens...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $250-$2,000
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$3,000 Lyn Boone Memorial Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: The Lyn Boone Memorial Scholarship Program was established in 1994 by Human Resources, Inc. (HR Symposium) to support the...
Scholarship Intent: The Lyn Boone Memorial Scholarship Program was...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3,000
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$5,000 Lynn Adamson Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: Each year WHCE offers the Lynn Adamson Memorial Scholarship to a female, graduate level student dedicated to a...
Scholarship Intent: Each year WHCE offers the Lynn Adamson Memorial...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $5,000
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up to $2,000 - renewable up to 4 years Maisin Scholar Award
Scholarship Intent: To support students in the San Francisco Unified School District who have demonstrated financial need and an interest in...
Scholarship Intent: To support students in the San Francisco Unified...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $2,000 - renewable up to 4 years
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$5,000 MALDEF DREAM Act Student Activist Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: MALDEF awards scholarships to support the higher educational attainment of students who seek to further MALDEF’s mission of...
Scholarship Intent: MALDEF awards scholarships to support the higher...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $5,000
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$5,000 MALDEF Law School Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To award scholarship to deserving individuals whose academic achievement indicates their potential for a successful...
Scholarship Intent: To award scholarship to deserving individuals...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $5,000
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Varies Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund
Scholarship Intent: For women from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada. Criteria: 1) Has a record...
Scholarship Intent: For women from developing countries who are...
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  • Award: Varies
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Up to $3,000 Maria E. Yuchengco Memorial Journalism Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship was established to support students of Filipino heritage pursuing careers in journalism. Criteria: 1)...
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship was established to support...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $3,000
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Up to $20,000 Marie A. Calderilla Scholarship, The
Scholarship Intent: The purpose of this scholarship is to enable women to pursue courses of study that they would otherwise be unable to follow...
Scholarship Intent: The purpose of this scholarship is to enable...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $20,000
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varies Marine Corps Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarships for post-high school education to deserving sons and daughters of Marines with particular attention...
Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarships for post-high school...
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  • Award: varies
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$1,000-$8,000 Marine Technology Society Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: Marine Technology Society is committed to helping students achieve success. Our scholarships are expanding the opportunities...
Scholarship Intent: Marine Technology Society is committed to helping...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000-$8,000
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Varies Marines' Memorial Association Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: The Marines’ Memorial Association offers several different scholarship opportunities to help members of the association,...
Scholarship Intent: The Marines’ Memorial Association offers several...
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  • Award: Varies
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$2,000-6,000 Marion Huber Learning Through Listening Award
Scholarship Intent: The Marion Huber Learning Through Listening Awards are presented to Learning Ally members who are high school seniors on...
Scholarship Intent: The Marion Huber Learning Through Listening...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000-6,000
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$2,500 Mark Beaumont Scholarship Fund
Scholarship Intent: To support students who are pursuing careers specializing in the business of interactive entertainment. Criteria: 1) Must...
Scholarship Intent: To support students who are pursuing careers...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500
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$1,000 Market Inspector Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: We at Market Inspector, are a multicultural team of digital marketing enthusiasts, many of which have left their country of...
Scholarship Intent: We at Market Inspector, are a multicultural team...
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  • Award: $1,000
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$2,000 Markowski-Leach Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance to LGBTQ people trying to further their education. Criteria: 1) Must self-identify as...
Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance to LGBTQ people...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000
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varies Marshall Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the United...
Scholarship Intent: Marshall Scholarships finance young Americans of...
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  • Award: varies
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varies Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Scholarship (CTA)
Scholarship Intent: This CTA scholarship is given in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to aid members of ethnic minorities in preparation of...
Scholarship Intent: This CTA scholarship is given in memory of Dr....
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  • Award: varies
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$1,000 Mary Louise Roller Panhellenic Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To award an a collegiate Panhellenic woman who makes a difference in sorority life by serving on her college...
Scholarship Intent: To award an a collegiate Panhellenic woman who...
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  • Award: $1,000
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$2,000 and $6,000 Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Award
Scholarship Intent: The Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Award is for Learning Ally members who are blind or visually impaired and have...
Scholarship Intent: The Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000 and $6,000
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Up to $32,000 over four years Mas Family Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: To advance the education of talented young Cuban and Cuban American men and women, furthering their commitment to promoting...
Scholarship Intent: To advance the education of talented young Cuban...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $32,000 over four years
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$5,000 MedEvac Foundation International Children's Fund
Scholarship Intent: The Children’s Scholarship Fund was developed to provide financial assistance for higher education to children who lost a...
Scholarship Intent: The Children’s Scholarship Fund was developed to...
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  • Award: $5,000
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$3,500 for 4 years Meritus College Fund
Scholarship Intent: Meritus seeks low-income, high-potential youth from San Francisco high schools who are prepared to succeed at a four-year...
Scholarship Intent: Meritus seeks low-income, high-potential youth...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3,500 for 4 years
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varies MG James Ursano Scholarship Fund
Scholarship Intent: To help Army families with undergraduate college expenses for their dependent children. Criteria: 1) Must be a dependent...
Scholarship Intent: To help Army families with undergraduate college...
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  • Award: varies
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