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 Migrant Health Scholarship Award
Scholarship Intent: To assist health center staff to pursue their educational goals in health care and to contribute to the development of the...
Scholarship Intent: To assist health center staff to pursue their...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
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$2,500 Military College Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To provide a scholarship to military related students looking to further their education. Criteria: 1) Military students...
Scholarship Intent: To provide a scholarship to military related...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500
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$1,000-$10,000 Mills Peninsula Health Services Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the Mills-Peninsula Scholarship Program is to offer financial aid to students who live in San Mateo County...
Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the Mills-Peninsula Scholarship...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000-$10,000
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$250-$1,000 Momeni Foundation Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: At this time, the Scholastic Achievement Scholarship is available to students of Iranian descent that are graduating from...
Scholarship Intent: At this time, the Scholastic Achievement...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $250-$1,000
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$1,000-$10,000 National Association of Black Accountants Schol.
Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarship funds to deserving students preparing to enter various business professions. Criteria: 1) Must be...
Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarship funds to deserving...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000-$10,000
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up to $2,500 National Association of Black Journalists Schol.
Scholarship Intent: To award scholarships to deserving students interested in pursuing careers in journalism, media and...
Scholarship Intent: To award scholarships to deserving students...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $2,500
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$1,500-$5,000 National Association of Hispanic Journalists Schol
Scholarship Intent: To help young Latinos and others pursue a career in English or Spanish-language print, photo, broadcast or online...
Scholarship Intent: To help young Latinos and others pursue a career...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,500-$5,000
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varies National Association of Hispanic Nurses Schol.
Scholarship Intent: Scholarship awards are presented to NAHN members enrolled in accredited LVN/LPN, associate, diploma, baccalaureate, and...
Scholarship Intent: Scholarship awards are presented to NAHN members...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
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$500-$2,500 National Association of Women in Construction Undergraduate Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To award an undergraduate student that is interested in a career in construction. Criteria: 1) Must be enrolled in a...
Scholarship Intent: To award an undergraduate student that is...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500-$2,500
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$3,000-$12,000 National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the National Federation of the Blind annually offers blind college students in...
Scholarship Intent: To recognize achievement by blind scholars, the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3,000-$12,000
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Varies National FFA Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: Scholarships are sponsored by businesses and individuals through the National Future Farmers of America Foundation and are...
Scholarship Intent: Scholarships are sponsored by businesses and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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Varies National Health Service Corps Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: The NHSC Scholarship Program awards scholarships each year to students pursuing careers in primary care. In return, students...
Scholarship Intent: The NHSC Scholarship Program awards scholarships...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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Up to $20,000 National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: To help students from disadvantaged backgrounds pursue educational and career opportunities in biomedical, behavioral and...
Scholarship Intent: To help students from disadvantaged backgrounds...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $20,000
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Up to $5,000 National Law Enforcement & Firefighters Children Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To award scholarships to children of law enforcement and firefighting personnel who were lost or permanently disabled in the...
Scholarship Intent: To award scholarships to children of law...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $5,000
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up to $5,000 National Lesbian and Gay Journalist Association
Scholarship Intent: Will provide up to $5,000 in tuition funding to an LGBT student who plans a career in journalism and is committed to...
Scholarship Intent: Will provide up to $5,000 in tuition funding to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $5,000
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Varies National NAACP Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: Each year, the NAACP provides scholarships to outstanding students. Criteria: 1) The NAACP offers different scholarships...
Scholarship Intent: Each year, the NAACP provides scholarships to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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$2,500 National Poultry & Food Distribution Aassociation Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To award scholarships to various students of agricultural colleges and universities across the US. Criteria: 1) Be...
Scholarship Intent: To award scholarships to various students of...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500
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$2,000-$5,000 National Press Club Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: To recruit promising future journalists who will bring diversity to American journalism. Criteria: 1) The National Press...
Scholarship Intent: To recruit promising future journalists who will...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000-$5,000
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$2,500-$10,000 National Restaurant Association Education Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) provides scholarships to students studying in a...
Scholarship Intent: The National Restaurant Association Educational...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500-$10,000
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$2,000 National Sculpture Society Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: For students of figurative or realist sculpture. Criteria: 1) A CD with 10-18 images of at least six different sculptures...
Scholarship Intent: For students of figurative or realist...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000
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$500-$2,000 National Society of Accountants Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To involve and assist the private sector in expanding educational opportunities and encouraging educational...
Scholarship Intent: To involve and assist the private sector in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500-$2,000
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varies Navajo Nation Financial Aid Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: To serve eligible Navajo people and provide them the opportunity to achieve their educational goals. Criteria: 1) Must...
Scholarship Intent: To serve eligible Navajo people and provide them...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
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Varies NCAPOA Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The Northern California Asian Peace Officers’ Association established this scholarship to award full-time college students...
Scholarship Intent: The Northern California Asian Peace Officers’...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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Up to $8,000 New Leader Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The scholarship is especially designed to provide aid to students who come from financially and educationally disadvantaged...
Scholarship Intent: The scholarship is especially designed to provide...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $8,000
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$1,000-$3,000 Northern California Chapter COMTO Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To advocate for the transportation careers and transportation needs of minorities by awarding scholarship to deserving...
Scholarship Intent: To advocate for the transportation careers and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000-$3,000
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$10,000-$20,000 Norway House Foundation Fellowships
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is for qualified Norwegian graduate students who want to study in Northern California. Criteria: 1)...
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is for qualified Norwegian...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $10,000-$20,000
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$1,500 Novus Biologicals Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The Novus Biologicals Scholarship Fund was established to recognize students looking to advance their knowledge and career...
Scholarship Intent: The Novus Biologicals Scholarship Fund was...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,500
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up to $20,000 NuEnergy Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: The NuEnergy scholarship program targets top-performing college students who have a desire to pursue a career in the energy...
Scholarship Intent: The NuEnergy scholarship program targets...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: up to $20,000
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$2,000 Olga Jane Lewis and Daisy Ross Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: For African American female high school seniors attending high school in Alameda or Contra Costa County. Criteria: 1)...
Scholarship Intent: For African American female high school seniors...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000
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$300 - $3,000 Orion Fund
Scholarship Intent: The Orion Fund provides grants to California college students under the age of 30 confronted with a health crisis. We fund...
Scholarship Intent: The Orion Fund provides grants to California...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $300 - $3,000
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$500 Ornament Shop Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The Ornament Shop has created this scholarship to help the winning student pursue their goal of higher...
Scholarship Intent: The Ornament Shop has created this scholarship to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500
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varies Osage Nation Department of Education Higher Ed. Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: Available to Osages attending an institution of higher education including colleges, universities, professional schools and...
Scholarship Intent: Available to Osages attending an institution of...
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  • Award: varies
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varies Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma
Scholarship Intent: To provide financial support to members of the Ottawa Tribe to pursue higher education. Criteria: 1) Be an enrolled...
Scholarship Intent: To provide financial support to members of the...
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  • Award: varies
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$1,000 Parkmerced Robert L. Pender Memorial Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The Parkmerced Robert L. Pender Memorial Scholarship was established in 2015 by the owners, management, and friends of...
Scholarship Intent: The Parkmerced Robert L. Pender Memorial...
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  • Award: $1,000
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varies Pat Tillman Foundation
Scholarship Intent: Tillman Military Scholars represent a rich and diverse set of backgrounds, experiences and ambitions, and were selected...
Scholarship Intent: Tillman Military Scholars represent a rich and...
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  • Award: varies
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$3,000 per year, renewable for four years (total of $12,000) Peninsula College Fund, The
Scholarship Intent: To motivate underrepresented minority students to attend college. Criteria: 1) The Peninsula College Fund welcomes...
Scholarship Intent: To motivate underrepresented minority students to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3,000 per year, renewable for four years (total of $12,000)
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Up to $10,000 Peninsula Regent Charitable Foundation Educational Grant Program
Scholarship Intent: This program has been created to help employees of the Peninsula Regent and/or their dependents with the costs of higher...
Scholarship Intent: This program has been created to help employees...
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  • Award: Up to $10,000
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Varies PEO Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: To grant financial assistance to women pursuing higher education. Criteria: 1) Graduate level awards are only for...
Scholarship Intent: To grant financial assistance to women pursuing...
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  • Award: Varies
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Up to $5,000 PFLAG National Scholarships Program
Scholarship Intent: The PFLAG Scholarship program is a critical component of our Cultivating Respect: Safe Schools for All Program, rewarding...
Scholarship Intent: The PFLAG Scholarship program is a critical...
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  • Award: Up to $5,000
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$1,000-10,000 PG&E Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: To award scholarships to students who exhibit personal or community leadership and involvement. Criteria: 1) PG&E offers...
Scholarship Intent: To award scholarships to students who exhibit...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000-10,000
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Up to $5,000 PHCC Educational Foundation Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: To help students prepare for careers in the plumbing-heating-cooling profession. Criteria: 1) Must be enrolled in an...
Scholarship Intent: To help students prepare for careers in the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $5,000
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$500-$2,000 PIA-U.S. Scholarship Fund
Scholarship Intent: The Asian Pacific Fund administers 12 scholarship programs to help undergraduate and graduate students achieve their...
Scholarship Intent: The Asian Pacific Fund administers 12 scholarship...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500-$2,000
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varies Point Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ students to achieve their full academic and leadership potential despite the...
Scholarship Intent: Point Foundation empowers promising LGBTQ...
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  • Award: varies
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Up to $3,000 Presbyterian Church Student Opportunity Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship serves Presbyterian Church college students by providing need-based aid for sophomores, juniors and seniors...
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship serves Presbyterian Church...
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  • Award: Up to $3,000
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varies Prima Student Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: To provide students a unique opportunity to meet, talk with and learn from expert practitioners in the public risk...
Scholarship Intent: To provide students a unique opportunity to meet,...
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  • Award: varies
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$7,500-$30,000 Princess Grace Awards Film Grant
Scholarship Intent: To identify and assist emerging young theater, dance, and film artists who are at the outset of their careers or at early...
Scholarship Intent: To identify and assist emerging young theater,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $7,500-$30,000
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$7,500-$30,000 Princess Grace Awards Theater Grant
Scholarship Intent: To identify and assist emerging theater, dance and film artists who are at the outset of their careers or at early stages of...
Scholarship Intent: To identify and assist emerging theater, dance...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $7,500-$30,000
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Up to $1,000 Princeton Prize in Race Relations
Scholarship Intent: Princeton University sponsors annual awards for high school students to recognize, support, and encourage the young people...
Scholarship Intent: Princeton University sponsors annual awards for...
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  • Award: Up to $1,000
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Up to $5,000 Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation
Scholarship Intent: The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation’s purpose is to provide scholarships and fellowship assistance to talented...
Scholarship Intent: The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation’s...
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  • Award: Up to $5,000
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Varies Pro Kids Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To offer college scholarship awards to active Pro Kids members. Criteria: 1) Applicants must have been an active Pro Kids...
Scholarship Intent: To offer college scholarship awards to active Pro...
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  • Award: Varies
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