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
$1,500-$22,000 Tailhook Educational Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarships to persons, or children/grandchildren or persons, who serve or formerly served the US Navy as Naval...
Scholarship Intent: To provide scholarships to persons, or...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,500-$22,000
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Up to $60,000 (paid over four years, provided renewal eligibility requirements are met) Tang Scholarship, The
Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance to gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Asian and Pacific Islanders for post-secondary...
Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance to gay, lesbian,...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $60,000 (paid over four years, provided renewal eligibility requirements are met)
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$3,000 ThanksUSA Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To assist dependents and spouses of U.S. military service personnel, including spouses and children of the Fallen and...
Scholarship Intent: To assist dependents and spouses of U.S. military...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3,000
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$1,000 (two times per year) The HotelPlanner.com Graduate Technology Scholarship For Military Veterans
Scholarship Intent:The HotelPlanner Scholarship Program was designed to provide financial assistance to veterans of the United States military,...
Scholarship Intent:The HotelPlanner Scholarship Program was designed...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000 (two times per year)
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2-$10,000, 4-$5,000 Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: To help provide educational opportunities for the future generation of scientists. Criteria: 1) Must have declared a...
Scholarship Intent: To help provide educational opportunities for the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: 2-$10,000, 4-$5,000
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Up to $37,500 Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowships
Scholarship Intent: Provides funding to participants as they are prepared academically and professionally to enter the United States Department...
Scholarship Intent: Provides funding to participants as they are...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $37,500
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Varies Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF)
Scholarship Intent: TMCF offers financial assistance to outstanding students who may attend a TMCF member institution or historically Black...
Scholarship Intent: TMCF offers financial assistance to outstanding...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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$500 Trenza Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: To support young Chicana/ Latinas who are alums of or currently attending UC Berkeley and pursuing credentials or degrees in...
Scholarship Intent: To support young Chicana/ Latinas who are alums...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500
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Varies Troy Women's Association Women's Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To award scholarships to graduating high school senior girls or women returning to school who have demonstrated community...
Scholarship Intent: To award scholarships to graduating high school...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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$2,000-$2,500 Truman D. Picard Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To support Native American students pursuing a higher education in Natural Resources. Criteria: 1) Must have interest in...
Scholarship Intent: To support Native American students pursuing a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000-$2,500
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$1,000-$4,000 Tzu Chi Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To recognize and provide financial assistance to outstanding college-bound high school graduates. Criteria: 1) A copy of...
Scholarship Intent: To recognize and provide financial assistance to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000-$4,000
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Up to $2,500 U.S. Army Women's Foundation Legacy Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: The Army Women’s Foundation recognizes the importance of education and the role it plays in personal, professional and...
Scholarship Intent: The Army Women’s Foundation recognizes the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $2,500
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$1,500 U.S. English Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: The U.S. English Foundation is sponsoring a yearly scholarship award to students who are immigrants focusing on teaching of...
Scholarship Intent: The U.S. English Foundation is sponsoring a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,500
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Varies UNCF Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: UNCF offers scholarships to assist minority students with their education in order to increase the likelihood that students...
Scholarship Intent: UNCF offers scholarships to assist minority...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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$500-$4,000 Union Plus Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To award students of working families who want to begin or continue their post-secondary education. Criteria: 1) Current...
Scholarship Intent: To award students of working families who want to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500-$4,000
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$3,000 per year for up to five years United Friends of the Children College Sponsorship Program
Scholarship Intent: Committed to ensuring that current and former foster youth have access to high quality education and the opportunity to...
Scholarship Intent: Committed to ensuring that current and former...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $3,000 per year for up to five years
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$1,000-$6,000 United States Bowling Congress Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: To award young bowlers who participate and have achieved academic success, community involvement and demonstrates financial...
Scholarship Intent: To award young bowlers who participate and have...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000-$6,000
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$1,000 USBundles.com/CenturyLinkquote.com Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance to all current and prospective college students based on their responses to topics about the...
Scholarship Intent: To provide financial assistance to all current...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
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$2,500-$5,000 USPAACC Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce awards scholarships to deserving students of Asian Pacific Island...
Scholarship Intent: The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500-$5,000
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$1,000 VelvetJobs Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: Aims to get students thinking about their own potential future management position and how their decisions can effect...
Scholarship Intent: Aims to get students thinking about their own...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
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$1,000 Verizonspecials Infographic Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To award students based on the quality and promotion of their infographics about how modern students utilize the...
Scholarship Intent: To award students based on the quality and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
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Up to $20,000 Veterans United Foundation Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To assist military service members and their families by awarding scholarships to help pay for tuition and...
Scholarship Intent: To assist military service members and their...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $20,000
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Up to $5,000 VFW Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will provide service members and veterans with the financial assistance they need to complete...
Scholarship Intent: Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will provide...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $5,000
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Varies Virginia Smith Trust
Scholarship Intent: To offer scholarships to deserving students who attended high schools in the City of Merced. Criteria: 1) Attended a...
Scholarship Intent: To offer scholarships to deserving students who...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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$1,500-$3,000 Walmart Associate Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship program was created to assist associates participating in the Walmart Lifelong Learning Program and...
Scholarship Intent: This scholarship program was created to assist...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,500-$3,000
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$1,000 Washington Hospital Service League Health Career Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To award students pursuing studies in a health-related field. Criteria: 1) Must be a resident of Washington Hospital...
Scholarship Intent: To award students pursuing studies in a...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000
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$2,000 William B. Ruggles Right to Work Scholarship, The
Scholarship Intent: To award a scholarship to the student who exemplifies the dedication to principle and high journalistic standards of the...
Scholarship Intent: To award a scholarship to the student who...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,000
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$2,500 Women in Logistics Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To award scholarships to students interested in pursuing a career in Supply Chain Management. Criteria: Must be a member...
Scholarship Intent: To award scholarships to students interested in...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500
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$10,000 Women Techmakers Scholars Program
Scholarship Intent: To encourage women to excel in computing and technology and become active role models and leaders in the field. Criteria:...
Scholarship Intent: To encourage women to excel in computing and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $10,000
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varies Women's Independence Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: To help survivors of partner abuse complete an educational program that is crucial to secure employment and financial...
Scholarship Intent: To help survivors of partner abuse complete an...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
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Varies Women's Transportation Seminar Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: To award scholarships to women who are pursuing careers in transportation through undergraduate/graduate...
Scholarship Intent: To award scholarships to women who are pursuing...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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Varies Working Woman Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To improve the lives of African-American women and girls in particular, and the broader Bay Area community, in...
Scholarship Intent: To improve the lives of African-American women...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
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$500-$6,000 Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships
Scholarship Intent: Provides scholarships to minority and economically disadvantaged students who are studying design and arts disciplines in...
Scholarship Intent: Provides scholarships to minority and...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $500-$6,000
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$1,000-$10,000 Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: To provide funding to minority students enrolled in one of the technical sciences or engineering disciplines. Criteria:...
Scholarship Intent: To provide funding to minority students enrolled...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000-$10,000
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$1,000-$7,000 Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship
Scholarship Intent: To award women studying business management at the undergraduate or Master’s level who have demonstrated outstanding...
Scholarship Intent: To award women studying business management at...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $1,000-$7,000
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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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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...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $10,000
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$2,500-$7,500 Conference of Minority Transportation Officials National Scholarship Program
Scholarship Intent: The National Scholarship Program supports the mission of COMTO by promoting, strengthening, and expanding the roles of...
Scholarship Intent: The National Scholarship Program supports the...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $2,500-$7,500
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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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Up to $1,000 Kai Chong Tong Scholarship Fund
Scholarship Intent: The Kai Chong Tong Scholarship was established to recognize the academic achievements of Chinese American students and to...
Scholarship Intent: The Kai Chong Tong Scholarship was established to...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Up to $1,000
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