Our Opportunities

Welcome to the San Francisco State University Scholarship website! The scholarships listed below are San Francisco State University scholarships offered by various colleges, departments, and offices. Click the scholarship name to learn more about the opportunity.

To view a list of external scholarships offered by outside organizations and foundations, click External under Opportunities. You cannot apply to these scholarships from this website. Click the “Visit” link for more information.

You can conduct a keyword search by:

  • Specific keyword (e.g., veterans, AB540, disability, community service, single parent, etc.)
  • Major or college (e.g., enter your major into the keyword box and click search for a list of scholarships or Science and Engineering, Liberal & Creative Arts, Health and Social Sciences, Business, Graduate College of Education, Ethnic Studies)
  • Enrollment status (e.g., entering or continuing)
  • Scholarship name

OR click the “Show Filters” button to search by: “Scopes” (scholarships grouped by department or office; for example, Journalism, College of Business, Office of Student Financial Aid, etc.).

To apply-to or be considered for nomination based campus scholarships, click the “Sign In” button to begin. You must have a SF State ID number to be able to sign in and complete the General Application. Scholarships that are currently “open” will be recommended to you if you meet the basic criteria (e.g., gpa or class level or major). However, read the scholarship eligibility requirements and questions carefully to determine if you are qualified BEFORE applying. If a scholarship is not yet available, check with the campus office administering the scholarship to ask when the scholarship will be available to apply-to.

The General Application you completed will be kept until July of each year. You must complete and sign a new General Application at the beginning of the Fall semester.

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 scholarship, contact the person or department listed on the scholarship opportunity page.

Read the scholarship eligibility requirements (e.g., major, gpa, enrollment requirement to receive the scholarship, other requirements as stated) and questions carefully to determine if you are qualified BEFORE applying.

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies English Department Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: This scholarship is established to give a stipend annually to...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department:...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
varies Jim Kohn Scholarship Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: To support deserving graduate students in...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Language and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$500 Jan Gregory Postsecondary Reading Comp Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: To provide financial support to deserving...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: English Language and...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
varies Debra Plousha Moore Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 1. Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Scholarship...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 1. Funds will...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Ellanore and Maurice Bassan English Dept. Schol.
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 1. Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 1. Funds...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Jim Brogan and Jack Post Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline is November 1. Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: To...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline is November 1. Funds...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies R. Joel Dorius Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline is November 1. Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline is November 1. Funds...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Sara Ruth Prize - English
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 1. Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: To...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 1. Funds...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies ASW Scholarship Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 15. Scholarship funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline November 15....
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$500 Gail E. Weinstein Fellowship in Community Literacy Education Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: To support...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
varies TESOL Convention Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: This...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
up to $4,000 TESOL Legacy Fellowship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Language and Literature Scholarship Intent: To...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $4,000
Ended
varies The Cunningham Scholarship in English Literature
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline is November 27. Funds will be disbursed in Spring Awarding Department: English Scholarship...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Application deadline is November 27. Funds...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
up to $500 San Francisco Chapter Society for Technical Communication Scholarship for TPW Students
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: This award is for students who...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $500
Ended