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 by College – 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.). This is a good search to find scholarships offered to all majors within a specific College.

To apply for 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 begin your scholarship application. Once you 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 for.

There are some scholarship opportunities you do not have to apply for, but will be automatically matched to after you complete your General Application.

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 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.

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.

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Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$1,000.00 David Pollock Scholarship for Writing
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: BECA Scholarship Intent: The purpose of...
Liberal and Creative Arts Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: 10/26/2018
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline10/26/2018
up to $500 San Francisco Chapter Society for Technical Communication Scholarship for TPW Students
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Deadline is November 1. Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding Department: English Scholarship Intent: This award...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Deadline is November 1. Funds will be disbursed...
  • Deadline: 11/01/2018
  • Award: up to $500
Deadline11/01/2018
$2,000.00 Philosophy Graduate Student Tuition Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the academic year Awarding Department: Philosophy Scholarship Intent: To provide...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the academic...
  • Deadline: 03/01/2019
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline03/01/2019
$125.00 Sara Ruth Prize - Jewish Studies
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Jewish Studies Scholarship Intent: To support and award excellence at the undergraduate level as...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Jewish...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $125.00
Ended
$500 Carolyn Irene Howard Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship Intent: To ease the financial burden for College...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal &...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
varies Judith Anne Ott Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship Intent: The purpose of the scholarship is to...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: College of Liberal &...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Edward B. Kaufmann College of Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Evans, Hsu, Kauffman Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
varies Marshall J. Miller Scholarship Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019 academic year Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2018-2019...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
up to $1500 Shenson Foundation Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $1500
Ended
varies Ingalls Travel Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2017-2018 academic year Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2017-2018...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$100.00 Ann Fields Award, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Ann Fields Poetry Contest $100.00 OPEN TO ALL CREATIVE WRITING MAJORS. Awarding Department: Creative...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Ann Fields Poetry Contest $100.00 OPEN TO ALL...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $100.00
$100 Clark-Gross Award in the Novel
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring semester Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: This is a yearly...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Spring...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: $100
varies Kathryn A. Manoogian Schol in Creative Writing
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: For one or two new or continuing graduate students in...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies