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 APPLY FOR or be considered for nomination/recruitment 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). 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.

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, English, College of Business, Office of Student Financial Aid, Alumni Association, etc.). This is a good search to find scholarships offered to all majors or all majors within a College.

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.

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.

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
varies David and Judy Preves Anderson Viola Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Mr. Milton Preves (pronounced PREEves) who served as Principal Violist in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 52 years under...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Mr. Milton Preves (pronounced PREEves) who...
  • Deadline: 12/26/2020
  • Award: varies
Deadline12/26/2020
Varies Joe Brainard Creative Writing Fellowship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall semester Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: To provide...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: Varies
varies Marcus Recruitment Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: A recruitment...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
varies William Dickey Fellowship in Poetry
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall semester Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: Graduate program...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for Fall...
  • Deadline:
  • Award: varies
$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
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
$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: Ended
  • Award: $1,000.00
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 are...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Funds will be disbursed in Spring. Awarding...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: up to $500
Ended
Varies up to $2,000 Philosophy Graduate Student Tuition and Fee Scholarship for Fall applicants
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year Awarding Department: Philosophy Scholarship Intent: To...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies up to $2,000
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: Ended
  • Award: $100.00
Ended
$500 Audre Lorde Creative Writing Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall 2020 semester Awarding Department: The Poetry Center Scholarship Intent: The award is...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall 2020...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $500
Ended
$1,000 Carolyn Irene Howard Memorial Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-21 academic year IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All LCA scholarships require...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-21...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
Number of awards and amounts vary, up to $20,000 total (single award not to exceed $7,000) Edward B. Kaufmann College of Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All LCA scholarships require...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Number of awards and amounts vary, up to $20,000 total (single award not to exceed $7,000)
Ended
Number of awards and amounts vary, up to $3,000 total Evans, Hsu, Kauffman Scholarship, The
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All LCA scholarships require...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Number of awards and amounts vary, up to $3,000 total
Ended
Number of awards and amounts vary, up to $10,000 total (single award not to exceed $7,000) Judith Anne Ott Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All LCA scholarships require...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Number of awards and amounts vary, up to $10,000 total (single award not to exceed $7,000)
Ended
Number of awards and amounts vary, up to $12,000 total (single award not to exceed $7,000). Marshall J. Miller Scholarship Fund
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION: All LCA scholarships require...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the 2020-2021...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Number of awards and amounts vary, up to $12,000 total (single award not to exceed $7,000).
Ended
Varies Cinema Department Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall semester The School of Cinema is pleased to offer an award to a full time cinema...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: Varies
Ended
varies Ingalls Travel Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the academic year Awarding Department: College of Liberal & Creative Arts Scholarship...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship will be awarded for the academic...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: varies
Ended
$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: Ended
  • Award: $100
Ended
$100.00 Creative Writing Scholarship (Daniel Langton Poetry Prize)
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: Prize for achievement in writing by a Creative Writing...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $100.00
Ended
$1,000 James Milton Highsmith Drama Award
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: Award for a Creative Writing student, or students, for a...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $1,000
Ended
$1,500 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: Ended
  • Award: $1,500
Ended
2,500 Marcus Second Year Graduate Student Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall semester Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: For graduate...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Scholarship awarded for the Fall...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: 2,500
Ended
$100.00 Wilner Award in Short Fiction
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: Ended
  • Award: $100.00
Ended
$5,000 Elizabeth June Madden-Zibman Creative Writing Endowed Scholarship
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative Writing Scholarship Intent: Scholarship for Creative Writing majors, graduate or...
LIBERAL & CREATIVE ARTS Awarding Department: Creative...
  • Deadline: Ended
  • Award: $5,000
Ended